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

  • 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

  • The new credit reporting landscape by

    Solicitor Joseph Trimarchi explains the tax implications of CCR