Queensland broker George Samios has been named as Australia’s top young mortgage broker in a national list of the best mortgage brokers under the age of 30.
The Adviser’s 30 Under Thirty ranking 2017 was revealed at a special event held in Sydney on Tuesday, 12 December, hosted by The Adviser in cooperation with principal partner Connective.
The ranking lists the top 30 brokers under the age of 30 operating in Australia, based on a range of metrics, including the total volume of residential loans over the 2017 financial year, the number of mortgages written over that period and the total volume of other loans written. Residential loan volumes were given a greater weighting.
George Samios, mortgage broker and founder of Madd Loans, retained his position at the top of The Adviser’s 30 Under Thirty ranking for the second year in a row.
Mr Samios (28) wrote 527 loans totalling $134.6 million in FY2017, with $20 million worth of other loans written.
This year’s 30 Under Thirty ranking included a whopping 13 new entrants, some of whom have only been in the business for 12 months.
Diversification was a key theme among this year’s top young brokers, with over 60 per cent of the top 30 writing business other than residential mortgages.
Speaking of the ranking, Momentum Media’s managing editor of mortgages, James Mitchell, said: “Each year, The Adviser’s 30 Under Thirty ranking celebrates the success of Australia’s best young mortgage brokers.
“It is also evidence of the continued support of aggregators, brokerages and industry associations who foster young talent and help new-to-industry players find their feet in a highly competitive profession.
“On behalf of The Adviser, I’d like to congratulate George Samios on his win, all of the young brokers who made the grade in 2017.”
Mark Haron, director at Connective, commented: “Connective is proud to support the industry’s rising stars and leading young brokers, acknowledging that it is brokers with a solid customer focus that will continue to thrive and succeed.
“We play a key role in equipping mortgage brokers to thrive in our industry’s bright and dynamic tomorrow, and we’re delighted to support activities that grow and build the professionalism in the mortgage broking industry.
“Congratulations to this year’s top 30 Under Thirty. We look forward to seeing your persistent and resilient success as you continue to embrace change, add value to your customers and grow.”
The full 30 Under Thirty ranking will be revealed in the January 2018 edition of The Adviser.
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