Loan Market’s Murat Sekmen wins Bankwest NSW Broker of the Year for 2018

A local Sydney Loan Market broker was the well-deserved recipient of the 2018 Bankwest NSW Broker of the Year award, in a ceremony held at Sydney’s Opera House.

The awards celebrate the brokers within the industry that are consistently achieving a high level of compliance and minimal adjustment to the loans they write, meaning a faster and more smoother process for their customers.

The awards stage is not unfamiliar territory for Sekmen, who was awarded Bankwest’s New Broker of the Year award in 2016, and was runner-up for this NSW Broker of the Year award in 2017.

Sekmen attributes his success in this year's awards to his drive to improve his visibility and communication with local agents, solicitors and industry groups, and to ensuring he clearly understands and adapts to the ongoing changes within the industry.

“Loan Market has been ahead of the game with regards to the recent changes around compliance and regulation, and have been great in supporting their business owners through the uncertainty, and this has had a really positive flow-on effect to brokers” he said.

When asked how he felt about the accolade, Sekmen said, “it was actually very surreal. It’s a great feeling to be recognised in front of my peers by an institution as well-known and reputable as Bankwest. And to win an award that is not about volume, but based on the quality and level of compliance of your applications; it’s validation and reassurance to myself that I am doing right by my clients”.

“That reassurance is, in a way, more important at this point in time as the market is rapidly changing” says Sekmen.

“Looking to the future, staying abreast of changing industry policy and regulations is critical, and of course, continuing to put the customer first and satisfy their needs; if I can do that, I’m confident the rest will fall into place”.

Murat Sekmen, who’s business services Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Inner West and surrounding areas, took the stage with Bankwest’s General Manager Ian Rakhit, State Manager Lisa Wright and a QBE representative who sponsored the event, to accept the prestigious award.