CREDIT GUIDE

Thank you for considering doing business with Fincierge Pty Ltd.  We are a Representative of a licensed provider of credit assistance under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009.  This document provides you with information about us, our Licensee with whom you are dealing and the services we provide.
Licensee’s business name QED Credit Services Pty Ltd ACN 147 272 295 trading as Pursuit Broker Services
Licensee’s address 31 Ardentallen Road, Enoggera QLD 4051
Licensee’s phone number 1300 817 662
Licensee’s email address admin@qedrisk.com.au
Australian Credit Licence number 387856
Our Licensee has authorised Fincierge Pty Ltd and Christopher Wright as their Credit Representative:
Representative’s business name Fincierge Pty Ltd ABN 12 625 506 578
Representative’s name Christopher Wright
Representative’s address Suite 20, 113 Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin QLD 4565
Representative’s phone numbers Mobile: 0414 535 451 | Office: 07 5470 2774
Representative’s email address chris@fincierge.com.au
Business AFCA number 400341
Business Credit Representative number
Individual Credit Representative Number
508108
364534

If you are looking for consumer credit products, our role is to help you find a product that suits you.  That process involves talking to you to understand your requirements and objectives in seeking credit, as well as understanding your financial position.

Our assistance process

Under the NCCP Act, we are obliged to ensure that any loan or principal increase to a loan we help you to obtain, or any lease we help you enter into is “not unsuitable” for you.  In simple terms, this means that the product fits your needs and that you can afford to meet the financial repayments.

To decide this, we are required to conduct a Preliminary Credit Assessment to determine if the loan or lease is not unsuitable.
• Make reasonable inquiries about your requirements and objectives;
• Make reasonable inquiries about your financial situation; and
• Take reasonable steps to verify that financial situation.

Credit will be deemed unsuitable if at the time of the assessment
• You could not pay or could only pay with substantial hardship;
• The credit will not meet your requirements and objectives.

When we make our assessment, it is important that we utilise information that is accurate, complete and up to date. If we are supplied with incomplete or incorrect information, you may be in breach of your legal obligations to the lender.

If we provide you with credit assistance, you can ask us for a copy of our assessment any time up to 7 years after we provide you with credit assistance. To request a copy please contact us and we will provide you with a copy:
• Within 7 business days after the day we receive your request – provided you make the request within 2 years of the date of our credit assistance quote; or;
• Otherwise, within 21 business days after the day we receive your request.

Fees payable by you to us

If a fee is payable by you, this will be disclosed in a Credit Quote. The Credit Quote will outline any fees payable for providing credit assistance and the time that they are payable. If you do not receive a Credit Quote, this will indicate that no fees are payable.

Fees payable by you to third parties

When a finance application is submitted, other fees and charges may be applicable that are payable to the lender of your choice, such as application fees, valuation fees or other fees.

These fees will be disclosed in a Credit Proposal that will be provided to you once we have collaboratively decided on a loan product.

If for any reason your loan does not proceed, you may still be required to pay the lenders application and other fees, valuation fees and government fees as charged by the lender.

Fees paid by the Licensee to third parties

We may pay fees to call centre companies, real estate agents, accountants, or lawyers and others for referring you to us. These referral fees are generally small amounts in accordance with usual business practice. These are not fees payable by you.

From time to time, we may also remunerate other parties through payments, rewards or benefits.

On request you can obtain a reasonable estimate of the amount of the fee and how it is worked out.

Commissions received by the Licensee

We may receive fees, commissions or other remuneration or rewards from the lenders or lessors who fund the finance we arrange for you. These are not fees payable by you.

Remuneration or rewards may include training, professional development, entertainment, gifts, conference attendance, sponsorship, or entry into a competition run by a lender or my aggregator. These types of rewards are not generally permanent and the remuneration received is not readily ascertainable.

You may obtain from us information about a reasonable estimate of those commissions and how the commission is worked out. Specific details of any commission to be received will be included in the Credit Proposal document that we will provide you with when credit assistance is provided.

Our lender panel

We have access to a comprehensive range of lenders to assist you in your finance requirements. The following list represents the panel of lenders that the licensee and any authorised credit representative nominated in this document are able to access.

Allianz
AMP
ANZ
Aussie Bonds
Australian First Mortgage
Australian Life Insurance
Auswide Bank Ltd
Bank Australia
Bank of Queensland
Bank of Sydney
Bankwest
Better Choice
Better Mortgage Management
Beyond Bank Australia
Bluebay Home Loans
Bluestone Mortgages
Citibank
Commonwealth Bank
Deposit Bond Australia
Deposit Power
First Mac
Goldfields Money
Heritage Bank
ING Direct
Keystart (WA only)
Latitude Financial Services
La Trobe
Liberty
Macquarie
Macquarie Insurance Products
ME Bank
Mortgage Ezy
NAB
NLG Leasing
Paramount Mortgages
Pepper Money
Prospa
P&N Bank (WA only)
Qudos Bank
Ratesetter
Resimac
Smith Barney (Citigroup)
St George/Bank SA/Bank of Melbourne
Spotcap
Suncorp
Teachers Mutual Bank
The Rock (My State)
Westpac

Licensee’s top 6 most commonly used lenders:
ANZ, Bankwest, Commonwealth Bank, NAB, St. George Bank, Westpac.

Credit Representative’s top 6 most commonly used lenders:
Bankwest, Better Choice, La Trobe, Mortgage Ezy, NAB, Suncorp.

Our Internal Dispute Resolution scheme

We always strive to provide the best possible service and provide you with the finance that suits your needs. However, we appreciate that from time to time, applicants may not be satisfied with the process or the solution. If this occurs, and you have a complaint about the service we provide, we have a resolution process in place to address your concerns.

You can lodge your complaint through a number of channels. You may do this verbally or in writing. If you choose to lodge the complaint by email or mail, please make sure you include as much information as you can. You should explain the details of your complaint as clearly as you can.

Step 1: Please contact Christopher Wright in the first instance as many disputes can be resolved relatively quickly. Your mortgage broker will have 5 days in which to try and resolve the dispute.

Step 2: If you are not satisfied with the outcome or in which the way your complaint has been handled, then you can escalate the complaint to the Internal Complaints Officer who will endeavour to resolve your complaint:

Complaints Officer: QED Credit Services Pty Ltd t/as Pursuit Broker Services

QED Credit Services Pty Ltd t/as Pursuit Broker Services
A 31 Ardentallen Road, Enoggera QLD 4051
T 1300 817 662
E admin@qedrisk.com.au

In some instances your broker may also be fulfilling the role of the Complaints Officer. This will not affect the capacity to have your complaint dealt with appropriately.

Once the dispute is escalated, we will provide you with a written response in a maximum time of 45 days, however, we hope to resolve all issues in a shorter time frame.

Our External Dispute Resolution (EDR) scheme
If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, then you have the further option of referring the matter to an external dispute resolution scheme.

We are a member of the following EDR scheme(s). The EDR scheme can be contacted using the details below.

Our AFCA member reference is 400341.

Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)
A GPO Box 3 MELBOURNE VIC 3001
T 1800 931 678
E info@afca.org.au

Broker Benefits Disclosure

As part of our compliance with transparency in broking practices and promotion of appropriate customer outcomes, we keep a register of benefits received from any lenders or aggregators. The register lists any benefits of gifts to the value of $100 or more. You may request a copy of this register to provide you with confidence that we have no lender conflicts.

Tiered Servicing Disclosure

We have access to a number of lenders that provide tiered servicing processes, enabling our loans to be processed faster. We are provided these services based on a number of measures. These programs promote preferential service standards to our loan applications, but do not entitle us to additional payments or commissions or to preferential customer discounts.

Volume based incentives

From time to time we may receive a benefit, directly by way of cash bonus or additional commissions or indirectly by way of training, professional development days or sponsorship, if we write a particular volume of loans offered by those lenders.

You may obtain from us information about a reasonable estimate of any volume based remuneration arrangement if it is ascertainable.

Things you should know

We do not provide legal, financial or taxation advice unless specified in a separate contract. Accordingly, it is important you ensure you understand your legal obligations under the loan, and the financial consequences. We recommend that you consult your Accountant, Solicitor, Taxation Department, Investment Adviser or any other licensed person in respect to the financial implications of this application for finance before you enter the loan contract.

Under the Financial Services Reform Act 2001, Specialist Finance Group and/or their authorised representative cannot provide any advice or opinion on any deposit accounts and/or insurance products.

As a duty of care, we recommend that you seek professional advice in regards to insurance products such as mortgage protection insurance, income protection insurance and life insurance. It is the responsibility of the applicant(s) to maintain mortgage repayments and we strongly recommend that you seek insurance advice with regards to risk management and financial planning.

We will inform you of any potential conflict of interest or relationship that could reasonably be expected to influence our recommendation.

We don’t make any promises about the value of any property you finance with us or its future prospects. You should always rely on your own enquiries.