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
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?
A new set of rules around credit cards could see thousands of consumers forced to consolidate their debts
Brokers have their say on the royal commission's interim report
ASIC’s Michael Saadat talks about the regulator’s latest deep dive into interest-only loans and its upcoming shadow shopping exercise
Brokers’ compliance responsibilities keep piling up, and yet with industry deliberating over how to proceed with ASIC’s many recommendations, is all this compliance necessary?
In a rare moment, ASIC, APRA and the RBA spoke on the benefits brokers provide consumers, all while UBS' latest report continued to spark outrage
Mortgage brokers tell us what they really think about the recommended proposals in ASIC’s remuneration review
They reveal the ongoing friction between banks and brokers, and the industry forum’s daunting task ahead
Australian Broker investigates the dwindling number of young first home buyers and whether Generation Y do, in fact, have it harder than any generation before them