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Should brokers join the fight against CSLR?

by Annie Kane • 6 Jun 2024
OPINION: With the financial advice industry recoiling at the growing costs of the new Compensation Scheme of Last...READ MORE

What do Victorian stamp duty reforms mean for commercial brokers?

by Adrian Suljanovic • 6 Jun 2024
A national manager for the FBAA has outlined why commercial brokers should be informed about Victoria’s stamp duty... READ MORE

Federal government introduces BTR tax incentives

by Charlotte Humphrys • 6 Jun 2024
To encourage investment in the build-to-rent sector, the Albanese government has introduced legislation that provides... READ MORE

1 in 8 mortgage holders have missed repayments: Survey

by Adrian Suljanovic • 6 Jun 2024

New research has found a “worrying” number of home owners struggling to meet their mortgage repayments.


City-to-regional movers causing flow-on effect: Brokers

by Charlotte Humphrys • 5 Jun 2024
The rising trend of city-siders moving to regional Australia has driven up house prices at the expense of FHBs, brokers... READ MORE

Suncorp Bank announces new exec GM for home lending

by Adrian Suljanovic • 5 Jun 2024

The non-major bank has appointed Troy Fedder as its executive general manager for home lending.


AI saving time and costs for 87% of SMEs: CBA

by Charlotte Humphrys • 5 Jun 2024
The introduction of artificial intelligence for small businesses around Australia has shown savings in time and costs,... READ MORE

Platform Finance partners with SFG

by Charlotte Humphrys • 4 Jun 2024
Starting this week, SFG brokers are now able to aggregate through Platform Finance and access asset finance... READ MORE

MONEYME non-exec director commences role as chair

by Adrian Suljanovic • 4 Jun 2024

Jamie McPhee has begun his new role as chair of the digital lender’s board.


Brokers urge proactivity from borrowers in seeking financial help

by Adrian Suljanovic • 4 Jun 2024
Borrowers should seek out financial assistance as soon as possible to avoid further issues, brokers have said on the... READ MORE

Doctors’ payroll tax amnesty provides hope for broking

by Annie Kane • 3 Jun 2024
After several state governments made new payroll tax exemptions for GPs, hopes are rising that more reprieves may be... READ MORE

Banjo increases Business Loan size

by Charlotte Humphrys • 3 Jun 2024
To provide greater support for the lender’s SME clients, Banjo Loans has increased its loan size on some business... READ MORE

LMG introduces ‘industry-first’ cyber coach

by Adrian Suljanovic • 3 Jun 2024

The major aggregator has announced the appointment of its first “cyber coach”.


FBAA head urges broking industry to stop ‘bragging’

by Annie Kane • 31 May 2024
Celebrating broker market share makes the industry “look like a bunch of self-indulgent fat cats bragging”,... READ MORE

Hot Property: The biggest property headlines from week 27–31 May

by Adrian Suljanovic • 31 May 2024
The weekly round-up of the biggest news stories from across Momentum Media’s property brands from the week ending 31... READ MORE

Domestic violence charity calls for industry support

by Charlotte Humphrys • 30 May 2024
A broker-created charity that supports victims of domestic violence has called on the broking industry to meet its... READ MORE

RAMS franchisees launch class action

by Annie Kane • 30 May 2024
A class action has been filed in the Federal Court by former RAMS franchisees who were terminated by the Westpac-owned... READ MORE

Broker market share hits new record high

by Charlotte Humphrys • 30 May 2024

The MFAA has revealed that broker market share has reached a new milestone, surpassing the previous record.


Shift unveils full product digitisation but remains focused on brokers

by Adrian Suljanovic • 30 May 2024
The SME lender has fully digitised its product range but says it continues to have unwavering support for... READ MORE

Man in contempt of court for carrying on unlicensed banking business

by Reporter • 30 May 2024
The Federal Court has found an individual in contempt of court for failing to comply with an injunction preventing him... READ MORE

Qld brokerage calls for increased stamp duty concession

by Charlotte Humphrys • 30 May 2024
The Queensland government should “urgently review” its stamp duty exemption threshold for FHBs, according to the... READ MORE

AFR runs defence-of-industry riposte from MFAA

by Annie Kane • 29 May 2024
The Australian Financial Review has published an opinion piece from MFAA CEO Anja Pannek, putting the record straight... READ MORE

Brokers to be part of new ASIC professionals register

by Charlotte Humphrys • 29 May 2024
To provide a streamlined process for the regulator’s stakeholders, a new Professional Registers Search has been... READ MORE

How to build strong referral partnerships

by Malavika Santhebennur • 29 May 2024
A leading buyer’s agent has revealed his top tips for brokers looking to build strong referral... READ MORE

Young Aussies sacrificing little luxuries to enter property market

by Adrian Suljanovic • 29 May 2024

A lender’s survey has found that young home buyers are cutting out more costs to gain home ownership.


The Word: How are you helping support SMEs at the moment?

by Adrian Suljanovic • 29 May 2024
With the end of financial year fast approaching and small businesses looking to grow in the year ahead, this month we... READ MORE

Greater financial literacy needed for Australians: TAL

by Charlotte Humphrys • 29 May 2024
A research study by the Australian life insurer has highlighted the pressing need for greater financial literacy around... READ MORE

Banks’ direct play ‘a threat to brokers’, warns aggregator CEO

by Annie Kane • 28 May 2024
The industry ‘needs to be prepared to take action on behalf of brokers’ if banks continue to undercut the channel,... READ MORE

SME asset finance lending on the rise: CBA

by Charlotte Humphrys • 28 May 2024

Vehicle and equipment financing has had a significant uptick among SMEs, the major bank has said.


Lender settles $1bn in first year of broker partnership

by Reporter • 28 May 2024
Brokers have settled $1 billion in Mortgage Choice Freedom loans – funded by direct lender Athena Home Loans – in... READ MORE
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