Features

  • Commercial's big break

    From non-residential property to asset and construction finance, by some estimates untapped commercial lending opportunities are currently worth $85bn. But when it comes to finding solutions for clients, Australian Broker finds that there is more to the sector than meets the eye

  • Reality behind the numbers

    Investor activity in the residential property market has taken multiple hits over recent years, the latest being a 3.4% decline in returns in FY18/19, compared with a rally of 11.4% on ASX investments. Australian Broker examines the situation and where the opportunities lie for brokers

  • Times of change by Melanie Mingas

    Steve Kane, National Australia Bank’s general manager of broker distribution, reveals how the major’s digital focus will transform lending and give brokers an upper hand with residential, commercial and SME clients

  • Paying it forward by Melanie Mingas

    Inspired by the support they’ve received throughout their careers, Matthew Johnson and Jean-Pierre Gortan of Simplicity Loans & Advisory have devised a new training and referral program that they hope will elevate the standard of commercial broking

  • Hot Seat: Nathan Walsh by Melanie Mingas

    As a former bank exec turned fintech co-founder, Athena Home Loans CEO Nathan Walsh is no stranger to bold moves. Here he explains how his first job laid the foundations for a business model that aims to turn the mortgage industry on its head

  • The CEO Sleepout by Melanie Mingas

    Industry CEOs bed down in Balmain to raise funds for Vinnies

  • Plugging the gaps by Melanie Mingas

    Australia’s relationship with credit has changed, and it’s having huge implications on the tools brokers keep to hand. Alf Vasta, the newly appointed head of broker for MoneyPlace, explains how prospective mortgage applicants can leverage the trend

  • A Big Deal: Thuy Hook by Melanie Mingas

    Even when armed with the full facts, broking a mortgage is no easy task. But when clients have financial skeletons in their closet and an impossible deadline to meet, the pressures stack up. Thuy Hook, mortgage broker at EZ Financing, explains