Commercial Property Development – How has the lending market changed?

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Lending for commercial property development has tightened in recent months, in part due to APRA’s (Australian Prudential Regulation Authority) requirement for higher presales. While sourcing project finance may seem more complex, understanding the changing environment is essential for developers – big and small! Getting your project off the ground, even with little or no presale…


Record low interest rates – are you making them work for you?

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With interest rates remaining at record lows, in light of Tuesday’s announcement of ‘hold’ from the Reserve Bank, now remains a great time to make them work for you. Low interest rates typically signal an opportune time to buy property, but you can capitalise on them even if you’re not in the market for a home. If…


Commercial Property & Development Finance Specialist Joins GFG

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The Green Finance Group Team is pleased to welcome Commercial Property & Finance Specialist Yvonne Lucas to the Brisbane office.  Yvonne joins the team off the back of a successful 15-year career in banking and finance where she has worked in senior consultancy roles with some of Australia’s best known lenders and financiers, including BankWest and…


Rising House Values

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  When it comes to the value of your property, a recent report brings some good news. House values have risen across all capital cities with the exception of Sydney, which had a reversal as the market there stalls. According to the latest CoreLogic data released last month, Sydney home values decreased by 0.2%. Yet…


How to maximise business tax deductions NOW!

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With small business owners now submitting quarterly Business Activity Statements, the old days of rushing to the accountant in the last week of June with a shoe box full of paperwork for some last minute ‘tax planning’ is largely behind us. That said we are all time poor, and as we approach the last quarter…


Business Insurances: How to take the strain off cash flow

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When you run a business, there are multiple insurance policies you simply need to have and undoubtedly the costs add up. With many business insurances, you are expected to pay the full year’s premiums in one lump sum. This can place strain on cash flow and your business but there are now better ways to…


$14 billion in lost super – is it yours?

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Did you know that more than $14 billion dollars is sitting in over 5 million lost super accounts?* If you have had different jobs with different employers over your working career, you will probably have superannuation accounts in several funds. Do you know where all of your super is? Whether you have multiple super accounts…


GFG Awarded Top Business Loan Writer

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Well the year has started well for the Green Team with this week’s announcement that we’ve been honoured as one of Australia’s Top 10 Commercial Business Writers in industry publication The Adviser’s 2016 poll. This is the second year in a row we’ve been recognised among Australia’s ‘best of the best’ from within the commercial…


No personal insurance. Is it worth the gamble?

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James worked in the army and later in mining, lived a fit and healthy life and had regular health checks with his GP. In 2014 James had a heart attack due to undiagnosed heart disease, and like 75% of other debilitating injuries he was not covered by Workers’ Compensation*. The result: double bypass surgery. Four…


Five in a Row – GFG Top Aussie Commercial Broker

For the fifth year in succession we have been awarded as one of Australia’s Top 10 Commercial Finance Brokers in the Mortgage Professional Australia (MPA) Magazine’s annual poll (issue 16.11). Founder and Director, Daniel Green, acknowledged as the country’s number one loan writer based on number of finance deals, has taken out the 4th ranking in a…