Our story

From small beginnings came big things. In 1992, "We'll Save You" meant a lot to us - and almost 30 years later it still does.

 

 

Where it all began

From day one, we’ve had one simple thing to say – “We’ll save you”. John Symond meant it back in 1992 when he launched Aussie. And we still mean it today.

It’s what pushed us to do things differently, and why we were the first Australian home loan lender to offer competitive interest rates and free appointments with mortgage brokers.

Aussie steadily expanded over the years, with interest rates that forced the banks to catch up. In 1997, Commonwealth Bank cut their home loan rates by up to 2.6% – and the other big banks eventually caught on too.

In the years that followed, Aussie acquired Wizard Home Loans, and National Mortgage Brokers. And in 2008, Commonwealth Bank bought a 33% stake in Aussie – which grew to 80% in 2012 and then 100% in 2017.

From the day we took on the big banks and their high lending rates, with a vision of putting progress within reach for Aussies when it came to home ownership, we have recognised that success lies in grasping the opportunities that only come with change.

 

The Aussie of today

For nearly 30 years, Aussie has adapted and reinvented itself to stay in touch with the way the market and the needs of consumers as they continue to change.

Our success has been forged through change – in fact, it is change that has brought Aussie to where it is today.

Today, the Aussie loan book has reached around $70 billion and we have a large network of stores and brokers around Australia. We’ve expanded our offer too – from home loans to business loans, asset finance, home and contents insurance and more.

We continue to invest in people who are aligned to our vision, who share our values and want to be a part of the future we are building.

Every day we help Australians realise their property dreams, by finding new ways to support customers throughout their home loan journey.

A lot has changed over the years, but the one thing that hasn’t is our commitment to give Australians a fair go.


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