Analysis

  • How low will prices actually fall?

    Banks, economists and industry insiders have predicted that Australian house prices will collapse by as much as 30% in the wake of the pandemic. But is this truly accurate – and how can we genuinely forecast just how low prices will fall?

  • Is the economy ready to exit hibernation?

    While many feared Australia could be stalled for months on end, economists now suggesting the worst is already behind us

  • At odds over accreditation by Otiena Ellwand

    Industry figures debate CBA’s changes to broker accreditation and what it will mean for the future of the industry

  • Preparing borrowers for the unknown by Nicola Middlemiss

    Will the current standard serviceability buffer be enough to protect borrowers, or is a domino effect of defaults on the horizon?

  • ASIC’s big plans for the broking industry by

    ASIC’s Michael Saadat talks about the regulator’s latest deep dive into interest-only loans and its upcoming shadow shopping exercise

  • Industry needs to strike a balance with compliance by Otiena Ellwand

    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?

  • When foe becomes friend by Otiena Ellwand

    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

  • If it’s not broken, why fix it? by

    Mortgage brokers tell us what they really think about the recommended proposals in ASIC’s remuneration review