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  • Post-pandemic training and development

    In the blink of an eye, the industry's previous models and methods for employee learning and training were flipped on their head as COVID-19 forced us to social distance and work from home. How has ANZ evolved its training and development strategy in the aftermath?

  • The new normal: returning to the office

    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

    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

    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

  • Change is here to stay by AB

    At the risk of parroting a profoundly overused phrase, we’re facing unprecedented circumstances. In response, Chris Thomas, NAB’s general manager, commercial, says the bank is ready to play a ‘critical role’ in supporting its brokers and customers through the economic impact of COVID-19

  • How one lender is navigating COVID-19 by AB

    Group's resilience in the face of crisis decades in the making as oldest operating non-bank in Australia

  • The regional rundown by AB

    Is working in big cities overrated? Top regional brokers divulge the biggest opportunities and challenges experienced outside the concrete jungle

  • 'We want to be more than just a neobank' by AB

    Australians now have access to a new digital 'smartbank' called 86 400. CEO Robert Bell speaks to Australian Broker about modernising bank technology to help customers take control of their money, why being a 'new' bank is not enough, and the role of brokers in the transition to open banking

  • Simplifying Commercial: Lenders reveal first steps to growth by Victoria Ticha

    Diversifying into commercial doesn’t have to be difficult. Pepper Money’s Malcolm Withers and La Trobe Financial’s Mark Hood discuss their tips for breaking into commercial, the latest market trends, and where to fi nd growth in 2020

  • Time to branch out into commercial by Victoria Ticha

    Brokers are increasingly reaping the rewards of diversifying into SME finance. Cameron Poolman, CEO at OnDeck, Jenny McKay, principal at All Finance QLD, and Brad Crinion, CEO at Platform Finance, discuss how to branch out into commercial lending