Analysis

  • Boom time for brokers, agents

    The property boom shows no signs of slowing down, with national housing values growing at the fastest rate for 17 years. Australian Broker asked two brokers, a real estate agent and a buyer's agent for their insights

  • 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

  • Talking trail by Melanie Mingas

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

  • Raising the bar for SME lending by Melanie Mingas

    Australian Broker examines the benefits of the new Code of Lending for Australia's 2.1m SMEs

  • Addressing the perception gap by Melanie Mingas

    When it comes to gender balance, new research from MFAA confirms that perception is just as important as participation

  • 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?