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Mid-life career change? How to prepare your finances

Posted 7 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

So you're bored of your job? Before you chuck it in, there are a few steps to consider to make a mid-life career change a little easier financially. We talk you through how to prepare your finances for a major life change.

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Eleven things it's worth spending money on

Posted 14 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels

We usually focus on all the ways to save money, but the reality is, sometimes it’s worth splashing out. Here are eleven things that it’s worth spending your money on.

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Three New Year's resolutions for your mortgage

Posted 24 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

New year, new approach to your mortgage? If you're in a planning mood, here are a few New Year's resolutions to consider for really making a difference to your financial future in 2020.

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December 2019 Market Update

Posted 43 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Catch up on what's happening in the mortgage and lending world with Craig's latest December market update. You can watch it here...

 

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Are you protecting your biggest asset?

Posted 56 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

If someone asked you right now to name your biggest asset, what would it be? Your house? Your car? Maybe even your KiwiSaver account?

But they all depend on one thing: your ability to earn an income. The question is… what are you doing to protect it?

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Five smart strategies to get mortgage-free faster

Posted 2 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Your mortgage is probably one of the biggest financial commitments you'll have in your life, so it makes sense to get rid of it sooner rather than later. Here's our five smart strategies to get mortgage-free faster.

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November 2019 Market Update

Posted 2 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Catch up on what's happening in the mortgage and lending world with Craig's latest November Market update. You can watch it here...

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Understanding market valuations — your questions answered

Posted 2 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

What is a market valuation and when do you need one? Registered valuer Hayley Dabinette, from Wilson Hurst Property Valuations (Wellington) Limited, explains this and more in our guest blog this month.

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RBNZ surprises with no change to OCR

Posted 3 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Despite wide expectations that there would be a further cut to the Official Cash Rate, the Reserve Bank has surprised commentators with their decision to hold it at 1 percent for now.

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Can I get a mortgage if I have existing debt?

Posted 3 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

It's common these days for potential first-home buyers to have acquired debt before taking on their first mortgage—and saving for a house deposit while paying off debt is hard! We look at how debt can affect your mortgage application, and offer some tips for putting your best foot forward.

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