Opinion

  • High Hopes for the Golden State

    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

  • Is the price right?

    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

    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

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

  • Opinion: The commercial renaissance by External

    Equity-One's managing director tackles the challenges of commercial lending and explains why brokers shouldn’t be afraid of having frank discussions with lenders

  • Opinion: Staying on top of your game by Contributor

    With the significant focus on household debt and regulators on a knife edge when it comes to the property market, brokers need to assert the critical role they play in the credit chain

  • Opinion: Brokers, stand your ground by AB

    Property lawyer Peter Mericka breaks down the property transaction and urges brokers not to become pawns for the banks

  • Property stats: Genuine info or misinformation? by AB

    Rob Ward questions the validity of Australian property market data and asks whether or not we are seeing a clear snapshot of the nation’s hottest market, Sydney

  • Relying on technology presents 'serious danger' for buyers by AB

    A major real estate body has warned buyers are in danger of making potentially disastrous decisions if they rely solely on apps and other digital platforms for property market information

  • The business of blockchain by External

    Greg Dickason on the rise of blockchain, and how it will create opportunity for brokers