Aussie Home Loans’ biennial national conference, entitled ‘Imagine’, was held in Sydney from August 11 to 14, 2019, and positioned a positive industry outlook to over 800 Aussie Brokers and industry professionals.
Speaking at the conference, Chief Executive Officer of Aussie, James Symond, talked aboutthe significant opportunities available to mortgage brokers following the Royal Commission,“Collectively, Aussie Brokers have over 7000 years of wisdom and experience, and our conference provides the platform for our brokers to network with the best in the industry and grow their businesses, particularly post-Royal Commission” he said.
“Despite the incredible pace of recent industry changes, and with more still to come, Aussie brokers continue to focus on putting customers first. With almost 60 per cent of home loans in Australia written by a mortgage broker, the opportunities are there to be had” he added.
Aussie Brokers attended business-building workshops, strategy sessions, and heard from industry experts and inspiring keynote speakers including Thai cave rescue divers and joint Australians of the year Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen, along with the first Canadian Astronaut to walk in space, Col. Chris Hadfield.
Aussie Founder and Chairman John Symond AM featured on a panel discussion with ANZ Chief Executive Officer, Shayne Elliott and ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose AC OBE, facilitated by finance analyst and journalist Ross Greenwood.
John Symond said that following the Royal Commission, “People, politicians and the media now understand what a broker is and the importance of broker.”
In his first presentation to a mortgage broking group since the election, Federal Treasurer, Hon. Josh Frydenberg, addressed Aussie Brokers at ‘Imagine’ and expressed his confidence in the future of the mortgage broking industry. He spoke about the need for the sector to continue to drive reform and work closely with the Government to restore the community’s trust and confidence in the financial system for the benefit of all consumers.
Chief Executive Officer of Aussie, James Symond, added “The future looks bright for brokers and consumers, and with record low interest rates, as well as a recovering real estate sector, there has never been a better time to be an Aussie Broker.”