Opinion

  • Navigating the return to a new normal

    The world of mortgage broking, like many other service-based industries, has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. The return to a new normal will present challenges, says Dr Gav Schneider– but with some reflection, we can move forward with purpose and clarity

  • The big issues to discuss with borrowers

    Despite the economic challenges we've seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still demand for residential and commercial finance. However, Jason Fallscheer says there are key aspects of the financing process that brokers need to ensure their clients understand, now more than ever

  • Helping single women realise property dreams

    While a growing number of women are taking the plunge, brokers can help many more get on the property ladder

  • Four distinct stages of recovery

    The world will be a different place as it emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, with Australians' work, life and travel permanently changed. Next, we will see a previously unimaginable boost to the transformation of industries and society as we know them

  • Can your staff refuse to return to work? by Erin Kidd

    As Australia moves to 'new normal', it's important brokers decide their strategy regarding employees returning to the office

  • Commercial lending still going strong by John Mohnacheff

    Just because COVID is being felt by the commercial property market doesn't mean brokers should consider it a dead prospect

  • Property buyers retreat - but for how long? by Stephen Moore

    There’s no way to predict just how deeply the property market will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when property buyers are stepping back from the market, how can brokers continue to write loans and support their customers?

  • A word from PLAN Australia's Anja Pannek by Anja Pannek

    The mortgage broking industry must once again come together to support Australians in need of credit assistance

  • The need for speed: Transforming to digital by Peter Hewett

    Understanding how to use tech as a broker to stay competitive in the rise of the digital economy

  • The true impact of late payments on SMEs by Greg Charlwood

    There is a hidden cost stemming from clients not paying invoices on time. Greg Charlwood, managing director at Australian Invoice Finance, discusses how to help SME clients protect their businesses from the impact of late payments