Expanding our broker support team

As brokers diversify and business lending becomes a part of many brokers’ daily remit, we’re expanding the scope of AFG Home Loans Business Relationship Managers to help brokers navigate commercial lending.

To support the growth, we’ve recently appointed Karlee Butcher to join the Sydney team as AFG Home & Commercial Loans – Business Relationship Manager.

Karlee will be providing support to AFG brokers in the greater Sydney area. AFG National Sales Manager Hayden Cush explained the expansion of the team and welcomed Karlee in a recent note to AFG brokers. “The AFG Home Loans team took over the sales functionality of the AFG Commercial product back in July last year. The team have had to upskill in the commercial lending space and have done a great job this year.

“The AFG Commercial powered by ThinkTank products look and feel like a residential lending product and the AFG Business platform does the heavy lifting for those brokers who are new to commercial deals.

“It made sense to move this sales function over to the team that would have day to day interactions with AFG brokers, supporting them as they help their clients.

“We went from having one BDM on the ground specializing in AFG Commercial, to 10 BDMs and four support staff able to assist our brokers.”

Karlee has hit the ground running and is excited by the challenge of the new role. “I am working my way through a plan to meet all of my new broker partners in my first 60 days and look forward to finding out how I can help and establishing relationships with them and their teams

“I’m most excited to represent AFG Home & Commercial Loans in supporting each of our broker partners with a range of offerings and solutions for their clients,” she concluded.