Aggregator officially launches franchise arm

by Julia Corderoy27 May 2016
The retail broking franchise of major aggregator, Connective, has celebrated its official national launch following a successful pilot program.

iConnect Financial’s national launch was marked by events held in Sydney and Melbourne, and follows an eight-month pilot program with select brokers from within the Connective network. The official launch now means iConnect Financial is now open to brokers industry-wide. 

Connective CEO Glenn Lees said brokers can now be a part of a recognisable brand on fairer and more equitable terms.

“With iConnect Financial we are looking to replicate what we did in the wholesale space, and that’s to disrupt the market by providing brokers with a better and fairer way to align with a partner that’s committed to growing their business.

“The iConnect Financial model is based on providing brokers with a fairer agreement, better financial terms, and a mutually respectful relationship – all based on our proven performance in wholesale aggregation and the Connective way of doing business.”

The head of iConnect Financial, Leith Wickstein, said the pilot program exceeded expectations.

“Brokers are telling us they are seeking a retail model that provides an engaging brand which generates leads and delivers strong systems and support. We certainly believe iConnect Financial delivers on all these fronts and more,” he said.