Financial Mini Series Episode 1: Good Debt, bad Debt with Glen Stewart

Episode Run Time: 00:43:25



Today I talk to Glen Stewart, who has been working in finance for 21 years. Originally from Ireland, he came to Australia and landed in the retail and property markets. For the past ten years, Stewart has been working in the medical finance space and is currently head of credit at Credabl. 

In this interview, we talk about good and bad debt, how to buy a practice, and when to buy a house, car, or a practice. We also tackle how your credit scores are calculated and why it’s essential to consult a specialist lender rather than your local bank. 

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Time Stamps

[00:05:20] Glen Stewart’s origin story

[00:07:19] Stewarts main area of expertise

[00:09:04 A borrower’s main selling point when approaching lenders

[00:13:05] Benefits of taking on debt

[00:15:30] The link between low-interest rates and debt taking

[00:18:42] Factors that make or break debt applications

[00:22:55] Average start-up cost to set up a practice in most cities

[00:23:50] A lender’s approach to financing start-ups

[00:25:28] Factors that influence the success rate of start-up practices

[00:27:10] Buying an established practice versus starting from scratch

[00:30:10] Corporate interference during practice ownership

[00:32:49] Dental practice success stories

[00:37:30] Defining credit scores

[00:42:17] Stewart’s message to you about debt

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Sponsor Details

This episode of Noobie Podcast has been proudly supported by specialist medical lender Credabl. If you need finance, be it for your personal or professional needs, the team at Credabl know the drill. From home loans and car loans to equipment and fitout loans or commercial property and practice purchases, the finance specialists at Credabl will provide a tailored solution for you.

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