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Once again Aussie has been awarded the country’s Best Mortgage Broker as well as taking out the crown for Most Innovative Product for Loan Cover at the annual Australian Banking & Finance Awards in Sydney last night (Thursday 28 May).

Aussie’s Executive Chairman Mr John Symond said it was rewarding to win both prestigious awards, and further cemented Aussie’s position as the country’s pre-eminent non-bank financial services group.

“With the acquisition of Wizard, we now have the largest team of mortgage brokers in the country with more than 800 mobile lenders and franchisees ready to help Australia get a better deal on their finances,” he said.

“We are very proud to be recognised as a leader in our core business of mortgage broking.”

“And equally proud to be recognised among a stellar field of financial services products for our innovation in insurance cover. We thank the dedicated Aussie team as well as our business partners for our continuing successes.”

Mr Symond said Aussie would continue to be the customer’s champion by providing a host of additional financial products and services tailored to their needs.

He said unlike other financial institutions, Aussie has embarked on an aggressive expansion structure and is actively hiring new employees in a time when other organisations are reducing their workforce.

“An Aussie broker can help customers save thousands each year with our market-leading product suite including home loans, personal and car loans, insurance and the Aussie MasterCard.”

With the Loan Cover product, Aussie partnered with AMP to provide affordable and easy access to insurance – traditionally one of the roadblocks for the majority of Australians who are underinsured. It covers customers for death or terminal illness up to $500,000.

This product has been a great success with a simple, “no questions asked” application process with no complex underwriting and no medical checks required for the customer. The product guarantees acceptance and has generous terms for pre-existing conditions.

“With the majority of Australians severely under-insured and with economic uncertainty still hanging over the globe, this product is a no-brainer ,” Mr Symond said.

“For the cost of a daily cup of coffee or for the cost of insuring a second-hand Holden, this product can help protect customers and their families should misfortune fall.”