Opinion

  • Bringing confidence back to brokers

    Brokers feel under siege due to ongoing rule changes and the increasing cost burden on clients, but Wealth Today managing director Keith Cullen wants to help them get their mojo back by extending the services they offer

  • Prepare for positive change ahead

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

  • Consumers putting new focus on credit repair by Victoria Coster

    Consumers increasingly seeking advice on credit repair when shopping for better interest rates or looking to increase their financial security, says CEO

  • Evolving tech needs in the new normal by Adam Brown and Kate Gubbins

    Advantedge GM and Simpology CEO consider which COVID-19-shaped digital trends are here to stay

  • Beware of rogue private lenders by Glenn Mitchell

    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 by Fiona Reid

    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 by Adam Palmer

    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 by Chris Thomas

    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