Opinion

  • New year will bring growth opportunities

    2021 has been a challenging year for brokers and their clients. Gerald Foley, managing director of aggregator nMB, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, looks at how brokers and aggregators should tackle 2022

  • Thinktank's residential pivot the right move

    When Thinktank recently closed its first residential mortgage-backed securities issue for $500m, director Per Amundsen says it validated a strategy of diversifying from small commercial loans into the residential debt market

  • Be exceptional: Boost your value to customers

    In his latest book, Someone Has To Be the Most Expensive, Why Not Make it You?, Andrew Griffiths, bestselling author of 14 books sold in more than 65 countries, argues that small businesses should not undervalue their worth

  • Keep communicating with your clients

    The pandemic has made marketing more important than ever, and there are many ways to connect with your audience and enhance your brand. Former finance journalist Lisa Llewellyn, who runs PR/content creation agency Llewellyn Communications, provides some helpful tips

  • Biometrics can beat the fraudsters by Andrew Tierney

    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 by Donelle Brooks

    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 by Richard Atkinson

    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

  • The Smith Column - Uneasy lies the head that wears the techno-crown by Ryan Smith

    Maybe Elon Musk has the right idea about crazy corporate titles

  • Trust only the experts on credit files by Joseph Trimarchi

    Sydney law firm Joseph Trimarchi & Associates specialises in credit repair. Principal Joseph Trimarchi warns brokers to be wary of companies offering credit-fix solutions that sound far too good to be true

  • 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