Queensland-based brokerage Time Home Loans has appointed broker and former Loan Market state manager Tim Amourous to its leadership team.
Brisbane-based brokerage Time Home Loans has appointed Tim Amourous as a broker and member of its leadership team.
Mr Amourous, who has experience in banking as well as broking (having previously held managerial roles for sales teams at NAB and Advantedge as well as having been state manager for Aussie and, more recently, Loan Market), made the move to become a loan writer himself earlier this year.
He now joins Time Home Loans as a broker and “to form part of the Time Home Loans leadership team”, according to Time Home Loans’ managing director, Ruan Burger.
Speaking to The Adviser, Mr Burger revealed that he had been following Mr Amourous’ career with interest after meeting him two years ago and – once he started his own mortgage business earlier this year – “the alliance became closer and [their] conversations were very much in the same direction with the same visions in mind”.
“We both love this industry and we both love our people and chosen family and, [because of] that, it was an easy conversation,” Mr Burger said, adding that he was “so happy that this has come to fruition”.
Welcoming Mr Amourous to the team on Monday (25 May), Mr Burger said that he will form part of the Time Home Loans leadership team as well as being a loan writer, adding that the new appointee would “bring a lot to [the] team in respect of leadership, growth and culture”.
“He will also be helping with recruitment, as he has great experience in this field and is well respected within the industry,” Mr Burger told The Adviser.
He concluded: “This is a great moment for Time Home Loans. We believe our business is now in growth phase and we are looking forward, with Tim’s addition, to take on this opportunity and strategy to build on our growth, our culture and our vision.”
Speaking of his new role, Mr Amourous told The Adviser: “Joining Time and Ruan’s team was about leveraging our collective experience and going to the next level.
“It is clear that the future will demand that brokers offer a complete suite of financial services offerings and, more than ever, a successful broker business will need to provide structure and support for new brokers to grow and thrive,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to hitting some new records in 2020!”
As a Time Home Loans broker, Mr Amourous has now joined AFG.
Noting the appointment, AFG’s head of sales and distribution, Chris Slater, commented: “We’ve known Tim a long time and he’s one of the true gentlemen in our industry, so we are obviously delighted he’s going to be part of the AFG community.
“He joins Time Home Loans with a very strong background in finance and we think that, together, Tim and Ruan will make a great team and continue to add some real strength to the broking industry.”
Annie Kane is the editor of The Adviser and Mortgage Business.
As well as writing about the Australian broking industry, the mortgage market, financial regulation, fintechs and the wider lending landscape – Annie is also the host of the Elite Broker and In Focus podcasts and The Adviser Live webcasts.
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