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  • Broker's top honour for community project: Humans of SKY

    Melbourne-based broker John Ng, owner of finance brokerage Money Jar Concept, has been recognised for his initiative that helps combat loneliness and isolation – a cause that has become all the more important during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Commercial finance: What is the current state of play?

    No one could have predicted the twists and turns that 2020 has delivered for the commercial property and finance market. But as we cautiously emerge from the worst of the pandemic, what does the road ahead look like for this sector?

  • Diversifying into SMSF LRBAs

    Through SMSF lending, brokers keen to diversify their offering can find opportunities to work with SMEs to help them achieve their wealth management goals

  • SMSF lending: resilience and opportunity

    Despite COVID-19 impacting demand for housing finance across the board, SMSF loans still hold promise for brokers keen to diversify in the future, says La Trobe chief lending officer

  • LMI waivers on the chopping block? by AB

    While 'low-risk' professional borrowers have traditionally been able to access such waivers, reports they're being withdrawn are gaining traction

  • Liberty means business by AB

    With the first six months of 2020 behind us, we can reflect on lessons learnt and prepare for the future. For John Mohnacheff, group sales manager at Liberty, this means strategising the best possible way to support brokers and their clients this year and beyond

  • Post-pandemic training and development by AB

    ANZ gives insight into how it is evolving its strategy to better suit the new environment of social distancing and working from home

  • The new normal: returning to the office by AB

    A recent workplace resilience study has confirmed that four out of five Australians are feeling overloaded and agitated at work, with 79% craving more flexibility. After a sustained period of working from home for employees across the globe, is a return to the office really the smartest way forward?

  • How SMEs must look forward by AB

    The impacts of COVID-19 will reverberate for months and years to come. As we face these new challenges, Peter Vala, general manager partnerships and distribution at Thinktank, asks how SMEs will pivot to adapt to the changing environment – and what opportunities are emerging

  • Big trends driving commercial lending by AB

    COVID-19 has fast-tracked many trends that were already emerging in commercial lending. Now, Beau Bertoli, co-founder and chief revenue officer at Prospa, says the agile fi ntech is well placed to offer speedyturnaround times so SMEs can get back to business sooner