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  • 22 Mar

    MFAA Chairman clarifies key remuneration issues at ASIC Annual Forum

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    MFAA Chairman Cynthia Grisbrook helped lead a panel discussion at the 2017 ASIC Annual Forum, moderated by Stephen Sedgwick, AO, on the implications of ASIC's Review of Mortgage Broker Remuneration. Grisbrook was invited to participate in the forum by ASIC and was joined by panellists Brett McKeon, managing director of AFG, Erin Turner, head of campaigns & policy at CHOICE and Anthony Waldron, EGM of broker partnerships at National Australia Bank. The panel was convened to discuss the implications of the review, including the important questions of whether current remuneration structures influence consumer outcomes, and if the evidence presented by the report really does support regulatory change.​

  • 22 Mar

    We’ve been inundated with submissions for the MFAA Excellence Awards

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    ​Members have once again shown their strong support for the MFAA Excellence Awards. We've received the second-highest number of entries in the history of the awards program and are on track to eclipse last year's record – and there is still about another week before submissions close on Tuesday 28 March. We are now in the process of securing additional judges to manage the increased demand. ​ "This is an extremely positive outcome and I feel is a strong affirmation of the value of MFAA membership and recognition," said Mike Felton, MFAA CEO. There's still time to put yourself in the running if you haven't done so already.

  • 22 Mar

    WA members: transition to eConveyancing

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    ​To help brokers prepare for the transition to paperless conveyancing and present an update on current activities, the Registrar of Titles has organised some information sessions to be held in Perth and online. For information about these sessions click here.

  • 22 Mar

    Recently joined the MFAA but haven’t completed your diploma yet?

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    ​​​If you recently joined the MFAA and don't have your Diploma of Mortgage Broking Management yet, remember that you will need to have it completed within 12 months of your membership start date.​

  • 17 Mar

    ASIC Broker Remuneration Review Report retains key areas of broker incentive structure

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    As you may know, the Federal Government has today released ASIC's report on its Review of Mortgage Broker Remuneration. We have been working closely with ASIC to represent the views of the industry for many months and will continue to consult with Government as it begins the process of formulating policy on broker remuneration.

  • 07 Mar

    Brokers need to re-think their business practices and improve productivity

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    ​​​​​​This International Women’s Day it’s worth considering​ as National MFAASOLD panel member and Astute Ability Group owner, Mhairi MacLeod, tell us that the path to improving your workplace mentality starts with you "It's about bringing people together and interacting with your peers to help foster self-efficiency and social adaptability. Brokers are in the business of people. If you're not thinking of ways to give back to your peers and engaging with your local community, your business could fall behind."