Do you know your credit score?

If you’ve heard the term ‘credit score’ but don’t know your own, it’s time to find out, because it’s one of the most vital parts in determining your financial health. Many people think that a credit score only really matters when it comes to being approved for a loan or credit card, but it goes far beyond that. Judged on your past history, your credit score can follow you forever…  Read more

The 2018-2019 Federal Budget has been announced – so what does it mean for you?

On Tuesday 8 May 2018, the Federal Treasurer Mr Scott Morrison handed down the 2018-2019 budget. Whilst there was emphasis on bringing the budget back to surplus earlier than originally planned, as well as individual tax cuts, we have prepared a tax and superannuation brief to help break down all of the announcements and what they mean for you. If you have any questions about how the Federal Budget for…  Read more

Good News story – home loan arrears continue to decline

There are many articles in the press that are pessimistic and depressing regarding home loan borrowers. This article proves there is good news as well. Australian home loan arrears fell during the month of October, continuing the trend from previous months, according to S & P Global Ratings. Australian home loan arrears for prime residential mortgage-backed securities fell to 1.04% in October. This is below the October average of 1.13%…  Read more

What is Your Credit Rating?

If you are applying for a loan, or any type of credit, you can obtain a credit report which contains information about your credit history. All lenders obtain a credit report on you when you apply for a loan and often your credit rating will play an important role in the application process. What information is collected in a credit report? Personal information, such as name, date of birth, address,…  Read more

Ten reasons why the property bubble isn’t going to burst

With plenty of hype around the property market, here are ten reasons why the Aussie property bubble won’t burst. 1. Australia has high credit quality Australia has higher quality home loans thank other countries thanks to stricter lending criteria and requirements, which means borrowers who are approved for loans can generally afford to service them. In contrast, banks in the US at the time of the GFC were lending to…  Read more

How to help your children enter the property market

We have recently had a large number of enquiries from clients looking to help their children enter the property market. Many parents are motivated by the fear of their children needing to move away to less expensive locations taking their family, in particular their grandchildren with them. David, Steve & Mitch Cleary who run Allan Hall Finance have developed a number of strategies to fit different client situations, most of…  Read more

Allan Hall Business Advisors wins three major awards

Allan Hall Business Advisors was extremely proud to win the major award of Best Accounting Firm in Australia and New Zealand and to be the overall winner of Best Professional Services Firm (revenue under $50 million) in the 2016 Financial Review Client Choice Awards. In 2017, our partner, Scott Somerville took out another major win in these awards, winning Most Client Focused Accountant in Australia and New Zealand.

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