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  • Shoddy audits contributed to mortgage firm's collapse by Calida Smylie

    The chief auditor at a collapsed mortgage financing firm has been banned for not applying 'professional scepticism' to loans received

  • Facebook floats live mortgage chats by Calida Smylie

    Future plans for Facebook’s world domination may mean live mortgage chats with home loan advisers, according to the social networking site’s Australian CEO

  • Comment of the Week goes to... by AB

    A topic which got brokers heated last week was on mentoring – more specifically, mentors charging ‘exorbitant amounts’ for their services to new brokers

  • April lending hits new high by AB

    Home lending finance has risen 1.4% in April, and total lending is at a record high, the latest ABS lending data shows

  • IMF is wrong about housing bubble, argues economist by AB

    Australia’s house prices are grossly overinflated – if you believe the IMF’s recent analysis. Economist Ross Guest argues there is no house price bubble in Australia

  • Cash-back firm urges clients to leave brokers by Calida Smylie

    The chief executive of a consumer cash-back company is hyping consumers to take back $3 billion in ‘hidden fees’ paid to mortgage brokers and financial advisers each year