Is the economy ready to exit hibernation?
While many feared Australia could be stalled for months on end, economists now suggesting the worst is already behind us
Regional Brokers: Tale of two speeds
While many capital city brokers are struggling under the weight of the files of customers who need urgent financial help, it’s a different story in regional Australia. Four brokers talk about their experiences of the regional mortgage market during the pandemic and show that location is no barrier to superior service and outcomes
16 tips to hire people who will do more than fill an empty seat
Tip #9 — Look for "culture add" instead of "culture fit"
In the hot seat: Daniel O'Brien
In a burst of optimism and 'arrogance', Daniel O’Brien quit his banking job and launched PFS Financial Services in 2004. Since then, the broker has seen every possible loan scenario cross his desk – including an extramarital aff air that caused fi nancial carnage
Property buyers retreat - but for how long?
There’s no way to predict just how deeply the property market will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when property buyers are stepping back from the market, how can brokers continue to write loans and support their customers?
A Big Deal: David Thurmond
Owner-manager of Mortgage Choice in Berwick says his deal for an investor with multiple cross-securitised properties takes the cake for complexity