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

  • 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

  • Public submissions shed light on ASIC’s rem review proposals by Otiena Ellwand

    They reveal the ongoing friction between banks and brokers, and the industry forum’s daunting task ahead

  • Battle of the generations by Julia Corderoy

    Australian Broker investigates the dwindling number of young first home buyers and whether Generation Y do, in fact, have it harder than any generation before them

  • Brexit: boom or bust? by Julia Corderoy

    Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Now what? Australian Broker investigates what the Brexit means for the global and Australian economies, and how it could affect brokers

  • Ease up, APRA? by Julia Corderoy

    As annual growth in investment lending slides, Australian Broker investigates whether APRA should reassess its 10% annual growth limit