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Non-bank strengthens national team

by Staff Reporter11 minute read
The Adviser

Staff Reporter

One of the nation’s top originators has appointed four new business development managers in a bid to enhance its overall broker service proposition.

Yesterday, Homeloans announced it had appointed the four BDMs across Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales.

In addition, the lender has appointed a new business development officer in Queensland.


The appointments take Homeloans national team of BDMs to 17.

“One of our key objectives is maintaining and growing our relationships with brokers, and having a strong BDM team is instrumental to achieving this,” Homeloans’ general manager – sales Greg Mitchell said.

“The Australian property market is showing signs of renewed confidence this year, and as interest rates continue to be cut to bolster the economy, it’s opportune to enhance our team, which ensures we can capitalise on growth.”

Darren Stratford and Lauren Taylor have both been appointed as Queensland BDMs and come armed with a wealth of experience.

Mr Stratford was the chief executive of his own mortgage broking business for many years, while Miss Taylor is a former BDM with Bankwest and Citibank.

On top of their appointments, Julie Adams has taken up the role of NSW BDM, while Dien Le is the new Victorian BDM.

Ms Adams joins the teams with more than 15 years’ experience working with a number of lenders, while Dien Le previously worked as a credit officer and in sales at Citibank.

Finally, Peter Brophy has been appointed to the position of business development officer in Queensland and brings certain management skills to the business, having run his own finance business for many years.

“With our philosophy of ‘providing solutions’ bedded down this year, the new team and their vast finance and solutions-based experience helps reinforce our positioning statement even further,” Mr Mitchell said.

“Our broker network is the eyes and ears of our customers, and with four new BDMs in three regions, we continue to expand our sales teams with quality BDMs and, thus, ensure brokers have the support they need.”

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