Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER SIGN UP
MFAA working on plans for Canberra-based lobbyist
Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

MFAA working on plans for Canberra-based lobbyist

James Mitchell 1 minute read

The MFAA has shortlisted candidates for a new lobbyist position that would advocate the broking industry in Canberra and effect change.

Advertisement
Advertisement
>Siobhan Hayden, chief executive of the MFAA, said the chosen candidate will represent brokers, aggregators and lenders by channelling industry concerns in the capital and mitigating issues proactively as they come to into play.

“Through working with our industry stakeholders at a professional level we’ve already got a list of several people that we are open to talk to,” Ms Hayden told The Adviser.

“What I’m doing at the moment is finalising a list that would be part of their charter, and that really does align to whether the lobbyist has the capacity in the coming years and whether it’s a passion for them,” she said. “We want someone with credibility and experience in our sector who can effect change.”

Ms Hayden said that one industry concern is that financial services [fall under] one large umbrella.

“So financial planners, mortgage brokers, asset finance managers are all bundled under the one umbrella,” she said. “We all have very different business models, so really clarifying what we provide, how we do our job and how we are remunerated needs to be clear.”

[Related: MFAA represents industry on regulation]

MFAA working on plans for Canberra-based lobbyist
default
TheAdviser logo
default
James Mitchell

James Mitchell

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.

 

FROM THE WEB
more from the adviser
NAB announces new CEO

National Australia Bank has appointed the CEO of Royal Bank of Sc...

‘Stick to what you know’: Associations hit back at CHOICE

The FBAA and MFAA have slammed consumer group CHOICE for its “d...

Peer-to-peer lender joins AFG panel

RateSetter has joined the panel of aggregation company AFG, givin...