NFBD shoots for better public awareness

by Miklos Bolza09 Aug 2017
Details about the annual National Finance Brokers Day (NFBD) have been finalised with brokers called to come together and participate for better public awareness around the profession.

On 16 August, NFBD founder Dino Pacella and Yellow Brick Road chairman Mark Bouris will host a livestream video on Facebook to take consumer questions about the industry.

In an interview with Australian Broker, Pacella said he hoped the event would raise greater awareness of the advantages that consumers can receive when dealing with a broker. Other topics to be raised included the current lending environment and tips on how to navigate the market.

“The main objective of the day is to encourage more Australians to seek out a broker when requiring any type of finance,” he said.

Bouris was chosen to participate due to his strong support of NFBD from its inception and his wide consumer reach through the Yellow Brick Road brand, Pacella added.

He said he would love to see brokers get involved in the day by organising small celebrations with clients and posting on the NFBD’s social media pages.

“A couple of ideas may be to hold an afternoon tea whilst watching the live Facebook event at 3pm EST or to take a couple clients out for a coffee. The array of celebration ideas are endless and I look forward to seeing what the country gets up to.”

The event will also be connected with a charity drive for Make-a-Wish Australia which hopes to raise $50,000 in funds for the foundation.

“NFBD has partnered with Tracy Keary and Mhairi MacLeod from Astute Connexion who will be donating $10 for every client/broker meeting held on the official day. Brokers and/or clients simply need to post a pic or message to one of the social media pages tagging #NFBD.”

The previously planned main consumer event for NFBD had to be cancelled due to a lack of sponsorship and funding. However, Pacella said he already had plans in place for next year’s event.

“My dream moving forward would be that all businesses within the intermediary space, whether a lender, aggregator or broker, will come together for the good of the industry and assist in further promoting the amazing work that brokers do in helping make dreams become a reality for the Australian consumer.

“We need the whole industry to come together as one and be proactive in building market awareness of all finance brokers.”

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