A public forum will give brokers the chance to put their concerns to industry associations as it brings together MFAA CEO Phil Naylor and FBAA president Peter White.
The Independent Finance Brokers Forum (IFBF) will hold an open forum on 22 March at the Rosehill Bowling Club near Parramatta, NSW, where chair Stephen Dinte said Naylor and White will engage concerns raised by brokers over the role of industry associations.
Dinte told Australian Broker the forum would give brokers an opportunity to air their concerns over the role the associations play in advocating for the industry.
"Brokers for the most part feel that they're contributing membership fees to these organisations, and one of the ways brokers would like to see the money used is in some form of advertising what it is we do," he said.
Dinte argued that, at the moment, "outside of the industry nobody knows the MFAA or FBAA", and said the forum would put the question to Naylor and White what the associations are doing to raise consumer awareness.