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

  • Four distinct stages of recovery by James Mabbott

    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? by Erin Kidd

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

  • Commercial lending still going strong by John Mohnacheff

    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? by Stephen Moore

    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?

  • A word from PLAN Australia's Anja Pannek by Anja Pannek

    The mortgage broking industry must once again come together to support Australians in need of credit assistance

  • The need for speed: Transforming to digital by Peter Hewett

    Understanding how to use tech as a broker to stay competitive in the rise of the digital economy