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Task 1 — Key terms, gathering and documenting client information
1. Complete the ‘Key terms’ (located at the end of the written assignment in Appendix 1).
2. Using the information provided in Case study 1, complete the ‘Client information collection tool’ (located at the end of the written assignment in Appendix 2).
3. You will need to complete the Genworth LMI Calculator and Genworth Serviceability Calculator to assess the security, debt service and borrowing capacity for Jennifer and Philip Brown. To do this, follow these steps:
(a) Use the details in Case study 1.
(b) Read the Genworth Calculator Supplementary Material Guide available in the KapLearn CIVMBv5 subject room.
(c) Process the loan application using the Genworth Serviceability Calculator accessible here: https://www.genworth.com.au/lenders/lmi-tools/serviceability-calculator .
(d) Once you have processed it, download a copy of the PDF and save it to your desktop.
Note: You will need to upload a copy of this pdf with your written and oral assignment submission. This will assist your assessor with providing feedback on your written and oral assignment submission.
Note: Any assumptions you make should be listed and should not be in conflict with the case study information already provided.
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Task 2 — Assessing the clients’ situation
1. Based on the information provided in the case study and any other online tools used, you now need to assess the clients’ loan application paying particular attention that you have met legislative requirements, followed industry codes of practice and met lender credit policy.
Answer questions (a)–(j) for Task 2: Question 1 below.
Provide data to support your comments and conclusions. (450 words)
Note: The assessment of the clients’ needs is a critical prelude to you completing Part 4 of the Oral assignment requirement for this course.
(a) Does the application appear to meet legislative requirements? (e.g. NCCP)
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(b) According to the Genworth calculator, what is the maximum borrowing capacity of client?
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(c) Does the client have the capacity to meet deposit and total cash contribution for the loan required?
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(d) What are the required repayments based on the loan required?
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(e) What will the security be and is it an appropriate type of security?
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(f) (i) Will Jennifer and Philip be required to pay Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) and why?
(ii) If so, what would the premium be?
(iii) Name at least two (2) options borrowers have to pay the LMI fee.
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(g) What loan amount would you recommend, and why?
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(h) What is the likelihood that the clients will be able to meet all of their financial obligations?
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(i) Do Jennifer and Philip qualify for concessions on any of the fees and charges? Why or why not?
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(j) What other issues may impact, now or in the future, on the clients’ ability to meet their obligations, including any possible risks?
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2. Most lenders stress test loan repayments by adding an additional 2–3% on to the loan repayments to make sure a borrower can afford the repayments. If interest rates moved 3% higher, what would Philip and Jennifer’s loan repayments be and do you think they would be able to cope with the extra repayments? (50 words)
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3. Identify appropriate product options you can present to the clients that may remove this interest rate risk? (50 words)
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Task 3 — Borrowing options
Although Philip and Jennifer are looking to borrow at approximately 90% LVR, what other options could you present that would avoid the cost of LMI? Provide a minimum of two (2) options. (50 words)
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Task 4 — Reasonable enquiries
In the course of gathering information about the couple, you are required under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 to make all ‘reasonable’ enquiries to determine a borrower’s objectives, requirements and financial situation.
Identify at least six (6) ‘reasonable’ enquiries that you would make with the clients in the case study and explain why these enquiries are important in terms of NCCP compliance. (150 words)
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Task 5 — First Home Owners Grant and home buyer assistance schemes
(a) Describe the First Home Owner’s Grant or home buyer assistance scheme benefits and stamp duty concessions that are available in your State or Territory.
Note: Please identify which State or Territory you are from in your answer. (100 words)
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(b) Who would be eligible and what would be their benefit?
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(c) Are Philip and Jennifer eligible for any assistance? Explain why.
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Task 6 — Professional network and loan settlement process
1. Name three (3) parties, who are not directly involved in the processing of a loan and what their role is. Explain how you would communicate with them in an efficient and effective manner so that they understand pre-settlement conditions and their involvement required. (75 words)
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2. Explain how you would develop and maintain relevant networks with professionals such as those you detailed above or other professionals to ensure you are up to date with the products or services they provide. (50 words)
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3. You want to ensure that Philip and Jennifer have all the key insurance protections in place in case something unfortunate was to happen to one of them.
(a) What process would you follow during your discussion with the clients to ensure you have a good assessment of their needs? (50 words)
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(b) Explain who you should refer Philip and Jennifer to obtain advice on these types of products? (10 words)
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4. Briefly explain why it is important for the broker to remain informed of developments in the lending process despite not being actively involved at every stage. (150 words)
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5. The application form and related documents have now been signed and forwarded to the Lender for approval. Philip and Jennifer have agreed that you will keep their Solicitor informed of progress if/when the loan is approved.
Refer to the ‘Example of an Organisation’s Policies and Procedures’ within the toolbox document and explain what the service standards and timelines are for the following steps: (50 words)
(a) Advising the client’s solicitor/conveyancer that the loan is approved.
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(b) Advise the client’s solicitor/conveyancer that the loan documents have been executed by the client and returned to the lender.
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(c) Advise the client and the client’s solicitor/conveyancer that the settlement date has been confirmed.
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6. Clients have now called to execute loan offer and mortgage documents and are nervous that their Solicitor is very busy and difficult to contact. They want to know who will be responsible for what tasks from this point in the lead up to settlement and immediately following settlement.
Explain to Philip and Jennifer who is responsible for completion of what tasks once the loan documents have been returned to the lender and in the lead up to settlement and once settlement occurs. Focus on the lending organisation and the client’s solicitor/conveyancer roles in this part of the lending process. (150 words)
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Task 7 — Interest rates
1. Conduct your own research and answer the following: (150 words)
(a) What is the role of the RBA with respect to the movements of interest rates?
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(b) Why is it important to have these controls and how do they impact mortgage loans in Australia?
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(c) Are banks obliged to follow the RBA cash rate? Explain the reason for your answer.
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2. Philip and Jennifer from Case study 1, have called to discuss whether they should fix the interest rate on their loan after having received several conflicting viewpoints from family and friends. (150 words)
(a) Explain the process you would use to research and identify the various product options available to meet the needs of Philip and Jennifer.
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(b) Explain to Philip and Jennifer two (2) advantages and two (2) disadvantages of fixing a loan over different fixed rate terms.
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3. What other option/s can you suggest if they remain uncertain about whether to fix the interest rate on their loan? (100 words)
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