2017 has been an eventful year for the broking industry, and with the year coming to an end, it’s time to take a step back and reflect on the achievements and challenges experienced by our state team and members.
Earlier this month, approximately 300 of our brokers in VIC, and AFG state office staff celebrated the successes of the year at our Christmas function, held at The Boatbuilders Yard, South Wharf.
It’s been a busy year for the VIC team, with a few new faces coming onboard. Georgia Underwood started with us in September to assist with the newly released AFG Business department, as our BDM Commercial. Jackie Coysh also joined us in September as Office Manager for SA and VIC.
Special congratulations go to two of our state team members, Jelena Perkovic and Hayden Cush, who both got married this year.
Developments from AFG
AFG continuously strive to be recognised as Australia’s premier financial solutions partner. We’ve worked hard throughout the year to secure several initiatives aimed at assisting our brokers in growing their businesses. In September, AFG launched a referral program with life insurance comparison company Lifebroker, which allows brokers to introduce clients to life insurance. AFG entered a relationship with CoreLogic, providing brokers with discounted rates to RP Data Professional, to include property reports in their suite of services to 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 grow their business within the commercial lending space. Georgia is doing a fantastic job in bringing brokers onboard to the platform and is there to assist with all your AFG Business related queries.
Looking back at some key events and achievements throughout the year, special mention goes to the winners of our VIC State Awards held in July this year.
- Broker of the Year – Alex Sobolevsky, Link Mortgage Services
- Broker Group of the Year – Loan Gallery Finance
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 VIC state team, we wish you a safe holiday season and a successful 2018.