Opinion

  • Bringing confidence back to brokers

    Brokers feel under siege due to ongoing rule changes and the increasing cost burden on clients, but Wealth Today managing director Keith Cullen wants to help them get their mojo back by extending the services they offer

  • Prepare for positive change ahead

    Clive Kirkpatrick, of new brokerage Award HomeLoans, considers if brokers are prepared for a post-pandemic world

  • 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

  • The true role of the SME broker by Melanie Mingas

    Leo Tyndall, founder of marketplace lending platform Marketlend, says SMEs are being let down and preyed upon by both banks and fintechs – and brokers have an increasingly important role to play in tackling the issue

  • All aboard for policy changes by Melanie Mingas

    Robert Perks, MD of Fifth Avenue Finance Group, says APRA’s changes to serviceability rules cannot come soon enough

  • Luck favours the prepared by Melanie Mingas

    Jean-Pierre Gortan, founder of Simplicity Finance, says a solidified training framework is needed to prevent poor customer outcomes

  • Back to the basics of broking by Melanie Mingas

    Michael Trencher, director of Impact Consulting says brokers should turn off from the royal commission’s distractions and ask one simple question

  • Solving the SME credit squeeze by

    Greg Charlwood, MD of Australian Invoice Finance, presents an alternative solution