Brighten Home Loans enjoys lending, staff growth

Loans up 270%, staff numbers up 60%

Brighten Home Loans enjoys lending, staff growth


By Jayden Fennell

Business is booming at Brighten Home Loans with loan originations up 208% year on year and staff numbers increasing by 70%.

The non-bank lender has welcomed twelve new members to the team so far this year.

“We have recently appointed a new BDM, Jay Allen, to the team who joined us from La Trobe Financial where he was a credit analyst,” said Brighten head of distribution Natalie Sheehan (pictured above with Allen). “Jay previously worked in real estate so brings with him a well-rounded knowledge of the industry.”

In February, Brighten appointed Chris Meaker as its inaugural national sales manager to further grow the company’s broker network and increase sales across all distribution channels.

“With a strong track record in building broker networks and managing high-volume originations, Chris Meaker is an exceptional hire that we’re thrilled to be welcoming to the Brighten team,” said Sheehan.

She said Brighten’s mission was to reshape non-bank lending in Australia by creating effective and innovative lending solutions to help more home buyers achieve their goal of property ownership.

Despite being a younger company, Brighten was seeing high demand for the unique solutions it offered clients. 

“We offer a range of competitive full doc, alt doc, and construction loan products available to prime and near prime, resident, and non-resident borrowers,” she noted.

Sheehan said she was proud of the values the non-bank lender offered its clients.

“We want to strive to be a lender that makes a positive impact on our customers, partners, community, and the planet,” she said. “We want to lead the way on advocating for positive change and good values within the financial services industry.’’

Brighten’s values include sustainability, diversity and inclusion, equality, social responsibility, ethical, and good governance.

“We pride ourselves on our diverse culture here at Brighten, as well as our ethical and social responsibilities to those around us and our community,” Sheehan said.

The non-bank lender aimed to establish an alternative to the major banks by focusing on new ideas and technology to provide customers and partners with easy-to-use lending solutions.

The firm has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hong Kong and Shanghai.


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