Australia’s leading mortgage broker, Aussie Home Loans, has won the Australian Broking Awards’ ‘Major Brokerage of the Year - Franchise’ category for the third consecutive year.
Presented by industry publication The Adviser, the award is one of the most highly regarded and hotly contested accolades for branded mortgage broking groups.
Aussie’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr James Symond, said “Just 11 years ago Aussie’s retail franchise channel didn’t even exist, and now we’re opening our 200th store and consistently achieving record settlements.
“This award was based on our FY15 results, which was a record-breaking year. Our franchise channel settled more than $1 billion worth of loans in one month for the first time in our history which was an incredible achievement.”
Mr Symond says it’s impossible to acknowledge the success of its retail channel without recognising the contribution of Aussie’s mobile broking channel.
“Around 50 per cent of our retail brokers rise up through our mobile channel to become franchisees or retail loan writers. In FY15 alone, 18 brokers became franchisees and many others became loan writers in one of our Aussie stores.
“Our ability to recruit high potential retail brokers and business owners from our mobile channel is a huge competitive advantage for us, but also a great business progression opportunity for our brokers, he said.
“We have built an industry leading franchise model supported by a strong organisational structure, rigorous franchisee selection criteria backed by extensive training and mentoring programs,” Mr Symond added.
For more information about joining the Aussie team, visit aussie.com.au/careers.