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Creating a winning partnership

by Annie Kane3 minute read

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Earlier this year, Miranda-based brokerage Birdie Wealth completed a hat-trick by taking home three awards. We catch up with principal Nathan Smith and the Loan Administrator of the Year, Rebecca McIlwain, to find out what makes a winning team.

At our 10th annual Australian Broking Awards, run in partnership with NAB, NSW brokerage Birdie Wealth completed a hat-trick by taking home three awards on the night: Office of the Year - Non-franchise; Social and Community Engagement Program of the Year; and Loan Administrator of the Year (Rebecca McIlwain).

In this week’s episode of Elite Broker, we catch up with Nathan and Rebecca to find out what they attribute to their success.

Tune in to find out: 

  • Their top tips for brokers and loan administrators on building an efficient practice
  • Why and how they’re supporting local charity Enough is Enough
  • How they hired staff overseas 

And much more!

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Annie Kane

Annie Kane


Annie Kane is the editor of The Adviser and Mortgage Business.


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