Intellichoice Financial Planning ties up with one of Australia’s leading investment management group

Intellichoice Financial Planning is proud to announce an alliance with one of Australia’s leading mortgage investment management group, La Trobe.

Online PR News – 12-April-2010 – – Intellichoice Financial Planning is proud to announce an alliance with one of Australia’s leading mortgage investment management group, La Trobe and offer clients the opportunity to invest in Australia’s best Mortgage Fund, as voted by Money Magazine.

A mortgage fund essentially takes investors’ money and uses it to make loans secured by mortgages or buy existing ones. You as an investor receive the net interest payments on those mortgages. These loans can be secured by mortgages over retail, commercial, industrial or residential properties.

Darin Hindmarsh, Managing Director of Intellichoice says ‘investing in a mortgage fund can consistently earn you between 7% and 15% depending on the degree of risk.’

‘This rate of return compares very favourably when compared with other forms of investments. For example, the average return on government bonds is 1.6% and 3.4% based on 1 year and 5 years respectively.’

Intellichoice has formed a relationship with La Trobe because of the strength and stability of their mortgage fund options. Their Pooled Mortgages Option has been recognised as Australian Best Mortgage Fund by Money Magazine, winning the 2010 Best of the Best Award.

A unique feature of the La Trobe Fund is their ‘Select Investments’ which means before you invest, you and your Intellichoice financial planner can review the details of the borrower and the proposed loan, including investment term, interest rate and payment terms together before you make the decision to invest or not.

‘A great feature of investing in a mortgage fund through our alliance partner is that you only need a minimum investment of $1,000, so you have all the advantages of being “the bank”, without having to fund the entire mortgage’ says Hindmarsh.

We aim to help everyone achieve their financial dreams.

While our clients have different needs, in some ways they are the same. They all want financial advice they can trust and expertise tailored to their individual needs.

Contact a financial planner at Intellichoice today on +61 7 3624 1900 or visit for more information about the financial planning services offered through Intellichoice.

La Trobe is a comprehensive mortgage investment management group, dedicated to providing financial solutions for borrowers and investors whose needs are underserved by traditional institutions. La Trobe is one of Australia’s leading independent specialist mortgage financiers, with total assets held and under management exceeding $1.5 billion. They serve over 27,000 customers for both mortgages and investments and have lent over $10 billion to 100,000 customers since inception in 1952. In 2010, La Trobe received the Gold Medal from Money Magazine for Best Mortgage Fund in Australia.