Features

  • In the hot seat: Paul Herbert

    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

    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

  • A Big Deal: Steve Milligan by Melanie Mingas

    Picking up another broker’s bad deal is a challenge in itself, but when the self-employed client is also about to change jobs, the situation becomes far more complicated. Launch Finance director and finance manager Steve Milligan explains

  • Opportunity Knocks by Melanie Mingas

    With a suite of new products and a foot in the New Zealand market, Pepper Money is helping brokers capitalise on new opportunities. CEO Australia Mario Rehayem reveals the details

  • Hot Seat: Clive Kirkpatrick by Melanie Mingas

    Clive Kirkpatrick, general manager of Vow, shares his tips for how brokers can thrive in the current environment, and reels off the South African delicacies he would serve to MFAA CEO Mike Felton

  • Repricing credit and risk by Melanie Mingas

    With its traditional business models under threat, it’s all change for Australia’s credit checking regime. However, as credit and risk consultant Andrew Tierney says, credit bureaux can thrive if they rethink pricing and embrace open banking

  • Commercial's big break by Melanie Mingas

    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

  • Property investment: the reality behind the numbers by Melanie Mingas

    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