AB issue 13.20

by 17 Oct 2016
COVER: Jaci Smith 
My Local Broker is a new player in the mortgage aggregation space, but chief executive Jaci Smith believes an industry shake-up is long overdue. With the aggregator’s purpose-built Chief CRM software, and plans to expand the My Local brand, it might just be time for brokers to sit up and pay attention to the new kid on the block

Consumer insights: Retirement savings improve
A report by Roy Morgan Research has shown that although women’s retirement savings are still well behind men’s, the gap is closing

Market talk: Investors unperturbed by market noise
PIPA has released its second annual survey showing that the majority of investors still believe now is a good time to invest in residential property

Business profile: Chifley Securities
Non-bank Chifley Securities’ Dominic Lambrinos tells Australian Broker why private lending is gaining traction in the commercial market, and how Chifley’s business model benefits borrowers, investors and brokers

Business strategy: Do more likes mean more business?
The Successful Adviser James McCracken on where brokers should put their focus when it comes to social media

Industry spotlight: Brokers’ big deals
Australian Broker asked six top Broker of the Year nominees to reveal their most memorable deals, and what they had to do to get them across the line

Societyone approaches $200m in lending
Marketplace lending company SocietyOne has released the details of its rapid four-year growth, with evidence that it is likely to continue accelerating