Analysis

  • Reality behind the numbers

    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

    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?

  • Brexit: boom or bust? by Julia Corderoy

    Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Now what? Australian Broker investigates what the Brexit means for the global and Australian economies, and how it could affect brokers

  • Ease up, APRA? by Julia Corderoy

    As annual growth in investment lending slides, Australian Broker investigates whether APRA should reassess its 10% annual growth limit

  • 2016 federal budget round-up by Julia Corderoy

    The Federal Budget has been announced and the industry has weighed in. So what does the new budget mean for brokers, their clients and the market in 2016?

  • Brokers on notice in interest-only crackdown by Julia Corderoy

    Corporate regulator ASIC has announced a new review into the mortgage broking sector, focusing on a broker’s responsibilities in regards to interest-only lending