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James Symond to leave Aussie
April 27 2021

James Symond to leave Aussie

The CEO of Aussie, James Symond, is to step down from his role, marking the end of the Symond family...

James Symond and Anthony Baum
April 22 2021

Major brokerage launches direct-to-consumer offering

A major brokerage has launched its first online direct-to-consumer digital lending product in partn...

April 16 2021

Citi to exit Australian consumer business

The investment banking company has announced that it is looking to sell its consumer banking busines...

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April 15 2021

CBA CEO acknowledges turnaround time disparity

The CEO of the big four bank has acknowledged that “time to yes” between direct and broker chann...

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April 15 2021

Government urged to allow e-signatures on business loans

The CEO of a big four bank has called on government to enable lenders to accept digital signatures o...

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March 30 2021

ACCC clears the way for NAB’s 86 400 acquisition

The competition watchdog has said that it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of neobank 86 400...

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Turnaround time conflict is a looming liability for the majors

Turnaround time conflict is a looming liability for the majors

The speed in which banks can approve mortgages from those going direct and those going through brokers is a major problem that needs to be addressed i...

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Why ‘pivot’ is an ageless concept (no offence COVID-19)

We’ve all heard the word the new buzzword, ‘pivot’, used to near nauseating levels over the last 12 months. Though, a definite upside of COVID ...

Why broker market share is set to rise

Why broker market share is set to rise

Brokers finished 2020 accounting for six out of every 10 home loans settled in Australia. When I’m asked what the future will be like for brokers, ...



Best of the Non-Banks

While many non-bank lenders started as specialists servicing specific niches, they have been busy building on their successes and widening their reach. Annie Kane takes a look at the findings of the Product of Choice: Non-Banks survey to understand which non-banks brokers are turning to for particular products.


Building a Brokerage: Opening a Franchise Office

In the first instalment of the two-part Building a Brokerage feature, The Adviser finds out what is involved in opening a franchise office, the opportunities and challenges brokers can expect along the way, and top tips for those thinking about joining a major broking franchise.

Alternative Product Roadmap: SMSF Loans

An increasing amount of borrowers have been looking at using their super to invest in property via SMSFs and turning to brokers to help them take out SMSF LRBAs. In this alternative product roadmap, partnered by Thinktank, Per Amundsen, head of research at Thinktank, explains what these are and how brokers can write them.

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