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Loan Market names 1st regional Qld growth manager

by snichols10 minute read
Mark Robinson

The aggregator has expanded further into the state, appointing a new role focused on supporting the North, Far North and Central Queensland regions.

Enlisted in the role is Mark Robinson, who joined Loan Market as the inaugural growth manager, regional Queensland on 16 May.

He is currently based in Townsville. 

Prior to joining the aggregator, Mr Robinson spent over 20 years with Commonwealth Bank, serving as its relationship manager, third-party banking Central and North Queensland for the bulk of his tenure. 


Under his current role, Mr Robinson will be responsible for growing and supporting the aggregator’s presence across regional Queensland, with his boundaries ranging from Bundaberg to Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.

Speaking of the appointment, Loan Market Queensland director Andrew Thompson said that Mr Robinson’s territory is a region with potential. 

“More than 1 million residents now live between Noosa and Far North Queensland,” Mr Thompson said. 

“It’s an exciting region and one that will prosper with mining, the return of international travel and agribusinesses enjoying excellent seasons.”

Mr Thompson added that Mr Robinson is “a regional professional who understands the needs of regional businesses”.

“As banks reduce their services in regional areas and consumers turn to the choice and support that our industry offers, there’s so much potential ahead for brokers,” Mr Thompson said. 

Mr Robinson said that he believed he was entering the role at a time of great optimism for regional Queensland. 

“Over the last two years, housing transaction volumes in many of the markets have doubled,” Mr Robinson said.

“House and land sales have been very strong in many markets and business investment has been steady as the region has largely been spared the disruption of COVID-19.”

Mr Robinson added that he believed Loan Market’s offerings would be welcomed by regional brokers.

“The needs of regional brokers are no different to city brokers,” he said.

“There’s going to be a movement to the broker market over the coming years.

“I’m excited to be on-the-ground to assist brokers with this opportunity, helping them grow and provide an industry-leading experience to their customers.”

The announcement comes less than a week after Loan Market confirmed it had appointed its first head of broker business performance – a new role focused on assisting businesses to the improve their revenue and profit. 

In April, Loan Market Group confirmed that it had recruited Bank of Queensland chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer, Ewen Stafford.

[Related: Loan Market appoints broker business support head]

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Sam Nichols is a journalist at The Adviser and Mortgage Business.


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