Opinion

  • Boutique aggregators offer these benefits

    Tracey Najjar discusses how boutique aggregators can offer support and flexibility

  • Commercial funding could plug residential gap

    As finance brokers battle to increase their business amid a residential lending slowdown, they could boost growth by diversifying their revenue streams and providing clients with commercial funding solutions, writes Matthew Johnson, co-founder and managing director of Marketplace Finance

  • Playing to your strengths

    Founder of awarded brokerage explains how to create and execute a winning business strategy

  • Judgement day for lenders

    CCR will leave unprepared finance providers behind while it spurs those ahead of the curve to further success

  • Being your clients' "mortgage doctor" by Melanie Mingas

    Why you should abandon the sales rep mentality in favour of a more holistic approach

  • High Hopes for the Golden State by Melanie Mingas

    WA’s economic woes could be coming to an end, setting the scene for a recovery in property prices. Andrew Bromley, mortgage adviser at Smartline, writes about the projects likely to drive the next wave of mortgage lending

  • Repricing credit and risk by Melanie Mingas

    With its traditional business models under threat, it’s all change for Australia’s credit checking regime. However, as credit and risk consultant Andrew Tierney says, credit bureaux can thrive if they rethink pricing and embrace open banking

  • The true role of the SME broker by Melanie Mingas

    Leo Tyndall, founder of marketplace lending platform Marketlend, says SMEs are being let down and preyed upon by both banks and fintechs – and brokers have an increasingly important role to play in tackling the issue

  • All aboard for policy changes by Melanie Mingas

    Robert Perks, MD of Fifth Avenue Finance Group, says APRA’s changes to serviceability rules cannot come soon enough

  • Luck favours the prepared by Melanie Mingas

    Jean-Pierre Gortan, founder of Simplicity Finance, says a solidified training framework is needed to prevent poor customer outcomes