Opinion

  • A strategy for managing external workforces

    The finance industry must invest long term to reap the benefits of external workers, according to Chris Willcocks, vice president and head of intelligent spend management at SAP ANZ, a market leader in enterprise application software

  • Empower clients with financial knowledge

    Recognising an education gap in the financial literacy of everyday Australians, award-winning finance broker, business strategist and leadership coach Sarah Eifermann created the Money Intelligence course to meet the needs of brokers and consumers

  • Coping with stress in the workplace

    Ally Kelly is CEO of Mind Blank, a charity she formed in 2011 to reduce the risk of suicide by running mental health workshops in schools, workplaces and communities. Kelly shares her thoughts on stress in the finance industry

  • Time to ramp up your cybersecurity

    Almost every day we hear about another cyberattack on businesses. Peter Malan, who runs PwC’s Cybersecurity and Digital Trust, is urging financial institutions to do more to meet APRA’s information security regulation, CPS 234

  • 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