Big Deal

  • A big deal: Chris Brown

    Award-winning finance broker and real estate agent Chris Brown is the founder and managing director of Sydney brokerage. He helped a young self-employed couple who had been rejected for a property loan by two lenders

  • A big deal: Ollie Lum

    He recently helped a client obtain an interest-only loan involving 22 securities

  • A big deal: Chris Howitt

    Chris Howitt is an experienced mortgage broker at Port Melbourne who has worked at Mortgage Choice for more than 16 years. He assisted a single mum who was struggling to secure a construction loan so she could build her first home

  • A big deal: Graeme Salt

    Graeme Salt is director of The Futurus Group, which includes Origin Finance, Chan & Naylor Finance and Walker and Miller Training. Brokerage Origin Finance helped a couple who had moved their business from London back to Sydney and wanted to buy a property

  • A big deal: Ken Stephens of KT Financial Services by Ken Stephens

    Consolidating debts is fairly straightforward, but this amalgamation of over a dozen facilities surprised even this long-time broker

  • A big deal: Luke Heavey by Luke Heavey

    A stable career and strong income doesn’t mean approval is a shoe-in, explains senior finance consultant at Orium Finance

  • A Big Deal: David Thurmond by David Thurmond

    Owner-manager of Mortgage Choice in Berwick says his deal for an investor with multiple cross-securitised properties takes the cake for complexity

  • A Big Deal: Nancy Youssef by Nancy Youssef

    Nancy Youssef, founder and director of Classic Finance, found herself on the other side of the world when dealing with a client’s complex needs – and then things really went pear-shaped

  • A Big Deal: Charlie Loveridge by Charlie Loveridge

    When it comes to buying or selling a home, good preparation is key. Charlie Loveridge, senior credit adviser at Shore Financial, explains why it’s important to ensure homebuyers negotiate a lengthy settlement so they have enough time to sell other assets before taking out a new loan

  • A Big Deal: Tony Caab by Tony Caab

    Tony Caab, adviser at Smartline, explains why it's important to prepare for a high level of scrutiny when assessors review your applications, and why utilising your BDM and credit scenarios team is key to minimising credit surprises