Features

  • Darin Hindmarsh in the hot seat

    Brokerage founder and CEO with a background in construction has put his knowledge of property and finance to use to help people realise their dreams

  • A helping hand for brokers

    Alan Hemmings, CEO of specialist online mortgage broking firm Home Loan Experts, says the introduction of BID and the relaxation of responsible lending laws won't reduce work for brokers, so they need to seriously consider outsourcing

  • A big deal: Vishal Gupta by Antony Field

    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 by Anthony Field

    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 by Sarah Megginson

    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 by Adam Brown and Kate Gubbins

    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 by Sarah Megginson

    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 by Sarah Megginson

    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