Opinion

  • 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

  • Commercial lending comes of age

    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

  • 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

  • The big issues to discuss with borrowers by Jason Fallscheer

    Despite the economic challenges we've seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still demand for residential and commercial finance. However, Jason Fallscheer says there are key aspects of the financing process that brokers need to ensure their clients understand, now more than ever

  • Helping single women realise property dreams by Rebecca Jarrett-Dalton

    While a growing number of women are taking the plunge, brokers can help many more get on the property ladder