Broker announces "aggressive expansion plans"

by Madison Utley12 May 2020

A mortgage broker has announced major expansion plans, aiming to recruit 200 new brokers in 2020 and increase its retail stores to 300 nationally by 2023.

Aussie has shared it is looking to recruit talent from various backgrounds to expand its network of brokers across Australia. The group is talking with executives and small business owners who have had time to reflect during the COVID-19 crisis and are now looking for a professional change.

“We see there is an opportunity for executives from both finance and non-finance backgrounds, who may have recently been made redundant or stood down, to choose a new professional path,” said Aussie CEO James Symond.

“We are striving to grow by providing opportunities for more small businesses to join and thrive in the Aussie network as the country works together to bring the economy back online.”

The group will offer cashflow support to each successful recruit over their first six months.

“We believe providing our newest brokers remuneration during this period will help give them the kickstart they need to become successful and long-term brokers with Aussie,” said Symond.

“Our brokers are self-employed, however they are far from operating alone. We have always provided industry-leading training, support, and mentoring to help them get their businesses up and running.”

After successful completion of the training program, recruits will be qualified for a Certificate IV in Mortgage Broking and could get their full diploma over a 12-month period.

“We’re delighted to be providing people the opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications, particularly during this time,” said Symond.

“For almost 30 years, our brand has continued to attract and retain an amazing team, and through this initiative we are investing in growing our broker network to take us into the next level, and ultimately help more Australians with their home loan needs.”