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[Video] Why choose Heartland for your clients?

By Andrew Ford

24 November 2016

Video - Why Heartland Seniors Finance is ideal for brokers to offer as a Reverse Mortgage.

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A reverse mortgage and keep your home? Yes!

[Video] An Introduction to Heartland Seniors Finance

By Andrew Ford

11 November 2016

An Introduction to Heartland Seniors Finance

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Superannuation alone increasingly cannot support retirement needs.

Using the family home for sustainable retirement income

By Andrew Ford

03 November 2016

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.

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What will it mean for Aged Care?

What will the flow on affects be for seniors entitlement changes?

By Craig McInnes

28 October 2016

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.

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Heartland interviewed

Heartland Seniors Finance in Mortgage Professional Australia

By Andrew Ford

20 October 2016

Heartland is in MPA's 'simply irreversible' feature on reverse mortgages

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What are the pros and cons?

Reverse mortgage vs downsizing - which is best?

By Andrew Ford

11 October 2016

An overview of issues around reverse mortgages versus downsizing.

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The implications for Australia

Seniors’ Home Ownership is Down: What it Means for Retirement

By Andrew Ford

27 September 2016

What does falling rates of home ownership among seniors mean for Australia?

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Reverse mortgage video

[VIDEO] What is a Reverse Mortgage? Australian Reverse Mortgages Explained

By Andrew Ford

13 September 2016

What is a Reverse Mortgage and how do they work? Watch this short video to learn more.

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We have seen a considerable increase in demand for reverse mortgages.

Increasing Demand for Reverse Mortgages

By Craig McInnes

12 September 2016

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.

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A retirement savings shortfall is approaching for many.

HILDA Survey 2016: Senior’s Superannuation Shortfall?

By Andrew Ford

08 September 2016

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, most evident in the asset class of superannuation

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reverse mortgages for seniors

Reverse Mortgages for seniors – why am I so passionate?

By Andrew Ford

26 August 2016

I'm a 'true believer' in Reverse Mortgages, here's why.

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On 1 January 2017, there will be changes to the Age Pension asset test.

Change to the Age Pension rules – how could you be affected?

By Craig McInnes

05 August 2016

On 1 January 2017, there will be changes to the Age Pension asset test.

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More older Australians now retire without paying off their home loan. Why?

Why are more seniors retiring with mortgage debt?

By Andrew Ford

22 July 2016

More older Australians now retire without paying off their home loan. Why?

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A Reverse Mortgage can be an excellent financial vehicle when used appropriately.

Why Choice is wrong on Reverse Mortgage

By Andrew Ford

01 July 2016

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.

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Senior couple planning their estate

Inheritance, estate planning & how Reverse Mortgage can help

By Andrew Ford

10 June 2016

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.

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2016 Budget Aged Care Update: Equity Release 'In the Mix'

2016 Budget Aged Care Update: Equity Release 'In the Mix'

By Andrew Ford

16 May 2016

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.

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