Yellow Brick Road offers a full suite of financial solutions, including competitive home loans.
Yellow Brick Road is an Australian public company which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. The company is made up of a number of financial services and wealth management divisions led by their chairman Mark Bouris. YBR has a large network of branches and independent franchises, making them accessible to customers all over Australia.
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Home loan products offered by YBR
Rate Smasher Home Loan
The Rate Smasher home is a no-frills mortgage with a competitive variable rate. The loan has no ongoing monthly or annual fees, and you can also make additional repayments. Redraw facilities are also available, and YBR offers 24/7 online and phone access to your loan.
Empower Home Loan
The Empower Home Loan is appropriate for homeowners and property investors, and there are no ongoing monthly or annual fees. You can choose between a variable or fixed interest rate, or split the loan between both. You can also choose the combination of repayment types you’d like to make. You can make unlimited additional repayments on the variable rate portion and up to an additional 5% each year without penalty on the fixed rate portion. A redraw facility is also available.
The Empower Package offers a 100% offset account and the choice between a variable or fixed interest rate. You can also use this loan to build or renovate your home. Unlimited additional repayments are allowed on the variable rate component, up to an additional 5% each year without penalty on the fixed rate portion. A redraw facility is also available for the variable rate option.
Empower Line of Credit
This home loan is suitable for those who are looking to manage their home loan and investments, and provides access to the equity in your property. You can choose between a fixed or variable account, or a combination of both. You can have up to 10 separate loan accounts to help you choose any combination that suits your needs. With a global borrowing limit and interest capitalisation, you’re provided with flexibility when you really need it. Again, unlimited additional repayments are allowed on the variable rate component, up to an additional 5% each year without penalty on the fixed rate portion.
The application process with YBR
Fill in the online application
Log onto the YBR website and browse through the home loans available. Once you've made your decision, click on 'Go to Site' and you'll be directed to the application page. You will need to fill in your personal details, as well as the purpose of your home loan.
Meet a Yellow Brick Road Wealth Manager
Your next step is to make an appointment to see your local Wealth Manager. You can arrange to see them in a branch or at your home, and here they will discuss your requirements, while taking further details so they can advance your application to the next stage.
At this stage you may receive a pre-approval. This doesn't mean you officially have the funds, but it allows you to start looking for property knowing that you have pre-approval. Be mindful that you need unconditional approval before your home loan funds are guaranteed.
Start looking for a property you want to buy
The best way to look for property is to decide on a budget before you start looking and make sure you stick to it. Remember to have a building inspection carried out to identify any structural problems before you buy the property.
Let your Wealth Manager know
Contact your Yellow Brick Road Wealth Manager and let them know you have an interest in the property. At this point they will process the application and get you a formal offer of loan.
Once you have a formal approval you can go ahead and start instructing a solicitor. After all the documents are signed, the loan is settled.
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YBR Mortgage Broking Services
Yellow Brick Road also provides mortgage broking services with a panel of more than 45 brands.
Everyone needs some form of financial advice and guidance. Especially at a time when the world economy hangs finely in the balance. Although the company doesn’t exclude anybody, they make it very clear that some consumers may not be suited to their products and services.
That includes those who are very low earners, and those who struggle with poor credit history. They do suggest however, that anyone who’s interested in any of the group’s products should contact them to discuss their requirements. In some cases they may be able to show you alternative offers.