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?

  • All eyes on Tas by AB

    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?

  • At odds over accreditation by Otiena Ellwand

    Industry figures debate CBA’s changes to broker accreditation and what it will mean for the future of the industry

  • Preparing borrowers for the unknown by Nicola Middlemiss

    Will the current standard serviceability buffer be enough to protect borrowers, or is a domino effect of defaults on the horizon?