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The Bank of Mum and Dad revealed as one of Australia’s largest and most trusting financial institutions, but at what cost?

The generosity of individuals lending money to their children to support them getting their first home or running a small business can be a recipe for disaster without the right protection and documentation in place.

More people than ever are leaning on their parents for support getting in to their first home or starting a new business.

A recent report showed the Bank of Mum and Dad is the 10th largest lender in the country, and funding over $20 Billion in loans.

An article released this week in the Australian Financial Review revealed that the Bank of Mum and Dad is responsible for 25% of SME loans.

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Tight lending conditions set to increase first-home buyers’ reliance on bank of Mum and Dad

First-home buyers are expected to increasingly rely on the bank of mum and dad to get on the property ladder, despite improving affordability in Australia’s biggest housing markets.

Experts say tighter lending conditions mean more buyers will require parental assistance to buy a home, even though median house prices have fallen in Sydney and Melbourne.

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Are advisers at risk of losing wealth across generations?

Financial planners are being urged to consider what happens to their business models if they fail to ensure that the wealth they currently advise on stays with the firm as it is passed down the generations.

A host of reports over the past few year have identified a growing need for advisers to come up with ways to ensure families and children of existing clients are well served and stick with the firm as the typical baby-boomer client bank ages.

As one of its 11 trends to watch in a report in July last year, SEI noted that the size of the traditional client bank of over 50-year-olds is a highly competitive space in wealth management, but because even most new clients are in their fifties and younger generations lean on the Bank of Mum and Dad more and more, areas like estate planning must be at the forefront of advisers’ minds.

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Source: https://www.moneymarketing.co.uk

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Tech Exchange 2018

We are co-sponsoring the Tech Exchange in Melbourne and Sydney (fully booked) this year. We cordially invite you to the event that will start at the CPA Australia in Southbank on the 16th of August at 7:45 AM.

Our CEO Tim Dean will be giving a presentation on “How do you deal with informal loans in business” in connection with an interactive exercise at 1:45 PM.

You can register for this event for free:

By attending this presentation, you will learn how to:

• Give high-value business advice that preserves family wealth and relationships
• Identify the most effective tax treatments for informal loans
• Minimise the risk of default and prioritise family lenders before other creditors

Be introduced to new ideas and how to use technology to improve efficiency and add value to your business, allowing you to focus your attention on your organisation’s objectives.

Did you see Credi CEO – Tim Dean’s interview for CPA’s InTheBlack?

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We all want to help out where we can when it comes to family but it’s important to have the right documentation in place in order to stop potential heartache and risk of default.

“Tim Dean, founder of cloud-based loan documentation (and management) service Credi, believes a simple paperwork process, which keeps both parties on their toes, is the answer. The idea of going to a lawyer to draw up an agreement would not excite most parties, Dean says, and yet documentation will remove that uneasy conversation about last month’s missing repayment. Dean’s site has a loan-builder module which, he says, can do the complicated maths and present the loan in an easily digestible package.

“Some people deal in rates, while others say: ‘I’ll lend you A$100,000; you can repay me A$101,000 back in two years’ time’. Others may want monthly repayments. The platform can handle all the different scenarios,” says Dean.”

Source: www.intheblack.com

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The newest addition to Fintech Australia’s board Tim Dean Credi’s CEO

For the newest addition to Fintech Australia’s board, the name of the game is helping WA find its place.

Tim Dean, founder and CEO of relationship-based lending app Credi, will join the board of Fintech Australia following CrowdfundUP founder Jack Quigley’s departure.

Fintech Australia is the fintech industry’s national body, providing everything from networking to advocacy.

Tim said he’s hoping to help WA fintechs, who according to EY currently make up 9% of the industry nationally, carve out their own niche.

“[I’ll] be meeting in August [with the CEO of Fintech Australia] to nut out a whole bunch of initiatives that bring fintech in Western Australia into the fold on a more inclusive basis, but also … to develop some initiatives that give fintech WA its own identity,” he said.

“Having an identity is useful because everyone needs a role to play, and it can be a home for a relationship with Asia, then that suddenly can build as a core strength to its offering.”

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Source: www.startupnews.com.au