Opinion

  • A strategy for managing external workforces

    The finance industry must invest long term to reap the benefits of external workers, according to Chris Willcocks, vice president and head of intelligent spend management at SAP ANZ, a market leader in enterprise application software

  • Empower clients with financial knowledge

    Recognising an education gap in the financial literacy of everyday Australians, award-winning finance broker, business strategist and leadership coach Sarah Eifermann created the Money Intelligence course to meet the needs of brokers and consumers

  • Coping with stress in the workplace

    Ally Kelly is CEO of Mind Blank, a charity she formed in 2011 to reduce the risk of suicide by running mental health workshops in schools, workplaces and communities. Kelly shares her thoughts on stress in the finance industry

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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