Opinion

  • Biometrics can beat the fraudsters

    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

    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

  • Speaking up for brokers by

    Last month Entourage Finance broker Vincent Moore, penned an open letter to the Barefoot Investor and the outspoken journalist responded

  • The inside track on APRAs regulation of non-ADIs by

    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