WA brokers AFG hoping for mortgage fee deal

The WA company behind the country’s biggest network of mortgage brokers is hopeful the industry can find “some common ground” with the Federal Government on the banking royal commission’s recommendations to ban commissions. Shares in Australian Finance Group and other listed mortgage brokers were smashed yesterday as Commissioner Kenneth Hayne’s …

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Cost-cutting CBH eyes fertiliser sales growth

CBH Group’s fertiliser division is bucking the trend of cost-cutting elsewhere in the group as it seeks to capture a bigger slice of WA fertiliser sales. CBH Fertiliser, formed in 2015, has appointed its first two dedicated area managers to help expand its presence in the highly competitive 1.8 million …

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Dragon boat racers roar into new year

As the Year of the Pig dawns and Chinese culture is celebrated at new year, the dragon boat is a show of harmony and strength on the water. Much like the dragon of the Chinese zodiac, these dragon-boat athletes rule their waterway. In a sport where synchronised movement is crucial, …

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Cities avoid repossession as $8m in rates unpaid

The Cities of Rockingham and Kwinana have more than $8 million owed to them in unpaid rates, and although other metropolitan councils have taken moves to repossess homes to recover overdue rates, the two local governments say they have not taken this action. In the City of Rockingham, rates owed …

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