• April 1, 2020

Category: Commissions

Interest rates not the real barrier to rebooting of property market

Interest rates not the real barrier to rebooting of property market

Ingrid Fuary-Wagner| Australian Financial Review| 8 February 2019 https://www.afr.com/real-estate/interest-rates-not-the-real-barrier-to-rebooting-of-property-market-20190207-h1ayrq A possible cut to interest rates this year will boost buyer confidence but there’s still a major roadblock preventing a sudden turnaround in the property market.…

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Aussie’s James Symond says Hayne change will destroy mortgage competition

Aussie’s James Symond says Hayne change will destroy mortgage competition

James Eyers| Australian Financial Review| 15 February 2019 https://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/aussies-james-symond-says-hayne-change-will-destroy-mortgage-competition-20190215-h1bang The elimination of mortgage broking trailing commissions will halve the average annual income of a broker to $40,000, triggering an exodus from the industry and choking…

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Morrison backs brokers despite warning from banking royal commission

Shane Wright & Clancy Yeates| Australian Financial Review| 11 February 2019 https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/morrison-backs-brokers-despite-warning-from-banking-royal-commission-20190211-p50wzv.html?fbclid=IwAR0tLu7eaQNlNrPuyQ-UnAWDDPD077cybyd1B7TrHHb-8SOYBDGvKbFVfME Scott Morrison has backed the mortgage broking industry in the face of demands from the banking royal commission for major changes to how…

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‘Right to be cautious’: Philip Lowe, Matt Comyn back a role for mortgage brokers

James Eyers| Australian Financial Review| 6 February 2019 https://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/right-to-be-cautious-philip-lowe-matt-comyn-back-a-role-for-mortgage-brokers Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has backed Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s cautious approach towards the royal commission’s call for bank-paid mortgage broker commissions to be replaced with…

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Tick of Approval for Mortgage Broking

In a matter of weeks, the broking industry has gone from being on life support to having a major tick of approval from whichever party could form Government at the forthcoming federal election. After some…

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Banking Royal Commission Interim Report: End to Trailing Commissions for Mortgage Brokers

James Eyers & Joyce Moullakis| Australian Financial Review| 28 September 2018 https://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/financial-services/banking-royal-commission-interim-report-end-to-trailing-commissions-for-mortgage-brokers-20180928-h15zcw Up-front and trailing commissions paid to mortgage brokers by lenders are making the home loan market more risky, the royal commission said in…

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NAB Makes Changes to Broker Commissions

Rebecca Pike| Australian Broker| 11 September 2018 https://www.brokernews.com.au/news/breaking-news/nab-makes-changes-to-broker-commissions-254779.aspx A major lender is making changes to how mortgage broker commissions are calculated, becoming the first of the big four to do so. NAB is introducing the…

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86% of Investors to Secure Next Loan Through a Broker

The Adviser| 25 September 2018 https://www.theadviser.com.au/breaking-news/38291-86-of-investors-to-secure-next-loan-through-a-broker An increasing number of property investors are looking to secure their next loan through a mortgage broker as they seek alternative finance solutions amid tighter lending policies. According to…

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