All posts by Daniel Green

Australia officially has one of the strongest economies in the world

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Australia officially has one of the strongest economies in the world. That’s after Moody’s affirmed Australia’s AAA credit rating, making Australia one of only nine countries in the world to have a AAA credit rating with the three major ratings agencies.  “Australia’s economy continues to demonstrate resilience, underpinned by its scale, diversity and high incomes,…


Businesses hit with staff shortages as unemployment keeps falling

An Australian Bureau of Statistics survey of about 2,000 businesses in June found 31% were having difficulty finding suitable staff. The most common reasons given by businesses were Lack of job applicants (79%) Applicants not having relevant experience (59%) Pay conditions (26%) Uncertain economic conditions (24%) Job location (24%) Businesses plan to respond to this…


Why you should get legal advice when selling an office building

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Every business knows the importance of ‘buyer beware’ when purchasing a commercial property. But it’s also vital to meet certain legal obligations when you’re the vendor.   Otherwise, the buyer might have grounds to cancel the deal or take legal action.   The vendor is required to disclose all material facts to the buyer. This…


Five ways to manage home loan interest rate rises

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  It was inevitable that the Reserve Bank would eventually raise the cash rate from the record-low level to which it was reduced as an emergency response to the pandemic, and it certainly feels like the increases are coming in hot. Today’s RBA announcement is the fourth consecutive increase this year and sees the cash…


Supply chain issues improving

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Supply chain problems and price increases caused by the pandemic have impacted most of our daily lives. We’re feeling the effects in many areas, but especially in the cost of our groceries and fuel. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise to discover that three-quarters of the companies surveyed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)…


Jobless rate tumbles to 4% – what it means for employers

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Good news on the unemployment front keeps coming, demonstrating Australia’s economic resilience. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February is just 4% – a fall of 0.2% on the January number, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It’s the lowest figure since August 2008 and only the third time unemployment has been 4%…


Flood Relief Financial Assistance 2022

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The recent weather events in Qld and NSW have impacted many of our clients and our own team members and we understand the devastating disruption this has on family life and business. I hope you and your family are safe, first and foremost. If you are based locally in Brisbane and need assistance please reach out…the…


Top 5 Reasons to Refinance

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With the current state of play, it is rare to be hit up with a positive news story. So, I’ve decided to buck the trend and pay it forward by seeing if I can save you some money. As your broker, it’s my job to make sure your interest rate remains competitive, works hard for you,…


Fuel to the Fire: Service Stations Proving a Hot Investment

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Service Stations as an asset class proved their resilience through the worst of the COVID shutdowns and as such have become an enviable asset for investors seeking consistent reliable returns underpinned by long leases. As public transport was abandoned and border restrictions saw many forced into local travel for ‘quick escapes’, domestic road travel increased…


Green Team takes out Record Finance Broker Awards Haul

Last week the Green Team won a record 24 awards in six categories at the annual Queensland finance brokerage awards held by our aggregator Loan Market (Australia’s largest 100% family-owned finance brokerage/aggregator), at the Victoria Park Golf Club. From our home and investment loan specialists to our franchise and business finance specialists to our diversified…