Analysis

  • Best interests at heart

    AB sits down with four award-winning brokerages to talk BID, with the new regulation going live in just a few days' time

  • Investors lured to the regions

    Survey shows investors are shifting focus to a land of golden opportunities: regional Australia

  • Lending reforms a step in the right direction

    Brokers in for an even busier 2021 given the government's plan to increase the flow of credit

  • 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?

  • Six months in: How are house prices faring? by Sarah Megginson

    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?

  • A risky business or safe as houses? by Sarah Megginson

    Has 2020 highlighted just how risky property investing is – or is it a bump in the road for an otherwise secure asset class?

  • Are Australians better off financially now? by Sarah Megginson

    When the federal government began delivering hundreds of billions of dollars worth of stimulus packages and grants in March, some Australians wound up better off financially than they were before the pandemic hit. But where are we headed from here?

  • Will September deliver a 'fiscal cliff'? by Sarah Megginson

    Are we approaching financial doom? Moreover, for those who have weathered the storm financially thus far, is this an opportunity to build wealth?

  • Banks to extend home loan deferral period by Sarah Megginson

    Lenders can now provide another four months to customers with reduced incomes and COVID-19 related financial difficulties. How can brokers help their clients access this?

  • The new era of open banking by AB

    With the first of July marking the start of 'phase one', AB examines what it all means for borrowers