Vow Financial’s head of commercial & leasing explains why brokers will soon be writing half of all commercial business.
James Mitchell has over eight years’ experience as a financial reporter and is the editor of Wealth and Wellness at Momentum Media.
He has a sound pedigree to cover the business of mortgages and the converging financial services sector having reported for leading finance titles InvestorDaily, InvestorWeekly, Accountants Daily, ifa, Mortgage Business, Residential Property Manager, Real Estate Business, SMSF Adviser, Smart Property Investment, and The Adviser.
He has also been published in The Daily Telegraph and contributed online to FST Media and Mergermarket, part of the Financial Times Group.
James holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Journalism.
While asset and equipment finance is often the entry point to SME finance for brokers, becoming a trusted finance broker requires much more in-depth knowledge of a business’ financial position and its trajectory. We take a look at how brokers can cement themselves as the trusted finance adviser by getting to grips with a business’ cash flow.
A mentor can impart the wisdom gained over a lifetime of experiences, including mistakes, and provide guidance for future decisions. Tas Bindi speaks to award-winning mentor and mortgage broker Sue Hayter of Quality Financial Group about how mentorship can accelerate a nascent broker’s learning and career.
In April, Judo Capital was granted a full Australian banking licence, making Judo Bank the first authorised deposit-taking institution dedicated to small and medium-sized businesses in Australia. George Obeid, Judo Bank’s managing director, third party, outlines how the bank will be helping broker clients.