25 November 2014 DHA steps it up as they build networks in the financial services industry

Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has met with experts from the financial services and superannuation industries at the recent ‘Stepping it up’ ASFA 2014 National Conference Super Expo in Melbourne and the Financial Planners Association Congress in Adelaide. As exhibition sponsors, it was an opportunity to build industry networks and to showcase the benefits of DHA’s property investment program.

‘These conferences are among the largest of these industry events held in Australia, so we were pleased to be a part of them,’ DHA Head of Sales and Portfolio Management, Dan Carton said.  

‘We are a growing business and we’re always looking for ways to strengthen our investment program, and that includes diversifying our sales channels. We’ve been seeing a significant increase in DHA properties being purchased through Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF), and our participation at these events is an ideal opportunity to pursue this and to develop industry partnerships.

‘While all property investment has risks, the DHA product offers a low-risk investment. It ticks all the compliancy boxes for investing in residential property through a SMSF and is designed to be a long-term investment with no ongoing management commitment and very little spend, aside from an upfront management fee. It is the epitome of passive investing making it an ideal option for the SMSF market.

‘Outside of these industry events, we’ve also been meeting with a number of financial service providers and have even partnered with some of the big banks and providers, including AMP, Mortgage Choice and Aussie Home Loans as part of our seminar series. With these partner series we’re able to leverage off the positive relationships and it’s a ‘win-win’ for us and them,’ says Dan.

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