Opinion

  • Thinktank's residential pivot the right move

    When Thinktank recently closed its first residential mortgage-backed securities issue for $500m, director Per Amundsen says it validated a strategy of diversifying from small commercial loans into the residential debt market

  • Be exceptional: Boost your value to customers

    In his latest book, Someone Has To Be the Most Expensive, Why Not Make it You?, Andrew Griffiths, bestselling author of 14 books sold in more than 65 countries, argues that small businesses should not undervalue their worth

  • From screen scraping to open banking by Tonia Berglund

    Former Westpac head of SME lending Tonia Berglund is the director of product at data aggregation and analytics platform Envestnet | Yodlee. She discusses the development of open banking and its advantages over screen scraping

  • Biometrics can beat the fraudsters by Andrew Tierney

    Andrew Tierney is an adviser on credit, risk and governance and director of Sydney firm Balance Risk Management. He believes the use of biometrics is the best way to prevent online identity and fraud scams

  • Commercial lending comes of age by Donelle Brooks

    Commercial broking is becoming more confi dent and sophisticated, argues Lend’s head of third party, Donelle Brooks. As the alternative fi nance sector grows, commercial brokers are fi nding more nuanced solutions to their clients’ needs, such as compounded products

  • Open banking changes miss the mark by Richard Atkinson

    Open banking is moving ahead, but Richard Atkinson from data firm illion, one of the few firms accredited to offer services under the Consumer Data Right, says the ACCC's latest rule changes don’t quite get it right

  • The Smith Column - Uneasy lies the head that wears the techno-crown by Ryan Smith

    Maybe Elon Musk has the right idea about crazy corporate titles

  • Trust only the experts on credit files by Joseph Trimarchi

    Sydney law firm Joseph Trimarchi & Associates specialises in credit repair. Principal Joseph Trimarchi warns brokers to be wary of companies offering credit-fix solutions that sound far too good to be true