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  • A big deal: Bernadette Christie-David

    While brokers may find that some of their clients have previously been given poor advice, in this case, Bernadette Christie-David discovered severe negligence by her client's bank – and she helped pave the way to a healthy compensation claim

  • Six months in: How are house prices faring?

    Forecasts and predictions that the pandemic is going to push real estate prices off a cliff have not yet eventuated – and many experts believe that suggestions of huge property price falls are overblown. What does the data say?

  • Is the economy ready to exit hibernation? by AB

    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 by AB

    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 by Bobby Powers

    Tip #9 — Look for "culture add" instead of "culture fit"

  • In the hot seat: Daniel O'Brien by AB

    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? by Stephen Moore

    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 by 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