Market Talk

  • The business builders

    Supporting mortgage brokers to reach beyond resi, FAST has added a new alternative lender to its panel, OnDeck Australia. CEOs Brendan Wright and Cameron Poolman explain why it’s a match made in heaven for SME clients

  • The power of connection

    Empowered by a new generation of connected technology, not to mention forward-thinking lenders and aggregators, broking is more efficient than ever before. However, when it comes to building a successful business, there’s only one connection that really matters

  • Inspiring Change

    This year, the FAST Women in Business series welcomed more than 400 delegates across five events. Designed to empower, inspire and connect professionals from all walks of life, this is just one way the aggregation group is supporting more people to succeed in broking

  • Seeking solutions

    Self-employment, illness and divorce are just some of the life situations that can see a borrower classified as specialist. With the banks increasingly unable to meet the needs of such borrowers, Australian Broker examines the alternatives

  • Commercial's big break by Melanie Mingas

    From non-residential property to asset and construction finance, by some estimates untapped commercial lending opportunities are currently worth $85bn. But when it comes to finding solutions for clients, Australian Broker finds that there is more to the sector than meets the eye

  • The CEO Sleepout by Melanie Mingas

    Industry CEOs bed down in Balmain to raise funds for Vinnies

  • Plugging the gaps by Melanie Mingas

    Australia’s relationship with credit has changed, and it’s having huge implications on the tools brokers keep to hand. Alf Vasta, the newly appointed head of broker for MoneyPlace, explains how prospective mortgage applicants can leverage the trend

  • Back to school by Melanie Mingas

    BBX 2019 saw hundreds of brokers learn the latest business tips and productivity hacks from their peers, lenders and aggregators

  • Leaving the comfort zone by Melanie Mingas

    The why, when and how of moving into commercial finance, as explained by lenders and aggregators

  • The true role of the SME broker by Melanie Mingas

    Leo Tyndall, founder of marketplace lending platform Marketlend, says SMEs are being let down by banks and fintechs