Cheapest mortgage rates

May 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Home Loans|

We now have the cheapest mortgage rates...ever! If you're asking yourself, "is now a good time to buy" as far as interest rates go, we've got the cheapest mortgage rates we've ever had.  Let's put it in perspective and compare dollars for dollars on what a mortgage interest could have cost you at 6.00% and what it would cost you today at 2.95% which should help you get an idea what a mortgage repayment will cost. Mortgage 1 If you had a mortgage of $500,000 over 30 years at 6.00% your fortnightly repayment would be $1383 and you would pay [...]

Income Protection Insurance

March 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Income Insurance|Tags: , |

What is Income Protection Insurance, and who needs it? Income Protection Insurance is affordable for most people, especially if you insure for what you need and don't load your policy up to maximums with additional bells and whistles. Remember, if you are earning income for the household, then you're the biggest asset. You are going to earn more than your car is worth, or most likely even what your home is worth, and we don't think twice about insuring our car or house, yet all that, can go out the window if you lose your ability to earn income to [...]

Buy your own home

February 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Home Loans|

Could you buy your own home? More recent news on property prices getting higher and higher while homeownership is at its' lowest levels for 60 years and it's getting harder to buy your own home.  So what does this mean for you and what could you afford to borrow? So what is happening now? In a recent NZ Herald article, there were comments about what factors are driving prices and what could be done to make more homes more affordable. Currently, investors don't pay capital gains tax, so they continue to finance more homes and will continue to do so, [...]

Funeral Cover

January 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Funeral Cover Funeral Cover is very affordable for most people, and there are some great benefits which differ from Life Insurance.  Have you ever heard of the family raising funds to pay for someone’s funeral, or even start a give a little page because there is no money to pay for a funeral? Funeral Cover Benefits There are some unique benefits to funeral cover that you do not get with standard life insurance, and it is vital to understand the difference.  However, if you can get what we call fully underwritten life insurance, then that is what you should do. [...]

Redundancy Insurance

December 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Redundancy Insurance This cover usually is available as an add-on to Income Protection insurance but may be able to be purchased separately through some insurers.  Redundancy Insurance is not often part of have Income Protection insurance, and you have to add it as an optional extra. Why should you have redundancy insurance? Firstly, not all occupations can get this type of cover, so you will need to check with your adviser, whether it is available for your occupation class or industry. Think for a moment, what your options are if you were made redundant, how would your household cope without [...]

Cancer Care

November 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Cancer Care Cancer Care can be a long hard road for patients, families and friends, as well as those who provide the care in our public and private health sectors. It is good news that our government is looking to provide a National Cancer Agency with $10M to establish the agency and a further $10M to get work underway, but is that enough. Looking at the basic math with $20M is that going to make a substantial difference to the people who need the care when compared to the government who has earmarked $370M for DHB bailouts. Funding shortfalls and [...]