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Our blogs are choc-full of handy information to help you navigate the financial world. Our topics range from money-saving tips to advice on government grants to non-condescending definitions of terminology.

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Finance Brokers Tasmania Hobart Team 10

The loan process equation (or, how much can I borrow?)

When applying for a loan, you’ll hear terms such as “borrowing power”, “borrowing capacity”, and “assessment rate”. But how do they relate? What do they mean? We’ll break it down for you in a simple equation.

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Finance Brokers Tasmania Loan calculators

Loan calculators

During your research into your financial situation, you may have clicked on our calculator section – and been overwhelmed with the number of different types available! What do they all mean and what are they used for?!

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Fbt government building grants

Government building grants – an October 2021 update

Homebuyers, builders, and renovators take note! You may be eligible for a government incentive to help you with your dream home.

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Fbt secured vs unsecured loans

Secured vs. unsecured loans for small businesses

If you’re one of the 37,000 small businesses in Tasmania, you may be looking at obtaining finance to grow your business.

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Happy 35th birthday to us!

Time flies when you’re having fun – and we’ve had a great time over the past 35 years serving the Tasmanian community.

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Dos and don’ts of commercial loans – before you start

So you’re a business owner. Maybe you want help managing your cash flow, or you’re looking to fund your growth, or you want to buy equipment for your business. But to do it, you’ll need some extra funds.

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Offset and redraw explained

When looking for a home loan, a low interest rate isn’t the only thing you need to consider. It’s also important to look into your options to set up redraw and offset accounts.

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Finance Brokers Tasmania selling a house Hobart

What expenses do you have to pay when you sell a house?

We’ve already talked you through the costs associated with buying a home, but what about selling?

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What does a finance broker actually do?

Since we’ve recently gained a few new followers, we thought now was as good as time as any to introduce (or reintroduce) ourselves.

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Finance Brokers Tasmania - tracking your monthly expenses

Tracking your monthly expenses

Do you track your monthly expenses? When life’s busy, it’s so easy for your finances to not be a priority (did someone say Netflix binge?!). But we’re here to remind you that it’s actually really important to set some time aside each month to audit your spending (sorry guys).

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Finance Brokers Tas Jake Birtwistle

A fresh face for Finance Brokers Tasmania

It’s been quite a few years since the inception of Finance Brokers Tasmania. Established in 1986, we have been servicing the Tasmanian community for over 35 years.

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Finance Brokers Tasmania - applying for a business loan - Salamanca Market Hobart

What do lenders look for when you apply for a business loan?

Applying for a business loan doesn’t need to be daunting. Whether it’s your first application or your tenth, there is one simple rule you need to stick to – chat to your local broker.

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