Opinion

  • 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

  • Turnaround times an obstacle for brokers

    Ballooning loan turnaround times at major banks are frustrating brokers just as demand for their services surges alongside the strengthening housing market, argues MyState Bank’s new general manager of banking, Huw Bough

  • From screen scraping to open banking

    Former Westpac head of SME lending Tonia Berglund is the director of product at data aggregation and analytics platform Envestnet | Yodlee. She discusses the development of open banking and its advantages over screen scraping

  • 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

  • 'Buy local' trend will boost small businesses by Linden Toll

    More consumers are backing Australian businesses, and the federal government is spending $1.5bn to support local manufacturing. Linden Toll, CEO of invoice finance provider Apricity Finance, urges SMEs to capitalise on this momentum

  • Marketing yourself for success by Tate Zanner

    As Australia continues to recover from the pandemic, Tate Zanner, founder of award-winning marketing agency Insil, says brokers who want to stand out from the crowd must have a strong presence in the local community

  • Bringing confidence back to brokers by Keith Cullen

    Many brokers feel under siege due to ongoing rule changes and increasing cost burden on clients, but one MD wants to help them get their mojo back

  • Prepare for positive change ahead by Clive Kirkpatrick

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

  • The Smith Column: Seamlessly envisioneering best-of-breed infomediaries by Ryan Smith

    If you can understand that headline, you've spent too long at the office

  • A helping hand for brokers by Alan Hemmings

    CEO of specialist mortgage broking firm explains to brokers why they need to seriously consider outsourcing