For the third year running, Aussie has been awarded the country’s best Mortgage Broker as well as taking out the crown for the second year in a row for Most Innovative Product at the annual Australian Banking & Finance Awards in Sydney last night (Thursday June 3).
Aussie’s founder and Executive Chairman Mr John Symond said he was thrilled to win both prestigious awards, which further cemented Aussie’s position as the country’s top non-bank financial services company.
“It’s rewarding to be recognised as a leader in our core business of mortgage broking,” he said. “Our sales force of 850 brokers across both the mobile and retail stores around Australia are working hard for every customer to help them make better financial choices.”
Mr Symond said he was very proud to win the Most Innovative Product Award for Aussie Classic, the flagship product in the Aussie Home Loans (AHL) stable.
“Eighteen years ago I started Aussie with our own AHL product which brought innovation and choice to Australian homeowners,” he said.
“It is wonderful that we are still innovating in an industry which is saturated with hundreds of different loan products, most of them from the big banks,” he said.
Mr Symond said Aussie Classic, which offers a tiered-pricing system which rewards customers for having progressively higher deposits and reduces risk for Aussie, was a fantastic example of responsible lending.
“Aussie Classic has been a perfect product for low LVR customers, rewarding them with a generous discount,” he said. “The product has been a great success with our sales force and our customers, and has achieved a high penetration in the Aussie Panel for the LVR band < 70 per cent in a very short period of time.”