With the end of 2017 fast approaching, it’s a time to reflect on the achievements and challenges throughout the year for our state team and members, and head into 2018 with optimism and passion for the industry we’re part of.
Last week, approximately 350 WA brokers and AFG head office staff celebrated the successes of the year at our Christmas function, held at Sweetwater Bar in East Fremantle.
It’s been a busy year for the WA team, with a few new faces joining AFG. Yvette Fong and Sharna Phillips started as our Relationship Managers, Andrew Lawton as Business Development Manager, and Paul Eckermann completing the team as our AFG Home Loans Business Relationship Manager. Previously a Relationship Manager, Jia Jia Wong was deservedly promoted to Business Development Manager. Our team is stronger than ever, and we’re excited at what we can offer our members coming into 2018.
Developments from AFG
AFG continuously strive to be recognised as Australia’s premier financial solutions partner. As such, several initiatives have been introduced this year to assist our brokers in growing their business. A referral program was launched with Lifebroker, which allows brokers to introduce clients to a life insurance comparison service. AFG entered a relationship with CoreLogic, providing brokers with discounted rates to RP Data Professional, allowing them to extend their services to include property reports to better service their clients.
After a year of development, AFG launched AFG Business – a game-changing platform allowing brokers who primarily write in the residential space to diversify into commercial broking. We’ve seen great interest in the platform and look forward to seeing brokers growth their business within the commercial lending space.
Looking back at some key events and achievements throughout the year, special mention goes to the winners of our WA State Awards held in August this year.
- Broker of the Year – Phillip Nguyen, IFG Home Loans
- Broker Group of the Year – Better Choice Mortgage Services
We’re looking forward to assisting our members in 2018 with some exciting new technology, with the launch of the AFG Suite. The features will make life for our brokers a lot easier and a lot more intuitive, with some very clever technology to bring their key data under one roof – optimising management like never before.
From everyone within the WA state team, we wish you a safe holiday season and a successful 2018.