Submissions for the inaugural Australian Broking Awards have been flowing in since The Adviser opened nominations on Friday.
There has been a strong response from both individuals and brokerage groups in making nominations across the 15 categories and competition for a place amongst the finalists is expected to be hot.
To be hosted in July, the Australian Broking Awards, partnered by the Commonwealth Bank, will be the first awards program to specifically and exclusively recognise the mortgage broking industry.
Sterling Publishing group publisher Alex Whitlock said there are numerous awards out there that focus on the broader mortgage and lending industry but none, up until now, have been dedicated solely to brokers.
“Other awards have always tended to lump lenders, mortgage managers and other service providers in with brokers, but this is no longer an accurate reflection of an industry that is now regulated and reaching maturity.”
“In an industry that accounts for more than 40 per cent of all new mortgages written, it is high time that brokers, brokerages and aggregators are recognised and rewarded for their achievements in their own industry awards.”
To ensure that your nominations are registered, visit www.australianbrokingawards.com.au.