Loan Market takes home a win at the WA Better Business Awards


Loan Market’s very own, Geraldton office took out the biggest regional award at the WA Better Business Awards in Perth in March, taking home the title of Best Regional Office.

Ian Wheatland and the Loan Market Geraldton team were recognised for their customer service, business growth and unique client benefits which set them apart from other mortgage brokers in the area, including supporting their client’s holistic property and financial needs. To add further value to their customers, last year Loan Market Geraldton introduced Asset Finance services.

Ian has been with Ray White since it entered Western Australia over 20 years ago and was the first principal to set up a Loan Market office 15 years ago. As the first Ray White Principal to also have a Loan Market office, he has shown great leadership and foresight to create a service offering that caters to the lifestyle aspirations of his clients.

The Geraldton area has been one of the worst affected regions of the property downturn so to receive this award is further testament to Ian and his team’s passion and hard work.

Loan Market was represented well across the night, with finalists in five other categories, including:

  • Loan Market Welshpool - Best Community Engagement Program
  • Tania Richardson, Loan Market Ellenbrook - Best Loan Administrator
  • Balpreet Bal, Loan Market Welshpool - Best Newcomer
  • John Norgett, Loan Market (Geraldton) - Best Regional Broker
  • Sharon Bal, Loan Market Welshpool - Rising Star