Opinion

  • The rise of the ethical borrower

    Across Australia, demand for ethical banking has increased four-fold in three years. Mark Middleton, head of third party distribution at Teachers Mutual, explains why

  • Open Banking: A Chance to Shine

    Lodex co-founder and CEO Bill Kalpouzanis, highlights the key role brokers can play as Australia catches up with open banking

  • The digital mortgage shift

    Brokers and lenders are in a unique position to transform – and capitalise on – the post approval process. Edward Kerr, business development manager, Lextech, explains

  • The inside track on APRAs regulation of non-ADIs

    Canstar group executive of financial services, Steve Mickenbecker explains why home lending conditions could be getting tougher for the sector

  • To Facebook or not to Facebook by

    Founder of The Successful Advisor, James McCracken explores whether Facebook lives up to the hype as a lead generation platform for brokers

  • Opinion: Understanding the SME mindset by

    In 2017, the number of business owners turning to their primary bank for a loan declined 14%. Scottish Pacific CEO, Peter Langham, explains why brokers are uniquely positioned to capitalise

  • Opinion: Why brokers are the solution, not the problem by

    Ongoing investigations, reports and commissions have seen brokers come under fire over recent weeks. However, as Ray Hair, executive director of The Local Loan Company says, brokers are not the problem but the key to a solution

  • Opinion: The dawn of the AI broker by

    CoreLogic head of global technology, Greg Dickson, explores how a revolution in data ownership is sowing the seeds for platform banking and the AI broke

  • Opinion: The customer is always right by

    Pepper Money’s director of sales and distribution Aaron Milburn, reflects on the UK’s approach to financial reform

  • Opinion: Keeping the cash flowing by

    Why invoice financing should be on every broker’s radar