Mortgage lender snaps up industry veterans

by Miklos Bolza21 Sep 2017
Mortgage lender and wholesale funder Better Choice  Home Loans has announced two new senior appointments to its team.

Natalie Sheehan will step into the role of head of relationship management while Tom Wells will be the firm’s new Queensland business development manager.

Together, they bring more than 20 years of experience to Better Choice. Both most recently worked as business development managers with non-bank lender Homeloans with Sheehan holding a senior role. Wells also spent over ten years working as a BDM with aggregator Australian Finance Group (AFG).

There has never been a better time to work in the non-bank lending space, Sheehan said, especially with brokers and customers seeking alternatives to the major banks.

“Price differentiation, a tightening of servicing and credit policy and market ‘noise’ is pushing customers to look for alternatives, and non-bank lenders are well positioned to offer brokers solutions for a wide range of customers.”

Sheehan added that her main goal in her new role is to “significantly increase awareness on the wider shopfront of solutions Better Choice can offer brokers who are looking for alternatives to the major banks”.

Wells said his new role at Better Choice will give him the opportunities to specialise in the niche solutions offered through the wholesale funder in the self-employed, specialist and low doc space.

The Better Choice team continues to grow this year on the back of exponential volume growth after the consolidation of Future Financial, Iden Loan Services, Better Choice and Pioneer Mortgage Services into the single corporate entity.

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