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Mortgage Trust

Investing in Property Mortgages

SME Mortgage Financing Trust (Fund) is a property mortgage investment fund which is only available to wholesale clients. The Trustee of the Fund is Specialised Investment and Lending Corporation Pty Ltd (Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) number 407100) and SME Mortgage Managers (SME) Pty Ltd is the investment manager.

The SME credit team has a combined 60+ years in assessing credit of all different borrower types, so investors in the  SME Mortgage Financing Trust can take comfort that their fund investments are carefully assessed and managed.

Why Invest with SME

SME has matched potential borrowers to lenders for over 40 years. Our people have decades of experience in property secured lending and have managed lending through all business and economic cycles. 

The SME credit team assesses each potential lending opportunity against strict and proven credit criterium to provide lenders with the confidence that appropriate due diligence on the borrower has been conducted, thereby reducing the lenders’ risk. Over a period  in excess of 15 years, SME has achieved an industry leading borrower fulfilment rate of 99%.

How it Works

The Fund currently consists of two classes of units for you to choose from. Investments within the Senior Pooled Loan Units are secured by way of first mortgages over property. Investments within Junior Pooled Loan Units are secured by way of either a registered second mortgage, unregistered second ranking mortgages (supported by a registered caveat) and/or other security interests (such as personal guarantees).

Investors can choose to allocate their investment monies to either or across the senior or junior pooled loan units. .  By investing in each ‘pool’ (portfolio) of loans, investors can spread and diversify their risk across multiple loans, rather than to a single loan only.

The loan terms within the Senior Pooled Loan Units are generally 12 months to a maximum of 2 years and 6 to 12 months within Junior Pooled Loan Units second mortgages.

Distributions, if any, will be made within 20 days of the end of each financial quarter, after deduction of all expenses relevant to the specific class of units (i.e.: trustee fees; investment manager fees; other fund fees). At the end of each financial year, investors will be issued with tax statements outlining distributions received during the year.


Your fund has an independent trustee

To protect the interests of investors, the SME Mortgage Financing Trust has appointed the Specialised Investment and Lending Corporation Pty Ltd  as an independent trustee to oversee investor monies and ensure the correct disbursement of loan funds, payment of fund costs, redemptions and investor distributions.

The Specialised Investment and Lending Corporation Pty Ltd  is a specialised financial solutions provider established since 2011, and provides the SME Mortgage Financing Trust with the end to end fund administration including managing the funds trust bank accounts, fund accounting, investor reporting, unit pricing and registry maintenance.

As trustee for the Fund, Specialised Investment and Lending Corporation Pty Ltd is also responsible for the compliance and governance of the Fund and ensures that it operates within the law, the Fund Trust Deed and the Information Memorandum.


For more information on the fund and to obtain a copy of the Information Memorandum, please contact us on (03) 8825 8888, via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on our website

Important Information

The information on this webpage is published by SME Mortgage Managers Pty Ltd ACN 630 597 572 (Investment Manager). The authority of the Investment Manager, a corporate authorised representative (number 1280240) of Specialised Investment and Lending Corporation Pty Ltd ACN 149 520 918 (Australian Financial Services Licence number 407100), is limited only to general advice and deal by arranging services relating to the SME Mortgage Financing Trust (Fund) and to wholesale clients only.

The Information Memorandum (IM) for the SME Mortgage Financing Trust (Fund) issued by Specialised Investment and Lending Corporation Pty Ltd (Trustee) is available. If you would like to receive a copy of the IM, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All prospective investors should carefully consider the contents in the IM in full and seek any necessary professional advice prior to making any decision regarding an investment in the Fund. Information relating to the Fund contained in this website may differ to information on the Fund contained in the IM. No reliance may be placed on this website for any purpose. This website does not in any way constitute an invitation or offer to subscribe for or buy any financial product or a solicitation to engage in or refrain from engaging in any transaction or legal act. In no circumstances is this information to be used by, or presented to, a person for the purpose of making a decision about a financial product, class of products or transaction. Except as required by law and only to the extent so required, neither the Investment Manager nor its affiliates warrant or guarantee, whether expressly or implicitly, the accuracy, validity, timeliness, merchantability or completeness of any information or data (whether prepared by us or by any third party) within this website for any particular purpose or use or that the information or data will be free from error. Further, the Trustee, the Investment Manager and its affiliates expressly disclaim any responsibility and shall not be liable for any loss, damage, claim, liability, proceeding, cost or expense arising directly or indirectly and whether in tort (including negligence), contract, equity or otherwise out of or in connection with or from the use of the information in this website. 

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