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  • 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

  • Leading your team through a crisis by AB

    Leaders are never tested more than they are in a crisis, and Australia has never faced a crisis quite like this pandemic. Brendan Wright, CEO of mortgage aggregator FAST, shares why he believes what we’re experiencing now is an opportunity as much as it is a challenge

  • Regional Brokers: Tale of two speeds by AB

    While many capital city brokers are struggling under the weight of the files of customers who need urgent financial help, it’s a different story in regional Australia. Four brokers talk about their experiences of the regional mortgage market during the pandemic and show that location is no barrier to superior service and outcomes

  • CommBank rises to the challenge by AB

    Major explains key areas of focus and admits it wouldn't be able to get it done without support of the broker channel

  • How it works: SME loan guarantee by AB

    The important question for brokers is will commissions apply on these loans? The answer, it depends