Welcome to Aussie Townsville, and thank you for taking the time to read a little about us.
Our mission is to become your trusted home loan lending specialist for life. There are a multitude of options out there for people to consider when looking for home loan finance and it can become overwhelming. Some of the questions people typically face are where do I start, how much can I borrow and who has the cheapest rate?
At Aussie Townsville, we can help you answer these questions, but also aim to add value by providing guidance on other important factors, like:
- How the home loan could be structured for your individual circumstances - Which lender’s policies suit your circumstances and will consider approving your loan? - Which type of home loan suits your needs, and helps you achieve your financial goals? - Whether you have considered relevant asset and income protection (insurance) for your financial situation?
Aussie has been in Townsville since the 1990s, servicing the region with a team of mobile mortgage brokers that could visit you at home or your workplace, and at a time that is convenient for you, that same quality of service isstill offered to this day.
Aussie Townsville was one of the first regional franchises to open in July 2006 and now has two offices for your convenience, Aussie Townsville at Domain Central and Aussie Townsville City in Sturt Street. Our team of Mortgage Brokers provide the same friendly, fast and free service that first set us apart from the rest. Our team can look after you 7 days a week whichever part of the region you are in, south to Bowen, north to Tully and west to Mount Isa.
We have developed a wealth of experience and expertise to assist you, no matter how unique your circumstances. We are proud to wear the Aussie brand and bring to you the benefits of being part of a group that has been voted Mortgage Broker of the year for 7 straight years.
Fees and referrals Many people are surprised to learn that we do not charge them for our service. We receive commissions from the lender for introducing the loan to them. These commissions will be disclosed to you at the time we prepare your loan application. These commissions are not on-charged to you by the lender.
Our aim is to provide you with a first class, valuable service that doesn’t cost you anything. If indeed we do meet your expectations in that regard, the biggest favour you can do for us is to refer your friends and family to us. By referring new business to us, we can focus on our clients’ needs rather than chasing new business.
We will work hard to earn your trust so that you are comfortable referring people to us. Our business depends on it.
How we can help you The First Home Buyer This can be daunting. We will spend the time to answer your questions and make sure you know what’s involved, and whether you are in a position financially to purchase a home. It’s important to make sure you have as large a deposit as possible, and that you are comfortable with the minimum repayments you will be required to make, even if interest rates rise in the future. In assessing your financial readiness, we will discuss all options with you, including use of government grants and any potential family equity assistance. If you are not ready now, we will help put you on the path to purchasing a home in the future. If you are ready, we will assist you in obtaining pre-approved finance before you purchase a property. This will provide clarity on what you can afford to spend on a home, and make obtaining finance simpler once you do sign a contract to purchase.
The Property Investor By now, you will have an understanding of what’s required financially to purchase a property. For you, we can assist not only in obtaining a great deal on your financing, but also provide free RP Data property reports to assist you research potential properties and areas that you are interested in. When purchasing a property for investment purposes, it will also be critical to review how your financing is structured to maximize your financial returns. Factors to consider include how to preserve debt for tax deductibility purposes, interest only loans, and the use of offset accounts. The advice of an accountant is recommended at this point and is extremely valuable.
Services we provide Asset, Equipment and Commercial Finance Accessing our panel of lenders, as your local Aussie Broker we can now help you obtain Asset, Equipment and Commercial finance. Are you looking to buy commercial property? Time to upgrade the business vehicles? We can help you find the loan that's right for you – best of all your appointment with us is free! Asset finance can also be used to purchase new cars for your business, along with other equipment such as office equipment, heavy machinery, manufacturing requirements and much more. Aussie can help find you the asset finance that will suit you and your business.
Mortgage Broking We find the right loan for you from our panel of leading lenders. Some of these lenders may be willing to approve a loan for you, while others may not. We’ll help you by finding ones that suit your circumstances, and negotiating the right loan for you.
Insurances We understand our clients want a home, but invariably need a mortgage to make this possible. When entering into a large financial commitment, it is also important to make sure you are protected in case of an unfortunate incident. At Aussie, we offer mortgage protection insurance which can be arranged in conjunction with your loan application so that you get competitive cover when you need it.
Our Service Standards Client needs come first At Aussie Townsville, we listen and will take time to understand your needs and objectives before offering a solution. We have no lender preference and will recommend the loan for you with impartiality. We will not suggest you do something that we would not do ourselves. If you are looking for assistance on a matter that does not fit with our skill set, we will happily refer you to someone who is better placed to provide that advice.
Reliability We will do what we say we will do. Issues commonly arise with loan applications as we deal with the credit and settlement teams of our lenders. Our aim is to navigate through this on your behalf, to keep you informed at all times, respond to queries and ensure your loan settles on time.
Add Value While you may see us to obtain a home loan, we will endeavour to provide you with other value adding services. Whether you are a first time buyer, or experienced property investor, we will happily provide free RP Data reports to help you find the right property, and offer property and mortgage protection insurances to ensure you protect your lifestyle.
Meet our team At Aussie Townsville we have an enviable team of qualified personnel to assist you. Regardless of who you meet with, the Townsville teams support each other to ensure your needs are met. The team is also backed by the first class support and systems of Aussie.
Jim Breen Franchisee, Aussie Townsville and Aussie Townsville City
Jim is a local to the region where he grew up in the Burdekin district on his family cane farm. Jim is Commercially Accredited and holds a Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking and has been with Aussie since 2002 when they launched their National Mortgage Broking Service. Jim is enthusiastic about growing the brand and the team of Mortgage Specialists in the Townsville region, and over the years the Franchise has won multiple awards with Aussie.
Eric Longmuir Franchisee, Aussie Townsville and Aussie Townsville City
Eric has been a local resident of Townsville since 1977 and has been in retail and business since 1982. He joined Aussie in 2003 as a broker and has since helped many customers with both residential and commercial loans to achieve their own property and financial goals. Eric’s goal is also to ensure the entire Aussie Townsville team and brokers are the most knowledgeable and credit savvy, enabling customers to feel safe, smart and special by delivering the right customer solutions with superior customer service.
Kevin Paine Senior Aussie Broker, Aussie Townsville City
Kevin comes from a defence force family and travelled throughout Australia due to frequent transfers. Kevin started his finance career by joining his local bank as a teller in 1986. Progressing through to home loans and then commercial lending, Kevin learned his skills in banking, before moving into financial planning and mortgage broking. Joining Aussie in June 2015, Kevin holds diplomas in mortgage broking, financial planning and financial advising. He can draw on his wealth of knowledge and experience to work out the right loan structure to meet your finance goals. When not working Kevin is often running or cycling around The Strand.
Sapphire Mollard Loans Processor/Aussie Broker, Townsville City
Sapphire joined Aussie in 2011 and has over 15 years experience in the banking and financial services sector. She has a Diploma in Finance & Mortgage Broking Management and was nominated in 2015 for Queensland Best Loan Administrator. Sapphire will work between you, your lender and solicitor to assist you through the loan application to settlement process. She is an invaluable member of the Aussie Townsville team.
Greg Timms Aussie Broker, Townsville
Greg has over 6 years experience as a Mortgage Broker. He has a Cert IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking and is currently studying for his Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking. Greg is passionate about helping his clients and will go above and beyond to ensure his clients get offered the right solution, that suits their needs and financial objectives. Greg is a local to the Townsville area having lived here all his life.
Gavin Robson Aussie Broker, Townsville
Gavin has over 10 years experience in the Finance Industry. He has a Cert IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking and is currently studying for his Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking. Gavin’s main focus is on building strong relationships with all of his clients. This helps to ensure his clients get offered the right solution, that suits their needs and financial objectives. Being born and bred here in Townsville, Gavin has a strong knowledge and understanding of the local market and is always available to help with any question you may have.
Emma Longmuir Franchise Sales Support, Townsville
Emma is the newest member in our Aussie Townsville team, joining in October 2015. Emma is the first point of contact for all new and existing customers supporting their home loan needs. She currently holds a Graduate Diploma in Education, which has given her skills to focus on each individual’s requirements. Emma is involved in our ongoing customer relations to ensure all existing customers continue to be satisfied.
"Thank you very much for your time and efforts through this process. In particular the regular updates and professionalism was excellent. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and colleagues."
Brett C – Mt Low
"Thank you Geoff, we couldn’t have done it without the help from yourself and your staff."
Andrew G – Mt Isa
"Thank you so much. We've been busy enjoying a bottle of champagne. CHEERS! Our little family were so dejected after speaking with our bank. I'm so glad we enlisted your help, you've been brilliant. Will highly recommend you."
Craig, Georgia & Oscar P – Cardwell
"We moved into the property yesterday. Helen said this home was made with us in mind - just perfect. We very much appreciated your efforts and would have no hesitation in recommending you to any of our acquaintances."