Analysis

  • Counting the cost of responsible lending

    Following the shock ruling that saw ASIC’s responsible lending case dismissed by a judge, Australian Broker examines what the decision could mean for the future of expense verification and the ability of lenders to accurately predict serviceability

  • Property investment: the 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

  • Preparing to diversify the workforce by Melanie Mingas

    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

  • All eyes on Tas by Melanie Mingas

    As the good times end in Sydney and Melbourne, those in search of better deals are heading south. But as Tasmania is starting to discover, more people means more demand on a limited supply

  • Managing change and staying ahead by AB

    HomeStart’s Deborah Dickson shares her tips for managing everything from regulation to digitisation

  • Checking in on Sedgwick by Nicola Middlemiss

    How are the banks progressing on remuneration reforms?

  • Brokers and the bubble by Otiena Ellwand

    Are brokers exacerbating the risks in the housing market?