What Loan Do You Need?
There are many different lending options and ways to structure a loan/ finance.
You may already know what finance you need.
However with such variety in lending policies across the different finance providers, and variety in how individuals use finance in their personal lives and business needs, it is possible you may not have considered all the options available to you.
Researching your options may be difficult if you do not know what questions to ask.
We offer a variety of lending solutions to provide our clients with options. With accreditations across residential and commercial lenders we are able to provide inhouse management of your lending needs.
With over 25 years of working in the finance sector, I enjoy using my strong technical knowledge to identify loan solutions for my clients.
Home Loans/ Investment Loans
Buying a property can be exciting and perhaps a little overwhelming at the same time.
When you look at home loans it can be quite confusing especially when you try to work out what features you do and don't need.
You may be asking:
How much deposit do I need?
Am I eligible for the first home buyers grant, and how much does that provide?
How much can I borrow?
What are the loan costs?
How long does it take to get an loan approved?
What documents do I need to have?
We can help answer these questions and many more.
Commercial Property Loans
Commercial Property purchases as either owner occupied or as an investment purchase are unique. From the type of property, to the nature of the lease income, and the different maximum borrowings lenders allow.
A successful loan application should be supported with a well researched and clearly documented borrower background, and include a proposal for the new property purchase.
We take the time to prepare well documented and professional submission packs for your lender to assess.
Self Managed Superannuation (SMSF) Loans
SMSF Residential & SMSF Commercial Loans
Borrowing within a SMSF is more complicated due to required legal structures, and who can provide the necessary sign off on your SMSF investment Strategy for your intended purchase. It also will be more expensive then a purchase outside a SMSF environment.
At Mandala Financial Services we understand SMSF, with our own SMSF Accredited Financial Adviser and SMSF Accredited Mortgage Broker we are able to offer a solution for you.
We realise this is not a simple and quick transaction. We are happy to discuss your SMSF property purchase well before you find the ideal property, and make sure you understand the full purchase and finance costs, and check if your fund will have the required liquidity, and net settlement levels to suit the various lenders.
We are able to work with you to apply for pre-approval as you start the SMSF property purchase journey to provide more certainty, or assist you if you have already signed a Contract of Sale or made an offer.
Car & Equipment Finance
If you are shopping for a new asset, and are confused about advertised interest rates, don't worry you are not alone.
Often the pricing offered by dealer is not as transparent as you would expect.
When looking at and comparing finance, make sure you know what the actual total monthly repayment will be. Then you are comparing like with like.
The "special" interest rate deals offered, may have additional fees and charges included that you did not fully realise.
Looking at the monthly repayment makes it crystal clear what your total financial obligation will be.
There may be better solutions available - it only takes a phone call to find out.
Insurance Premium Funding
To manage your business cashflow you may prefer to spread your insurance payments over several months rather then the annual amount.
Insurance premium funding gets your annual cover paid upfront, and you pay the lender monthly for the number of nominated instalments.
Funding insurance premiums frees up your working capital.
Medical Specialist Finance
As a medical professional your business needs are different and so are your business financials.
We have access to many finance companies including Medfin to assist in your business needs.
From premise fit out, to business use motor vehicles and equipment finance, we are experienced in offering solutions.
Allied Health Service Providers
Depending on your business modality, you could find that access to a medical specialist finance company may provide a better outcome to your finance needs.
We have the flexibility to research options for you.
How we can assist you
As your mortgage broker we work for you to identify home loans that meet your needs, in terms of interest rates, fees and lending amounts.
There is no point in applying for a loan with a lender that will not provide the lending limit you need, no matter how low the interest rate. Each time you apply to a lender your credit history will be affected. The more "hard" enquiries on your file, the lower your credit score goes.
Once your credit score falls below a certain number, some lenders will not be able to approve your application no matter how good everything else is.
We take the time to precheck the potential success of your loan application (based on the documents and information you provide) before lodging an application on your behalf.
Before we lodge an application for you, we undertake our own checks to ensure your journey is as smooth as possible.
Our application prechecks :
discuss your current lending needs and plans for the future, as well as other goals you may have
confirm if you have enough funds available to complete the purchase
verify your living expenses
conduct 100 point id check
confirm your employment
review lender's individual lending policy to confirm your application suits their lending profile
compare the short listed lenders to identify ones that meet your noted requirements
check the documentation that will be submitted to the lender
write your personal Credit Proposal to outline the recommendation and show how the recommendation compares to other lending options, the impact on your household cashflow pre and post the loan
During the loan application process
work with the lender to provide any additional information/ documents
manage the approval process timeline to ensure your application keeps progressing and does not get "lost" in the system
Post loan settlement
for us it does not end at loan settlement. We like to keep in contact to ensure we can monitor how the loan is performing for you, and assist if changes need to be made, or interest rates negotiated on your behalf with your current lender.
All of this is done at a time the suits you.
We understand the juggle of work or running your own business, and that sometimes your personal life needs do not fit into 9 to 5 hours.
If we know what works better for you, we book in consultations that suit you.
How to apply for a loan
3 Ways to apply for a loan
There are 3 ways you can apply for a loan
direct to a financial institution with branches or an office front
via a mortgage broker
What you choose may depend on if you value advice and support.
As your mortgage broker I represent you, and take the time to get to know you, and your lending needs.
Home Loan Process
Home Loan Road Map
A home loan application is a bit of a journey, so it is apt to create the " Home Loan Road Map" .
Your mortgage broker will take you through the steps, so you do not take a wrong turn, or miss a sign post.
But if you want to navigate the home loan application yourself, our "Home Loan Road Map" may point you in the right direction.
Mortgage Broker Bentleigh East
It can be handy to have a mortgage broker who is in your local suburb in case you need to drop in items, or come in for a chat or a meeting. And we love to see you. During 2020 we certainly have missed meeting with our clients.
But your mortgage broker does not need to be in the same suburb or the same state. We have clients interstate that were referred to us, and they get the same loan support as our local clients do.
With Covid 19 the loan application process has changed and it is all done remotely via phone, video and email. We will interview you via a video link for the 100 point ID check through our secure client portal and will scan your ID items during this video. You may enjoy the flexibility the remote loan applications process provides. Some lenders generate their loan documents for e signing, so less hassle for you. No more printing, signing, scanning or waiting for loan documents to arrive in the mail.
Phone us to discuss your lending needs. Your physical location to us is not an issue with remote systems in place.