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Leveraged first to pass on Reserve Bank rate cut in full

11 May 2015 |Latest news

Leveraged first to pass on Reserve Bank rate cut in full

11 May 2015 |Latest news

Leveraged, part of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank group, has reduced variable interest rates across their Margin Loan and Investment Funds Multiplier products by 0.25% per annum. The new rates take effect from Monday May 25, 2015.

Head of Leveraged David Arnold said he was pleased to again be the first to pass on savings to borrowers.

“Historically low interest rates are great news for borrowers," Mr Arnold said.

“Many of our customers have found gearing to be a tax effective strategy and in the run-up to the end of the financial year in a few weeks, we have seen some sizeable new facilities coming to the business.

“This is partly due to investors positioning themselves, ready to choose equities that they view as ripe for addition to their investment portfolio when the price is right, but we are also seeing a lot of activity in the traditional ‘pre-pay’ period before June 30, when brokers and their clients choose to lock in their interest rate for the next year and pre-pay interest payments in this financial year.

“Investors new to gearing are borrowing to invest, primarily in order to diversify their portfolios and obtain greater market exposure. Low interest rates mean that with lower returns on cash, some younger investors are finding our Instalment Plus facility a great way to build a share portfolio starting out with as little as $1,000.

“Leveraged is committed to providing a premium customer experience and helping customers and their advisers to mitigate risk using our advanced portfolio monitoring tools and client nominated “target gearing” alerts.

“I’d encourage people interested in gearing as a strategy to visit the resources available on our new-look website and see why as Australian industry pioneers, we’ve earned our reputation as the professional’s choice,” he said.

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