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Roger Ward is a highly sort after industry professional who is asked to quote on a number of mortgage and home loan issues throughout Cairns and Australia.
Roger Ward has been quoted in various publications and on websites throughout the country. Roger Ward is the industry professional you will meet when calling Cairns Mortgage Brokers. Locally owned with a very strong belief in client service excellence, Roger has a 97% success rate when putting forward a home loan. This success rate is due to industry experience that you will not find from other mortgage brokers in the area. We are not sales people, you are our only concern. Independent, Family Owned and a true Finance Industry Leader, What more could you want from your broker ? See the links below for the columns Roger contributes to:
With a background in financial planning, Roger is one of only 3 Mortgage Brokers in Queensland who has earned the coveted status of Senior Fellow at the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, the countries most prestigious professional body for the banking sector.
He is also a regular contributor to local ABC Radio adding his personal comment on the financial news of the day and how that news affects the local community. Roger has been interviewed on a number of different subjects ranging from the RBA interest rate decisions to how lending policy affects investors in Far North Queensland.
Flat fee model would “mortally wound” regional broking market Nov 22, 2018
“It’s easy, more profits for the bank,” said Cairns Mortgage Brokers director Roger Ward when asked about CBA CEO Matt Comyn’s possible motive for pushing a flat-fee model for brokers. In an interview with MPA, Ward said “the flat-fee model is the last move to mortally wound the broker network”. Comyn’s royal commission testimony revealed that CBA had wanted to move ahead with this model in early 2018 even though ASIC’s MORE
Lenders are missing out on borrowers making bank on Airbnb profits, Aug 29th 2018
Short-term rental properties like Airbnb have flourished in recent years, yet lenders still struggle to accept them as a valid income stream for borrowers. Cairns Mortgage Brokers director Roger Ward feels that lenders think such properties are merely “a casual-type income, when in reality they’re used in different ways in the short-term rental community”. MORE
What do rural brokers want the royal commission to know? 24th July 2018
Cairns Mortgage Brokers director Roger Ward expects many cases of farmers coming under financial duress during the banks’ annual reviews. “All is well when times are good. However, many farmers— at no fault of their own— will fall foul when banks start calling in loans or start asking for unreasonable loan reductions that can jeopardise the borrower,” Ward said.Ward sees the two-tier lending standard as the biggest obstacle in regional areas. Regional banks, MORE
Revisiting The Value Of Rural Brokers, 24th June 2018
While the industry braces for the royal commission’s latest hearings into regional and rural finance issues, professionals in the sector believe now is an opportune time to reflect on what these brokers actually contribute to the market. The biggest challenge for regional brokers is to keep on top of bank policies and lending appetite, according to Roger Ward, director at Cairns Mortgage Brokers. MORE
Just How Well Do You Know Your Broker ? AUG 26th 2016
Cairns consumers not happy with rate cuts AUG 2016
Election uncertainty doesn’t sway Cairns Property Buyers JULY 2016
Wanting to buy a home ? Assess your weekly budget, FEB 2016
Cairns first home buyers navigate market, DEC 2015
Current article running in MPA 2017
Tropical North Queensland is a far from obvious location for an award-winning brokerage.
Nor are such brokerages typically run by a husband and wife team focusing mainly on residential owner-occupier mortgages.
Cairns Mortgage Brokers is all those things, and it’s taking a fresh strategic approach to regional broking. MORE
Roger Ward on building a high value business through planning and PR, June 2018