Services

Our Services

At Sunshine Coast Financial Solutions, we have a team of professional finance brokers who are able to provide the right type of finance for any sort of business or individual needs. We know there is a flood of information available regarding financial planning advice and loans that can mystify you. That is why our finance broker follows a systematic process that provides simple and useful guidance on your any kind of financial needs. Our staff are friendly, approachable, and here to look after all your financial needs. Our products range from First home buyer grants to mortgages and home loans, vehicle finance, construction loans, commercial loans, investment loans, business loans, and more.

About Us

Who We Are

At Sunshine Coast Financial Solutions, we have a team of experienced finance brokers that provides a wide range of financial solutions for all your personal and business needs.

Our key staff are

Chris Wilson and Shanina Smyth are known as one of the highly-recommended and reliable lending specialists in the Sunshine Coast. They both have many years of experience in the financial services industry ensuring you the best outcome for your needs.

Chris Wilson
Chris Wilson
Lending Specialist

With almost decade of experience Chris started in the Industry with a leading Australian Mortgage Brokerage in late 2009. By 2010 Chris was awarded the Rookie of the year with and also a qualifier in the MFAA excellence awards for young brokers. In 2011 he moved aggregators to Loan market where he built up a self sourced business based on referrals from happy existing clients, family and friends​ ​along with other professional business partners including accountants, financial planners & solicitors. In 2016 Chris moved this to a new level starting his own Brand and Business, Sunshine Coast financial Solutions. The business has continued to grow by imply providing a superior service and customer experience all on a total repeat and referral business approach​. Chris looks forward to looking after all your financial solutions needs.

Shanina Smyth
Shanina Smyth
Support Loan Administration

With 24 years experience in the Financial Services Industry Shanina offers all the support you will need in the fine details of your new home loan. Coming from a banking background with Westpac Bank starting in 1994, Shanina has experience primarily in Client Manager roles that provided informed, personal and practical advice to help clients work towards achieving their financial goals. In 2016 she decided to make a career change and commenced work as a Client Service Manager in Mortgage Broking. Shaninas’ role is to support Chris and to help manage all aspects of Loan Administration. This involves working closely with our clients from pre-submission right through until settlement and providing clients with after care once their application has settled.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a mortgage broker?

Mortgage brokers are accredited professionals that find the best finance option for the customer. They do not work for a bank, they alternatively source the best loan from banks and other financial institutions. Mortgage brokers generally do not charge the customer a fee for service. They are paid by the bank or financial institutions they secure your loan through.

Do you do loans for first home buyers?

Yes. There are many things to consider when you are a first home buyer and having the right Mortgage broker on your journey can take much of the strain out of it for you. We can advise and help you along the way to your first home.

What is the first home buyers grant?

The first home buyers grant is a Government funded grant payable to those looking to purchase their first home. You can then use this grant to form a part of your deposit when applying for a loan. Lenders can look at this as a form of your savings along with your own contributions towards the whole deposit. To find out more about the first home buyers grant and how you can make best use of it ask us today.

What sort of Deposits will I need?

Deposits on a home loan can start as low as 5% of the purchase price. For example if you are buying a home for $400,000 you will need a minimum of $20,000 deposit. This can be made up of savings and a first home buyers grant if eligible.

For a clear picture on what exact amount of deposit you need contact us today.

Can you pay off a loan faster?

Yes. Most home loans have various repayment options and generally speaking the quicker you pay it off and the more frequently you make repayments the faster your loan will be paid off. Paying of your loan faster will can save you many thousands in interest.

Can I refinance my current home loan?

Yes. Refinancing your home loan can generally mean finding a lower rate and lower fees potentially saving you thousands. The best way to start is to find out what your current rate and fees are and let us show you a better plan.

Can I get a construction loan?

Yes. A construction loan taken out is simply for the purpose of building a new home. Lenders will look at the building details and contract and release funds for construction on agreed dates or requirements.

Do we pay stamp duty?

Yes, stamp duty is payable on the purchase price of a home. The rate can be calculated here on a stamp duty calculator.

Can I be pre approved?

Yes. Having your new home loan pre approved is a great way to approach the buying process. Being ore approved means you can bid or negotiate a price with confidence and possibly secure a better deal on your new home purchase.

What is the difference between variable and fixed rate interest.

With a fixed rate home loan, you lock in an interest rate at the time the loan is taken out. This rate is fixed for a term agreed by you and the lender at the time. A variable rate home loan on the other hand is a rate that will fluctuate with the market over the term of your loan. For more information on fixed rate v variable rates contact us.

What is mortgage Insurance?

Mortgage Insurance is insurance which protects your bank if you default on the loan. Mortgage Insurance is generally required when you have less than 20 per cent deposit. We can calculate your potential mortgage insurance cost quickly and easily.

I am self employed , can you find a loan for me?

Yes. Being self employed can often mean you don’t have documentation or the ability to adequately reflect your real cash flow. We have access to lenders that understand this and can assist in finding the right home loan for you.

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Get In Touch

Business Details

Mobile: 0424 637 001

Address: 61 Burnett St, Buderim QLD 4556, Australia

Phone: (07) 5437 9073

Fax: (07) 5302 6671