15 Years of Helping Australians Live a Better Retirement
Thank you to all of our customers – you are our purpose.
Walking and jogging for Dementia Australia
We worked up a sweat to raise funds to support thousands of Australians living with Dementia.
Heartland talks to MPA about demystifying reverse mortgages
Brokers play a vital role in educating Australians about their financial options in retirement.
Australian Lending Awards Finalist 2019
Heartland was a finalist in the Best Specialist Lender category for the third consecutive year!
Brokers’ Questions Answered!
Thank you to the 200+ brokers who attended and participated in our webinar with MPA.
[VIDEO] Reverse mortgages are more flexible than ever
Providing access to the home equity you need, when you need it.
How does a Power of Attorney work?
You have an emergency contact, but have you thought about a Power of Attorney?
[VIDEO] Busting myths: Reverse Mortgage Protections
Our reverse mortgage has been developed with customer protection at its heart.
[VIDEO] The top 5 uses of our Reverse Mortgage
Find out how other seniors are putting their home equity to work.
[VIDEO] Reverse Mortgage Q&A
Heartland Seniors Finance NZ, our sister company, asks the public what’s important to them in retirement, and how they plan to finance this lifestyle.
ABC Reverse Mortgage Report
We clarify some of the concerns raised by a report on reverse mortgages.
Heartland Awarded Best Reverse Mortgage by Money Magazine
We are pleased to announce the Heartland Reverse Mortgage has been recognised once again as the market leader.
On the road to a dream retirement
John achieves his dream retirement lifestyle of Outback adventures.
Book that Holiday! Health Benefits of Travel for Seniors
After years of working hard, for most seniors, taking a holiday around Australia or abroad is usually on top of the list.
Reverse mortgages offering value to consumers & brokers
Heartland’s Andrew Ford speaks with Annie Kane from The Adviser.
Heartland commences trading on the ASX
Heartland completes corporate structure and commences trading on the ASX today. At Heartland Seniors Finance, we are excited by the opportunities the restructure presents our business.
Australians are some of world’s most adventurous seniors
The number of seniors travelling is continuing to grow!
Funds to make Mark’s home fit for fur family
A Heartland Reverse Mortgage allowed Mark to continue living at home with his dogs.
Heartland in Mortgage Professional Australia
Improving perceptions of reverse mortgages, combined with an aging population, is driving demand.
ASIC reports 10.8% of seniors have problem credit card debt
ASIC review reveals that more than 1 in 6 consumers are struggling with credit cards
How much could you borrow?
Our Reverse Mortgage Calculator is just one of the tools we use to help our customers make an informed decision.
Heartland Introduces a 30 Day Cooling Off Period
Heartland is pleased to announce the introduction of a 30 day cooling off period.
Hayden’s Nan’s Bacon, Cheese and Onion Biscuits
Hayden from our Marketing team has shared one of his Nan’s recipes – which make for a great savoury treat in the cold winter months. Stored in an airtight container, they should last for several days.
Pension Age Increase Halted
Scott Morrison announces that the pension age will not rise to 70, as previously planned.
Heartland Seniors Finance – Australian Mortgage Awards Finalist
Heartland a finalist in two categories: Non-Bank of the Year & Most Effective Online Presence – Lender.
Refer a friend and be rewarded!
We were so thrilled to hear that 96% of those who completed our latest survey would recommend Heartland to friends and family that we’ve decided to run a special promotion to reward you, our valuable customers!
ASIC review of reverse mortgage lending
The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) have today released a review of reverse mortgage lending in Australia.
Power play: how to cut your electricity bill
With the cost of energy continuing to increase, it literally pays to be energy efficient.
A clearer view on retirement
She wasn’t after a huge amount of money, rather a small amount to make some of those much needed improvements around her home.
Brokers add value to customers and lenders
Brokers provide consumers with choice and challenger providers with distribution.
5 things you may not know about reverse mortgages
Some of the things we find potential customers are pleasantly surprised to learn when they are taking out a loan
Above and Beyond
There has been considerable coverage recently on the conduct of banks and financial services providers, or more accurately – their misconduct.
Putting an end to financial abuse
Heartland offers first hand experience of red flags to look out for
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15
Heartland supports bringing further awareness and education to the detection and prevention of elder abuse.
Future Planning with your Reverse Mortgage
An important aspect when deciding to take out a reverse mortgage is thinking about future needs.
Heartland Supports Government Recognition of Reverse Mortgage Benefits
2018 budget delivers great news for senior Australians
Your security online
Protect yourself and your assets by assessing requests for personal information
Protection Provides Peace of Mind
Not a lot of people are aware that reverse mortgages are arguably one of the most heavily regulated consumer finance product in Australia. Heartland’s protections go beyond the regulation.
Heartland’s reverse mortgage is flexible enough to suit your needs – today and tomorrow
Customers Overwhelmingly Recommend Heartland
Recent survey we completed of customers showed a resounding 96% of customers would recommend Heartland
Heartland Seniors Finance growth contributes to strong Heartland Bank Result
Increase in seniors we are helping to live a better retirement
The Sandwich Generation “Financial Squeeze”
Recent research has revealed 46% of older working Australians expected to retire with debt.
Finalist: Best Specialist Lender – Australian Lending Awards
Heartland was the only reverse mortgage provider nominated, again demonstrating our market leadership.
15,000 Seniors Can’t Be Wrong
In January Heartland Seniors Finance achieved a major milestone – helping our 15,000th customer.
Heartland Supports Dementia Australia
Australia is home to plenty of deadly things that we can see around us – sharks, snakes and spiders to name a few – but many people are unaware of one of the country’s fastest-growing killers – dementia.
The transformative power of literature – its ability to educate, enlighten and spark the imagination – is a concept familiar to many, but the transformative power of the act of writing itself is nothing short of a miracle
Could you “give the kids some of their inheritance now” with a reverse mortgage?
Discover the options available now to help your family tomorrow
Canstar 2018 – Provider of the Year – Reverse Mortgages
Heartland Wins Canstar’s 2018 Reverse Mortgage Award
[VIDEO] How Heartland Helps Clients Stay In Their Own Home
Customers are able to stay in their own home for as long as they choose.
Looking Abroad to Improve Locally
Heartland recently attended the US National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association Annual Meeting to consider how we can enhance our products and service.
Heartland Wins Money Magazine’s Best Reverse Mortgage 2018
We are thrilled to once again announce that the Heartland Seniors Finance reverse mortgage has been judged the Best Reverse Mortgage at Money magazine’s Best of the Best awards.
Should you sell your home to fund retirement?
The pros and cons of selling the family home to fund your retirement.
Equity Release – An Untapped Retirement Solution
Australian retirees face an unusually high exposure to longevity risk – the risk of outliving their financial resources. In this article we’ll consider how much wealth retirees are holding in their homes and how many are aware of ways to access it.
Janette’s No-Fail Pavlova
Janette from our Loan Administration team has an amazing Pavlova recipe from her mother that has never failed. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Retiring with a mortgage?
Residential property is the major component of wealth for many older Australians who are close to retiring, but the boom in house prices has also led to an increase in debt and an increasing number of baby boomers are carrying mortgages into their retirement.
[VIDEO] How We Help Seniors’ Families Find The Right Equity Release Solution
A short video on how we help families find the right solution
[VIDEO] Reverse Mortgage FAQs
What are the most ‘Frequently asked questions’ about Reverse Mortgages? Watch the Heartland Reverse Mortgage FAQs Video to find out – and get the answers.
Planning for Decumulation
When thinking about retirement, most of our attention is concentrated on the accumulation phase – saving for retirement. But what happens next, when we actually decide to retire from the work force?
Reverse Mortgage versus Home Reversion Scheme: what is the difference?
Home Reversion vs Reverse Mortgage?
Heartland Seniors Finance Australian Mortgage Awards Finalist
We are proud to announce that Heartland has been shortlisted for two Australian Mortgage Awards: Non-Bank of the Year, and Most Effective Online Presence – Lender.
Facilitators of Aging in Place
Three quarters of Australian retirees want to see out their retirement in their current residence.
Heartland’s loan book hits half a billion dollars!
In August Heartland Seniors Finance passed an important milestone – $500m of finance receivables.
Heartland on The Daily Drive
We joined Sam and Kayley from The Daily Drive radio station last night to share some insights on reverse mortgages.
Broker Reverse Mortgage Questions Answered – Part 2
We recently held a Reverse Mortgage diversification webinar with Mortgage Professional Australia. Part 2 of the common questions from this are answered here.
Refinance A Reverse Mortgage: Good or Bad?
Just like a conventional (forward) mortgage, it is possible to refinance a reverse mortgage. But because of its unique structure, the computation and considerations involved are different.
Heartland Increases Loan to Value Limits for Aged Care Loans
Heartland Seniors Finance is pleased to announce that it has increased the loan to value limits (LVR) for its Aged Care Loan by 5%, effective immediately.
Heartland in Mortgage Professional Australia
A combination of Australia’s ageing population and high property prices is driving up demand for reverse mortgages. MPA and Heartland Seniors Finance explain how brokers can get started.
Power and Gas Price Increases Placing a Strain on Pensioners
The Finkel Report has again thrown the energy sector into the news spotlight, including the affordability of gas and electricity.
Broker Reverse Mortgage Questions Answered – Part 1
We recently held a Reverse Mortgage diversification webinar with Mortgage Professional Australia. Some of the common questions from this are answered here.
Like us on Facebook to win!
If you like our Facebook page during July and August you will go in the draw to win one of three $200 Coles Myer cards!^
Rise in Children seeking reverse mortgage information for their parents
We have noticed here at Heartland an increase in children (or even grandchildren) enquiring about reverse mortgages for their parents.
Money for Retirement: Four Things Seniors Can Do
REPORT: 71% of Australians who are wishing to retire in the next five years may not able to do so because of insufficient savings.
The Growing Reverse Mortgage Market
The results of a poll of over 100 brokers we conducted during a recent webinar we held with Mortgage Professional Australia found that 99% of brokers believe the Reverse Mortgage market will grow in the next 5 years.
Federal Budget Incentive to Downsizing?
Earlier this month, the Federal Budget included a number of measures in an effort to address housing affordability. One of these measures effectively provides retirees with an incentive to downsize.
Aged Care Reverse Mortgage Option [VIDEO]
Watch to learn about Heartland’s Aged Care Reverse Mortgage Option
Seven Ways to Help Your Parents Prepare for Retirement
Experts estimate that there are approximately 1.5 million Australians who belong to the ‘sandwich generation’ or those who have to support their ageing parents and their growing children.
New Report shows increasing mortgage debt in retirement.
A recent report tells the story of the changing home ownership rates in Australia, and how it is influencing our current and future retirement quality.
How to use a Reverse Mortgage to pay off debt
Reverse Mortgages have lately become much more popular as a way to pay off debt.
Reverse Mortgage To Fund More Aged Care?
Recent changes in aged care rules provide senior Australians better flexibility on the type of help they can receive.
Heartland Seniors Finance Congratulates Greater Bank on being named Bank of the Year
Greater Bank took out the national Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Award – Bank of the Year.
[VIDEO] Reverse Mortgage Protection: Our Three Promises
Discover Heartland’s three core promises to our Reverse Mortgage customers.
Family home in the aged pension asset test?
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) made a statement recently that the family home or the principal place of residence should be included in the aged pension’s asset test.
Heartland – Finalist at the 2017 Australian Lending Awards.
We are proud that Heartland Seniors Finance was a Finalist in the 2017 Australian Lending Awards – Best Specialist Lender.
The Reverse Mortgage Provider of the Year is… Heartland Seniors Finance.
Heartland Seniors Finance is very pleased to be the winner of the Canstar 2017 Provider of the Year for Reverse Mortgages.
Heartland wins Best Reverse Mortgage award
Heartland awarded Money Magazine’s Best Reverse Mortgage Product
End to ‘age of entitlement’ for seniors’ finances?
Grattan Institute calls for end to ‘age of entitlement’ for seniors.
[Video] Why choose Heartland for your clients?
Video – Why Heartland Seniors Finance is ideal for brokers to offer as a Reverse Mortgage.
Using the family home for sustainable retirement income
As discussed in a recent article in the Financial Review, it is increasingly clear that superannuation alone cannot support one’s retirement needs, especially aged care funding.
What will the flow on affects be for seniors entitlement changes?
Seemingly simple retirement objectives are set to become that much harder with changes to the asset test for the age pension due on 1 January 2017.
Heartland Seniors Finance in Mortgage Professional Australia
Heartland is in MPA’s ‘simply irreversible’ feature on reverse mortgages
Reverse mortgage vs downsizing – which is best?
An overview of issues around reverse mortgages versus downsizing.
Seniors’ Home Ownership is Down: What it Means for Retirement
What does falling rates of home ownership among seniors mean for Australia?
[VIDEO] What is a Reverse Mortgage? Australian Reverse Mortgages Explained
What is a Reverse Mortgage and how do they work? Watch this short video to learn more.
Increasing Demand for Reverse Mortgages
At Heartland Seniors Finance, Australia’s largest specialist reverse mortgage provider, we have seen a considerable increase in demand, with record volumes in July and August.
HILDA Survey 2016: Senior’s Superannuation Shortfall?
The HILDA Report confirms again what we already know to be true: a large cohort of retired seniors and those approaching retirement will experience a retirement savings shortfall.
Reverse Mortgages for seniors – why am I so passionate?
I’m a ‘true believer’ in Reverse Mortgages, here’s why.
Change to the Age Pension rules – how could you be affected?
On 1 January 2017, there will be changes to the Age Pension asset test.
Why are more seniors retiring with mortgage debt?
More older Australians now retire without paying off their home loan. Why?
Why Choice is wrong on Reverse Mortgage
In February this year the consumer group Choice published an article on home equity release finance options for seniors. Although generally I’m a fan of their work, on this occasion the article was regrettably full of factual errors and hyperbole.
Inheritance, estate planning & how Reverse Mortgage can help
According to international research 86.2 per cent of parents aged 59 to 96 expect to leave something for their children, while only 44.6 per cent of the children aged 40 to 60 thought that they would receive an inheritance.
2016 Budget Aged Care Update: Equity Release ‘In the Mix’
Recently the government announced a budget cut of $1.2 billion for aged care funding over four years, as a response to high growth in expenses. Medicare benefits will also remain frozen for a further two years.
New Reverse Mortgage feature: ‘Monthly Regular Advance’
Heartland launches new monthly drawdown option
Baby boomers embrace Reverse Mortgage for retirement funding
Baby boomers embrace Reverse Mortgage for retirement funding
Heartland Seniors Finance Launches New Reverse Mortgage Website
New Website for Heartland Seniors Finance
Managing Difficult Financial Times.
There is increasing pressure to manage the costs of day to day living expenses, particularly for those on a fixed income. If you are experiencing financial difficulties during these troubled times there are options available to assist you.
Aged Care made Easy
Many of us consider budgeting as simply a matter of cutting expenses. There is also help available to assist you in setting clear goals to ensure you make the most of your available income.
Butternut Pumpkin Soup with Cheesy Croutons
This warm and comforting soup will be perfect this winter!
Australian Seniors Finance is now Heartland Seniors Finance
I am very pleased to advise that Australian Seniors Finance has a new name – Heartland Seniors Finance.
Cheesy caramelised red onion scrolls
These scrolls are made with a nice, simple dough that doesn’t need yeast, so they can be whipped up quickly when you need a tasty snack to feed the troops.
It’s common practice to associate a certain type of car with a certain type of person, but what really drives people to choose one vehicle over another?
Reverse Mortgage News from Heartland Seniors Finance
As the leading non-bank lender in the Australian reverse mortgage market, we like to bring you relevant reverse mortgage news and expert insights concerning the home equity release industry in our biannual newsletter Advantage.
We hope that through our Advantage Newsletter we can help to keep you informed when making important decisions about releasing your home equity. This is our simple way of recognising the level of trust you have placed in us to assist you.
The reverse mortgage news we publish here will especially focus on unlocking home equity, aged care financing, and other issues concerning Australians.