About Us

As a mortgage broker my job is simply to save home owners and home buyers money on their home loan. I will take the time to find a competitive home loan for your personal circumstances and that suits your financial needs and goals. My Oakleigh office specialises with helping clients in the suburbs of Oakleigh, South Yarra, St Kilda and Elsternwick and surrounds.

Over my decade long career I have helped hundreds of home owners and property investors who have become lifelong clients and who have gone on to refer my services to their family and friends who need a mortgage broker in Oakleigh, South Yarra, St Kilda and Elsternwick and surrounds.

I have been recognised in numerous awards categories and publications that demonstrate the outstanding customer service that my office provides its clients as well as the expertise my office has in home loans and mortgages.

My Finance Industry Achievements

Among my most recent accomplishments:

Elite Performer Loan Market – 2009

MPA Top 100 Broker – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Adviser, Elite Business Writer 2010

MPA Top 10 Elite Brokerage – 2013

A Top 10 Mortgage Broker in Oakleigh and Surrounds

The MPA Top 100 Mortgage Brokers is open to all mortgage brokers throughout Australia, so to be named in 10th spot in the 2010 rankings is something I am really proud of. For me, the top 10 ranking is an added bonus - my real goal for the year was simply to continue with the provision of outstanding customer service - in other words, to help my customers get the right loan, with a minimum of fuss. The results are based on the total value of loans each mortgage broker has settled (so the money has been signed over to the client!) in the financial year.

Customer Service

Alex’s high level of customer service does not end after settlement; his post settlement support involves a 17-point touch point plan in the first calendar year after settlement. Some of which includes; a one month settlement check, monthly enewsletters, six month post-settlement review and an annual home loan review.

In addition Alex tries to personalise his customer experience where we can. A past great example of this when two of his customers announced their engagement; prior to settlement he sent them a dinner voucher to fine dining restaurant in their area. The customer not only referred plenty of friends to Alex, but Alex was able to help him with an investment purchase this year.

Discounted Interest Rates on Larger Loans

I have extensive experience with larger loan sizes, so if you are borrowing more than $500,000 then you need to speak with me. I have a good track record of getting a greater discount for you than what you might be able to achieve yourself - even a small additional reduction in your interest rate could potentially save you thousands of dollars in interest charges.

Commercial Purchases in Oakleigh and Surrounds

If you are considering purchasing commercial property, from small 2-3 unit sites up to $20 million property development sites, there are a range of finance packages available that may suit you. To ensure your commercial finance application runs smoothly, I have developed a broad network of contact that allow me to place your loan with the correct lender for your needs and have it processed in a timely fashion. My network of contacts means I am also in an excellent position to help you overcome the many different problems and situations that may arise during a commercial property purchase.

Loan Options for all Borrowers in Oakleigh and Surrounds

I also have experience working with:

  • Trading bank instruments, and facilitation of issuing bank instruments e.g. Letter of Credit, for Importers and Exporters
  • Business lending
  • Expat and overseas borrowers.


I enjoy working with all types of customers from first home buyers to self-employed borrowers, owner-builders, professionals and developers. I provide services predominantly in Melbourne, including Melbourne city, Oakleigh, Bentleigh East, Toorak, South Yarra, St Kilda, Elwood, Ormond, Clayton, Chadstone, Ashburton, Mavern, Prahran, Port Melbourne, Albert Park, Elwood, Mt Waverley, Glen Waverley, Dandenong North. I also assist customers based in Sydney.

We heard about Loan Market and specifically Alex Shumsky through numerous Real Estate Agents, and the recommendations were of the highest Caliber. Alex advised us on the best home load package to suit our personnel circumstances and requirements. Alex setup the loan with the preferred lender in a very efficient and proactive manner with no effort required on our behalf. Basically Alex removed the stress and strains of the whole Home Loan process from our shoulders and was always ready to answer any queries we had along the way in a quick and patient manner, which went above and beyond the call of duty as a mortgage broker. Alex approach as a mortgage broker is very amicable and of the highest professional & business standards.Alex as set his standards very high and to find someone of his professionalism would take some matching. Gary & Sonya
In our association with Alex Shumsky from Financial Services, Ray White Oakleigh can only boast to have been fortunate enough to experience a person who commenced a healthy and financially thriving financial division in our business from absolutely nothing. When Alex joined the team in 2004, the financial division was non existent without the realization of the potential earnings by the business and individual sales people, Alex saw this potential and over the years I have watched and experienced his determination in working with each individual to see the big picture and to produce extra income and culminating business for each and every individual devising systems, setting benchmarks, incentives and meeting weekly keeping the team challenged to break bigger barriers. To date, this business enjoys the rewards and we only have Alex to thank. It is phenomenal to speak of an individual who took the first year of this office trading in the financial services sector in 2004 from nil to $19M in volume. In 2005 the turnover increased to a phenomenal $26M, merit to his remarkable insight and ability. Alex's sheer determination, good will, hard work and unsurpassed knowledge in the industry along with his honest practices have certainly put him in the front line of creating our businesses impressive financial services portfolio, conducting a outstanding job that many prior to him had failed. The positive feedback is constantly communicated throughout the team and the many clients he has assisted. I can't speak enough of the benefit of offering our clients the complete package giving our business the leading edge, why didn't we think of it sooner we have been in business for 15 years? It is with great pleasure and honour to have a person who works with such passion in their pursuit of excellence and it is impressive to see the enthusiasm to achieve only positive outcomes in all he undertakes. His eagerness helps aspire and motivate my team to bigger and better heights and he constantly drives to excel in every shape way or form involved so heavily with the team in setting standards and targets. We are so blessed to have such an asset and no to mention such a loyal member to this great team and so proud to act as referees for such a high achieving individual with so much to offer. Chris Kelepouriss, RAY WHITE OAKLEIGH

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