Non-major poaches ex-BDM for new broker head

A non-major lender has announced the ex-BDM of another bank as its new state business relationship manager.

Adelaide Bank has announced ex-Resimac BDM James Higgs as its new Queensland business relationship manager.

Higgs has 18 years’ experience in the broker industry, previously holding the position of BDM at Iden Group, Resimac and Better Choice Home Loans, as well as a number of overseas positions.

Higgs says he is excited to be part of a bank that is “100% focussed on brokers and is a well-respected brand in the third-party market”.

“I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to return Adelaide Bank to the forefront in the minds of the Queensland broking community,” said Higgs.

 “I see 2014 as a huge growth opportunity for both Adelaide Bank and the Queensland mortgage market. The business is well positioned with points of difference that will assist us to increase market share as well as building on the national Adelaide Bank success story and of course - ultimately - the customer experience.”

Fons Caminiti, Adelaide Bank’s senior manager of broker distribution says Higgs’ extensive experience gives him a strong appreciation of the Queensland broker market.

“Expectations of growth in the Queensland property market are mounting.  James’ appointment is very timely and bodes well for our business.  We intend taking full advantage of this growth in sync with expectations of growth in our own broker business heading into 2014 and we will not be late to this opportunity.” 

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