Aggregator plans for 'new era' in broking

by Julia Corderoy17 Sep 2014
As one of the industry’s largest aggregators, PLAN Australia celebrates its 15th birthday, chief executive, Phil Quin-Conroy says to be prepared for a “new era” for third party lending

Quin-Conroy says that with brokers now writing around one in two home loans in Australia, the industry is well positioned for new levels of success.

“As we head into our 16th year of business, we do so in a third party distribution industry that has well and truly come into its own. The outlook for growth is brighter than ever. With the increasing professionalism of the industry and the new frontiers that diversification and technology are bringing, we are upbeat about what the next 15 years of business will bring,” he said.

Reflecting on the past 15 years, Quin-Conroy said the aggregator has focused on quality and innovation, particularly in technology with the launch of its Podium 2.0 mortgage broker software. 

“Progress is at the heart of the PLAN Australia business proposition and we’ve worked hard and invested significantly to create tools and services that enable the brokers we support to deliver an outstanding client service as well as improve their own business outcomes.”

The aggregator’s success and longevity can be attributed to their network of brokers, who Quin-Conroy says should continue to challenge them. 

“The support of all of our key stakeholders has been invaluable to the ongoing success of PLAN Australia, in particular our brokers, whose feedback has enabled us to constantly revisit and improve our proposition.”

Looking ahead, the aggregator will continue to evolve its service offering to support its broker network in a new era for for the industry.

“PLAN Australia is committed to our industry and committed to our brokers and we will continue to invest in our premium proposition to ensure we support our brokers to take advantage of the opportunities this market presents.”

Birthday celebrations will be held at the upcoming PLAN Australia Member Conference, which will take place in Queenstown in October.

“For the first time we’re taking our national conference overseas, which will provide a great opportunity to celebrate this milestone with our many of our brokers,” Quin-Conroy said.