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Getting A Home Loan As An Australian Expat Is Different

Many Australians living and working overseas wish to buy property in Australia for a variety of reasons: getting on the property ladder, purchasing a future home, or building an investment portfolio for the future.

But unfortunately, the average Australian bank or broker isn’t set up to make life easy for expat property purchasers.

  • Due to time differences, they are often difficult to contact.
  • They may be unfamiliar with special expat policies.
  • It’s harder to move forward in a timely fashion.

That’s where we can help…

We Specialise In Helping Aussie Expats Get The Funds You Need

Because we have deep experience working with Australian Expats based all around the world, we’re able to make your purchase experience as smooth as possible.

  • We have detailed knowledge of lender policies and products.
  • We’re familiar with expat accounting, tax and investment queries and can refer you to specialists if needed.
  • We provide convenient scheduling for all time zones.

Get in touch to book a Free Expat Loans Strategy Session to explore your options, without cost and obligation.

Our Free Service Has Been Completely Tailored To The Needs Of Expats

  • All loan advice is completely tailored to your unique situation
  • Available on Skype at hours to suit you
  • We’re accessible 7 days per week
  • Referrals to expat-savvy professionals as needed (e.g. buyer agents, accountants, tax professionals)
  • Proactive updates and Advice documents to ensure you’re never left in the dark
  • We are not owned by or aligned to any bank or institution

Meet Expat Lending Specialist, Marcus Roberts

Marcus Roberts, founder of Brighter Finance is not your typical mortgage broker. His expertise has been featured by Forbes, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Inc., and SBS. He is a proud member of both the MFAA and the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA). With close to 20 years experience in banking and financial services behind him, he truly enjoys watching clients make better financial decisions and helping them get the property they want.

Marcus, Brighter Finance

What Others Are Saying About Brighter Finance

"Marcus guided us through the process expertly, and was always on hand"

Marcus helped us secure our mortgage for our first property in Australia. He was fantastic throughout. As first time buyers he guided us through the process expertly, and was always on hand to answer any and all our questions. We frequently changed our minds in the early stages of the mortgage process, but Marcus always dealt with these changes promptly. I would highly recommend Marcus as a mortgage advisor and will be using in in the future for any mortgage applications and reviews we carry out.

Ben Thompson

"Marcus went above and beyond"

Marcus went above and beyond to find us the right mortgage provider, offering any assistance we needed. He was even able to go back and get a generous rate discount after the initial offer. You won’t find another more helpful and trustworthy mortgage broker. Highly recommended!

James Williams

"Can confidently recommend!"

Marcus explained in simple language my home loan options. Very happy with the service and can confidently recommend!

Gerard Dallow

"Marcus took to explain everything in the simple terms"

Marcus was a great help right from the start at our first meeting it was apparent that Marcus acted in the clients best interest & his advise was based on that and not selling a service. Your first mortgage can be quite daunting and that was all mitigated with the time he took to explain everything in the simple terms that helped me take all the information in. If I ever need another Mortgage or when I require a re-finance Marcus will be the first phone call.

Brett Wills

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are you and what do you do?

How are you different from other mortgage brokers?

As an expat, there are many special considerations that affect your lending options.

Many brokers are not familiar with the products, policies and processes required to streamline your approval.

Brighter Finance is different. We have specialised service offerings for Australian borrowers living overseas.

Our tailored approach ensures that your lending process is straightforward and hassle free.

Where are your clients based?

We help Aussie expats from all around the world.

We’ll help you schedule a convenient time to speak, regardless of what timezone you’re in.

From there we can communicate via phone, Skype or email – whatever works for you!

Our priority is to keep your application progressing as quickly as possible.


What's the cost of your service?

There is no cost to you, the borrower.

We are paid a modest commission by the lender when you receive your home loan.

By using a mortgage broker, you benefit from comparing dozens of lenders and finding the product that best aligns with your unique situation.

This allows you to save on fees and charges that you may otherwise pay if you were to go directly to the lender.

Can you assist with other support I may need?

We understand that purchasing a property from outside of Australia can present its own unique challenges.

We work with dozens of expats every month. Our goal is to make your borrowing experience as simple as possible.

If you need help – just let us know.