John Flavell

The wrong choice

Mortgage Choice's decision to prioritise shareholders over hard-working franchisees will be long remembered by the broker market

Making tech a top priority

The time and cost-saving benefits of technology - and the threat from cyber crime - cannot be ignored. MPA speaks to those at the cutting edge

Comprehensive credit reporting: the Naked Borrower

Comprehensive credit reporting has finally arrived in Australia and promises to reveal all when it comes to your clients, writes MPA editor Sam Richardson

Aren't mortgage applications tough enough?

Banks are scrambling to make mortgage applications tougher, leaving brokers to pick up the pieces, writes MPA editor Sam Richardson

Industry giants divided over 2018 cash rate change

Finsure’s John Kolenda predicts rate to hold until 2019, whilst Mortgage Choice’s John Flavell says rise ‘inevitable’

First home buyers still tied to Government’s apron strings

Surge in FHBs in the Eastern states not matched across the board, reflecting differing subsidies

Surprise! Commissions are actually going up

Mortgage Choice’s full year results cast doubt on gloom surrounding broking’s business model

Demand for home loans keeps rising

Home loan demand has risen for the second consecutive month and lending for new homes has grown across the nation, new data shows

Cash rate predicted to stay low another year

The Reserve Bank yesterday held the official cash rate at the all-time low of 1.5% for the 11th consecutive time, having last moved the OCR in August, 2016

No rate hike…unless you’re interest-only

RBA cash rate hold won’t protect interest-only borrowers whose rates continue to shoot upwards