A non-major bank has announced the appointment of an 18-year veteran to help it make the most of a burgeoning Queensland market.
Adelaide Bank’s senior manager of broker distribution, Fons Caminiti, revealed that James Higgs has been appointed as Queensland business relationship manager.
“James has 18 years’ experience in the mortgage industry, both within Australia and overseas,” said Mr Caminiti. “He has a strong appreciation of the Queensland broker market and I have no doubt he will service our Queensland brokers and partners with aplomb.”
According to Mr Caminiti, the appointment of Mr Higgs has come at a pivotal time for the state.
“Expectations of growth in the Queensland property market are mounting. We intend taking full advantage of this growth, in sync with expectations of growth in our own broker business heading into 2014, and we will not be late to this opportunity,” he said.
Mr Higgs said he was excited to be part of the brand and looked forward to working with its brokers.
“I see 2014 as a huge growth opportunity both for Adelaide Bank and the Queensland mortgage market,” he said.
“The business is well positioned, with points of difference that will assist us to increase market share as well as building on the national Adelaide Bank success.
“I’m excited to be joining the Adelaide Bank team because it is 100 per cent focused on brokers and is a well-respected brand in the third party lending market.”