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  • In the hot seat: Dan Peters

    The past year has prompted Dan Peters, partner at Edgeview Finance, to give back to the community in a meaningful way. 'We want our contribution to charity to be significant, not a token,' he says, 'and to set the benchmark for what's possible'

  • Navigating the return to a new normal

    The world of mortgage broking, like many other service-based industries, has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. The return to a new normal will present challenges, says Dr Gav Schneider– but with some reflection, we can move forward with purpose and clarity

  • Banks to extend home loan deferral period by Sarah Megginson

    Lenders can now provide another four months to customers with reduced incomes and COVID-19 related financial difficulties. How can brokers help their clients access this?

  • Broker's top honour for community project: Humans of SKY by Sarah Megginson

    Melbourne-based broker John Ng, owner of finance brokerage Money Jar Concept, has been recognised for his initiative that helps combat loneliness and isolation – a cause that has become all the more important during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • A big deal: Thuy Hook by Sarah Megginson

    It should have been a straightforward deal: an equity release to fund cosmetic renovations. However, a strange interpretation of credit policy left these borrowers in the lurch – which is when broker Thuy Hook stepped in to save the day

  • Commercial finance: What is the current state of play? by Sarah Megginson

    No one could have predicted the twists and turns that 2020 has delivered for the commercial property and finance market. But as we cautiously emerge from the worst of the pandemic, what does the road ahead look like for this sector?

  • In the hot seat: Kirsty Dunphey by AB

    When Kirsty Dunphey, director of Launceston-based Up Loans, transitioned from a career in real estate to her own mortgage brokerage, she thought it would be a simple cross-step into a similar industry. But 'it was a steep learning curve,' she says, 'and one I'm still on!'

  • The big issues to discuss with borrowers by Jason Fallscheer

    Despite the economic challenges we've seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still demand for residential and commercial finance. However, Jason Fallscheer says there are key aspects of the financing process that brokers need to ensure their clients understand, now more than ever