Aussie Group Profile
Since its establishment in February 1992, Aussie has grown to become one of Australia’s leading non-bank retail financial services groups, with operations spanning all mainland capital cities and major regional centres.
Aussie has won the Best Mortgage Broker Award five years in a row as well as the Best Advertising, Marketing and Promotional Campaign 2012 and Best Career Development Program 2012 at the Australian Banking and Finance Magazine annual awards.
Founder and Executive Chairman of Aussie, Mr John Symond, continues to be the driving force behind the group, which now includes a national mortgage broking service, travel, wedding and personal loans, general and life Insurance and credit cards.
Following the acquisition of Wizard Home Loans in February 2009, and boutique wholesale mortgage aggregator nMB in 2012, Aussie now has a loan book currently worth almost $55 billion, with more than 250,000 customers being serviced 24 hours a day, seven days a week by Aussie’s lending force of around 750 mortgage brokers across Franchise and Mobile channels. There is also an additional 165 mortgage brokers that form part of our nMB offering.
In 2012, CBA increased its stake in Aussie to 80%, but Aussie continues to operate as a standalone business.
The launch of the Aussie’s national mortgage broking service in 2002 continued the group’s evolution, history of innovation and adaptation to change in the home lending industry both in Australia and overseas.
Aussie’s accredited Mortgage Brokers represent 17 home loan brands, including all four major banks, while also offering Aussie Home Loans’ own suite of loan products.
Using the company’s proprietary laptop computer system, Toolbox, they provide an objective comparison of the loans find exactly the right loan, based on an analysis of customers’ specific needs and preferences.
In addition to the home visits, Aussie is quickly expanding its retail program with 145 stores now operating in city and regional areas.
The franchised and company owned retail stores offer a complete home finance advisory service, a huge selection of competitively priced home loans and advice for customers about how to save thousands of dollars off their home loans.
All of Aussie’s products and services are accessible via its national contact centre (on 1300 44 55 66) or by visiting www.aussie.com.au