MPA issue 12.01
MPA Hot List 2012; Toowoomba – one year on; Surviving the holiday hiatus; Tis the season; Head to head; Boosting your business opportunities through self-managed super; The do’s and don’ts of insurance; How to keep focused in turbulent times; All the latest statistics, product and market news and online commentary.
Productivity paramount, but no 'foot off the pedal'
Companies will have to drive greater productivity in the New Year as the full force of NCCP comes to bear on the industry
Outlook gloomy for FHB deposits
More than a third of renters don't believe they'll be able to save a deposit anytime soon, and close to half believe they'll have to find a better job to afford property
Watchdog zeros in on mandatory MFAA membership
The ACCC is seeking consultation on lender requirements that brokers be MFAA members, asking industry stakeholders if the requirements are beneficial or detrimental to consumers
LJ Hooker grabs new funding in drive for stickier customers
LJ Hooker has added Adelaide Bank to its range of funders, and head of finance Peter Bromley has said the move will create stickier customers for the company
'Perfect storm' brings first homebuyer flood
Market conditions have caused a "perfect storm" for first homebuyer demand, it has been claimed