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  • Major bank hikes mortgage rates

    The major bank has increased rates on fixed term owner occupied and investment loans by up to 65 basis points

  • Cash rate widely predicted to hold

    With the RBA going into their monthly board meeting tomorrow, many are predicting an outcome that will see the cash rate left at 1.5% well into 2017

  • Poll: Will you be encouraging your clients to fix? by Caroline Dann

    With so many cuts to majors' and second-tiers' fixed rates lately, will you be encouraging your clients to lock in a fixed rate? Have your say now

  • Kiwi-sourced funds 'denied' SMSF transfer by WP

    SMSFs will be put at a ‘severe disadvantage’ if a proposed exclusion of New Zealand-sourced retirement funds into Australian SMSFs goes ahead, argues the SPAA

  • Comparison sites: friend or foe? by Trevor Treharne

    In this exclusive interview with the MD of a major comparison site, our sister publication Insurance Business discovers just how traditional brokers fit into the online picture

  • Social media can solve insurance issues by

    Not a fan of social media? It's more valuable to insurance and mortgage brokers than you may think, at least according to these researchers

  • Potential planners 'need' substantial certification by Robin Christie

    If you're feeling the pressure to diversify and become more of a financial planner than a mortgage broker, it's worth finding out how valuable the certification for planners actually is...

  • Aussie slams ‘shredding’ claim by Caroline Dann

    Aussie has hit back at ‘shredding ’claims made yesterday in The Australian, telling Australian Broker Online the story was “totally misguided”