Loan Market executive heads back to the field thanks to tech offering.
Highly-respected industry figure Tim Amourous has entered a new chapter with award-winning aggregator Loan Market, transitioning from its corporate team to its network as one of its newest Queensland business owners.
Loan Market’s former state director was convinced to return to the field after witnessing, first-hand, the evolution of the brand’s technology and the benefits delivered to brokerages.
The transformation of Brisbane through public and private infrastructure also encouraged him to pursue his own business ambitions.
“I’ve held that desire to directly deal with customers again,” he said.
“Our youngest child has just finished school, and that was a milestone I thought sat nicely with returning to business.
“I know the industry has been through a tumultuous period, but I’m really confident of the growth that’s ahead for the broker sector.”
Mr Amourous spent the last two years as Loan Market’s Queensland Director. But his association with the brand started whilst working at NAB’s Advantedge, which backs Loan Market’s white label product, Loan Market Go.
“I’ve been fortunate to have had my head under the hood at Loan Market for some time now,” he said. “[Executive Chairman] Sam [White] has really made some bold moves with tech, doubling down to build MyCRM and deliver a competitive advantage for brokers in terms of efficiency.
“And I’ve seen Loan Market’s culture, being a family-owned business, really filter down to the grass-roots businesses in the network, and through to how brokers deal with their customers.”
Mr Amourous said South-East Queensland had become an inspiring market for business owners.
“Brisbane is in the midst of transformation with billions of dollars of infrastructure in projects like the Cross River Rail, which will link the various parts of the city divided by the river, the Queens Wharf development and the showgrounds transformation.
“We’ve already seen the community’s appetite for projects like the Howard Smith Wharves and more investments like that will continue to drive population growth in the region.”
Mr Amourous entered broking with in 2003 before entering management roles which included stints in Western Australia.
Mr Amourous has made a smooth transition to business ownership. Last month, he was responsible for processing one of Queensland’s first successful First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) applications.
Loan Market’s Executive Director of Growth Andrea McNaughton said she was excited to see Mr Amourous start his next chapter with Loan Market.
“Tim’s decision is the ultimate vote of confidence in Loan Market’s broker offering,” she said.
“Tim has been an integral part of the growth of Loan Market’s brokerages in Queensland. He’s seen how we’re future-proofing businesses, providing them with all the tools and support to navigate regulatory and market challenges, and decided he wants to buy-in.
“We’re thrilled to watch Tim develop his next chapter with us.”
Mr Amourous has been replaced in Queensland by former Commonwealth Bank of Australia broker trainer and Kaizen specialists Andrew Thompson.