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Mortgage Choice reports 29% fall in commissions revenue 23 August 2019 37
NAB bats for brokers in ASIC hearing 22 August 2019 68
Lendi backs move to expand broker powers 22 August 2019 49
Complainants ‘very unclear’ about broker duties: AFCA 21 August 2019 118
‘We need surety’: Aggregators double down on clarity call 20 August 2019 149
Broking groups to appear before ASIC 19 August 2019 176
Westpac revises home lending policy 19 August 2019 142
‘No meaningful difference’ in quality of broker loans: Westpac 16 August 2019 267
Conditions ‘bloody fantastic’ for brokers 15 August 2019 221
Aussie founder mulling buyback from CBA 13 August 2019 307
REA Group assumes full ownership of brokerage 12 August 2019 327
Adelaide Bank cuts rates across broker offerings 12 August 2019 137
Here for the long haul: CBA commits to brokers 08 August 2019 496
Aussie launches new Adelaide Bank-funded home loan 08 August 2019 218
RBA announces cash rate 06 August 2019 390
New inquiry into financial services sector launched 05 August 2019 359
Macquarie’s mortgage growth doubles in tandem with broker share 02 August 2019 251
YBR reports lift in home lending performance 31 July 2019 239
BOQ amends serviceability policy 31 July 2019 218
ANZ updates banking code provisions 30 July 2019 267
Heritage revises assessment rates 29 July 2019 193
Major banks slash fixed rates by up to 96 bps 29 July 2019 252
Aggregator launches new remuneration model 29 July 2019 341
NAB revises home lending policy, undercuts big four peers 23 July 2019 944
Mortgage Choice CEO backs clawback reforms 22 July 2019 701
‘Stick to what you know’: Associations hit back at CHOICE 19 July 2019 394
Macquarie adds construction features to mortgage products 17 July 2019 402
Aussie urges ASIC to enshrine consumer obligations 16 July 2019 385
RBA flags ‘overhang effect’ of rising mortgage debt 12 July 2019 426
Major bank suffers blow in broker space 11 July 2019 833
FBAA launches app to improve admin efficiencies 11 July 2019 286
FHBs help non-majors hit record high in broker space 10 July 2019 318
MFAA backs ‘entirely appropriate’ APRA reforms 09 July 2019 360
ASIC urged to ‘codify’ broker obligations 08 July 2019 388
Lenders should be given verification priority: 86 400 05 July 2019 332
Aggregators call for new approaches to responsible lending 04 July 2019 560
Lenders respond to RBA move with mortgage rate cuts 03 July 2019 450
Cash rate slashed to new low 02 July 2019 698
Associations call for ‘clarity’ on expense verification 02 July 2019 664
Big four diverge in mortgage market 01 July 2019 700
Banking code obligations could ‘bankrupt’ brokers 28 June 2019 843
ASIC to host new set of public hearings 28 June 2019 388
Bank introduces review period for broker commissions 27 June 2019 874
Risks flagged amid lending policy changes 27 June 2019 511
New entrant to 'explore' third-party 'opportunities' 26 June 2019 371
Credit resurgence could have ‘undesirable’ impact 25 June 2019 445
Analysis uncovers ‘surprising’ spike in high-LVR lending 24 June 2019 513
Broker market share hits new record-high 20 June 2019 1041
Proprietary channel conceded territory to brokers 20 June 2019 394
Doubts cast over utility of FHB loan scheme 17 June 2019 535
TMB drops variable mortgage rates 17 June 2019 571
Borrowers flocking to brokers following mortgage rate slashes 07 June 2019 569
FHB activity falls despite improvement in affordability 06 June 2019 317
Broking industry reacts to cash rate move 05 June 2019 390
RBA urged to ‘leave fuel in the tank’ 05 June 2019 353
Major banks pass on cash rate cut 04 June 2019 1450
RBA pulls cash rate trigger 04 June 2019 973
Pundits fear banks won’t play ball if RBA cuts 04 June 2019 386
Aggregator head joins MFAA board 03 June 2019 677
‘Aggressive’ rate cut frenzy ensues as sentiment flips 31 May 2019 696
ING cuts variable home loan rates 30 May 2019 816
CBA reports post-election spike in mortgage applications 29 May 2019 774
Borrower fee flagged as option to mitigate clawback risks 28 May 2019 667
PM appoints new minister to oversee financial services sector 28 May 2019 550
Industry must ‘embrace’ scrutiny, says Loan Market head 27 May 2019 415
Brokers buoyed by shift in mortgage landscape 24 May 2019 522
Westpac amends residential lending policy 24 May 2019 805
Commissions to stay but change is ‘constant’ 23 May 2019 399
Boutique aggregator appoints new head 21 May 2019 511
Election Eve: Voters to determine the future of broker rem 17 May 2019 761
Major bank broker flows diverge 15 May 2019 823
Broker share hits record high for December quarter 14 May 2019 537
Major bank cuts rates by up to 60bps 13 May 2019 1833
Brokers battle for the seat of Burt 09 May 2019 699
New no-deposit home loan offering launched 08 May 2019 1566
RBA reveals cash rate 07 May 2019 827
‘Aggressive’ competition stunts Westpac’s mortgage growth 07 May 2019 507
Broker enters race for parliamentary seat 06 May 2019 742
Macquarie CEO holds firm on broker support 06 May 2019 788
Third-party channel dominates NAB’s mortgage growth 03 May 2019 701
Broker growth to remain uninterrupted: ANZ CEO 02 May 2019 640
Mortgage lending growth sinks to four-year low 01 May 2019 627
ING hikes commercial rates 01 May 2019 631
Broker policy contest heats up 30 April 2019 705
Treasury-led commissions review ‘has to go’: FBAA 29 April 2019 768
TMB joins fixed rate cutting frenzy 29 April 2019 442
YBR reports quarterly results 29 April 2019 574
Newly licensed bank affirms commitment to broker channel 24 April 2019 941
Virgin Money announces rate cuts 23 April 2019 1059
ALP showing ‘willingness’ to discuss commissions 18 April 2019 1135
Challenger bank unfazed by broker uncertainty 17 April 2019 560
Neo-lender banks on brokers with new partnership 15 April 2019 910
YBR makes progress on $300m securitisation initiative 15 April 2019 670
BOQ’s sharp mortgage slump offset by broker growth 12 April 2019 725
Invoice financier looking to fill SME lending void 11 April 2019 420
Senator ‘yet to be convinced’ of trail utility 09 April 2019 1012
Macquarie appoints new head of broker 08 April 2019 1319
Crossbencher rebukes proposed trail ban 08 April 2019 872
Bankwest launches valuation tool for brokers 05 April 2019 938
Mortgage arrears rate to continue climbing: Moody’s 04 April 2019 883
ING announces commercial credit policy changes 03 April 2019 733
Pre-budget cash rate decision revealed 02 April 2019 783
Housing market plagued by ‘uncertainties’ as downturn continues 02 April 2019 1060
Labor announcement to spark ‘mini surge’ in housing market 01 April 2019 1301
Introducer program ‘halved’, ANZ reveals 29 March 2019 883
ANZ CEO backs market solution to commission debate 28 March 2019 788
ING reprices home loan offerings 27 March 2019 675
‘Bank built for brokers’ troubled by uncertainty 19 March 2019 997
NAB stands firm on broker front in Hayne response 18 March 2019 914
PM defends policy call as pressure mounts on ALP 15 March 2019 1203
CBA suspends demerger plans 14 March 2019 1578
Banks respond to revocation of trail ban 14 March 2019 1213
Rebound in housing finance ‘unlikely’ as slump continues 13 March 2019 637
Aggregator seeks to bust broker ‘myths’ 12 March 2019 1418
CBA CEO weighs in on flat-fee model 08 March 2019 1885
AMP lifts variable mortgage rates 08 March 2019 1149
Bank to fuel broker ‘momentum’ with sharp rate cuts 07 March 2019 1466
TMB cuts mortgage rates by up to 50bps 06 March 2019 1490
RBA announces cash rate decision 05 March 2019 1311
Shareholders approve bank-aggregator rebrand 05 March 2019 1473
Legislators urged to put broker uncertainty to bed 04 March 2019 980
Firstmac one step closer to acquisition 01 March 2019 1089
ABA contests royal commission’s SME reform 28 February 2019 476
Australian Conservatives voice support for broker channel 26 February 2019 1038
Industry reacts to Labor’s policy revision 25 February 2019 1889
AFG profits stable amid mixed lending result 25 February 2019 954
Mortgage Choice CEO slams ‘destructive’ lender-pays flat-fee model 22 February 2019 967
Treasury flags broker reform risk ahead of Labor response 21 February 2019 1261
Citi affirms commitment to broker channel 18 February 2019 1212
Treasurer urged to initiate industry consultation 18 February 2019 755
One Nation rallies behind brokers, backs trail 18 February 2019 1075
Government and opposition battle on broker front 15 February 2019 1599
Bank CEO renews support for standardised commissions 15 February 2019 626
MPs slam call to ban upfront commissions 14 February 2019 1092
RC reforms would not ‘sound death knell’: Deloitte 11 February 2019 900
Comyn mulling RC impact on demerger 08 February 2019 1121
RBA reveals cash rate verdict 05 February 2019 808
Banks send open letter to politicians 04 February 2019 620
Bank announces 18 bps rate rise 01 February 2019 1459
$83bn SME funding gap exposed 01 February 2019 868
Non-bank appoints new GM 31 January 2019 855
Banks buck trend and cut rates 31 January 2019 1444
Loan Market adopts ‘whistleblower’ platform for brokers 29 January 2019 741
Fixed rate demand jumps as variable rates rise 29 January 2019 1283
Lenders ‘poaching’ refinancers as competition intensifies 25 January 2019 736
Sydney downturn ‘sharpest in over two decades’ 25 January 2019 848
Call for cool heads as RC report looms 24 January 2019 1097
Complex credit space heightening broker favourability 23 January 2019 643
FBAA head to lead charity on relief mission 23 January 2019 933
Lender cuts buffer rate but tightens expense checks 22 January 2019 797
Financial stress affecting 2 in 5 employees 22 January 2019 858
Market share growth testament to broker value 17 January 2019 1451
FBAA slams campaign to end commissions 17 January 2019 1396
Broker market share hits record high 16 January 2019 2337
ANZ purchases $40m stake in brokerage 16 January 2019 1616
Bank announces 20bps rate rise 15 January 2019 1214
RBA rate cut expected amid funding gap ‘blow out’ 15 January 2019 1263
Virgin Money hikes variable rates 11 January 2019 1617
‘Fluid’ rate environment ripe for brokers 11 January 2019 692
Cost pressures compel bank to pull rate trigger 09 January 2019 1167
Boutique brokerage weighing up flat-fee model 08 January 2019 982
What it’s like to be a broker in Tasmania 02 January 2019 687
Resimac tightens LVR policy 21 December 2018 933
Bank to implement broker commission changes 20 December 2018 1447
Newly licensed bank committed to ‘integral’ broker channel 19 December 2018 904
Major bank sheds light on new broker segmentation model 18 December 2018 1267
NAB CEO to take extended leave 18 December 2018 1060
Morningstar mulls impact of scrapping comms 17 December 2018 599
Bank CEO urges RC to consider ACCC findings 14 December 2018 1012
The top young brokers under 30 13 December 2018 2178
ACCC report highlights need to preserve broker model: AFG 13 December 2018 1129
Major bank announces credit policy changes 11 December 2018 1110
Court approves acquisition of SME lender 10 December 2018 995
ASIC whistle-blower issues warning to brokers 07 December 2018 1274
Bank hikes rates, reintroduces home loan fee 07 December 2018 601
Bank appoints new broker head 03 December 2018 958
ANZ CEO weighs in on the HEM debate 03 December 2018 1370
Uncertainty over broker agency ‘surprising’: Bendigo chairman 30 November 2018 1606
ANZ CEO laments complex ‘408-step’ mortgage process 29 November 2018 2081
Introducer program ‘contained’, insists NAB CEO 27 November 2018 1252
Mortgage Choice, AFG call out CBA ‘bullying’ 23 November 2018 1942
‘Does he take us for mugs?’: Aggregator head blasts Comyn 21 November 2018 1993
Industry slams ‘self-serving’ CBA 20 November 2018 1744
Major bank CEO backs fees-for-service model 19 November 2018 2436
Flat commissions could eliminate ‘lender choice conflicts’: AFG 14 November 2018 1676
Regionals rally behind brokers in RC response 14 November 2018 950
Major aggregator dismisses ‘surprising’ RC question 13 November 2018 1267
Bank proposes introduction of standardised commissions 12 November 2018 951
Macquarie restricts SMSF loan offering 09 November 2018 2026
Bank announces remuneration changes 08 November 2018 1835
RBA announces November cash rate 06 November 2018 935
Elite Business Writers 2018 06 November 2018 1918
Macquarie unfazed by threat of broking reform 05 November 2018 1004
Brokers, wholesale funder spur major bank lending rise 02 November 2018 930
Major bank ‘highly dependent’ on brokers, says CEO 01 November 2018 1517
Greens call for ownership reform in broking industry 31 October 2018 1135
No trail should mean no clawbacks, says brokerage CEO 30 October 2018 1314
FHBs an outlier amid lending slump 30 October 2018 517
‘Corporate cop’ commences policing of CBA 29 October 2018 1029
Another major bank changes broker commissions 25 October 2018 3219
Major brokerage appoints new CEO 25 October 2018 1873
YBR to diversify offering as it aims to fill market ‘gap’ 25 October 2018 1294
Bank announces new head of broker 23 October 2018 1707
Major bank CEO defends brokers 22 October 2018 1603
Market share rise proof that ‘commissions work’, says non-bank 18 October 2018 783
Removing trail would turn brokers into ‘hunters, not farmers’ 17 October 2018 1499
Mortgage Choice appoints new CFO 16 October 2018 1154
ANZ CEO chimes in on broker debate 15 October 2018 1606
Brokers on a ‘one-way ticket’ to 60–70% market share 15 October 2018 1085
Government fast-tracks SME tax cuts 12 October 2018 852
‘Tricky’ broker model ‘mostly works well’: Westpac CEO 12 October 2018 1805
Pressures rising in SME sector 11 October 2018 946
Major bank profits could rise by 1.8% if trail is cut 10 October 2018 1623
FBAA refutes RC concern over broker commissions 09 October 2018 916
Bank reports ‘double system’ mortgage growth 09 October 2018 1311
ASIC permanently bans former NAB branch manager 08 October 2018 1637
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