Your Wealth

Borrowing to Invest 101

June 15, 2018

End of financial year is a common time for people to think about gearing – the potential deductibility of a year’s worth of interest cost can reduce your tax while borrowing to invest can boost your returns. This strategy is not without risk, however, and understanding the implications of both the strategy and the structures you use is critical.

In this timely podcast, Gemma Dale interviews Craig Saunders, lending expert and nab Head of Margin Lending Sales, about the issues you need to consider including:

  • Whether borrowing to invest could be right for you
  • Positive vs negative gearing
  • The importance of getting your loan structure right
  • How to avoid margin calls, and
  • The impact of tax on your borrowing strategy.

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