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  • A big deal: Bernadette Christie-David

    While brokers may find that some of their clients have previously been given poor advice, in this case, Bernadette Christie-David discovered severe negligence by her client's bank – and she helped pave the way to a healthy compensation claim

  • Six months in: How are house prices faring?

    Forecasts and predictions that the pandemic is going to push real estate prices off a cliff have not yet eventuated – and many experts believe that suggestions of huge property price falls are overblown. What does the data say?

  • Broker receives top honour for community project by Sarah Megginson

    Melbourne-based John Ng recognised for initiative which helps combat loneliness – a cause all the more important during COVID

  • A big deal: Thuy Hook by Sarah Megginson

    It should have been a straightforward deal: an equity release to fund cosmetic renovations. However, a strange interpretation of credit policy left these borrowers in the lurch – which is when broker Thuy Hook stepped in to save the day

  • Commercial finance: What is the current state of play? by Sarah Megginson

    No one could have predicted the twists and turns that 2020 has delivered for the commercial property and finance market. But as we cautiously emerge from the worst of the pandemic, what does the road ahead look like for this sector?

  • In the hot seat: Kirsty Dunphey by AB

    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 by Jason Fallscheer

    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

  • A big deal: Mary Sartinas by Mary Sartinas

    For Mary Sartinas, director of Affiliate Finance & Property, this clunky development finance deal presented some big challenges – but her creative solutions got her borrowers out of a pickle