Can mortgage brokers leverage artificial intelligence and automation?

Mortgage brokers can leverage artificial intelligence and automation to help them understand more about their business potential and improve their service. Whether it’s dashboard business data providing insight or chatbots keeping customers happy – understanding the place of artificial intelligence in your broker business puts you ahead of your competitors. Why use artificial intelligence in […]

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7 transferable skills that can help start a mortgage broker career

As a mortgage broker, your day is a mixed bag of client meetings, financial recordkeeping, industry training and marketing activities. Managing such varied responsibilities requires a number of transferable skills. However, no matter what your career background, it’s likely you’ve already got some of the expertise you need to get started. Transferable skills for a […]

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How a mortgage broking career can help you get back into the workforce

It’s not always easy to slot straight back into your old job when you’ve got different priorities at home. Mortgage broking is a great option for Mums returning to the workforce because you can fit the hours you work around your family. In fact, ‘family reasons’ are the second-most cited cause of women leaving their […]

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Thinking ‘outside the box’ as a mortgage broker

Thinking outside the box in the broker industry means getting creative with your approach to business. Whether it be finding personalised solutions for customers, reaching different clients with new marketing platforms or coming up with new ways to expand your industry knowledge – you must think beyond your standard way of doing things. How to […]

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How to set long-term goals for your mortgage broker business

Setting long-term goals for your broker business starts with knowing what you want to achieve. Your goals must be aligned with the hours you can commit to growing your business, and the resources at your disposal. Determining your long-term broker goals Remember that you need to be dedicated to your goals over a sustained period of time, […]

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How to spruce up mortgage broker business branding

Building your personal brand can help you make your business extra recognisable. With the right brand, prospective clients will think of you when they need a mortgage loan. Your branding projects a message to the world about what you offer, and how you offer it. It influences how people perceive your business, and could be the […]

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Is there a standard career path when becoming a mortgage broker?

The career path to becoming a mortgage broker involves a mixture of study and experience. As well as a certificate in mortgage broking, you’re required to work closely with a mentor to build your knowledge and experience. However, there’s no need to have a particular background, such as real estate or banking. Anyone can become […]

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What does the mortgage broker industry look like in 2019?

As a broker, the needs of your clients and the mortgage products available to them are ever-changing. With the Australian financial climate fluctuating, so also does the appetite of lenders, the reasons clients need help and the solutions you’re able to offer. Last year, the focus was on the Royal Commission and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority […]

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How mentoring can help mortgage brokers improve their technical skills

In Australia, mentoring is compulsory for the first two years of a mortgage broker’s career. Becoming a mortgage broker comes with plenty of challenges, and having a mentor means you gain their knowledge and experience. While you can pick up technical skills on the job, or from a course or manual, learning from a mentor […]

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