Opinion

  • 86 400 deal boosts competition

    Rebecca Schot-Guppy is CEO of peak fintech body FinTech Australia, which represents and supports more than 300 Australian fintech companies. She has welcomed NAB's full acquisition of neobank 86 400 as a watershed moment for the sector

  • Tech trends that will define the market

    The digital revolution in the finance industry will continue with open banking and cloud systems, says Kristofer Rogers of software-as-a-service banking platform Mambu – and the most successful brokerages and lenders will be those that use the most innovative technology

  • 'Buy local' trend will boost small businesses

    More consumers are backing Australian businesses, and the federal government is spending $1.5bn to support local manufacturing. Linden Toll, CEO of invoice finance provider Apricity Finance, urges SMEs to capitalise on this momentum

  • Marketing yourself for success

    As Australia continues to recover from the pandemic, Tate Zanner, founder of award-winning marketing agency Insil, says brokers who want to stand out from the crowd must have a strong presence in the local community

  • 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

  • The true impact of late payments on SMEs by Greg Charlwood

    There is a hidden cost stemming from clients not paying invoices on time. Greg Charlwood, managing director at Australian Invoice Finance, discusses how to help SME clients protect their businesses from the impact of late payments

  • Transactional Data: The new battleground by Contributor

    Consultant unpacks what open banking means for the industry, and how to navigate the coming changes

  • Navigating investment property risks by Contributor

    How to take a leaf out of APRA's book when determining your asset's exposure to future credit changes

  • Boutique aggregators offer these benefits by Contributor

    Tracey Najjar discusses how boutique aggregators can offer support and flexibility

  • 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