Analysis

  • 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

  • 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

  • Brokers and the bubble by Otiena Ellwand

    Are brokers exacerbating the risks in the housing market?

  • 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