Analysis

  • 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

  • Investors lured to the regions

    Survey shows investors are shifting focus to a land of golden opportunities: regional Australia

  • Lending reforms a step in the right direction

    Brokers in for an even busier 2021 given the government's plan to increase the flow of credit

  • Property price growth in the forecast

    Over the last six months we've heard forecasts of property prices falling by anywhere from 10% to 40% as a result of the pandemic's impact. Now the tide has turned, and many are predicting far slower rates of decline – and even growth beyond 2021. What is driving this swift about-face in such uncertain times?

  • 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

  • Property investment: the reality behind the numbers by Melanie Mingas

    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 by Melanie Mingas

    The big four banks are moving on from royal commission - and asking brokers to come with them

  • The end of easy money by Melanie Mingas

    A new set of rules around credit cards could see thousands of consumers forced to consolidate their debts