Analysis

  • 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

  • Investors lured to the regions

    Survey shows investors are shifting focus to a land of golden opportunities: regional Australia

  • Lending reforms a step in the right direction

    Brokers in for an even busier 2021 given the government's plan to increase the flow of credit

  • Property price growth in the forecast

    Over the last six months we've heard forecasts of property prices falling by anywhere from 10% to 40% as a result of the pandemic's impact. Now the tide has turned, and many are predicting far slower rates of decline – and even growth beyond 2021. What is driving this swift about-face in such uncertain times?

  • 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

  • The countries driving inbound investment by AB

    The last year saw a steep increase in Australian property deals originating in the UK and US. Ansarada CEO, Sam Riley, discusses the key trends