MPA 14.9 is now online

From our exclusive aggregators roundtable to our brokers on non-banks survey, our latest issue is essential reading

MPA is a voice for the industry, and this issue encompassed every corner of it; leading aggregators; brokers on non-banks; non-banks themselves and leading broker Colin Lamb. It covers the most pertinent topics – negative gearing; technology; personal branding and the reverse mortgage market.

Here we’ve listed the best of 14.9. Some articles are available now on the website; some are available only in our e-mag. Either way, they represent best practice in the industry today.

Aggregators Roundtable

AFG; PLAN; FAST; Connective; Choice; Vow Financial and Outsource Financial; the heads of all were brought together to discuss the industry’s leading issues. These ranged from white-label products to consolidation and training, with some predictions which may well alarm brokers. You can watch clips from the roundtable on MPA TV, or read the full version in the e-mag.

Brokers on non-banks

MPA’s annual brokers on non-banks survey, sponsored by Advantedge, is a crucial test of the entire sector. We asked brokers to rate non-bank lenders in categories including turnaround speed, service, credit policy, product range, commission structure and many others. We also asked them for frank comments on their best and the worst experiences with non-banks. The survey is exclusive to the e-magazine, but you can read our interview with the winner online.

Head-to-head: Murray Cowan

In conjunction with our non-banks survey, we talked to Better Mortgage Management CEO Murray Cowan. BMM came top in both this year and last year’s surveys, and Murray attributes it to being proudly ‘old school’. But he also admits that BMM could offer brokers even more. Read the full interview now.

Colin Lamb

A must-read for brokers; Colin Lamb is one of this country’s top mortgage brokers – rated no. 1 in MPA’s Top 100 last year – and here he gives essential tips for getting ahead of the game. He also explains why he launched a sub-aggregation model and how it will benefit brokers. In our e-mag now.

Broking technology feature

If you’ve just got used to cloud-based CRM systems, then you’re in for a shock. We brought together the leading tech experts of the industry – PLAN CEO Phil Quin-Conroy, NextGen.Net’s Tony Carn and Connective Director Greg Lees - to give their tips on the technology of tomorrow brokers need to embrace today. You can read this now.

Have you taken MPA’s poll yet? We’re looking at attitudes to brokers giving property investment advice – closes 10 September.