Investment

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Investment Opportunities

Securing membership of the Fund, and the investment of your funds are completed in two stages:

Stage One
Application and Registration

To invest with RMBL we ask that you read the current Product Disclosure Statement then complete the relevant Application Form for the entity type (which should accompany the Product Disclosure Statement) and return it to us with your funds.

Alternatively, you can speak with one of RMBL’s team members on 03 9213 5700, or email our Investment Team at team@rmbl.com.au.

Upon receipt of the Application Form and your funds, your funds will be held in the Trust Account with the Bank pending Stage Two.


Stage Two
Investment in a Loan

Upon completion of Stage One, and subject to availability, RMBL will offer you a Loan or multiple Loans in which to invest. RMBL will forward you a Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement (SPDS) with a consent form detailing the information of one or more Loans. One SPDS will only relate to one Loan.

The Consent Form(s) must be returned to RMBL within five working days from the date of receipt. Upon receipt of the Consent Form(s), your funds will be allocated to your nominated Loan(s) and at that time, you will start to earn the interest rate applicable to that Loan(s).

Key facts

Frequently asked questions

What is a Contributory Mortgage Investment?

The Fund known as RMBL Mortgage Income Investments offers investment in Loans, which are secured by first registered Mortgages over legal interests in real property in Australia. Each Loan approved by RMBL is known as a Loan and is separate from other Loans.

The mortgages are registered in the name of RMBL being the mortgagee or lender. Each Investor contributes their funds to one or more Loans. Retail Investors approve the security for their investment after receiving the specific details of a particular Loan, in a Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement.

As the Fund is not a "pooled fund", your entitlement to income or capital is based only on your investment in a specific Loan and you have no right to the income or capital of other Loans. Upon receipt of a Consent Form and allocation of your funds to a Loan there is no cooling off period and you have no right to withdraw from a Loan at this stage.

What criteria is used to assess loan applications?

RMBL requires Borrowers to provide RMBL with the following information to assess the suitability of the proposed Loan Facility:

  • details of current assets and liabilities and other relevant financial information;
  • where a Loan Facility is for development purposes, details of costs involved and pre-sales obtained as well as any building contracts;
  • copies of contracts of sale;
  • identification check.

All of this information is then provided to RMBL’s Credit Committee who assess this information having regard to the suitability of the Borrower and quality of the security property. A majority of the Credit Committee must agree to approve the Loan.

Are there compensation arrangements in place?

RMBL must maintain adequate compensation arrangements at all times in accordance with its Licence requirements. To meet these requirements, RMBL has in place a professional indemnity insurance policy, which covers all of RMBL’s employees, officers, directors and Authorised Representatives. This policy provides cover of up to $10 million.

Further, RMBL requires adequate professional indemnity policies to be in place for all of its external service providers (such as Valuers, Quantity Surveyors, Real Estate Agents and Interstate Solicitors) before they can be officially appointed to RMBL’s Panel.

What are the benefits of investing in the Fund?

The significant benefits of investment in the Fund can be described as follows:

  • With over 60 years experience in Mortgage lending and investment, your funds are managed by professionals with extensive expertise in this area.
  • RMBL assesses each Borrower and each Loan to ensure that the Loan is suitable to be included in the Fund.
  • You will receive a competitive rate of return on a regular basis (usually monthly). You may elect to reinvest your interest if you wish.
  • As the Fund is not a “pooled fund”, you have the opportunity to choose the Loan in which you invest allowing you to exercise control in your investment decision. You may become accustomed to particular types of Security Property or Loans or you may wish to spread your funds across a number of Loans.
  • You may invest in the Loan with a minimum investment amount of $10,000 and in multiples of $1,000 thereafter.

How is the security for each Loan valued?

RMBL obtains an independent valuation from one of its Panel Valuers (all of RMBL’s Panel Valuers are required to provide RMBL with a copy of their professional indemnity insurance policy, and company profile before they can be appointed) before lending on a Security Property. The valuation must not be more than three months old. If the valuation is more than three months old, a new valuation of the Security Property is obtained before an advance is made to a Borrower.

An independent valuation is used to calculate the loan to value ratio (LVR) and RMBL will lend to a maximum LVR of 66.66% of the Security Property.

Where a loan is for development purposes, RMBL can at its discretion accept a Quantity Surveyor’s or Engineer's report instead of a valuation report during the term of the development. All of RMBL’s Quantity Surveyors and Engineers are also required to provide RMBL with details of their professional indemnity insurance and company profile.

Information you can expect to receive from RMBL?

Acknowledgement

Confirming receipt of your funds for investment.

Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement (SPDS) and Consent Form

Providing details of the Loan offered to you, along with the Consent Form which must be completed and returned to RMBL within 5 working days from the date of receipt for allocation to the Loan.

The SPDS will contain information such as:

(a) Details of the Borrower;
(b) The amount of the Loan advance to be advanced to the Borrower;
(c) The Commencement Date of the Loan;
(d) The Due Date of the Loan;
(e) The Lower and Higher Rate of interest payable;
(f) How interest will be calculated;
(g) When interest will be paid;
(h) Details of the Security Property;
(i) The name of the valuer, the value of Security Property, the relevant date and the basis of the valuation;
(j) The applicable LVR;
(k) The Type of Security Property;
(l) Insurance particulars for the Security Property (if applicable);
(m) Statement regarding the Borrower’s creditworthiness;
(n) Reference to the Loan documents executed by the Borrower;
(o) Fees charged to the Borrower.

The SPDS may contain other information that is relevant to a Loan.

Declaration of Trust
Confirmation that RMBL stands possessed of your funds along with the Mortgage documents specific to your nominated Loan on trust for you.

Interest Statement
This will be forwarded to you whenever interest is distributed to you. You may request a statement for any other period.

Annual Tax Statement
RMBL will provide a statement to you showing the amount of interest received during the relevant financial year.

Investment Summary
Upon request, RMBL will prepare a list of Loans where your funds are invested.

Notification of Default
If there is an event of default by a Borrower, you will be informed in writing of the default and the steps that RMBL is undertaking to rectify the default.

Interest Rate Change Advice
You will be advised within 7 working days of a change to the variable interest rate.

Investor Newsletter
Made available on our website on a quarterly basis. A hard copy is available on request.