A mortgage aggregation business has confirmed that broker commissions, including trail payments made by lenders, will not be impacted by the appointment of voluntary administrators.
Award-winning aggregator eChoice confirmed that Geoffrey Reidy and Andrew Barnden of Rodgers Reidy have been appointed as voluntary administrators of eChoice Limited and 13 subsidiary companies, pursuant to Section 436C of the Corporations Act.
The appointment was made by the secured creditor, Welas Pty Ltd, which has supported eChoice for many years but reached the view that it could no longer continue to support the aggregator in its current form.
Welas took the step to appoint the voluntary administrators to enable eChoice to assess its options on how to secure and sustain the future viability of the business.
“The voluntary administrators have not been appointed over any group companies with existing contracts with brokers or lenders,” the company said in a statement.
“Accordingly, the administration will not affect ongoing third-party stakeholder contractual obligations, such as trail payments by lenders to these companies and payments of trail by these companies to brokers.”
“In the meantime, it is business as usual as far as possible,” the group said. “The focus of the business will be to ensure that employees, suppliers, lenders and brokers are able to deliver for customers as they always have.”
James Mitchell has over eight years’ experience as a financial reporter and is the editor of Wealth and Wellness at Momentum Media.
He has a sound pedigree to cover the business of mortgages and the converging financial services sector having reported for leading finance titles InvestorDaily, InvestorWeekly, Accountants Daily, ifa, Mortgage Business, Residential Property Manager, Real Estate Business, SMSF Adviser, Smart Property Investment, and The Adviser.
He has also been published in The Daily Telegraph and contributed online to FST Media and Mergermarket, part of the Financial Times Group.
James holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Journalism.
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