Credit guide

Credit Guide

FINANCE BROKER

Broker Name

Email

Phone Number

Address

Johannes (John) Bruitzman

john.bruitzman@selectamortgage.com.au

0425 750 581

4A Macdonald Grove Mornington VIC 3931

 

 CREDIT LICENCE DETAILS

Credit Licence

Trading Name

       Australian Credit Licence Number384672

      Select A Mortgage Pty Ltd

 

 

This Credit Guide provides important information about us and the services we provide. This document outlines the type of advice we can give you, how we are remunerated, fees and charges that may be applicable and what you can do should you have a complaint. Please ask if you require more information or clarification on anything disclosed in this document.

Our commitment to service

We are committed to assisting you find the right finance option based on the information provided by you. We have the essential qualifications, experience and competency required under the relevant legislation to give you the professional service needed in assessing your financial needs. You can be confident that we will deal with you in a fair and ethical manner and take the time to listen to your requirements and objectives. Once we have established your goals, we will investigate and assess a range of options from our extensive lender panel. Ultimately, our primary aim is to provide you with the finance that explicitly matches your requirements.

Services we provide

We are authorised to arrange loans and leases under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (NCCP Act). The NCCP Act regulates the activity of lending, leasing, and finance broking.

    Loan assessment

    Under the NCCP Act, we are obliged to ensure that any loan or principal increase to a loan we help  you to obtain, or any lease we help you enter into is not unsuitable for you. To decide this, we are
    required to conduct a Preliminary Credit Assessment to determine if the loan or lease is not unsuitable. The law requires us to:

    • Make reasonable inquiries about your requirements and objectives
    • Make reasonable inquiries about your financial situation
    • Take reasonable steps to verify that financial situation

    Credit will be deemed unsuitable if at the time of the assessment

    • You could not pay or could only pay with substantial hardship
    • The credit will not meet your requirements and objectives

    When we make our assessment, it is important that we utilise information that is accurate, complete and up to date. If we are supplied with incomplete or incorrect information, you may be in breach of your legal obligations to the lender.

    If we provide you with credit assistance, you can ask us for a copy of our assessment any time up to 7 years after we provide you with credit assistance. To request a copy please contact us and we
    will provide you with a copy:

    • within 7 business days after the day we receive your request – provided you make the request within 2 years of the date of our credit assistance quote; or
    • otherwise, within 21 business days after the day we receive your request.

    Fees payable by you to us

    If a fee is payable by you, this will be disclosed in a Credit Quote. The Credit Quote will outline any fees payable for providing credit assistance and the time that they are payable. If you do not receive
    a Credit Quote, this will indicate that no fees are payable.

      Fees payable by you to third parties

      When a finance application is submitted, other fees and charges may be applicable that are payable to the lender of your choice, such as application fees, valuation fees or other fees.

      These fees will be disclosed in a Credit Proposal that will be provided to you once we have collaboratively decided on a loan product.

      If for any reason your loan does not proceed, you may still be required to pay the lenders application and other fees, valuation fees and government fees as charged by the lender.

      Fees paid by the Licensee to third parties

      We may pay fees to call centre companies, real estate agents, accountants, or lawyers and others for referring you to us. These referral fees are generally small amounts in accordance with usual
      business practice. These are not fees payable by you.

      From time to time, we may also remunerate other parties through payments, rewards or benefits. If your broker is a Credit Representative of the Licensee they may also remunerate third parties in a
      similar manner.

      On request you can obtain a reasonable estimate of the amount of the fee and how it is worked out.

      Commissions received from the Licensee

      We may receive fees, commissions or other remuneration or rewards from the lenders or lessors who fund the finance we arrange for you. These are not fees payable by you.

      Remuneration or rewards may include training, professional development, entertainment, gifts, conference attendance, sponsorship, or entry into a competition run by a lender or my aggregator.
      These types of rewards are not generally permanent and the remuneration received is not readily ascertainable.

      If your broker is a Credit Representative of the Licensee they may receive a whole or part of the commissions received by the licensee that has been described.

      You may obtain from us information about a reasonable estimate of those commissions and how the commission is worked out. Specific details of any commission to be received will be included in the Credit Proposal document that we will provide you with when credit assistance is provided.

      Our lender panel

      We have access to a comprehensive range of lenders to assist you in your finance requirements. The following list represents the panel of lenders that the licensee and any authorised credit
      representative nominated in this document are able to access.

      AMP
      ANZ
      Aussie Bonds
      Australian First Mortgage
      Auswide Bank Ltd
      Bank of Melbourne
      Bank of Queensland
      Bank of Sydney
      Bank SA
      Bankwest
      Better Choice
      Better Mortgage Management
      Beyond Bank Australia
      Bluebay Home Loans
      Bluestone Mortgages
      Citibank
      Commonwealth Bank
      Deposit Bond Australia
      Deposit Power
      First Mac
      Firefighters Mutual Bank
      Goldfields Money
      Health Professionals Bank
      Heartlands
      Heritage Bank
      Homeloans Ltd (Adelaide Bank)
      IMB (Vic only)
      ING Direct
      Keystart (WA only)
      Latitude Financial Services
      La Trobe
      Liberty
      Macquarie
      ME Bank
      Mortgage Ezy
      NAB
      NLG Leasing
      Oak Lending
      Paramount Mortgages
      Pepper Money
      Prospa
      P&N Bank (WA only)
      Qudos Bank
      Ratesetter
      Resimac
      Smith Barney (Citigroup)
      St George
      Spotcap
      Suncorp
      Teachers Mutual Bank
      The Rock (My State)
      UniBank
      Vic Mortgage Group
      Westpac

      Licensee’s top 6 most commonly used lenders:
      Westpac, ME Bank, NAB, CBA, Teachers Mutual Bank, ANZ

       

      Our Internal Dispute Resolution Scheme

      We always strive to provide the best possible service and provide you with the finance that suits your needs. However, we appreciate that from time to time, applicants may not be satisfied with the process or the solution. If this occurs, and you have a complaint about the service we provide, we have a resolution process in place to address your concerns.

      You can lodge your complaint through a number of channels. You may do this verbally or in writing. If you choose to lodge the complaint by email or mail, please make sure you include as much information as you can. You should explain the details of your complaint as clearly as you can.

      Step 1: Please contact Johannes (John) Bruitzman in the first instance as many disputes can be resolved relatively quickly. Your mortgage broker will have 5 days in which to try and resolve the dispute.

      Step 2: If you are not satisfied with the outcome or in which the way your complaint has been handled, then you can escalate the complaint to the Internal Complaints Officer who will endeavour to resolve your complaint:

      Complaints Officer: Mrs Anne Davey
      Select A Mortgage Pty Ltd
      E Anne Davey <anne.davey@selectamortgage.com.au>
      A 4a MacDonald Grove, Mornington VIC 3931, Australia
      T 61 3 9788 6844

      In some instances your broker may also be fulfilling the role of the Complaints Officer. This will not affect the capacity to have your complaint dealt with appropriately.

      Once the dispute is escalated, we will provide you with a written response in a maximum time of 45 days, however, we hope to resolve all issues in a shorter time frame.

      Our External Dispute Resolution (EDR) Scheme

      If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, then you have the further option of referring the matter to an external dispute resolution scheme.


      We are a member of the following EDR scheme(s). The EDR scheme can be contacted using the details below.


      Our AFCA member reference is 43556.

      Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)
      GPO Box 3 MELBOURNE VIC 3001
      T 1800 931 678
      E info@afca.org.au

      Broker Benefits Disclosure

      As part of our compliance with transparency in broking practices and promotion of appropriate customer outcomes, we keep a register of benefits received from any lenders or aggregators. The register lists any benefits of gifts to the value of $100 or more. You may request a copy of this register to provide you with confidence that we have no lender conflicts.

      Tiered Servicing Disclosure

      We have access to a number of lenders that provide tiered servicing processes, enabling our loans to be processed faster. We are provided these services based on a number of measures. These programs promote preferential service standards to our loan applications, but do not entitle us to additional payments or commissions or to preferential customer discounts.

      Volume based incentives

      From time to time we may receive a benefit, directly by way of cash bonus or additional commissions or indirectly by way of training, professional development days or sponsorship, if we write a particular volume of loans offered by those lenders.

      If your broker is a Credit Representative of the Licensee they may also receive all, or a portion of, the volume based remuneration that the licensee receives.

      You may obtain from us information about a reasonable estimate of any volume based remuneration arrangement if it is ascertainable.

      Things you should know

      We do not provide legal, financial or taxation advice unless specified in a separate contract. Accordingly, it is important you ensure you understand your legal obligations under the loan, and the
      financial consequences. We recommend that you consult your Accountant, Solicitor, Taxation Department, Investment Adviser or any other licensed person in respect to the financial implications
      of this application for finance before you enter the loan contract.

      Under the Financial Services Reform Act 2001, Specialist Finance Group and/or their authorised representative cannot provide any advice or opinion on any deposit accounts and/or insurance
      products.

      As a duty of care, we recommend that you seek professional advice in regards to insurance products such as mortgage protection insurance, income protection insurance and life insurance. It
      is the responsibility of the applicant(s) to maintain mortgage repayments and we strongly recommend that you seek insurance advice with regards to risk management and financial planning.

      We will inform you of any potential conflict of interest or relationship that could reasonably be expected to influence our recommendation.

      We don’t make any promises about the value of any property you finance with us or its future prospects. You should always rely on your own enquiries.

      Questions?

      If you have any questions about this credit guide or anything else about our services, just ask at any time. We’re here to help you.

       


      4A Macdonald Grove Mornington VIC 3931
      PO Box 626 Frankston VIC 3199
      P: 03 9788 6888
      M: 0425 750 581
      E: john.bruitzman@selectamortgage.com.au

      LICENCE DETAILS 

      Australian Credit Licence Number
      384672
      ABN 62 055 638 198