Analysis

  • Reality behind the numbers

    Investor activity in the residential property market has taken multiple hits over recent years, the latest being a 3.4% decline in returns in FY18/19, compared with a rally of 11.4% on ASX investments. Australian Broker examines the situation and where the opportunities lie for brokers

  • Romancing the loan writers

    Last year, while executives from the major banks answered to the royal commission, their non-bank competitors quietly issued 60% of all new mortgages. Now, with their sights set on regaining lost ground, the majors are back in business with new tools, touchpoints and tech – but is it enough to win back the third-party channel?

  • The challenger bank by Melanie Mingas

    The newly merged Finsure and Goldfields Money will provide lending solutions via broker distribution, but with a digital twist. Goldfields Money executive director and CEO Simon Lyons explains

  • Talking trail by Melanie Mingas

    Trail Homes founder Nick Young explains how brokers can cash in on their trail book

  • Raising the bar for SME lending by Melanie Mingas

    Australian Broker examines the benefits of the new Code of Lending for Australia's 2.1m SMEs

  • Addressing the perception gap by Melanie Mingas

    When it comes to gender balance, new research from MFAA confirms that perception is just as important as participation

  • Behind the numbers: making sense of the cash rate by AB

    As Australia beats its own cash rate record, one analyst advises on how brokers can leverage another hold

  • Protecting the silver economy by AB

    Examining the implications of the ABA's campaign to tackle financial abuse of the elderly