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?
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?
Are we approaching financial doom? Moreover, for those who have weathered the storm financially thus far, is this an opportunity to build wealth?
Lenders can now provide another four months to customers with reduced incomes and COVID-19 related financial difficulties. How can brokers help their clients access this?
Will the current standard serviceability buffer be enough to protect borrowers, or is a domino effect of defaults on the horizon?
ASIC’s Michael Saadat talks about the regulator’s latest deep dive into interest-only loans and its upcoming shadow shopping exercise
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?
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
Mortgage brokers tell us what they really think about the recommended proposals in ASIC’s remuneration review
They reveal the ongoing friction between banks and brokers, and the industry forum’s daunting task ahead