Opinion

  • Trust only the experts on credit files

    Sydney law firm Joseph Trimarchi & Associates specialises in credit repair. Principal Joseph Trimarchi warns brokers to be wary of companies offering credit-fix solutions that sound far too good to be true

  • 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

  • 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