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What do mortgage brokers do? A mortgage / finance broker is essentially a go-between customers and a home loan lender. They assess your financial needs, recommend the best home loan products to suit your unique situations, and packaging and presenting your case in the best light to improve your chance of approval and getting the best deal in the market.

Why use a mortgage broker?

Twelve Grains Capital mortgage brokers compare thousands of home loan products across over 50 lenders on our panel, including the big banks.


Instead of approaching multiple banks and risking multiple hits on your credit file, let our finance brokers do the hard work for you, to save you time and money.

With extensive experience in the industry, our brokers are able to explain the financial aspects of obtaining home loans in lament terms, so you'd have more confident going forward. 

Aside from helping you borrow within your means, our brokers act with your best interest in mind, which means, it's our duty to find you the best deal available on the market that suits your needs.

Who can mortgage brokers help?

We help property buyers and investors achieve their goals, for example:

  • Buying your first home

  • Building your investment portfolio

  • Consolidating your debts

  • Restructuring your home loans

  • Low-doc loans for business owners

  • Buying your next property

  • Refinance to get a better deal or cash out

  • Purchasing with your superannuation funds

  • Constructing your next home

HOW DO I QUALIFY for home loan?

With so many home loan products out there, very rarely can we not find a solution for even the most unique scenario. But of course, as the risk goes up, so does the rate.​

Ideally you'd want to have 20% saved up for deposit. But if you couldn't achieve that and wanting to purchase your first property, we could do away with at least 8%; 5% to cover for deposit, 3% for other costs. 

Banks would also generally lend 6x of your annualise gross income. But don't let the banks tell you how much you can borrow. Repayments on 6x of your gross income translates to over 30% of your take home pay. Know your limit. Ideally you'd want to be in the job for at least 2 years, but again, we can work around it if you haven't.

Banks will also look at your credit history to determine if you're a worthy borrower. If you have some blemishes in your credit file, doesn't always mean you'd get knocked back right away. With the right explanation, you can still be considered for a loan, albeit the higher rates.

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY for a home loan?

Turnaround time for most banks these days are around 3-8 weeks. So ideally, you'd want to have an application in a month or two before you're going to settle.

It's never too early to speak with a broker, however. If you're not ready to go today, a broker could help you set a saving plan or plan your lifestyle accordingly to get you "application ready".

why Twelve Grains capital mortgage brokers?

Regardless of your situation, Twelve Grains Capital's mortgage brokers can help you achieve your desired outcome. Our areas of speciality include:

- Refinancing
- Investment Loans
- First Home Buyer
- FIFO Home Loans
- Lo Doc/Non Conforming Loans
- Construction Loans
- Debt Consolidation

- SMSF Loans

- Line of Credits
- And much more!

Where to from here?

You've considered your options, and decided you're ready to apply for a home loan. The next step is to get you qualified by following the link below. Don't worry, this won't appear on your credit report.

  • What is the definition of private lending / private lender?
    Private lenders are typically high net-worth individuals who are seeking better returns on their investments by lending to businesses either directly or via a pooled mortgage funds (syndication). The lending is commonly secured against real-estate assets with loan terms from 3 months to 3 years.
  • How does private lending / private lender work?
    Loans from private lenders work just like any other type of loans. The funding is secured against real-estate assets to allow you to purchase properties, develop or construct new buildings, assist with your business' cash flow, pay invoices, etc. You may choose to make repayments in instalments or lump sum by the end of the term. The only difference with loans from banks or credit union is that the funds come from private investors and not members. This allows settlement to be fast tracked as the decisions are based on the individual's risk appetite.
  • What are private lending rates like? How much do private lenders charge?
    Private lending rates are typically higher than traditional lenders. It could range from as low as 4.99% to over 20% per annum. Rates are commonly interest-only where borrowers can choose to pay in instalments or pre-paid for the life of the loan.
  • Is private lending legal?
    Yes! It's perfectly normal to feel sceptical for something that is not "traditional" or sometimes misunderstood. Private lending is regulated by Australian government, and depending on the type of lending or investment services they provide, different lenders could carry different licences. Always do your research and ask questions before deciding that any financial product might be right for you.
  • What is peer-to-peer lending?
    Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending matches people looking to invest and people looking for loans. This allows individuals or businesses borrow money from an investor instead of going through a bank or credit union. When you're investing via a P2P platform, you're buying a financial product, this is typically a managed fund.
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