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Flint partners with ACM for new agri brokerage

by Charlotte Humphrys10 minute read

The new brokerage has partnered with the agri division of the ACM media network to launch a specialist agribusiness brokerage.

Newly created brokerage Flint – a major new brokerage launched by Sydney-based brokers Christian Stevens and Chris Bates – has partnered with media network company ACM to launch Farmers’ Finance Australia, a specialist national agribusiness brokerage.

Farmers’ Finance Australia will service the readers of ACM’s agricultural newspaper and online titles under ACM Agri (which include The Land, Queensland Country Life, Stock & Land, Stock Journal and Farm Online).

The new broker brand will provide finance to primary producers, supporting them with equipment, machinery, agribusiness, and property finance needs.


Stevens, one of the co-founders of Flint, will lead Farmers’ Finance Australia as its chief executive.

Stevens said that the agri finance space was worth more than $120 billion and that there was a “growing need” for financing solutions at a larger scale to support Australian farmers.

The new CEO of Farmer’s Finance Australia said: “I am excited to be working together with the ACM Agri team on something that will genuinely make a difference to so many farmers across the country.

“Farmers’ Finance Australia will provide regional families, investors, and businesses with the best in-market finance solutions to help them grow.

“We will enable hard-working Australians to unlock their farms’ potential, while accessing savings on their existing facilities too.”

Stevens said Farmers’ Finance has brought together more than 40 regional, asset, residential, commercial, and private wealth brokers (who had collectively lodged more than $10 billion in their careers) and aims to give regional communities and farming families “access to the best in the business to continue to cultivate wealth from the ground up”.*

Tony Kendall, ACM’s managing director, said that the partnership was an “intuitive fit” for the business: “ACM Agri puts farmers at the heart of everything we do and we understand that finance is a critical part of every farming business.

“Farmers’ Finance Australia enables ACM Agri to offer leading financial solutions and specialised expertise to the 78 per cent of farmers who turn to ACM Agri brands to keep them informed about their sector.”

*This story was updated on 15 May to reflect that $10bn of loans had been lodged by the Farmers’ Finance brokers over their career, not Flint brokers.

[Related: Christian Stevens and Chris Bates launch new brokerage]

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