Opinion

  • Beware of rogue private lenders

    Many mortgage brokers are unaware of the increased risk of writing new loans in the private lending space. These unregulated providers have always represented a measure of risk, but post-pandemic, private lenders must be assessed with more caution and diligence

  • Risks and rewards of co-buying a home

    The idea of teaming up with a family member or friend is something many house-hunters consider – but is this a good idea?

  • Banking on a secure (open) data influx

    July marked the start of open banking in Australia, creating plenty of opportunities – but also a number of potential threats

  • Doing business around the kitchen table

    Agriculture continues to be a growth sector with a clear need for trusted advisers who understand the increasing complexities of farming and can navigate their clients through the good as well as the inevitably difficult times, says NAB's Chris Thomas

  • Navigating the return to a new normal by Dr Gav Schneider

    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 by Jason Fallscheer

    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 by Rebecca Jarrett-Dalton

    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 by James Mabbott

    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