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

  • Romancing the loan writers by Melanie Mingas

    Last year, while executives from the major banks answered to the royal commission, their non-bank competitors quietly issued 60% of all new mortgages. Now, with their sights set on regaining lost ground, the majors are back in business with new tools, touchpoints and tech – but is it enough to win back the third-party channel?

  • The true role of the SME broker by Melanie Mingas

    Leo Tyndall, founder of marketplace lending platform Marketlend, says SMEs are being let down and preyed upon by both banks and fintechs – and brokers have an increasingly important role to play in tackling the issue

  • Hot Seat: Adam Crane by Melanie Mingas

    When he completed his undergrad degree, all Adam Crane knew was that he didn’t want to be an accountant. Now the CFO for ME Bank, he shares his tips for working in finance

  • Hot Seat: Andrew Bromley by Melanie Mingas

    Personal mortgage adviser for Smartline Andrew Bromley, talks about how to nurture professional relationships

  • Back to school by Melanie Mingas

    BBX 2019 saw hundreds of brokers learn the latest business tips and productivity hacks from their peers, lenders and aggregators

  • Leaving the comfort zone by Melanie Mingas

    The why, when and how of moving into commercial finance, as explained by lenders and aggregators