Edition 5, 2007 - The A to Z of Arranging Car Finance

Stratton Finance - Finance Focus Newsletter #5 2007 - The A to Z of Arranging Car Finance, Home Loan Check-ups, Debt Consolidation and more!
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Finance Focus #5 2007

The A to Z of
Arranging Car Finance

Welcome to our final edition of Finance FOCUS for 2007.

This month we're presenting a range of new articles and online tools, including a complete A to Z guide to arranging car finance, a look at debt consolidation, our new Home Loan Check-up online tool and the new Customer Testimonials section of our website.

We'd also like to welcome some new faces to Stratton Finance: Allister, who heads up our Property Finance division, Frank, our new Customer Retention Manager, and several new members of our finance team in Brisbane, Owen, Brendan and John.

New Article: The A to Z of Arranging Car Finance

Arranging car finance for your new car can be a daunting task, with new concepts to understand, options to consider and difficult decisions to be made.

Our new article, "The A to Z of Arranging Car Finance", steps you through the whole process from start to finish.

Topics covered include doing your initial research, obtaining quotes, choosing the best option, getting your finance approved and what needs to happen before you pick up your new car.

Stratton Finance makes the entire process described in this article quick, simple and hassle-free by doing most of the work for you, but it's still important to understand what is involved and the decisions you will need to make along the way.

Read the full article on our website: Click here

New Online Tool: Home Loan Check-up

In these days of rising interest rates it is more important than ever for property owners to ensure that they are getting the best deal - what was the best loan three years ago is probably not be the best loan today.

Just like your property, your mortgage needs regular maintenance, so that you can ensure you are not paying more than you need to. This is especially true for those who are exiting a fixed-rate period on their mortgage, as the default option that these loans revert to is rarely the best deal around.

Our new Home Loan Check-up can help - spend a couple of minutes completing it online and our property finance consultants will prepare a detailed report showing how your loan stacks up, and explaining several strategies that can save you tens of thousands of dollars and take years off your mortgage.

Try our Home Loan Check-up for yourself: Click here

New Article: Debt Consolidation from the Expert's Eye View

The idea of consolidating short term debts like car loans, personal loans and credit cards, into what appears to be a lower interest rate home loan can be appealing, but this approach can be much less beneficial than it first appears - even harmful.

Guest written for us by Tom Elliot from MM&E Capital, this article provides an interesting insight into the traps and pitfalls of debt consolidation through home loans.

Whilst this article is not strictly new - it was originally published in Finance FOCUS back in 2005 - it remains interesting and relevant, so we have decided to re-publish it on our website for the benefit of newer subscribers.

Read the full article on our website: Click here

New Website Feature: Customer Testimonials

We're constantly telling people that we're good at what we do - and we know that our customers agree based on the feedback they give us.

But rather than just taking our word for it, we've introduced a new Customer Testimonials section on our website to post the feedback given to us by our clients.

That way, everyone can see what our customers think of us - good, bad or in between.

See what our customers think of us online: Click here

Stratton rewards you for your referrals

Stratton Rewards is our referral and loyalty program, where you can earn points to redeem from over 1,000 rewards.

For more information, or to join now and earn 500 bonus points, visit the Stratton Rewards website.

Stratton Rewards - Find out more & join now!


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More Information

If you'd like a car finance quote or more information about any of our products & services, please visit our website, call us on 1300 STRATTON (1300 787 288) or contact you finance consultant directly.

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