In a post royal commission environment, price isn’t everything

In a world where constant changes and an increasing compliance burden on both lenders and brokers are the new norm, careful consideration and implementation of policy and process changes post-royal …

Why there’s more interest in Sweden than we’ve seen for years

In the late winter of 2015, Sweden under its then-new Prime Minister Stefan Loven – ex-welder, ex-unionist and minority Government holder – became the first country to enter negative interest …

An Apple to pay keeps BNPL away

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s Payments System Board Annual Report 2019 has revealed that they are scheduled to review card payments regulation in 2020, which could lead to regulatory changes. …

Impacts of the royal commission on home lending

“The chief value of trail commissions to the recipient, to put it bluntly, is that they are money for nothing.” Commissioner Kenneth Hayne, Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, …

Can the Royal Commission possibly meet “community expectations”?

The final report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry will have to be some kind of masterpiece to meet all of the …

Hayne and APRA: the ‘hidden’ influences driving home loan market share

Between March and November 2018, the home loan market share of the Big Four banks declined, and mid-tier banks, foreign banks and credit unions, building societies and small banks enjoyed …

Rethinking the risks and returns of misconduct

Like many Australians, I did a fair bit of travelling around the country over Christmas and New Year, which involved driving thousands of kilometres across NSW, Queensland and Tasmania. The …

A guide to capturing the core-affluent consumer online

Online mortgage application systems are fast becoming a preferred way for “core-affluent” consumers to compare home-loan options and find loans, a new report by CoreData Research’s Mortgage Intelligence Unit (MIU) …

Home loan growth dives – has APRA gone too far?

The release of the latest Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) monthly banking statistics show annualised monthly growth in home loans has dropped to 2.25 per cent – the lowest growth …

Don’t Let The Royal Commission Do All The Talking

Well then. What a whirlwind the royal commission’s public hearings on financial advice were. Heads rolled – not least of all, the AMP chairman and CEO – and billions of …