Opinion

  • A strategy for managing external workforces

    The finance industry must invest long term to reap the benefits of external workers, according to Chris Willcocks, vice president and head of intelligent spend management at SAP ANZ, a market leader in enterprise application software

  • Empower clients with financial knowledge

    Recognising an education gap in the financial literacy of everyday Australians, award-winning finance broker, business strategist and leadership coach Sarah Eifermann created the Money Intelligence course to meet the needs of brokers and consumers

  • Coping with stress in the workplace

    Ally Kelly is CEO of Mind Blank, a charity she formed in 2011 to reduce the risk of suicide by running mental health workshops in schools, workplaces and communities. Kelly shares her thoughts on stress in the finance industry

  • Time to ramp up your cybersecurity

    Almost every day we hear about another cyberattack on businesses. Peter Malan, who runs PwC’s Cybersecurity and Digital Trust, is urging financial institutions to do more to meet APRA’s information security regulation, CPS 234

  • 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