Opinion

  • Trust only the experts on credit files

    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

    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

  • Tech trends that will define the market

    The digital revolution in the finance industry will continue with open banking and cloud systems, says Kristofer Rogers of software-as-a-service banking platform Mambu – and the most successful brokerages and lenders will be those that use the most innovative technology

  • 'Buy local' trend will boost small businesses

    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

  • 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

  • Navigating the return to a new normal by Dr Gav Schneider

    The world of mortgage broking, like many other service-based industries, has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. The return to a new normal will present challenges, says Dr Gav Schneider– but with some reflection, we can move forward with purpose and clarity