19 Loan Market finalists prepare for Australian Mortgage Awards

Loan Market’s brokers, offices and teams have achieved excellent results for the 2018 Australian Mortgage Awards with 19 finalists across 13 categories.

The Australian Mortgage Awards is an independent awards event for the mortgage industry, recognising excellence and highlighting the outstanding achievements of those in the business.

Loan Market has received recognition in the main categories of Aggregator of the Year, Brokerage of the Year, Broker of the Year and Young Gun of the Year.

Bernard Desmond, director of Loan Market Franchise, Feedback Finance in Melbourne, was named a finalist in four awards, Best Customer Service from an Individual Office, New Brokerage of the Year, Young Gun of the Year (Franchise) and Most Effective Online Presence - Broker.

Loan Market Bayside and Loan Market Geelong were both recognised for their excellent service, being named finalists for Brokerage of the Year in the Diversification and 1-5 staff categories respectively. 

Loan Market Executive Chairman Sam White congratulated all the finalists on their achievements, and said that the wide recognition across the brand was a great reflection on the company and their talent.

“I’d like to congratulate our network members whose commitment to excellence and best practice has culminated in our largest ever contingent of AMA finalists, with 19 of our best up for awards. Since 2014 - when we contested three categories - our presence in the AMAs has grown yearly,” Mr White said.

“This is a reflection of the outstanding talent we house. I’m also a strong believer that brokers should be in business for themselves, but not by themselves, that's why we offer Loan Market businesses the best systems and support tools to ensure they are spending time on the thing that matters most; their customer.

“Awards aren’t the reason our brokers get out of bed in the morning, but it gives me great satisfaction to see their knowledge, aptitude and work ethic recognised amongst the industry’s best.

“We’re incredibly proud of all the Loan Market finalists at the 2018 Australian Mortgage Awards. Once again the Loan Market family have proven their dedication to excellence and ability to deliver great customer outcomes and award-winning service,” said Mr White.

The Australian Mortgage Awards will take place on Friday 19th October at The Star in Sydney.

The full list of finalists are:

Loan Market Group, Aggregator of the Year (More than 500 brokers)

Bernard Desmond, Best Customer Service from an Individual Office, New Brokerage of the Year, Young Gun of the Year (Franchise), Most Effective Online Presence - Broker

Sarah Thomson, Loan Market Geelong  Broker of the Year - Insurance (Mortgage & Protection)

Loan Market Geelong, Brokerage of the Year - Diversification

Josh Gilbert, Broker of the Year - Productivity

Josh Bartlett Loan Market Bayside, Broker of the Year - Productivity

Loan Market Bayside, Brokerage of the Year (1-5 staff)

Balpreet Bal, Broker of the Year - Productivity

Paul Hixon Loan Market New Farm, Brokerage of the Year (6-20 staff)

Loan Market Wyndham (Doreen Lehmann), New Brokerage of the Year

Mick O'Shea, Young Gun of the Year (Franchise)

Suzi Trajanovski, Best Aggregator BDM

Daniel Green, Broker of the Year - Commercial

Aaron Greffenius, Broker of the Year- Specialist Lending

Jason Miller, Broker of the Year- Specialist Lending