• July 22, 2020

Category: Articles

Home loan competition hits pre-GFC levels

Eric Johnston | Domain | October 5, 2011 http://smh.domain.com.au/real-estate-news/home-loan-competition-hits-pregfc-levels-20111005-1l881.html Competition between banks and other lenders for home loan customers has returned to levels last seen before the global financial crisis. In another of the deals…

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Talk Is Cheap! The Real Deal On Diversification

Diversification – it’s the buzz word of the broker industry. But is it really a solution? In an industry consisting of sole traders and small businesses, how many brokers really have the skills, support and…

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ASICCredit reform Update Sept 2011

Responsible lending disclosure obligations: Overview for credit licensees and representatives This information sheet sets out your credit disclosure obligations under Ch 3 of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (National Credit Act) and related regulations. It…

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Not much help in the grant scheme of things

Susan Wellings | Domain | August 27, 2011 http://news.domain.com.au/domain/real-estate-news/the-downside-of-government-handouts-for-property-20110826-1jcwn.html Government assistance and incentives may have a downside in the long term. Free handouts of government money to buy homes? How could anyone refuse? But while…

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ASIC Mortgage Health Month

ASIC | September 1, 2011 ASIC has launched new resources and tools on its consumer finance website www.moneysmart.gov.au to help people avoid mortgage stress. Delia Rickard ASIC Senior Executive Leader Financial Literacy, Consumers, Advisers, Retail…

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Screws turned on loan sharks

Jessica Wright | SMH | August 28, 2011 http://www.smh.com.au/national/screws-turned-on-loan-sharks-20110827-1jfb7.html Loan sharks who exploit vulnerable customers with short-term cash advances at exorbitant interest rates will be blocked by new laws. The federal government wants to break…

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MFAA Education Standards and Commercial Brokers

Walker & Miller | August 31, 2011 The Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) has made several announcements over the past year regarding changes to minimum education standards. The decision has been made to…

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Little cheer for central banks

Jon Hilsenrath | Th Wall Street Journal | August 29, 2011 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904199404576536192343083636.html?mod=googlenews_wsj After four years of fighting crises and pumping money into the financial system, the world’s central bankers are concluding that the global economy…

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Are you wasting your marketing dollar?

Venn Williams | Halogen Connect | August 15, 2011 When it comes to marketing for small financial advisers and broker’s technology has given us the ability to compete with the big boys. Unfortunately the financial…

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World Bank chief praises Australia

Gareth Hutchens | Sydney Morning Herald | August 15, 2011 Australia is well-placed to withstand another global financial crisis compared with other developed economies, the World Bank president, Robert Zoellick, says. Australia could afford another…

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