Aussie (formerly Aussie Home Loans) was founded in 1992 by John Symond, who was widely credited with bringing competition to the Australian home lending industry.
Aussie was unique in its approach to home loans, offering a mobile lending service and access to loans far cheaper than those offered by banks. In 1994 Aussie partnered with Macquarie to introduce the securitisation of home loans.
In 1995 Aussie launched its first television advertising campaign with the iconic slogan: “At Aussie, we’ll save you”. The company rapidly grew as consumers became aware of the competitive products offered and convenient ‘we come to you’ service.
In September 2002 Aussie re-positioned itself as a mortgage broker, offering customers a wide choice of home loans from a panel of lenders, while also offering its own suite of Aussie Home Loans products.
In 2006 Aussie expanded into the franchise retail channel which enabled Aussie Mortgage Brokers to set up their own stores under the Aussie brand.
The Commonwealth Bank acquired a 33% stake in Aussie in 2008, which it then increased to an 80% stake in 2012, though Aussie continues to be independently operated.
Aussie acquired Wizard Home Loans in February 2009 and mortgage aggregator nMB in April 2012.
Today, the Aussie Group is Australia’s largest and best known mortgage broker, with over 1,360 mortgage brokers and 180 retail stores located in all capital cities and regional centres around the country.
Aussie has won The Adviser’s Top Brokerage award three years in a row (2013-2015), the Australian Broking Awards’ Major Brokerage of the Year – Franchise two years running (2014-2015) and the Australian Banking and Finance Magazine’s Best Career Development Program in 2015.
Aussie’s expert, local mortgage brokers offer home loans from a panel of up to 20 lenders, including the big banks, as well as personal loans, insurance and deposit bonds. Its unique computer software allows its brokers to quickly and accurately search hundreds of home loans to find the right loan for your needs, at no cost to you.
Hands on from day one, we help our brokers and franchisees build strong, successful businesses, provide award-winning training and offer assistance through our high support, high achievers culture.
For more information about mortgage broking and joining Aussie’s award-winning team, please enquire now.