Citing a 100% success rate, the lender has said it will keep its two-week turnaround time for another three months
Staff at the major bank have been told of an overhaul in its bonus structure which focuses more on customer satisfaction
The mortgage franchise is on the lookout for “high calibre, dynamic and motivated” individuals to join its team
Questions have been raised challenging the common perception that property will remain a safe investment for the long term
First home buyers have provided the first green shoots of housing market recovery, but it will be investors that carry the torch in the coming year, predicts BIS Shrapnel.
Non-bank lenders and second tier banks are being given a leg up by Mortgage Choice with the franchise group urging its network to consider alternatives to the major banks.
The fall-out from the federal budget and the RBA's decision to leave rates on hold has seen consumer confidence fall in May.
Pointing once again to the strength of the local banking sector, the governor of the RBA, Glenn Stevens, said Australia was "well placed" for a recovery from the current turmoil.
Following the introduction of its new mandatory accreditation requirements, Westpac has entered into discussions to set a broker "re-accreditation fee".
As part of the small business community, brokers have been offered some incentives in the federal budget.