A big deal: Vishal Gupta
When broker Vishal Gupta was approached by a long-term client who wanted to expand their investment portfolio, he was confident he could help. Then the finer details of the deal – which included a fire-damaged property and granny flats – came to light
Opportunities abound in alternative lending
Alternative or specialist lending has enjoyed booming growth in recent years, and its market share is set to grow in the wake of the pandemic. Pepper Money's Aaron Milburn asks brokers who haven't yet moved into this space: what opportunities are you missing?
In the hot seat: Kathy Dundas
Mortgage broker Kathy Dundas has a simple and straightforward business name, and No Fuss Home Loans aims to do exactly what it promises: deliver stress-free and seamless finance solutions. While her journey through the industry has been littered with changes, Dundas says finance will always be her ideal career
Evolving tech needs in the new normal
Mortgage processes have been on a gradual path towards digital technologies, creating greater efficiencies for brokers and their customers – and COVID-19 has propelled this journey further. Advantedge general manager Adam Brown and Simpology CEO Kate Gubbins consider which trends are here to stay
Property price growth in the forecast
Over the last six months we've heard forecasts of property prices falling by anywhere from 10% to 40% as a result of the pandemic's impact. Now the tide has turned, and many are predicting far slower rates of decline – and even growth beyond 2021. What is driving this swift about-face in such uncertain times?
A big deal: Vincent Moore
Finance broker Vincent Moore thought he was working on a straightforward deal. It soon became clear that the client's unpaid debts, repayment plans and low valuation were set to cause some issues – and change his business processes along the way