More than one third of potential home buyers believe now is a great time to jump onto the property ladder. According to the Latest Genworth Homebuyer Confidence Index, 39 per cent of homebuyers said they would buy now, as homebuyer confidence bounced back to levels not seen since this time last year. Genworth chief executive officer Ellie Comerford said a drop in mortgage stress had helped to.
Just months after NAB Broker abandoned its segmentation strategy, the lender has detailed bold plans to write one in four broker-originated loans.
Addressing brokers at a round table in Sydney yesterday, NAB Broker’s general manager distribution John Flavell said the lender seeks to increase its broker market share from 19 per cent to 25 per cent over the coming months.
Almost one in five brokers have no web presence and only a minority are generating their own leads online according to a newThe Adviser poll. A straw poll conducted last week found that 17 per cent of the 300 respondents said they do not have a web page to promote their business.
Interestingly, of those that do, the majority said they do not generate leads from their web presence..
Suncorp has begun to issue claims payments in the form of prepaid Visa cards, giving policyholders fast access to emergency funds in times of disaster.
Called “Claim and Swipe”, the program – which Suncorp is claiming as a “first” – has been introduced in areas of Queensland, NSW and Victoria affected by recent floods. It will be used by many personal lines brands including...