Opinion

  • 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

  • Turnaround times an obstacle for brokers

    Ballooning loan turnaround times at major banks are frustrating brokers just as demand for their services surges alongside the strengthening housing market, argues MyState Bank’s new general manager of banking, Huw Bough

  • From screen scraping to open banking

    Former Westpac head of SME lending Tonia Berglund is the director of product at data aggregation and analytics platform Envestnet | Yodlee. She discusses the development of open banking and its advantages over screen scraping

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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