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  • In the hot seat: Kirsty Dunphey

    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

    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

  • Mortgage approvals down, but for how long? by AB

    Is this sluggish market set to continue – and what can brokers do to assist clients in the interim?

  • A big deal: Nicola Tucker by Nicola Tucker

    Nicola Tucker, director and finance broker at Surf Coast Finance, took on this relatively straightforward commercial finance deal at the beginning of March – and then the pandemic hit

  • LMI waivers on the chopping block? by AB

    While 'low-risk' professional borrowers have traditionally been able to access such waivers, reports they're being withdrawn are gaining traction

  • Liberty means business by AB

    With the first six months of 2020 behind us, we can reflect on lessons learnt and prepare for the future. For John Mohnacheff, group sales manager at Liberty, this means strategising the best possible way to support brokers and their clients this year and beyond

  • In the hot seat: Paul Herbert by AB

    A chance opportunity at a university careers day led Paul Herbert, MyState Bank's head of home lending distribution, into banking. Previously, a career in landscaping beckoned: 'I still crave the creative aspects of seeing something physical from my efforts, so it’s an important outlet for me,' he says

  • Four distinct stages of recovery by James Mabbott

    The world will be a different place as it emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, with Australians' work, life and travel permanently changed. Next, we will see a previously unimaginable boost to the transformation of industries and society as we know them