Brokers finish 2021 on a high

Broker channel vital to both home buyers and lenders, top broking group says

AFG snaps up majority stake in Fintelligence

Partnership will enhance competition between lenders, AFG boss says

Enhancing the broker experience

Digital tools are helping to streamline the home loan process, and brokers who are not embracing technology face being left out

Strengthening the ties

The big four banks discuss turnaround times, improvements to lending processes and why they are investing in the broker channel

Net of offset – the "gold standard" being lobbied for

Two of the country's largest aggregators explain the changes they would like to see being made by lenders

Net of offset – "brokers are being done over"

Industry veteran says he would like aggregators to call out the bad behaviour of lenders

Mortgage price war could blunt impact of APRA curbs

With lenders slashing variable rates, APRA's efforts to cool the red-hot housing market could face issues

APRA should leave non-banks alone – Liberty CEO

James Boyle says the regulator should continue to exclude non-banks from its lending restrictions, as they provide a "safety valve" for the market

Overcoming the perception gap

Industry leaders talked about the importance of female participation in broking, what some of the challenges are, and what needs to be done to support greater gender diversity

Why demand has surged for reverse mortgages

Believe it or not – it has nothing to do with COVID