Australian Mortgage Award finalists of 2020

by Kate McIntyre07 Aug 2020

It’s again the time of year when brokers come out to celebrate the achievements of the industry – and what a journey the last 12 months has been.

The 19th annual Australian Mortgage Awards are set to celebrate excellence in the world of broking, aggregation and lending at a time when the industry – and indeed the world – has shifted dramatically.

Read on to find out who made the shortlist for 2020.

Broker Awards

La Trobe Financial Broker of the Year – Commercial

Andrew Soo, GM Capital Solutions
Barry Thatcher, Thatcher Finance
Daniel Green, Green Finance Group
George Karam, BF Money
Greg Pierlot, The 500 Group
John Encina, Experity Capital
John Lucci, Loan Market
Melissa Aschroft, AAA Mortgages

FBAA Broker of the Year – Independent

Alex (Aleksandar) Veljancevski, Eventus Financial
Barry Thatcher, Thatcher Finance
Daniel Berti, Berti Financial
Daniel Dusevic, Experity Capital
Fane Levy, Shore Financial
Holly Bundy, Bundy Financial Services
Josh Bartlett, Mortgage Advice Bureau
Josh Egan, Astute Melbourne City South and Gippsland
Kris Menon, Origin Finance
Stephen McClatchie, Loans Australia

Pepper Money Broker of the Year – Specialist Lending

Daniel Green, Green Finance Group
Darin Hindmarsh, Intellichoice
Jonathan Preston, Home Loan Experts
Mhairi MacLeod, Astute Ability Group
Michael Hughson, Arthurmac
Mitchell Boulden, Jennings Mortgages
Penny Huyan, Goldenwater Finance Group
Ray Ethell, Non Conforming Loans

Broker of the Year – Productivity

Adam Burstein, Nuage Finance
Daniel Green, Green Finance Group
Josh Bartlett, Mortgage Advice Bureau
Joshua Trevitt, JT Home Loans
Prakash Rai, Home Loan Experts
Robert Simpson, Loan Market
Stephen McClatchie, Loans Australia
Vivienne Than, Home Loan Experts

Broker of the Year – Regional

Joshua Trevitt, JT Home Loans
Kaia Hunter, Mortgage Choice Buderim
Mhairi MacLeod, Astute Ability Group
Paddy O’Sullivan, Mortgage Choice Nowra
Paul Wright, MoneyQuest Wollongong
Robert Simpson, Loan Market

MFAA Young Gun of the Year – Franchise

Brian Lowe, Aussie Home Loans Taigum
Jonathan Lee, Mortgage Choice Williamstown
Katie Dowton, Mortgage Choice
Radenka Subotic, MoneyQuest
Robert Simpson, Loan Market

Adelaide Bank Young Gun of the Year – Independent

Andrew Loucas, Loan Base
Asad Rizvi, Riz Finance
Duncan Ahlin, Real Estate Investment Finance
Evelyn Clark, Accession Finance
Gareth Couper, Think Big Financial Group
Mohit Lal Pradhan, Home Loan Experts
Taila Sullivan, Indigo Finance
Thomas Morison, Smartmove Professional Mortgage Advisors
Vicky Nikova, Aqua Financial Services
Yianni Pazios, Aspire Lending

Brokerage Awards

Brokerage of the Year – Diversification

Astute Melbourne City South and Gippsland
Experity Capital
Finance Made Easy
Infinity Group Australia
Real Estate Investment Finance
Shore Financial
TM Finance Group

Brokerage of the Year (1-5 staff)

Astute Ability Group
Atelier Wealth
Birdie Wealth
IFA Mortgages & Finance
Mortgage Advice Bureau Melbourne
Premier Financial Advocates
Thatcher Finance
Zippy Financial Group

Brokerage of the Year (6-20 staff)

BF Money
Empower Wealth Mortgage Advisory
Experity Capital
Green Finance Group
Infinity Group Australia
Loan Market One Network Broking
Loans Australia
Mortgage Pros
Peasy
Time Home Loans

CBA Brokerage of the Year (>20 staff)

Home Loan Experts
Oxygen Home Loans
RateOne
Redrock Group
Shore Financial
Smartmove Professional Mortgage Advisors
The Australian Lending & Investment Centre

Brokerage of the Year – Regional

Astute Ability Group
Astute Gippsland
Go Mortgage
MoneyQuest Wollongong
Mortgage Choice Erina
Mortgage Choice Nowra

NextGen.Net New Brokerage of the Year

Ding Financial
Experity Capital
Numero Uno Finance
Ortus Financial
Premier Financial Advocates
Red10 Finance

BOQ Brokers Best Customer Service from an Individual Office

Berti Financial
Mortgage Choice Ormeau
No Fuss Home Loans
Numero Uno Finance
Rise High Financial Solutions
Shore Financial
Smartmove Professional Mortgage Advisors
Time Home Loans
Your Finance Adviser
Zippy Financial Group

Most Effective Digital Strategy – Brokerage

Birdie Wealth
Empower Wealth Mortgage Advisory
Infinity Group Australia
Loan Base
Shore Financial
XIN Mortgage
Zippy Financial Group

Industry Awards

Best Industry Marketing Campaign

Aussie
Loan Market Group
National Finance Brokers Day
Resimac
Zippy Financial Group

Best Industry Service

Broker Essentials
HLE Nepal
iLoad Loans
NextGen.Net
Trail Book Loans

Aggregator Awards

Aggregator of the Year (Up to 500 brokers)

Liberty Network Services
National Mortgage Brokers
Purple Circle Financial Services

Aggregator of the Year (Over 500 brokers)

AFG
Aussie
Connective
FAST
Finsure
Loan Market Group
Mortgage Choice
Outsource Financial
PLAN Australia
Specialist Finance Group

BDM Awards

Bankwest Best Aggregator BDM

Chris Patsouras, Finsure Finance & Insurance
Heather Gallagher, Outsource Financial
Justine Hockley, Connective
Paul Gollan, Finsure Finance & Insurance
Peter Bryant, Vow Financial
Tracey Najjar, Centrepoint Alliance Lending
Zoe Uyen, Aussie Home Loans

Best Major Bank BDM

Blake Hauber, Westpac
Blake McLucas, ANZ
Edmund Stewart-Mole, Westpac
Julianne Brown, CBA
Lesley Klaege, ANZ
Linda Oates, NAB
Natalie McCullough, CBA
Sam Tang, Westpac

Best Non-Major Bank BDM

Andy Zhao, Bankwest
Anita Fung, Bankwest
Clem Marcocci, ING
Dylan Cole, Bank Of Melbourne
Grace Munro, MyState Bank
John Loukadellis, Macquarie
Omar Moussa, St George Bank
Ross Fitzgerald, ING
Sally Breeze, MyState Bank
Tes Anderson, Bankwest

Mortgage Choice Best Non-Bank BDM

Alastair McCosh, Resimac
Belinda Gray, Bluestone
Drew Clegg, Pepper Money
Glen Gillespie, Better Mortgage Management
Jessica Pringle, Pepper Money
John Maxwell, Victorian Mortgage Group
Matthew Hall, Liberty
Nicole Evans, Wisr
Surinder Agnihotri, Australian Business Credit

Lender Awards

Bank of the Year

ANZ
Bankwest
CBA
ING
Macquarie
National Australia Bank
St.George Banking Group
Westpac

Non-Bank of the Year

Firstmac
Heartland Seniors Finance
La Trobe Financial
Liberty
Mortgage Ezy
Newcastle Permanent Building Society
Pepper Money
Resimac

Loan Services Team of the Year

Bankwest
Better Choice Home Loans
CBA
ING
Macquarie

Most Effective Digital Strategy – Lender

Bankwest
Heartland Seniors Finance
MyState Bank
Pepper Money
Resimac
St.George Banking Group
Westpac

Fintech Lender of the Year

86 400
Funding.com.au
MoneyPlace
OnDeck
Prospa
Wisr Finance