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From firefighter to putting out financial fires

by Robyn Tongol3 minute read

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Five years ago, former firefighter Nikki Berzin hung up the hose to become a mortgage broker down in Victoria and now specialises in loans for emergency services workers. We find out how she’s done it.

Victoria-based broker Nikki Berzin from Cherry Lending & Finance has had a more unusual route into broking, having gone from banking, to firefighting to broking, but she’s happily marrying her two experiences by carving out a niche for herself writing loans for emergency service workers.

In this episode of Elite Broker, host Annie Kane catches up with Nikki to find out:

  • What Nikki most likes about being a broker 
  • The importance of having an ongoing mentor
  • How she’s been building her business to manage growth

And much more!



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