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Navigating the world of finance when you’re a contractor!

Published 4th October 2017

– By Julie McKewin, Director of Finance

While there may be exceptions to the rules, if you work in the world of contracting, below is a general guideline of how long you should be in your current role if you are looking to borrow money to buy a property;

* in your current role for a minimum of 6 months if working full-time.
* working on a casual basis, minimum of 12 months in the same industry with no gaps.
* if there is a probation period, you should wait until the probation period has passed.
* if you are borrowing more than 80% of the property value, which means you are in Lenders Mortgage Insurance territory, then you are looking at a minimum of 12 months in the same role or industry on a continuous basis and outside of any probation period.

If you operate under your own ABN, then you’ll need a minimum of 2 full years trading figures.

Everyone’s situation is unique and different.

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If you would like to know if or how you can borrow to buy a property and what are your options, call me on 0497 999 901 for an obligation free assessment of your unique situation.

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