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

  • 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

  • Reacting to the royal commission by Melanie Mingas

    Brokers have their say on the royal commission's interim report

  • The challenger bank by Melanie Mingas

    The newly merged Finsure and Goldfields Money will provide lending solutions via broker distribution, but with a digital twist. Goldfields Money executive director and CEO Simon Lyons explains

  • Talking trail by Melanie Mingas

    Trail Homes founder Nick Young explains how brokers can cash in on their trail book