Start with why: Launching the TT Foundation

All great organisations start by answering the fundamental question, ‘Why?’.

At TrailBlazer Finance we provide specialised cashflow lending solutions to recurring revenue-based businesses, harnessing the value of reliable, stable and predictable cashflow.

While there is no shortage of businesses that understand the value in what we do, chances are, hearing our elevator pitch isn’t going to leave you personally inspired to “change the world” either.

This isn’t to say that we aren’t passionate about cashflow lending, we are, however our ‘Why’ runs much deeper…

At Trailblazer, we have tried to create a company culture of giving back.

Not only does the team engage in self-led social workdays each year – that finish with a WhatsApp frenzy of happy selfies and stories at the end of each day, but we’ve been supporting a number of charities since our inception. Our major partners in this area have been ‘Room To Read’ a non-profit organisation, and the ‘Humpty Dumpty Foundation’.

To further our mission, we are excited to announce the launch of the TT Foundation.

This charitable arm of TrailBlazer Finance has been set up as a vehicle to drive our impact further, allowing us to give even more to the causes that we support. Going forward, 100% of the Discharge Fees paid by clients at the maturity of their loans will be credited to the TT Foundation and distributed to a range of Australian registered charities, where we want to help to make a difference.

This significant milestone in TrailBlazer Finance’s timeline adds an equally great, tangible commitment to our ‘why’.

To kick things off we made the TT foundation’s first donation of $10,000 to the ‘Humpty Dumpty Foundation’. This has since seen the purchase of medical equipment that is already supporting babies in need at Bankstown Hospital (NSW).

We are honoured to be able to combine our passion for cash flow finance with our passion for giving back, and are looking forward to watching the foundation grow in impact over the years to come.

If you are interested in finding out more, please feel free to e-mail us at TrailBlazer Finance or call us on 1300 139 003 for a discrete conversation and insight. 

Viruses and Valuations: How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the value of your trail book?

Look at the trials and tribulations faced by the mortgage broking industry over the last decade. Should we be surprised if the pandemic has had an impact on the most valuable asset your business has, and which you have grown over its life? Absolutely not.

As a company that has bought, sold, valued, and lent against thousands of trail books, we have eagerly (and anxiously) sat in front row seats observing how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted trail book valuations over the past year, and here is some of what we’ve seen:

What climbs with COVID-19 cases? Arrears rates

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From AFG broker to firefighter: How you can harness the value of your trail book to pursue other dreams

At the beginning of 2021, Sam (name changed to protect his identity) had an epiphany. After a decade of building and nurturing a successful mortgage brokerage and helping clients achieve their dreams, it was time to realise his own ambitions by following his passion in firefighting.

Sam’s primary concerns were ensuring his clients would be transitioned to a safe set of hands and achieving a sale price commensurate with the hard work and energy he had poured into his business.Read More

The sharks of mortgage broking: How to eat and avoid being eaten.

The sharks of mortgage broking: How to eat and avoid being eaten.

It’s likely that you’ve heard the saying “there are two certainties in life: death and taxes”. While this holds true for the vast majority, there’s a third certainty for those in the mortgage broking industry, that being change.

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Time to get your house in order: What we can expect from the ATO in 2021

What we can expect from the ATO in 2021

2020 was a lenient and generous year for the ATO with respect to small business. Not surprisingly as a result the ATO’s revenue target took a hit and debt levels increased 18% from $45 billion to $53 billion.

With the worst of the pandemic behind us in Australia and the economy picking back up, it’s reasonable to assume that the ATO will be less lenient on small businesses going forward.

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Mind the funding gap

The ongoing struggle for SME funding

A recent industry study* has shown one in four SMEs is unsuccessful in obtaining funding, with the majority being turned away by major banks.

And that’s a whole lot of cries for help that have fallen on deaf ears, particularly when you consider nearly 50% of Australian SMEs sought funding in the last 12 months as they struggled with the fallout from an economically tumultuous year.

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Rolling in the deep

Reflecting on rent roll trends in 2020 and the outlook for 2021

2020 dealt a lousy hand to plenty of industries – and the property management industry is certainly no exception. If you’re a real estate manager, the pandemic has likely had a significant impact upon the value of your rent roll – and likely a net positive impact if you happened to be in the “right” location.

We’re here to help demystify some of the trends in rent roll evaluation over the last 12 months so that you can appreciate their impact upon your business in 2021.

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Stinking hot with storm clouds on the horizon

Are you equipped to weather all seasons in 2021?

Congratulations – you survived the Covid-19 flash storm that engulfed 2020! But before the uncertainty and turbulence of 2020 dwindle into the recesses of our collective memory, stop to ask yourself what does the rest of 2021 hold for the mortgage and finance brokerage industry?

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Whether you’re a mortgage broker, financial planner, rent roll business owner, accountant or other cashflow business, we can understand and support your specific business goals and needs.

Contact us

Suite 401, Level 4, 59-75 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

1300 139 003

info@trailblazerfinance.com.au