Analysis

  • Creating opportunities for women in broking

    As the world celebrates International Women's Day, Jane Counsel, lead adviser on the MFAA's Opportunities for Women program, is hoping the finance industry will come together to encourage more females to become brokers

  • Solutions for struggling SMEs

    Australia's small business ombudsman is calling for a federal government-backed loan scheme to help SMEs survive the next 12 months as JobKeeper and rent relief come to an end

  • Shaking up stamp duty

    NSW brokers and real estate experts share their thoughts on buyers' newfound option to pay an annual property tax instead of stamp duty

  • Best interests at heart

    AB sits down with four award-winning brokerages to talk BID, with the new regulation going live in just a few days' time

  • Clawback reform: gaining clarity by AB

    Examining the proposed legislative changes and the impact of clawbacks on brokers' businesses

  • The power of knowledge by Melanie Mingas

    With the launch of its Broker Academy, Westpac has created what it’s calling “the biggest broker learning pathways resource”. Academy head Kylie Lano tells Australian Broker what it means for the industry and why it offers something for everyone

  • Getting back on track by Mariam Gabaji

    Despite a favourable interest rate environment and APRA’s removal of interest-only caps, arrears data highlights a new trend across Queensland and WA. Australian Broker examines the prospects for mortgage-stressed borrowers in the country’s most challenged markets

  • The (new) rules of engagement by Melanie Mingas

    Examining the draft Mortgage Brokers Bill and what it could mean for brokers and borrowers

  • The missed opportunities in data by Melanie Mingas

    Embracing data is crucial to delivering best customer outcomes - as well as protecting the future of the industry

  • Counting the cost of responsible lending by Melanie Mingas

    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