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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

  • A big deal: Luke Heavey by Luke Heavey

    A stable career and strong income doesn’t mean approval is a shoe-in, explains senior finance consultant at Orium Finance

  • Is the economy ready to exit hibernation? by AB

    While many feared Australia could be stalled for months on end, economists now suggesting the worst is already behind us

  • Regional Brokers: Tale of two speeds by AB

    While many capital city brokers are struggling under the weight of the files of customers who need urgent financial help, it’s a different story in regional Australia. Four brokers talk about their experiences of the regional mortgage market during the pandemic and show that location is no barrier to superior service and outcomes

  • 16 tips to hire people who will do more than fill an empty seat by Bobby Powers

    Tip #9 — Look for "culture add" instead of "culture fit"

  • In the hot seat: Daniel O'Brien by AB

    In a burst of optimism and 'arrogance', Daniel O’Brien quit his banking job and launched PFS Financial Services in 2004. Since then, the broker has seen every possible loan scenario cross his desk – including an extramarital aff air that caused fi nancial carnage

  • Property buyers retreat - but for how long? by Stephen Moore

    There’s no way to predict just how deeply the property market will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when property buyers are stepping back from the market, how can brokers continue to write loans and support their customers?