Aggregator hires full-time broker mentor

by Julia Corderoy21 Jun 2016
Retail and aggregation platform My Local Broker (MLB) has appointed a full-time broker mentor to assist new brokers entering the industry.

Glenn Darcy will head up the role, beings 20 years’ experience as a finance broker, including running his own brokerage for almost a decade.

According to MLB, Darcy will be assisting new brokers involved in the “Broker Draft” – a program designed by the aggregator that encompasses the Certificate IV and Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking, as well as workshops, mentoring and on the job training.

Darcy will also be assisting other brokers who have finished their formal qualifications but are yet to complete the required 24 months of mentoring.

MLB CEO Jaci Smith believes hiring a full-time mentor will help newcomers successfully transition into the lending industry.

“Glenn’s appointment shows that we are committed to dedicating our energy and resources into the Broker Draft Program,” she said.

“We need to ensure new brokers are of a high and professional standard before they appear on the MLB platform, and a broker mentor will help to achieve this.” 

Hawthorn Football Club player Ryan Schoenmakers has also signed on as the Broker Draft Ambassador. He will be joined by Hawks teammate Liam Shiels as both men complete the program over the next 24 months, with a plan to transition to mortgage broking once they retire from AFL.

Earlier this year, MLB launched its first white label home loan product, Footy Home Loans. Whilst it was started as an exclusive partnership with NRL team Melbourne Storm, Smith told Australian Broker the aggregator had plans to launch it across NRL and AFL.