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

  • Opinion: How to find your ‘mojo’ by Contributor

    MSA National’s Sam Makhoul explains how to harness your ‘mojo’ to find success in life and business in 2018

  • Credit repair: The facts by Contributor

    A negative credit file doesn’t mean your client can’t get credit, but some options are better than others.

  • Opinion: The fintechs are coming. Adapt or die… by AB

    What will broking look like in the next five years? Industry expert Graeme Salt has a sobering warning for the profession

  • 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