Loan Market brokers win big in Victoria


Loan Market brokers celebrated at the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) Excellence Awards in Victoria, as the brand took home a number of awards across key categories including the Business Development Manager Award and the Young Professional Award.

The awards, held in Melbourne on May 10, seek to recognise exceptional practice in mortgage and finance and encourage members of the industry to constantly improve and strive for excellence. There were 18 titles up for grabs on the night, with Loan Market brokers taking several of the highest honours.

Bernard Desmond was celebrated as one of the nation’s up and coming brokers. The Director of Feedback Finance, a Loan Market franchise, took out both the Newcomer Award and the Young Professional Award for his sensational work in the first eight months of his business.

Bijan Robilliard won the Business Development Manager Award – Aggregator gong. This award was open to individual business development managers who work for an aggregator and have demonstrated excellence in business growth.

Proving the strength of the Loan Market pool of up and coming brokers Michael Vasilaras of Loan Market - Bayside was also named as one of the finalists in the Newcomer Award category.

Kate Osmond was named a finalist in the Loan Administrator Award for her ongoing excellence supporting her business.

Loan Market State Director VIC/TAS, Andrea McNaughton said the recognition from the awards was an indication of the strength in the Victorian and Tasmanian network.

“We’re very proud of all the Loan Market members recognised at the MFAA Excellence Awards in Victoria,” said Ms McNaughton.

“A special mention goes to Bernard who, after only a short time in the industry has cemented himself as a true professional.

“And to Bijan, who day-after-day shows an unwavering commitment to the business owners and brokers he works with to help them fast track their success – he’s BDM win is well deserved.

“The number of winners and finalists we had on the night show that our members are striving to be the best they can be, both for their clients and their businesses. The recognition we received on the night is a great reflection of Loan Market and how dedicated we are to our work.”