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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.

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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

Mortgage holders ‘worse off’ under Labor: Opposition

by Adrian Suljanovic • 20 May 2024

Peter Dutton has lambasted the Albanese government over the state of housing following the budget release.

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MA Money launches FASTRefi service

by Charlotte Humphrys • 20 May 2024

The non-bank lender has launched a service that would speed up the refinancing process to a matter of days.

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Property taxes more than doubled over last decade: REIQ

by Adrian Suljanovic • 20 May 2024

The institute has called for the Queensland government to “wean” off property tax.

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Interest rates did not factor into buyer decisions: InfoTrack

by Charlotte Humphrys • 20 May 2024

A new survey has revealed that a third of buyers did not consider interest rates when making buying decisions.

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‘Cookie cutter’ responses don’t address hardship circumstances:...

by Adrian Suljanovic • 20 May 2024

The ombudsman service’s CEO has called for lenders to improve their customer support approaches.

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No ‘quick fix’ to housing woes: RBA

by Adrian Suljanovic • 17 May 2024
Housing demand and supply issues will still take some time to dissipate, the RBA’s assistant governor has... READ MORE

Rising super requirements ‘leading pain point’ for SMEs: ScotPac

by Charlotte Humphrys • 17 May 2024
Future increases in the minimum super requirements have become the top regulatory challenge for SMEs, the non-bank... READ MORE

Mortgagors to ‘bear the burden’ from federal budget: REIQ

by Adrian Suljanovic • 17 May 2024

The institute’s COO has expressed concerns over the short-term incentives in the federal budget.

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Hot Property: The biggest property headlines from week 13–17 May

by Adrian Suljanovic • 17 May 2024
The weekly round-up of the biggest news stories from across Momentum Media’s property brands from the week ending 17... READ MORE

Brokerage research highlights financial pressures among mortgagors

by Adrian Suljanovic • 16 May 2024

Data from the major brokerage has revealed the extent of the cost-of-living crunch on mortgage holders.

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Platform Finance WA undergoes rebrand

by Charlotte Humphrys • 16 May 2024
To integrate the aggregator’s referral and aggregation services, Platform Finance WA has been rebranded to COG... READ MORE

Metro appoints CIO

by Charlotte Humphrys • 16 May 2024

The former chief information officer of Qudos Bank has been appointed as the new CIO of the SME lender.

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Associations welcome budget 2024/25

by Annie Kane • 15 May 2024

The heads of the MFAA and FBAA have welcomed the measures announced in the federal budget 2024/25.

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Flint partners with ACM for new agri brokerage

by Charlotte Humphrys • 15 May 2024
The new brokerage has partnered with the agri division of the ACM media network to launch a specialist agribusiness... READ MORE

SFG partners with Deposit Assure

by Charlotte Humphrys • 15 May 2024

The aggregator has welcomed the deposit bond provider to its lending panel.

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The pros and cons of building your own lead gen infrastructure

by Malavika Santhebennur • 15 May 2024
Jason Back has outlined how brokers could decide between building their own lead generation infrastructure or... READ MORE

What’s in the budget 2024/25?

by Annie Kane • 14 May 2024
Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers MP has handed down the Australian Labor Party’s budget for 2024/25, which includes a... READ MORE

Calls mount for SME support in budget 2024/25

by Annie Kane • 14 May 2024
Ahead of the release of the federal budget 2024/25, calls are mounting for more support to be given to small... READ MORE

Thinktank launches broker partnerships initiative

by Adrian Suljanovic • 14 May 2024

The non-bank lender has launched a new venture to offer customised assistance to brokers.

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Broker calls out postcode discrimination from lenders

by Adrian Suljanovic • 14 May 2024
A broker has urged lenders to change their policies in regard to assessing a potential borrower’s creditworthiness... READ MORE

What should brokers do following Firstmac hack?

by Annie Kane • 13 May 2024
Following on from the alleged release of Firstmac customer data on the dark web, the non-bank has outlined what steps... READ MORE

Prospa originations down in 3Q24

by Adrian Suljanovic • 13 May 2024

The SME lender’s total originations fell during the quarter as it maintains a tight risk appetite.

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Kanebridge Finance appoints head of asset finance

by Charlotte Humphrys • 13 May 2024
A former senior business banker from a major bank has joined the Sydney-based brokerage to head its asset finance... READ MORE

Judo Bank appoints 2, provides strategy update

by Adrian Suljanovic • 10 May 2024

The SME bank has appointed two into new roles as it looks to continue its investment in technology.

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