Analysis

  • How low will prices actually fall?

    Banks, economists and industry insiders have predicted that Australian house prices will collapse by as much as 30% in the wake of the pandemic. But is this truly accurate – and how can we genuinely forecast just how low prices will fall?

  • Is the economy ready to exit hibernation?

    While many feared Australia could be stalled for months on end, economists now suggesting the worst is already behind us

  • 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

  • The fintech transformation by AB

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

  • 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