Opinion

  • Commercial lending comes of age

    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

    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

  • 86 400 deal boosts competition by Rebecca Schot-Guppy

    Rebecca Schot-Guppy is CEO of peak fintech body FinTech Australia, which represents and supports more than 300 Australian fintech companies. She has welcomed NAB's full acquisition of neobank 86 400 as a watershed moment for the sector

  • Tech trends that will define the market by Kristofer Rogers

    The digital revolution in the finance industry will continue with open banking and cloud systems, says Kristofer Rogers of software-as-a-service banking platform Mambu – and the most successful brokerages and lenders will be those that use the most innovative technology

  • 'Buy local' trend will boost small businesses by Linden Toll

    More consumers are backing Australian businesses, and the federal government is spending $1.5bn to support local manufacturing. Linden Toll, CEO of invoice finance provider Apricity Finance, urges SMEs to capitalise on this momentum

  • Marketing yourself for success by Tate Zanner

    As Australia continues to recover from the pandemic, Tate Zanner, founder of award-winning marketing agency Insil, says brokers who want to stand out from the crowd must have a strong presence in the local community

  • Bringing confidence back to brokers by Keith Cullen

    Many brokers feel under siege due to ongoing rule changes and increasing cost burden on clients, but one MD wants to help them get their mojo back

  • Prepare for positive change ahead by Clive Kirkpatrick

    Clive Kirkpatrick, of new brokerage Award HomeLoans, considers if brokers are prepared for a post-pandemic world