Analysis

  • A risky business or safe as houses?

    It’s been a difficult year for property owners, with all aspects of the real estate industry impacted by the pandemic. Do the events of 2020 highlight just how risky property investing is – or are they just a bump in the road for an otherwise relatively secure asset class?

  • Are Australians better off financially now?

    When the federal government began delivering hundreds of billions of dollars worth of stimulus packages and grants in March, some Australians wound up better off financially than they were before the pandemic hit. But where are we headed from here?

  • Behind the numbers: making sense of the cash rate by AB

    As Australia beats its own cash rate record, one analyst advises on how brokers can leverage another hold

  • Protecting the silver economy by AB

    Examining the implications of the ABA's campaign to tackle financial abuse of the elderly

  • The fintech transformation by AB

    According to one fintech commentator, brokers could soon be replaced by smart speakers. But will customers embrace such a technological leap?

  • Tempting the investors back by AB

    As APRA starts to hand control for investor lending back to individual ADIs, Australian Broker asks if the nation’s appetite for bricks and mortar investments is enough to reinvigorate its cooling property markets

  • A question of competition by Melanie Mingas

    As ASIC backs a flat-fee payment model, brokers on the ground say fees will limit their ability to compete and drastically reduce customer satisfaction

  • Preparing to diversify the workforce by Melanie Mingas

    PwC has advised its major clients that diversity legislation could be on the horizon in Australia. However, as women in the finance industry observe, ticking boxes is only half the story