Aussie Home Loans, already one of the biggest players in the mortgage broker market in Australia, is to expand further as it adds a state office in South Australia and a new store front on Pirie Street in the centre of Adelaide.
The home loans giant has already created 31 new roles for mortgage brokers in South Australia in the last years, as well as eight admin and sales staff.
“We are keen to recruit more brokers in South Australia to cater for the higher demand for home loans amid the record low interest rates in South Australia,” Aussie CEO James Symond told Australian Broker.
“The recruits do not have a finance background but are focused on providing excellent customer service, either through our network of stores across the state or in the field. The rising number of first home buyers in the state are seeking help from our brokers as they can take advantage of various State and Federal Government schemes, as well as hot deals currently provided by our panel of lenders”.
The news comes as business booms across Australia for mortgage brokers and property professionals. According to Aussie, they have helped 4,000 South Australians with a home loan in the last year, including 500 first home buyers.
James Symond told Australian Broker last week about Aussie’s proactive strategy during the pandemic. This store opening in Adelaide is their third in South Australia in the last year, with new stores in Firle and Marion already open. Another in Blackwood is being built, while two more are being refurbished.
“When COVID first hit, many businesses ducked for cover and put the brakes on spending. Not our business. We forged ahead on a massive recruitment drive,” he said. “In fact, we’re currently looking at recruiting another 200 new mortgage brokers within a 12-month period and looking to extend our national store footprint in more local communities. So, while the world put their hard helmets on, we just went out there and said charge ahead.”