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RBA LEAVES CASH RATE AT 1.50% - 04/04/2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.

For full article please visit www.rba.gov.au.

Supporting Families, Raising Awareness, Making a Difference - 01/04/2017

This month, 1st Street is supporting the L’il Aussie Prems Foundation.

LAPF provides support and services to families of premature and sick newborns online and in the community, raises awareness of premature birth, donates equipment to Australian NICU/SCN’s and awards selfless volunteers who make a difference each year.

The annual ‘Wear Green for Premmies’ day will take place on 5th April, a day where we can all support the thousands of babies born early in Australia each year.

A portion of all loans settled with 1st Street in April will be donated to L’il Aussie Prems.

1st Street Welcomes Ofer Greenberg - 23/03/2017

1st Street is excited to welcome Ofer Greenberg as Chief Operating Officer.

Ofer brings 20 years experience working for domestic and international banks, covering both investments and lending. Most recently he was with ANZ where he ran the Private Bank global markets product sales business. Ofer has a great track record of growing and structuring businesses.

Ofer will work on enriching our clients’ experience, enhancing our relationships with referral partners and ensure 1st Street remains across the ever changing regulatory and lending environment.

RBA LEAVES CASH RATE AT 1.50% - 07/03/2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.

For full article please visit www.rba.gov.au.

1st Street Go Purple for Epilepsy - 01/03/2017

Throughout March, Epilepsy Australia is urging people around the country to end the stigma and discrimination of epilepsy and GO PURPLE, the international colour for epilepsy.

Epilepsy is a common brain disorder which takes the form of recurring seizures. It can develop at any age regardless of gender or ethnicity. An estimated 65 million worldwide currently live with epilepsy.

Epilepsy Australia aims to encourage people to talk about epilepsy and to remind those who live with seizures, that they are not alone. The team at 1st Street will be turning purple as we stand behind this important cause.

In the month of March, a portion of all income earnt from settled loans will be donated to Epilepsy Australia.

RBA LEAVES CASH RATE AT 1.50% - 07/02/2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.

For full article please visit www.rba.gov.au.

Putting the community 1st - 01/02/2017

During the month of February, 1st Street are proud to get behind the Oasis Youth Support Network – The Salvation Army’s response to youth homelessness in Sydney’s inner city.

Oasis provide access to over 20 programs and services that offer critical points of intervention and support for homeless and disadvantaged young people between 16 and 25 years of age. Homelessness affects over 44,000 young people in Australia and Oasis is on the front line 24 hours a day, 365 days a year helping marginalised youth find a positive path forward.

1st Street will donate a portion of all income earnt in the month of February to this very worthy cause.

Building Homes, Communities & Hope - 16/01/2017

During the month of January, 1st Street are proud to support Habitat for Humanity.

Their vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Their work extends beyond building and repairing houses – it also addresses land security, gives communities access to clean water and sanitation, provides education and training, and offers families in desperate need real hope for the future.

A portion of every loan settled in January will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.


1st Street Financial has been named as a finalist in New South Wales for the 2017 Better Business Awards.

Now in its fourth year, the Better Business Awards is the mortgage and finance industry’s leading program for state-based performance – focused on mortgage brokers and the lenders and service providers that support them.

The strong submissions from the finalists in the 2017 Better Business Awards, in partnership with The Adviser, are indicative of the high levels of professionalism and achievement across the Australian mortgage broking industry.

The awards not only acknowledge the brokers who are leading the charge – those with the most effective businesses, teams, marketing strategies and integrated offerings – but also the lenders and aggregator BDMs that are best servicing brokers’ evolving needs. 1st Street Financial has been recognised as a finalist in Best Community Engagement Program, Best Customer Service/Satisfaction and Best Independent Office.

Momentum Media’s head of mortgages and real estate, Jim Hall, said the strength of the submissions received for 2017 made the process of selecting finalists incredibly difficult, and was a testament to what those in the mortgage industry achieved over FY2015-16.

“In a challenging and competitive market, mortgage brokers and those who support them have clearly shown that they can maintain a point of difference and build better businesses on a foundation of leadership, professionalism and a genuine passion for the work they do,” Mr Hall said.

“Being named a finalist for the 2017 Better Business Awards is a huge achievement. This year’s finalists deserve to be praised and recognised for their outstanding performance,” he said.

“On behalf of The Adviser, I’d like to congratulate each and every one of the finalists. Your hard work and dedication is driving excellence in an industry we’ve been supporting for 10 years, and will ensure Australian mortgage broking continues to thrive for many years to come.”

Participation in the Better Business Awards is open to all brokers and brokerages, regardless of whether they are aligned with a brokerage, aggregator, lender or industry association.

The event provides a unique opportunity to celebrate the top-performing brokers in each state, who may not always receive the recognition they deserve at a national level.

Importantly, the awards give finalists the opportunity to leverage local area marketing opportunities.

RBA LEAVES CASH RATE AT 1.50% - 06/12/2016

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.

For full article please visit www.rba.gov.au.

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