Opinion

  • Four distinct stages of recovery

    The world will be a different place as it emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, with Australians' work, life and travel permanently changed. Next, we will see a previously unimaginable boost to the transformation of industries and society as we know them

  • Can your staff refuse to return to work?

    As Australia moves to 'new normal', it's important brokers decide their strategy regarding employees returning to the office

  • Commercial lending still going strong

    Just because COVID is being felt by the commercial property market doesn't mean brokers should consider it a dead prospect

  • Property buyers retreat - but for how long?

    There’s no way to predict just how deeply the property market will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when property buyers are stepping back from the market, how can brokers continue to write loans and support their customers?

  • The true role of the SME broker by Melanie Mingas

    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 by Melanie Mingas

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

  • Luck favours the prepared by Melanie Mingas

    Jean-Pierre Gortan, founder of Simplicity Finance, says a solidified training framework is needed to prevent poor customer outcomes

  • Back to the basics of broking by Melanie Mingas

    Michael Trencher, director of Impact Consulting says brokers should turn off from the royal commission’s distractions and ask one simple question

  • Solving the SME credit squeeze by

    Greg Charlwood, MD of Australian Invoice Finance, presents an alternative solution

  • The new credit reporting landscape by

    Solicitor Joseph Trimarchi explains the tax implications of CCR