Shaun Howie is Principal of Insight Finance. Shaun is a results driven individual with 15 years hands on experience in the finance industry.
Shaun has lived in multiple countries and played soccer at the highest level representing Western Australia, as well as having attended the Western Australian Institute of Sport.
Shaun has 20 years of experience in the finance industry and has also completed his Graduate Diploma in Finance from the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in finance and banking and is a graduate of the Curtin Business School Growth Program.
Shaun specialises in all facets of business and commercial finance and enjoys working with a diverse portfolio of clients to help them grow their businesses.
Specialist lending skills in:
- Cash flow management
- Personalised financial strategies
- Commercial finance
- Asset finance
- SMSF lending
Mortgage Broking, Home Loans, Personal Loans, Vehicle Loans
Exploring your options is key to choosing the loan that is right for you
Reviewing your refinancing options could help you find a fairer deal
Commercial, Asset and Business Loans
Get the right finance for the right reasons and your unique situation
Bring all of your payments together to simplify and reduce your debts
Let’s Work Together
Financial freedom is something that needs to be worked on consistently, we will assist you, your family and your business on this journey.
Do I have to pay a fee?
Our service is predominantly complimentary as Insight Finance Consultants are paid by the lenders for bringing the clients to them.
As with any loan or property fees, our Finance Consultants go to great lengths to ensure that you have a full understanding of the costs of borrowing funds and wherever possible try to reduce those costs. This ensures that you not only get great service but also save you money!
On occasion, in specific circumstances, we do charge a fee for service. If this is the case, we will discuss this with you and the fee will be agreed upon prior to commencing any work or negotiations on your behalf.
Why should I use a broker?
As of January 2019, brokers settled 59.1% of residential home loans in Australia, according to market share data sourced by the MFAA. Why do so many Australians use one?
- They can help pair a consumer with a home loan product and lender to best meet their needs
- They can be a valuable source of education and advice for consumers who need to navigate the often-overwhelming complexities of the home loan process
- They have the potential to introduce customers to more affordable products in some circumstances, on account of their reading of the market; they can also empower customers to bargain more confidently with lenders
In the majority of cases, a consumer’s access to a broker service is free of charge.
How much should I borrow?
There’s often a difference between how much you can borrow and how much you should borrow.
A mortgage broker is required to make sure that they arrange a loan that suits your current and future financial circumstances, rather than simply encouraging you to borrow as much as possible.
They will also factor in your ability to repay your loan if interest rates rise.
What type of loan should I go with? – Fixed, Variable or Both
Fixed rate, variable and split home loans all have their own benefits but also considerations you’ll need to take into account
When you take out a home loan, you usually have the choice of fixing your interest rate, taking out a variable interest rate or even combining the two into a split rate loan.
Choosing which one could be right for you comes down to weighing up which you value more in your home loan: flexibility or stability, or whether you’d like a little of both.
What is a pre-approval and how long does it last?
A pre-approval gives you an indication of the maximum amount you can borrow. By getting your pre-approval you have the power to negotiate with confidence.
Pre-approvals are usually valid from between three to six months. If your pre-approval expires before you find a property then we can generally apply for an extension.
“I’m dedicated to finding you a fairer deal”
WEST LEEDERVILLE WA 6007
PO Box 1595
WEST PERTH WA 6872
+618 6315 2700