Commercial finance: What is the current state of play?
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
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: 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
Diversifying into SMSF LRBAs
Through SMSF lending, brokers keen to diversify their offering can find opportunities to work with SMEs to help them achieve their wealth management goals
The new era of open banking
With the first of July marking the start of 'phase one', AB examines what it all means for borrowers