November RBA announcement

Looking for good odds this Melbourne Cup? While most Australians will be focussed on finding a hot tip for today’s race, we’re on the hunt for ways we can help you win at home loans over the long-term. Today, the RBA chose to keep the cash rate at 1.50%. Pop the champagne! (Although I’m sure you don’t need encouragement on today of all days.) Another reason to celebrate might be yesterday’s announcement by the NSW government to overhaul residential stamp duty in New South Wales by July 1 next year. The change comes amidst ongoing concerns of housing affordability, especially in Sydney. Although the stamp duty reform won’t come into effect until mid-2019, it’s expected to help more Aussies achieve the dream of owning their own home. It’s a small step in the right direction. So, that’s a win, right? And, with NSW shaping to be the first state to index stamp duty brackets to the consumer price index, other states might follow their lead. Get in touch if you’re in the market to purchase soon. We’ve got the whole stamp duty thing sorted and can help you get started on your search. But maybe you already own a home, so who cares about stamp duty changes? Don’t drop the bit, there’s some good news for you too. We’ve done our homework. Well, we found a way you could save thousands of dollars on your loan in minutes and has an 84% success rate*. (Odds like that, even the mug punters would be backed off the map.) And the crazy thing is, two-thirds of us don’t use it! It sounds wild, but we discovered that 67% of Australians who have a home loan haven’t asked their bank for a rate drop. Are you one of those people? If so, your best bet for today might be to make a simple phone call to your bank and demand (that’s right, demand!) they drop the price on your home loan. UNO Home Loans CEO Anthony Justice said, “When it comes to home loan discounts, it’s a case of don’t ask, don’t get.” “Your bank is infinitely more likely to give you a discount if you put the heat on them and demand a better deal. Lenders save their best deals for their toughest customers.” So what tricks do the toughest customers use to take on their bank and win? More than 15% got heavy handed and threatened to dump their bank, 12% used an offer from a rival lender and 12% asked a broker to take on their bank for them. But you might be a little shy and a bit scared. That’s okay. It’s actually fairly common to feel like you’ll just end up being rejected because you’re not eligible for a discount or the whole thing is just too awkward. You’re not alone. From what we found, 30% of people don’t feel entitled to a discount and another 20% felt too uncomfortable to ask. That’s where we come in. Like I said, we’re always looking for ways to help you win at home loans. If that means checking in with your current bank or looking for a better deal somewhere else, we’re here to help. If you don’t know how to ask or just haven’t got around to it, drop us a line and we’ll race to your side. For now, back to that champagne! It’s important to note that the information we give here is general in nature – no matter how helpful or relatable you find our articles. Even if it seems like we’re writing about you, it’s not personal or financial advice. That’s why you should always ask a professional before making any life-changing decisions.*Survey of 1,500 Australian mortgage holders conducted by CoreData on behalf of uno Home LoansBook a call in with UNO

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Sally Mackenzie
February 19, 2024
We chose Uno Home Loans from their impressive web site knowing we were going to find it hard, on many fronts, to qualify for a home loan. We were incredibly fortunate to be assigned Mike Parsons as right from the get-go, despite the complexities, he hit the ground running for us. He was incredibly knowledgeable, with years of experience but what was immediately apparent and impressive was that he was totally invested in getting us over the line, doing absolutely everything possible, including working around the clock. Despite it being a relatively small loan in the order of things, Mike never missed a beat, getting docs ready, following up and answering every request from the proposed funder immediately. He kept us informed on progress the minute anything happened, and again if anything needed to be done, he was right on it. In short, we highly recommend Uno, and Mike, knowing what a remarkable job he did, over many weeks, to get us our loan. He got us a great deal, with far better rates than we expected, so we couldn't be happier. In fact, without doubt, you'd be hard pressed to find a more personable, sharp, hard working, dedicated professional who clearly prides himself on getting his customers standout results.
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February 13, 2024
Scott and his team were just A-mazing. We felt supported through the whole process with the greatest quality and care. Every question answered right in time, or even before we asked. The process was smooth and we got the best outcomes we could have wished for.
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Angela Biddle
February 6, 2024
Our mortgage recently came up for renewal, and with interest rates skyrocketing we were looking for ways to minimise the impact. Michael and his team were proactive and attentive. Michael spent time with us to understand our circumstances. He found mortgage options that worked with our current financial situation and longer investment plans. He presented clear options, providing guidance where needed. He and his team were helpful and responsive - streamlining the process and keeping us updated through the negotiations. In the end, Uno did the heavy lifting and secured a significantly better rate than our current bank offered, all with friendly, personal service. We would highly recommend UNO Home Loans.
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Fotis Bikas
January 15, 2024
I cannot help but congratulate Scott Wilkinson of UNO Home Loans for being an absolute credit to both his company and the entire loans industry. Scott is a truly rare gem of a broker in that he will not only go the extra mile to achieve for each customer the very best deal, but his knowledge of all and sundry within the industry is unsurpassed (you will see what I mean if you speak to him). Additionally, Scott has a clear passion for imparting his wealth of information with each customer, whereas the conversation with most other brokers would simply be over if they could not get you the best deal. For me, Scott Wilkinson of UNO Home Loans stands head and shoulders above the competition and I feel privileged to benefit both from his expertise and professionalism whenever it is time for a refinance or new loan.
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Tomoharu Matsui
January 11, 2024
Michael Parsons helped me a lot when it's difficult to establish my capabilities in loan.
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January 9, 2024
I highly recommend Mike Parsons as a mortgage broker. I couldn't fault the service provided by UNO. Thanks Mike!
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Taner T
December 20, 2023
Thank you Eren Tan for the amazing service and support. Our Loan was a little tricky and complex for other lenders but Eren managed to get it over the line in record time. His professionalism and dedication to our needs was exceptional. If you need a Loan no matter how complex your situation, make sure you contact Eren at UNO Home Loans.
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Karaipu Brown
December 20, 2023
Buying & selling a house at the same time is very stressful but Scott Wilkinson from UNO home loans made sure we knew what was happening & took most of the stress away. He always kept us up to date and if we had a concern or wanted clarification on something we were able to call him, if he didn’t know the answer straight away he will find out and contact us back.. now we are enjoying our new house and turning it into a home :)
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Chris Anderson
December 18, 2023
Just completed my first loan with UNO which was so much easier than with other other brokers I have used in the past. Our broker MIKE PARSONS always had time for me and broke things down for me in the simplest of terms and was very patient with my silly questions and my constant changing of plans. I wish I had used them in the past as I wouldn't be in the situation I'm in now. Can't recommend them highly enough. Thanks UNO and Thanks MIKE 😊
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Stephen Broomfield
December 11, 2023
To be able to recommend Scott Wilkinson for your mortgage broker was a privilege. We had deals fall through but Scott supported, guided and stuck with us, proper partnership. The whole team at UNO helped us and supported us right through to after settlement. Made sure everything was correct and how we are progressing. Communication was amazing and straightforward and easy to understand. Transparent. We can not Recommend Scott and the team as Uno high enough. Use UNO with confidence.
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December 6, 2023
Can't thank Amy enough for her hard work, dedication and determination on getting multiple loans completed for me. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Amy and the Uno team to any of my associates. Will definitely be back in the near future!
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Linda
November 3, 2023
If you’re looking for a trustworthy, thorough, reliable & knowledgeable Mortgage Broker then you must call Anita Callaghan! I can’t even imagine how stressful this process would’ve been without her. Anita went above and beyond to make sure she answered every question, responded to every text (even on weekends/after hours), and followed up on every detail to ensure we had all the info we needed. Anita is a true people person who is warm, empathetic, kind and supportive. You can tell she loves helping people and loves what she does, which is probably why she’s so good at it! Can’t thank you enough Anita, or recommend you more highly! You’re the best!
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