Opinion

  • High Hopes for the Golden State

    WA’s economic woes could be coming to an end, setting the scene for a recovery in property prices. Andrew Bromley, mortgage adviser at Smartline, writes about the projects likely to drive the next wave of mortgage lending

  • Is the price right?

    With its traditional business models under threat, it’s all change for Australia’s credit checking regime. However, as credit and risk consultant Andrew Tierney says, credit bureaux can thrive if they rethink pricing and embrace open banking

  • The true role of the SME broker

    Leo Tyndall, founder of marketplace lending platform Marketlend, says SMEs are being let down and preyed upon by both banks and fintechs – and brokers have an increasingly important role to play in tackling the issue

  • All aboard for policy changes

    Robert Perks, MD of Fifth Avenue Finance Group, says APRA’s changes to serviceability rules cannot come soon enough

  • Are you ok? by

    Ahead of R U OK? day on 13 September, FBAA executive director Peter White explains how brokers can look out for each other

  • A motto for life by AB

    Owen Joyce, chief commercial officer at CashDeck explains why brokers need to change their tune

  • The real impact of alt lending by AB

    As non-banks and alt-lenders inch towards a greater market share, they pave the way for a customer-centric banking model writes Parth Pandya, CTO at Technobrain Solutions

  • The rise of the ethical borrower by AB

    Across Australia, demand for ethical banking has increased four-fold in three years. Mark Middleton, head of third party distribution at Teachers Mutual, explains why

  • Open Banking: A Chance to Shine by

    Lodex co-founder and CEO Bill Kalpouzanis, highlights the key role brokers can play as Australia catches up with open banking

  • The digital mortgage shift by AB

    Brokers and lenders are in a unique position to transform – and capitalise on – the post approval process. Edward Kerr, business development manager, Lextech, explains