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

  • Open Banking: A Chance to Shine by

    Lodex co-founder and CEO Bill Kalpouzanis, highlights the key role brokers can play as Australia catches up with open banking

  • The digital mortgage shift by AB

    Brokers and lenders are in a unique position to transform – and capitalise on – the post approval process. Edward Kerr, business development manager, Lextech, explains

  • Speaking up for brokers by

    Last month Entourage Finance broker Vincent Moore, penned an open letter to the Barefoot Investor and the outspoken journalist responded

  • The inside track on APRAs regulation of non-ADIs by

    Canstar group executive of financial services, Steve Mickenbecker explains why home lending conditions could be getting tougher for the sector

  • To Facebook or not to Facebook by

    Founder of The Successful Advisor, James McCracken explores whether Facebook lives up to the hype as a lead generation platform for brokers

  • Opinion: Understanding the SME mindset by

    In 2017, the number of business owners turning to their primary bank for a loan declined 14%. Scottish Pacific CEO, Peter Langham, explains why brokers are uniquely positioned to capitalise