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

  • Lessons from Canada by Melanie Mingas

    A best interest duty may sound like a good idea, but when Canadian regulators attempted to the same, their project failed at the first hurdle

  • Leading by example by Melanie Mingas

    Last October, 13,500 MFAA members were asked to elect their board representatives for the year ahead and, for the first time in the organisation’s history, the resulting line-up is predominantly female. Australian Broker examines what it means for diversity, inclusion and representation in the industry

  • The power of prime by Melanie Mingas

    Mortgage House promises to take the pain out of loan processing through new tech tools for brokers. Australian Broker finds out more

  • The non-major dynamic by Melanie Mingas

    HSBC talks to Aussie Home Loan's franchisee brokers about the service proposition of non-major lenders

  • Preparing for 2020 by AB

    While the big banks escaped largely unscathed, commissioner Hayne’s final report raised huge questions about the future of broking. Australian Broker reports

  • Make Banking Great Again by AB

    As the royal commission’s final report is released, the national secretary of the Finance Sector Union, Julia Angrisano, sets out her own vision for a reformed, functional and customer-first banking industry in Australia