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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

Industry hits back at ‘demonstrably false’ portrayal of broking...

by Annie Kane • 27 May 2024
Senior members of the broking industry have hit out at mainstream reporting that misrepresents broker salaries and... READ MORE

Bendigo looks to broker growth with new lending platform

by Annie Kane • 27 May 2024
Broker-introduced lending has started to grow at the non-major banking group as it continues its transformation journey... READ MORE

Federal Court rules in favour of ASIC against payday lenders

by Adrian Suljanovic • 27 May 2024

ASIC has won its court case against Cigno Australia and BSF Solutions.


New AI bot launches for brokers

by Charlotte Humphrys • 27 May 2024
To support brokers with client engagement and administrative tasks, Effi Technologies has launched a new AI SMS... READ MORE

Why brokers should embrace diversity and inclusion

by Adrian Suljanovic • 27 May 2024
A brokerage owner has outlined the various benefits of undertaking inclusive practices for the broking... READ MORE

Why your Google Business Profile is key to generating leads

by Malavika Santhebennur • 24 May 2024
Brokers have been told to treat their Google Business Profile like their second home page to attract new... READ MORE

Aussie integrates Pepper Product Selector tool

by Adrian Suljanovic • 24 May 2024
The major brokerage has integrated the loan selector tool into its system for brokers using its Pepper-funded white... READ MORE

Wisr loan book falls 5%

by Adrian Suljanovic • 24 May 2024
The non-bank lender has revealed a decline in their loan book driven by moderated loan volume settings as well as a new... READ MORE

Hot Property: The biggest property headlines from week 20–24 May

by Adrian Suljanovic • 24 May 2024
The weekly round-up of the biggest news stories from across Momentum Media’s property brands from the week ending 24... READ MORE

How are SMEs faring in the current economic climate?

by Adrian Suljanovic • 23 May 2024
SME lenders have shed light on the present state of SME borrowers, the emerging trends in the sector and the... READ MORE

Why was trail commission brought in?

by Charlotte Humphrys • 23 May 2024
Settling the debate about the purpose behind trail commission, Gerald Foley, managing director of nMB, tells... READ MORE

AFG Home Loans partners with Grow My Money

by Adrian Suljanovic • 23 May 2024
The aggregator’s lending arm has partnered with the rewards provider to launch a new cashback scheme for... READ MORE

CBA reassures brokers about digital home loan play

by Annie Kane • 22 May 2024
With the revelation that the bank will roll out an online-only mortgage, the bank has told brokers it expects the... READ MORE

Major bank usage rises: Broker Pulse

by Malavika Santhebennur • 22 May 2024
Brokers’ usage of major banks rose to its third-highest level on record in April, driven largely by client... READ MORE

Bizcap tranforms credit team

by Charlotte Humphrys • 22 May 2024
The non-bank lender has doubled the size of its credit team and appointed an inaugural chief credit officer to head the... READ MORE

Viking Aggregation expands into residential and commercial

by Charlotte Humphrys • 22 May 2024
The aggregator has hired two senior industry leaders to kickstart its forthcoming residential and commercial... READ MORE

Broking industry frustrated but unrattled by CBA move

by Annie Kane • 21 May 2024
The broker associations have voiced their frustration and disappointment at the major bank’s move to offer a cheaper... READ MORE

LendConnect joins Finsure panel

by Charlotte Humphrys • 21 May 2024

The personal loan brokerage has joined the aggregator as a referral partner.


CBA cuts out broker and proprietary channel for new loan offering

by Annie Kane • 20 May 2024
A new, cheaper refinance offering is set to be launched by the major bank that is only available directly to... READ MORE
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