Opinion

  • Risks and rewards of co-buying a home

    With house prices falling, many Australians are considering getting into the property market. The idea of teaming up with a family member or friend is something many house-hunters consider – but is this a good idea or a risky move?

  • Banking on a secure (open) data influx

    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

    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

    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

  • Commercial funding could plug residential gap by Contributor

    As finance brokers battle to increase their business amid a residential lending slowdown, they could boost growth by diversifying their revenue streams and providing clients with commercial funding solutions, writes Matthew Johnson, co-founder and managing director of Marketplace Finance

  • Playing to your strengths by Contributor

    Founder of awarded brokerage explains how to create and execute a winning business strategy

  • Judgement day for lenders by Contributor

    CCR will leave unprepared finance providers behind while it spurs those ahead of the curve to further success

  • Being your clients' "mortgage doctor" by Melanie Mingas

    Why you should abandon the sales rep mentality in favour of a more holistic approach

  • High Hopes for the Golden State by Melanie Mingas

    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

  • Repricing credit and risk by Melanie Mingas

    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