If it ain't broke: Low interest rates have boosted demand for fixed-rate mortgages

Buying a home is one of the most important financial decisions many individuals will make in their lifetime, and usually requires a substantial loan. Consequently, many borrowers consult experts to help them navigate the complex range of loan products available. The Mortgage Brokers industry has only existed since the early 1990s. Mortgage brokers have since grown to be providers of comprehensive, convenient and unbiased advice to clients. As brokers represent a panel of lenders, they can offer customers a range of products and tailor mortgages to specific needs...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Declining residential housing loan rates have boosted industry revenue growth
  • More borrowers have recognised the benefits of broker services in navigating mortgage options
  • A projected rise in housing loan rates may deter property investors from entering the market
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic spread for mortgage brokers is presented as the value of home loans settled in each state over the past year. This closely follows the population distribution given the value of home loans is largely driven by the number of households and the housing stock in each state. Despite this, some states can be under or overrepresented primarily due to changes in residential housing prices, which can influence the value of loans taken out by borrowers. Business and commercial activity in each state also drives the value of commercial loans settled in each state, although this only makes up a small proportion of industry activity...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Mortgage Brokers Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Mortgage Brokers are:

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Experienced work force
  • Ability to franchise operations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Residential housing loan rates and Real household disposable income in the Mortgage Brokers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Mortgage Brokers Industry?

    Mortgage brokers in Australia generally act on behalf of lenders, primarily helping borrowers arrange mortgage finance (for both residential and investment real estate purposes) and refinance existing mortgages. Brokers do not usually charge mortgagees any fee for their services, and instead receive commissions on loans arranged for lenders.

    Industry Products
  • Residential owner-occupier loans
  • Residential owner-occupier refinancing loans
  • Residential investment loans
  • Commercial loans
  • Personal loans
  • Other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Brokering housing loans
  • Assisting borrowers to choose products provided by lenders
  • Assisting borrowers in the loan application process
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Residential housing loan rates
  • Real household disposable income
  • Number of housing transfers
  • Residential housing prices

  • Current Performance
  • Rates, confidence

    and prices

  • Borrowers seeking brokers
  • Financial Services Royal Commission
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry threats
  • Regulatory hurdles
  • Competition
  • Table: Mortgage Brokers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Mortgage Brokers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Building Societies
  • Credit Unions
  • Foreign Banks
  • National and Regional Commercial Banks

  • Products & Services
  • Residential investment loans
  • Residential owner-occupier loans
  • Residential owner-occupier refinancing loans
  • Commercial loans
  • Personal loans
  • Other products
  • Chart: Mortgage Brokers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Investors
  • Owner-occupiers
  • First-home buyers
  • Commercial borrowers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Mortgage Brokers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Mortgage Brokers

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Mortgage Brokers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Australian Finance Group Ltd, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Mortgage Choice Limited,
  • Table: Australian Finance Group Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Commonwealth Bank of Australia - financial performance
  • Table: Mortgage Choice Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Mortgage Brokers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Mortgage Brokers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Loan-To-Value Ratio
  • Ratio of the mortgage banks lend to buyers as a percentage of the total appraised value of the asset
  • Mortgage Aggregator
  • An intermediary between the broker and lender who, by way of aggregating large volumes of mortgages, can negotiate better commission or loan terms for the broker.
  • Regulatory Guide 146 (Rg146)
  • A regulation issued and regulated by ASIC that relates to the minimum training requirements needed to offer advice on financial products.
  • Trailing Commission
  • A fee paid to a broker by the lending bank, usually annually, which declines as the balance outstanding on an issued loan is reduced.
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