Opinion

  • Opinion: Staying on top of your game

    With the significant focus on household debt and regulators on a knife edge when it comes to the property market, brokers need to assert the critical role they play in the credit chain

  • Opinion: Brokers, stand your ground

    Property lawyer Peter Mericka breaks down the property transaction and urges brokers not to become pawns for the banks

  • ​Financial hardship and credit restoration by External

    John Dickinson of Clean Credit looks at how hardship provisions relate to credit repair

  • Inquiry a chance to be BOLD by External

    WealthMaker’s Michael McAlary provides a snapshot of big-picture issues for the financial services inquiry

  • Sam Boer: Forging Ahead For 2014 by Adam Smith

    Commonwealth Bank’s general manager of broker sales says the bank remains committed to helping brokers gain efficiency

  • ​Four keys to Successful Negotiation by External

    Whether you’re haggling with the banks, disputing a valuation, dealing with aggregators, bosses, employees or clients – or just trying to get the kids into bed – business coach Lynda Bayada offers strategy tips to get the best solutions for you and your business.

  • Christa Malkin: Hands-on Leadership by Adam Smith

    Bank of Melbourne’s Christa Malkin has said the lender will be ‘hands on’ in taking its message to the broker market in 2014 Christa Malkin may have been in her role a short time, but she’s ready to hit the ground running.

  • Marissa Schulze: Banking, babies and broking by Adam Smith

    South Australian broker and this year’s AMA ‘Young Gun, Independent’ award winner Marissa Schulze moved from banking to broking when her first child was born – and says it’s a great career option for parents looking for a balance between financial freedom and quality time with their children.