Opinion

  • Risks and rewards of co-buying a home

    With house prices falling, many Australians are considering getting into the property market. The idea of teaming up with a family member or friend is something many house-hunters consider – but is this a good idea or a risky move?

  • Banking on a secure (open) data influx

    July marked the start of open banking in Australia, creating plenty of opportunities – but also a number of potential threats

  • Doing business around the kitchen table

    Agriculture continues to be a growth sector with a clear need for trusted advisers who understand the increasing complexities of farming and can navigate their clients through the good as well as the inevitably difficult times, says NAB's Chris Thomas

  • Navigating the return to a new normal

    The world of mortgage broking, like many other service-based industries, has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. The return to a new normal will present challenges, says Dr Gav Schneider– but with some reflection, we can move forward with purpose and clarity

  • Regulating the private sector by

    Dallett finance broker David Collett examines the implications of trail reforms in NSW

  • China’s new (financial) year by Contributor

    Carrie Law CEO and director at Juwai.com explains why 2018 will bring a new era for Chinese investment

  • Are you ok? by

    Ahead of R U OK? day on 13 September, FBAA executive director Peter White explains how brokers can look out for each other

  • A motto for life by AB

    Owen Joyce, chief commercial officer at CashDeck explains why brokers need to change their tune

  • The real impact of alt lending by AB

    As non-banks and alt-lenders inch towards a greater market share, they pave the way for a customer-centric banking model writes Parth Pandya, CTO at Technobrain Solutions

  • The rise of the ethical borrower by AB

    Across Australia, demand for ethical banking has increased four-fold in three years. Mark Middleton, head of third party distribution at Teachers Mutual, explains why