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 fintech transformation by AB

    According to one fintech expert, brokers could soon be replaced by smart speakers. But will customers embrace such a technological leap?

  • Speaking up for brokers by

    Last month Entourage Finance broker Vincent Moore, penned an open letter to the Barefoot Investor and the outspoken journalist responded

  • Tempting the investors back by AB

    As APRA starts to hand control for investor lending back to individual ADIs, Australian Broker asks if the nation’s appetite for bricks and mortar investments is enough to reinvigorate its cooling property markets

  • A question of competition by Melanie Mingas

    As ASIC backs a flat-fee payment model, brokers on the ground say fees will limit their ability to compete and drastically reduce customer satisfaction

  • Preparing to diversify the workforce by AB

    PwC has advised its major clients that diversity legislation could be on the horizon in Australia. However, as women in the finance industry observe, ticking boxes is only half the story

  • The countries driving inbound investment by AB

    The last year saw a steep increase in Australian property deals originating in the UK and US. Ansarada CEO, Sam Riley, discusses the key trends