Enough! says AFG in wake of false 'for sale' claim

by Mackenzie McCarty24 Jul 2013

Mortgage aggregator AFG is again being forced to tackle false reports that they’re for sale. However, despite offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can name the person – or group of people – responsible, general manager, sales and operations, Mark Hewitt, tells Australian Broker the aggregator is still in the dark as to where the rumours are coming from.

"We don’t know who's responsible, we’ve just been having our partners come to us saying that they’re hearing rumours and that’s concerning and creates a lack of stability which we want to refute."

AFG faced similar issues in March last year, as reported by Australian Broker, when managing director, Brett McKeon, laid the blame for the rumours at the feet of unnamed aggregator competitors, which he accused of 'grasping at straws' in competition with AFG.

McKeon has dismissed the new speculation and is offering a $10,000 reward for the successful prosecution of a defamation case against the person spreading the rumour.

"Once again, I say to all those who are asking - quite simply, AFG is not for sale. And to the person or persons spreading the rumour – enough!"

Anyone with information regarding the orgin of these rumors is urged to call McKeon directly at: 08 9420 7888


  • by Jo 24/07/2013 9:08:32 AM

    Really? Who cares.

  • by BJ 24/07/2013 9:25:27 AM

    Up the bounty to say $100K and make it interesting. The whole industry can grind to a halt whilst we identify these rumour mongers. enough enough!

    Seriously, how precious!

  • by oldBroker 24/07/2013 9:36:56 AM

    The one who smelt it, dealt it.