Opinion

  • Empower clients with financial knowledge

    Recognising an education gap in the financial literacy of everyday Australians, award-winning finance broker, business strategist and leadership coach Sarah Eifermann created the Money Intelligence course to meet the needs of brokers and consumers

  • Coping with stress in the workplace

    Ally Kelly is CEO of Mind Blank, a charity she formed in 2011 to reduce the risk of suicide by running mental health workshops in schools, workplaces and communities. Kelly shares her thoughts on stress in the finance industry

  • Time to ramp up your cybersecurity

    Almost every day we hear about another cyberattack on businesses. Peter Malan, who runs PwC’s Cybersecurity and Digital Trust, is urging financial institutions to do more to meet APRA’s information security regulation, CPS 234

  • Turnaround times an obstacle for brokers

    Ballooning loan turnaround times at major banks are frustrating brokers just as demand for their services surges alongside the strengthening housing market, argues MyState Bank’s new general manager of banking, Huw Bough

  • From screen scraping to open banking by Tonia Berglund

    Former Westpac head of SME lending Tonia Berglund is the director of product at data aggregation and analytics platform Envestnet | Yodlee. She discusses the development of open banking and its advantages over screen scraping

  • Biometrics can beat the fraudsters by Andrew Tierney

    Andrew Tierney is an adviser on credit, risk and governance and director of Sydney firm Balance Risk Management. He believes the use of biometrics is the best way to prevent online identity and fraud scams

  • Commercial lending comes of age by Donelle Brooks

    Commercial broking is becoming more confi dent and sophisticated, argues Lend’s head of third party, Donelle Brooks. As the alternative fi nance sector grows, commercial brokers are fi nding more nuanced solutions to their clients’ needs, such as compounded products

  • Open banking changes miss the mark by Richard Atkinson

    Open banking is moving ahead, but Richard Atkinson from data firm illion, one of the few firms accredited to offer services under the Consumer Data Right, says the ACCC's latest rule changes don’t quite get it right

  • The Smith Column - Uneasy lies the head that wears the techno-crown by Ryan Smith

    Maybe Elon Musk has the right idea about crazy corporate titles

  • Trust only the experts on credit files by Joseph Trimarchi

    Sydney law firm Joseph Trimarchi & Associates specialises in credit repair. Principal Joseph Trimarchi warns brokers to be wary of companies offering credit-fix solutions that sound far too good to be true