WE SHOULD THANK THE RBA FOR HIGHER INTEREST RATES

Australia’s higher interest rates have been a huge draw card for foreign investment throughout  the past 5 years of the GFC. Despite certain media reports that Australia has now achieved the “safe haven” status among global investors (a statement that I don’t personally agree with), it’s the RBA’s sensible interest policy that has ensured that … Continue reading

GREEN SHOOTS IN COMMERCIAL FUNDING A POSITIVE SIGN FOR BORROWERS

The USA, is the centre of the investment Universe and what happens in the USA dictates the mode and tempo for markets all around the world. So it is impossible for a Global Recovery to occur if it does not include a recovery in Confidence, Growth and Economic Fundamentals in the USA. As far as … Continue reading

TIGHT CREDIT, HIGHER COSTS, AND SME’S LEFT SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS ?

I am asked regularly why has it become so difficult to raise finance and why have things changed so drastically ? When I established Folio Finance 7 years ago, the economy was flush with cheap money and Banks, Commercial Lenders,  Mortgage Trusts and Private lenders in Australia, couldn’t push their funds out the door quick enough. Commercial … Continue reading

A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FINANCE BLOG. WHO WOULD READ THAT ?

We are about to find out. The folio finance blog has been created to provide up to date and relevant information with respect to Commercial Property Finance. This blog will give you an insight into how investors and other savvy market participants, are using bank, non bank and non traditional avenues of finance, to purchase … Continue reading