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Australian Broking Awards 2020: Newcomer and Diversification Program finalists revealed!

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Annie Kane 9 minute read

The Adviser, in partnership with the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia, is pleased to announce the finalists for the Newcomer and Diversification of the Year categories for the Australian Broking Awards 2020.

This year, finalists for the Australian Broking Awards (ABAs) will be revealed by categories over the course of the next two weeks.

This new approach is to showcase the outstanding achievements of our finalists in each hotly contested category, with each finalist having a dedicated profile page to display their valuable contribution in strengthening Australia’s broking profession.

Newcomer of the Year

This award acknowledges the broker that has built the most successful business within two calendar years of starting up, based not only on loan volumes and other business performance metrics but also a holistic approach in building a sustainable platform for future expansion.


The award is particularly pertinent this year given the rapidly changing environment that has made building and establishing a business more challenging for new starters – from the fallout from the royal commission and the threat of changes to commissions, to the bushfire season and the incoming best interests duty.

There are 10 finalists for the Newcomer of the Year award this year.

Click here to see the full finalist list for this year’s Newcomer of the Year.

Diversification Program of the Year

This award acknowledges the brokerage that has best harnessed a broad solution offering to strengthen client relationships and meet their evolving needs.

While residential mortgages are the mainstay generator of business for the majority of brokers, there has been a steady shift towards a diversified broker offering to strengthen client relationships and meet their evolving needs. Brokers now offer a breadth of products, ranging from debt protection and business finance to superannuation. 

There are five finalists for the Diversification Program of the Year award.

Click here to see the full finalist list for this year’s award.

The Australian Broking Awards 2020 to be held on 16 July

Now in its 10th year, the Australian Broking Awards program – run in partnership with principal partner NAB – recognises excellence across the entire mortgage and finance broking industry.

This year’s awards will be delivered through our first-ever virtual awards broadcast on the evening of Thursday, 16 July, which will bring the excitement and fanfare straight to your homes as we look to recognise the achievements of talented professionals leading the way.

Registration is FREE for the live broadcast. 

Prepare your black tie, dust off your ball gown, pop the champagne and get ready to celebrate from your boardroom, office or even your lounge room as you celebrate the success of Australia’s leading broking professionals. Plus, if you take part in the competition for the most creative attendee, you could win $500!

Find out more about the Australian Broking Awards 2020 here.

The category finalists that have been announced so far are:

  • Asset Finance Broker of the Year
  • Boutique Aggregator 
  • Commercial Broker of the Year
  • Customer Service of the Year - Individual
  • Customer Service of the Year - Office
  • Diversification Program of the Year
  • Finance Broker of the Year
  • Industry Thought Leader 
  • Innovator of the Year 
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Regional Broker of the Year
  • Residential Broker of the Year 
  • Rising Star 
  • Training and Education Program of the Year 
  • Wellness Advocate of the Year

 [Related: Australian Broking Awards 2020: Finance Broker and Asset Finance Broker finalists revealed]

Australian Broking Awards 2020: Newcomer and Diversification Program finalists revealed!
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Annie Kane

Annie Kane

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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