Analysis

  • Boom time for brokers, agents

    The property boom shows no signs of slowing down, with national housing values growing at the fastest rate for 17 years. Australian Broker asked two brokers, a real estate agent and a buyer's agent for their insights

  • 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

  • How to prepare for open banking by Victoria Ticha

    Australian Broker examines how the industry should prepare

  • 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