Mortgage broker Mint Equity is in the running to take out two of Australia’s most coveted mortgage broking awards.
The Central Coast mortgage broker has been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories, New Office of the Year and Regional Office of the Year, in the nationally recognised 2017 Australian Broking Awards hosted by The Adviser, Australia’s top publication for mortgage and finance brokers.
Now in its seventh consecutive year, the Australian Broking Awards recognise the industry’s leading brokers, brokerages and aggregator groups in a process that is transparent, measurable, fair, accurate and unbiased.
Mint Equity is in the running for the most successful new office for FY2016 as well as the individual office (in a regional location) that has most effectively driven business growth over the previous 12 months across all product sectors, utilising a range of business development principles and tactics.
Now a multi-award winning mortgage broker, Mint Equity was awarded Best Regional Office at the 2017 Better Business Awards for NSW earlier this year and took out the Best Marketing NSW award at the Connective Excellence Awards in December last year.
Its nominations for the 2017 Australian Broking Awards are recognition that a family owned business can hold its ground on a national level, competing with well-established and highly recognised mortgage brokers.
Directors Zac and Leigh Peteh are thrilled their business has been included in the national award program. “We’ve grown our business significantly over the last financial year prompting the establishment of our first office on the Central Coast. We love the Central Coast and we’re really proud that we can represent the region at a national level.” Zac Peteh, Director
Zac’s experience is spread across residential, business, commercial and SMSF lending, meaning Mint Equity’s clients don’t have to deal with multiple brokers or bankers for each different loan. This is a key competitive advantage for Mint Equity as there are very few individual mortgage brokers who can offer a full service across various security types.
By having the ability to support a client’s entire portfolio, Mint Equity has been able to increase the business generated from one single client to incorporate not only their home loan, but their business and SMSF lending as well. Zac’s knowledge and experience across various lending scenarios and security types has translated into clients feeling more confident and trusting of Zac and the Mint Equity brand.
“Zac will always provide support to people who are looking for reassurance and guidance even if they are already progressing through another lender or mortgage broker,” said Leigh Peteh. “This approach isn’t common in our industry, so it’s a key point of difference for us and our clients love it,” she added.
Momentum Media’s Managing Editor of mortgages, James Mitchell, said that the calibre of this year’s submissions reflects the high-level of professionalism within the mortgage broking industry and demonstrates why more consumers are choosing brokers.
“While there is plenty of uncertainty and potential change on the horizon for mortgage broking, the strength of this industry should not be underestimated,” Mr Mitchell said.
“The finalists for the 2017 Australian Broking Awards embody the level of service and dedication that customers have come to expect from the third-party channel. There is a reason why brokers are now the channel of choice for Australian borrowers.
“This industry continues to grow from strength to strength and we are grateful to be part of that growth. On behalf of The Adviser, I would like to congratulate all of this year’s finalists,” he said.
The winner will be announced at The Star, Sydney on Friday, 30 June 2017.