Loan Market has announced that AFG’s NSW state manager has joined its ranks as director of growth.
Broking franchise group Loan Market has announced the appointment of Stephen Doyle to the role of director of growth.
Mr Doyle joins Loan Market from the Australian Finance Group (AFG), where he has served as NSW state manager since November 2010.
As part of his new role, Mr Doyle will help manage Loan Market’s state-based business development activities, which include engaging the wider industry on new innovations in digital, training, business coaching and compliance.
Loan Market’s executive director of growth, Andrea McNaughton, welcomed Mr Doyle to the group.
“With his breadth of experience, Stephen has a great understanding of what small, medium and large-scale brokerages need to succeed,” Ms McNaughton said.
“Our focus on developing tech to win back time and improve customer relationships for brokers, helping them grow their businesses and keeping them safe in a shifting regulatory landscape, has resonated with brokers.
“Stephen will play a leading role in engaging brokers who want to grow a bigger asset.”
Mr Doyle commented: “Loan Market has always been recognised within the industry as a solid, professional, progressive and family-owned organisation,” he said.
“Broking has been exposed to a lot of change, and I believe Loan Market is an aggregator where brokers can future-proof their business.
“I’ve seen how Loan Market’s technology has kept brokers compliant and enabled them to save an enormous amount of time that they can direct back into serving their clients.”
Loan Market also revealed that it is currently on the hunt for a head of compliance in light of the growing demands placed on brokerages by heightened industry regulation.
Ms McNaughton noted: “The safety of our business owners is paramount. Aggregators need to provide trusted support to their business owners in this respect, and we’re increasing our resources and structure to support compliance that underpins sustainable growth in their business.”
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