Opinion

  • Risks and rewards of co-buying a home

    With house prices falling, many Australians are considering getting into the property market. The idea of teaming up with a family member or friend is something many house-hunters consider – but is this a good idea or a risky move?

  • 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

    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

  • Property buyers retreat - but for how long? by Stephen Moore

    There’s no way to predict just how deeply the property market will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when property buyers are stepping back from the market, how can brokers continue to write loans and support their customers?