Aggregator attracts over 900 brokers for PD days

by Miklos Bolza03 Mar 2017
National aggregator PLAN Australia has reported attendance numbers of more than 900 brokers to its first series of professional development days in February.

The training days were held across six states with the Melbourne event attracting more than 300 brokers alone. This indicated a strong start to PLAN Australia’s broker PD program for 2017, said CEO Anja Pannek.

“PLAN Australia recognises the vital role training and education can play in enabling and encouraging business growth and we are thrilled to see so many of our brokers kicking off the year with a firm focus on professional development.”

Brokers attending the PD days received news about the aggregator’s technology platform Podium and what it could do to help brokers run more efficient businesses.

Pannek also gave a CEO update on the upcoming remuneration review by the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC).

“PLAN Australia welcomes ASIC’s review into the mortgage broking industry and we continue to work closely with our members to ensure they are engaged when the report is published,” she told Australian Broker.

During her CEO address, she also discussed what Australian brokers could learn from the strong growth of the broker channel in the UK.

“It’s a critical time for the industry, so it’s important to keep our brokers informed every step of the way – from navigating regulatory change, showcasing the latest in technology platform innovation, or by using global comparisons in markets such as the UK where they have an even higher percentage of loans written by brokers,” she said.

PLAN Australia was committed to providing an industry-leading training program, Pannek added, with the aggregator focused on the education of growth-oriented brokers.

“Our brokers are demonstrating a real appetite for expanding their businesses and we look forward to further evolving and innovating the services we offer to ensure our brokers have access to the best business growth advice and industry insights.”

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