23 December 2010
Peter Switzer talks to John McGrath to find where are the property hotspots around the country.
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7 October 2011 – At a time when the Reserve Bank looks close to cutting interest rates, Peter Switzer speaks with Dr Frank Gelber from BIS Shrapnel for his forecasts on the economy.
7 October 2011 – The property sector copped a beating in the GFC, but are there green shoots showing for the sector? And how strong will they grow? Peter Switzer speaks with Colliers International managing director of investment services and chairman of global investment John Marasco.
5 October 2011 – The Reserve Bank may have left the cash rate on hold for another month, but there appears to be a gradual change in language and some commentators see a rate cut for November. Peter Switzer speaks with ING Direct’s Glenn Baker to find out where rates are headed.
30 September 2011 – The first Tuesday of the month is just around the corner and that means another Reserve Bank board meeting. Peter Switzer speaks with Paul Bloxham, a former RBA insider and now chief economist at HSBC, to get his take on the Big Bank.
26 September 2011 – For the latest on what borrowers are doing right now, as well as the outlook for property, Peter Switzer speaks with CEO of Vow Financial, Tim Brown.
16 September 2011 – John McGrath gives his opinion on property bubble talk and reveals his top market picks.
16 September 2011 – Long-time bear Associate Professor Steve Keen from the University of Western Sydney shares his predictions for what’s on the horizon.
13 September 2011 – Is Australia experiencing a property bubble that’s set to burst? Peter Switzer speaks with Aussie’s executive chairman John Symond who rejects this notion.
13 September 2011 – Economist and big-call merchant Harry S. Dent Jr. argues a Great Depression is on the way.
9 September 2011 – With the Aussie economy growing 1.2 per cent in the June quarter, the question is how will the Reserve Bank react? For analysis, CMC Markets’ Michael McCarthy, and Rismark International’s Christopher Joye, who predicted a rate rise before the figures were released, join Peter Switzer.
1 September 2011 – Peter Switzer speaks with former prime minister John Howard. Discover why he says it’s not yet time to call curtains on the Gillard Government and also his view on the interest rate outlook.
31 August 2011 – How is Australia dealing with a two-speed economy? Bankwest chief economist Alan Langford reveals what he’s seeing in his home state of Western Australia and abroad.
23 August 2011 – Don’t miss Peter Switzer’s interview with legendary business guru John Maxwell, who has sold more than 20 million books on success, leadership and communication. How do your leadership skills shape up?
18 August 2011 – New research reveals one in five baby boomer parents expect to fork out towards their Gen Y children's first homes. But is it all happy families? Today, RaboDirect’s Greg McAweeney examines the implication of this inter-generational conflict.
12 August 2011 – Matt Church, one of the most sought after speakers on the business speaking circuit, joins Peter Switzer to reveal what we need to know about our bodies, as well as thought leadership.
12 August 2011 – At a time when we are preoccupied with the fears of a stock market slump, are we neglecting what’s important in our business life? Don’t miss Dr Fred Grosse, managing director of the Institute for Management, Organisation and Motivation, who has coached some of the big Australian businesses.
10 August 2011 – At a time when the property market has its challenges, and the doomsday merchants are predicting big falls in house prices, Peter Switzer speaks with Jason Andrew from Jason Andrew Auctioneers to gain insight into the real estate market.
8 August 2011 – Industry legend Mark Bouris reveals his views on all things RBA and interest rate related, plus the disconnect in economic numbers.
5 August 2011 – Herston Economics’ Clifford Bennett and RBS Morgans’ Marcel von Pfyffer put the spotlight on the troubled global economies – what do their crystal balls reveal?
3 August 2011 – Property market state of play – don’t miss Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.
29 July 2011 – How do some leaders create intelligence around them, while others diminish it? Wall Street Journal best-selling author and executive adviser Liz Wiseman reveals her expert insight.
26 July 2011 – Peter Switzer and property expert Margaret Lomas join forces – New Financial You winner Giles Campbell is looking for guidance on how to build his wealth, but is property the way to go?
21 July 2011 – Watch Peter Switzer’s interview with the Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort. He was the real-life Gordon Gekko who went to jail and has since found redemption. Why should you listen to him? Find out now.
19 July 2011 – With recent calls proclaiming the next RBA rate movement could be down, what can we really expect? Peter Switzer speaks with the Grattan Institute’s Saul Eslake to sort the fact from the fiction.
15 July 2011 – Consumer confidence hit a 26-month low in July, and has fallen a total of 17.3 per cent over 12 months. Do the figures add up to a Reserve Bank interest rate cut? ING Direct’s Lisa Claes discusses what the data means for the economy.
15 July 2011 – With Australians saving like never before plus talk of a so-called housing bubble, BIS Shrapnel’s Dr Frank Gelber joins Switzer to make sense of what’s happening in the property sector and the economy.
1 July 2011 – Peter Switzer speaks with Manpower managing director Lincoln Crawley to see how the job market is faring in this two-speed economy, and author of the Sensis Business Index, Christena Singh, shares the latest on what’s happening in the small and medium business sector.
30 June 2011 – Peter Switzer speaks with Bankwest Business chief executive Ian Corfield to find out how business is reacting to life in a two-speed economy.
23 June 2011 – With concerns over interest rate hikes, Australia’s multispeed economy and the situation overseas, it’s no surprise homebuyers are cautious. To reveal how buyers in Australia compare with those in other countries, plus views on an Australian housing bubble, Genworth’s Ellie Comerford and RFi’s Alan Shields join Peter Switzer.
21 June 2011 – The size of the reverse mortgage market has returned to pre-GFC levels according to a recent report by Deloitte. More than 40,000 people now have reverse mortgages worth $3 billion. For more on the report, Peter Switzer talks to SEQUAL CEO Kevin Conlon and Deloitte’s James Hickey.
20 June 2011 – On Thursday night last week, CEOs around the country slept rough at the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Peter Switzer speaks with CBA CEO Sir Ralph Norris, one of the event’s biggest fundraisers, for his views on the interest rates, the economy and more.
17 June 2011 – With the Reserve Bank likely to keep rates on hold until they see the next round of inflation data, Damian Smith, CEO of RateCity joins Peter Switzer to put home loans in focus. Is it time to fix?
15 June 2011 – With a great passion for real estate in this country, there’s been a growth of insurance linked to the mortgage industry. The question is, however, are we insuring more and getting less for our buck? Don’t miss Peter Switzer’s interview with the CEO of ALI Group, Ray Hair.
9 June 2011 – Associate Professor Steve Keen argues Australia has a real estate bubble and with the massive overload of debt it will eventually burst.
9 June 2011 – John Edwards, Residex CEO, says there’s no threat of a housing bubble in Australia, and gives his view on the state of the sector.
9 June 2011 – The latest realty check suggests there’s a split decision on whether real estate prices are head up or down. Don’t miss John McGrath’s views on the outlook for property, as well as his top property picks.
8 June 2011 – John Edwards, CEO of Residex, gives Switzer Broker his take on the outlook for the property industry.
8 June 2011 – With the Reserve Bank leaving rates on hold yet again in June, Terry McCrann looks at what we can expect in the coming months.
6 June 2011 – With much of Australia addicted to coffee, founder of Gloria Jean’s Coffees International Nabi Saleh reveals the reason behind rising prices, the future for coffee, and the importance of leadership in business.
3 June 2011 – House prices are continuing to fall, building approvals are heading south and while loans for the housing sector were up for the year, it was the lowest result over the last 34 years. Peter Switzer speaks with Smartline managing director Chris Acret to get his views on what’s going on in the housing sector.
27 May 2011 – Christopher Joye, MD of Rismark International gives his views on what’s happening with house prices and why the Reserve Bank must raise rates soon.
27 May 2011 – When Sir Richard Branson sold his record business for an airline, people thought he was crazy – “the easiest way to become a millionaire is to start off as a billionaire and go into the airline industry” – but more than 20 years on, and with a net worth of US$4.2 billion, Branson reveals the secrets to his success.
24 May 2011 – Peter Switzer interviews National Australia Bank Group CEO Cameron Clyne to find out why the bank officially called it quits with the Big Four and their plans to use the internet to sell heavily discounted mortgages. Watch part one here.
24 May 2011 – Peter Switzer interviews National Australia Bank Group CEO Cameron Clyne to find out why the bank officially called it quits with the Big Four and their plans to use the internet to sell heavily discounted mortgages. Watch part two here.
14 April 2011 – Is the Aussie property market a bubble waiting to burst? Today, we throw the spotlight on the fallout of the RBA’s aggressive interest rate policy. Peter Switzer speaks to Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights, to uncover the outlook for property.
17 February 2011 – A drop in interest rates? A technical recession? Or none of the above? Chris Richardson from Access Economics reveals his outlook on the economy.
11 February 2011 – Peter Switzer interviews Tim Brown, CEO of Vow Financial, for his view on the state of the mortgage broking industry, what lies ahead and much more. Watch it now on Broker TV.
2 February 2011 – Century 21’s chairman Charles Tarbey tips what’s in store for the real estate market. Watch it now on Broker TV.
24 December 2010 – Kathy Cummings, the executive general manager of third party and mobile banking at the Commonwealth Bank reveals her view on what’s happening in the mortgage industry and the relationship between brokers and banks.
23 December 2010 – The bank wars sparked by NAB last month has caused a ripple effect for home loan customers, regardless of whether or not NAB is offering a better deal. To look at what the campaign means for the mortgage industry, as well as the state of the market in general, Peter Switzer interviews Damian Smith, CEO of RateCity.
23 December 2010 – Conflicting reports on the health of the business sector in Australia have left market analysts scratching their heads. Head of business and private banking at Bankwest, Mark Reid, gives us his reading on the pulse of business in Australia right now.
23 December 2010 – Tyro Payments, the first new entrant into the EFTPOS business in over 15 years, has already managed to grab the BRW title of the fourth fastest growing business in Australia. But can CEO Jost Stollmann’s David win out over the Goliaths of the banking sector?
23 December 2010 – Peter Switzer talks to John McGrath to find where are the property hotspots around the country.
23 December 2010 – FBAA national president Peter White argues there are more important issues to be addressed than the call for the ending of exit fees, including the insurance borrowers take out on a mortgage.
23 December 2010 – John Edwards, CEO of Residex, tips the cities and suburbs slated for growth.
23 December 2010 – With floods and earthquakes eating into insurers’ profits, Suncorp Bank reported a smaller-than-expected result earlier this week. How did the bank actually perform in the challenging funding environment? David Foster, CEO of Suncorp Bank, shares the company’s outlook for the future.
23 December 2010 – New York, New York – you might want to be a part of it, but how much will it cost you? The Big Apple boasts some of the most expensive real estate in the world. Peter Switzer catches up with Pamela Liebman, CEO of The Corcoran Group, to see where the New York property market is headed.
23 December 2010 – At just 23, Intact Group’s Nathan Dale started his commercial property business. How has he managed to steer the company through tough waters, taking out a stack of big-name honours in the process?
23 December 2010 – A financial wellbeing survey suggests Aussies are ready to leave their home lenders but are unsure if it’s worth the trouble. Almost one in two are unhappy with their mortgage but don’t leave because of high exit fees and time-consuming paperwork. ING Direct’s David Breen discusses the findings.
23 December 2010 – From New York, Peter Switzer speaks to investment heavyweight BlackRock’s Bob Doll. With roughly US$3 trillion under management, Doll reveals how he made the most of the GFC.
21 December 2010 – Meet the woman who crosses the t's and dots the i's on the most important transactions on Wall Street – Michelle Koch, chief counsel at NYSE. Peter Switzer reports from Wall Street.
19 December 2010 – New York is the Grand Central for wealth – to find out just what kind of movement’s at the station, Peter Switzer turns to financial heavyweight Lyster Watson’s Rob Watson. Watson reveals how he saw his clients through GFC.
8 December 2010 – Meet Troy McErvale – an Aussie mortgage broker doing business in New York.
28 November 2010 – As the last RBA meeting for the year draws nearer, don’t miss Herston Economics’ Clifford Bennett and his take on what’s in store for those in the RBA’s firing line, the Aussie dollar and the strength of China.
26 November 2010 – Don’t miss the second installment of Peter Switzer’s interview with Gerry Harvey.
24 November 2010 – Harvey Norman holds its AGM. To uncover what’s on the agenda, Peter Switzer caught up with business great Gerry Harvey. Don’t miss part one of this interview – it’s been a tough year on those in the discretionary spending game, find out how the retail giant is really faring.
21 November 2010 – As the RBA's final meeting for the year inches closer, we look to their last decision with Access Economics’ Chris Richardson – was the rate hike the right thing to do? And just how much higher can they go?
21 November 2010 – John McGrath puts the spotlight on what’s happening in the housing and real estate sector.
16 November 2010 – Banks have come under fire of late – but are we being too tough on the Big Four? We ask the Commonwealth Bank’s Symon Brewis-Weston.
14 November 2010 – Rismark International’s Christopher Joye puts the rumours to rest – Australia is not suffering from a property bubble. He makes a wager against US investor legend Jeremy Grantham on the health of the Australian property market.
14 November 2010 – As the outrage surrounding the Big Four Banks continues to make front-page news, we throw the spotlight to the alternatives on offer with CUA’s Chris Whitehead.
12 November 2010 – The outlook for property is positive and with no sign of a double dip, investors will back to the market in a big way in 2011, according to Colliers International’s John Marasco. Watch it now.
9 November 2010 – The big banks have come under fire of late with multi-billion dollar profits, interest rate movements and exit fees coming to the fore. Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey says borrowers are likely to get a raw deal.
4 November 2010 – Is recent bank-bashing just a political bid to win over hard-hit mortgagees? Or does our banking sector need a really good shake-up? To find out, we turn to Gadens Lawyers’ Jon Denovan.
2 November 2010 – Today, punters kept one eye on the Cup and the other on the RBA rate decision set to stop the nation. To find out what motivated Governor Stevens’s move to raise rates, we turn to ING Direct’s Glenn Baker.
27 October 2010 – Michael Russell, CEO of Mortgage Choice, joins Peter Switzer in the hotseat to put the spotlight on the top industry issues.
27 October 2010 – Rismark International’s Christopher Joye tackles the issues at the heart of the election. Don’t miss his take on house prices (Joye tells Keen he’s dreaming), the $43 billion NBN and whether the fiscal stimulus really did create Gillard’s 200,000 jobs.
26 October 2010 – Watch Peter Switzer talk interest rates, inflation, cost of funding and the state of the market with Lisa Claes, executive director of ING Direct, on Broker TV.
26 October 2010 – Finance Brokers Association of Australia National President, Peter White joins SWITZER BROKER to discuss the key issues facing the mortgage industry. Watch it now.
26 October 2010 – Steve Weston is the General Manager for Distribution for Challenger. Challenger is a diversified financial services organisation that provides a broad range of investments and financial products and services to institutional and retail clients. Steve discusses the recent difficulties the mortgage industry has faced.
26 October 2010 – To find out where Aussie is headed, and to get his take on the outlook for the Australian economy, Peter Switzer spoke with Aussie John.
26 October 2010 – FAST CEO, Steve Kane, joins Switzer. FAST is a national aggregation service company that opened its doors in 2000 and has since enjoyed unprecedented growth.
18 October 2010 – Where to from here for property prices? With an interest rate rise on the cards, John McGrath throws the spotlight on what’s in store for those in the property market.
3 June 2010 – How badly were brokers hit during the global financial crisis? And how are they doing now? Joe Sirianni, president of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia and executive director of Smartline joins Peter Switzer on his Sky News Business Channel program – SWITZER.
19 April 2010 – Kathy Cummings head of third party lending at the Commonwealth Bank joins Peter Switzer to discuss how the mortgage market sands are shifting as well as what a lender is looking for in a mortgage broker.