The major brokerage said it has appointed a new growth manager in Queensland to “capitalise” on the anticipated interest in the state’s housing market post-COVID-19.
Loan Market has appointed former Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) relationship manager Jessie Moore as its new growth manager for Queensland.
In her role, Ms Moore will help contribute to the brokerage’s growth in Queensland while also introducing the network’s technology to brokers seeking to be compliant amid the impending best interests duty (BID).
She will report to Loan Market’s state director, Andrew Thompson.
Ms Moore has more than 10 years of experience in lending and liaison with brokers across Queensland.
She spent 11 years at CBA as a mortgage lender and a relationship manager. Prior to her role at the CBA, she was a production assistant at APN News and Media.
Commenting on her appointment, Ms Moore said: “From when Andrew first showed me the technology that Loan Market’s customers receive, starting with the Hello Pack, the offering became so clear.”
Mr Thompson pointed to recent comments by demographer Bernard Salt at Loan Market’s recent professional development event, who said property markets in south-east Queensland and other “lifestyle” destinations could benefit from the rise in remote working amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“COVID-19 has proved that people can work productively away from the office,” Mr Thompson said.
“You no longer need to live in Melbourne or Sydney to secure the job or salary you want. The changed perception around remote working means cities and towns in Queensland that are serviced by good infrastructure are a viable lifestyle alternative for professionals.”
The brokerage reported that both the volume and value of settlements in its Queensland businesses increased by around a quarter year-on-year.
[Related: Loan Market expands tech team]
Malavika Santhebennur is the features editor on the mortgages titles at Momentum Media.
Before joining the team in 2019, Malavika held roles with Money Management and Benchmark Media. She has been writing about financial services for the past six years.
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