What our customers say about us

Thanks for all your help and for making it so easy for me. Life will be so different now.

Jan Vincent
Montrose, VICTORIA

Thank you for your time on the phone yesterday and copying me into the below email.
I just wanted to take the time to say that I have never seen such a comprehensive email provided to clients by a Broker before. Very clear and detailed.
I hope it’s ok that I hold onto your details to refer to clients who may need assistance.
Kind Regards,

Shannon Oatley
Director & Licensed Conveyancer
Property Conveyancing Group, VICTORIA

We have found Barry Le Brocq of Melbourne Mortgage Finance to be very patient, caring and diligent in achieving a successful outcome to our refinancing requirement. We have no hesitation in recommending his services to others.

Don & Christine Perrett
Leongatha, VICTORIA

Many thanks Barry for the exceptional service that you have provided. We will most certainly be recommending you to our daughter (Bank of Melbourne branch manager) for any future customers who need a reverse mortgage loan.

Paul & Barb Spark
Somerville VICTORIA




Fees for other common items will be set out in your lender’s contract, including:

  • valuation fee for an additional security property
  • deferred establishment fees : charged by some lenders if the loan is voluntarily terminated in the first 3-5 years
  • monthly account fees
  • additional advance fee : if additional funds are needed later on
  • revaluation fees : charged by some lenders for revaluing the property every 3-5 years
  • switch fee : if contracts are amended later on from variable to fixed rate or vice versa
  • break costs : if fixed rate contracts are voluntarily paid out early and interest rates are lower than agreed to in the initial contract
  • discharge fee : covering the cost of discharging the mortgage
  • portability fee : if the loan needs to be transferred to another security property

Lenders will usually outline their fees and charges on their websites and in their brochures. It is mandatory that all fees and charges are listed in their loan contracts.

The cost of establishing the reverse mortgage loan varies significantly from one lender to another. Establishment fees range from $500 to $1200, although some lenders occasionally have “nil fee” special offers. The average cost is about $850, but this does not include the cost of borrowers obtaining their own independent legal advice. Some lenders also require that seniors obtain independent financial advice as well.

Lenders will usually offer a choice. The type of interest rate you select will depend on your circumstances and your views on future interest rate movements. There is no simple or correct answer.

Variable rates can move up or down at any time. Reverse mortgage lenders can and do alter their variable rates regardless of monthly decisions announced by the Reserve Bank. Reverse mortgage lenders will generally allow monthly or partial lump sum repayments to be made at any time without penalty. If your circumstances change significantly, you can usually pay out the loan in full without interest penalties, however lenders can charge Early Repayment or Deferred Establishment Fees if the loan is voluntarily discharged in the early years.

Fixed rates remain static for the agreed period. If rates fall, you will still pay interest at the original agreed rate. If rates increase during the fixed rate period, you will not be affected. A significant disadvantage is that lenders can charge a “break cost” if the contract is voluntarily terminated early. These costs may be waived, however, in the event of death or movement into permanent aged care. You should clearly understand the potential penalties before proceeding.

Melbourne Mortgage Finance offers an extensive range of mortgage products and services including

Home Loans, Investment Loans, Equity Access Loans, Low Doc Loans, 100% Loans, Refinance Loans, Commercial Loans, Deposit Bonds, Reverse Mortgages, Accommodation Bonds, Vehicle Finance, Plant and Equipment Finance, Financial Planning and Business Finance.

IMMEDIATE appointment can be made to meet at your home or office

  • NO CHARGE for assisting you. We receive a standard fee from the lender you select
  • reliable service, communication and follow-up. See “Testimonials
  • accreditation with 20 national lenders, allowing you to select from an excellent range of loans
  • we carefully listen to your needs, do our research, then present you with a short-list of three potential loan solutions. You choose the lender.
  • printouts of products, fees, interest rate and loan features are provided
  • arrange for your property insurance and personal insurance requirements to be assessed
  • ongoing availability to assist you after loan settlement
  • over 30 years experience in arranging finance and mortgage loans