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, our SA brokers and AFG state office staff celebrated the successes of the year at our Christmas function, held at The Hennessy Rooftop Bar at the Mayfair Hotel. It was a great opportunity for our new VIC/SA Office Manager, who joined AFG in September, to meet all of our South Australian based brokers.
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.
Looking back at some key events and achievements throughout the year, special mention goes to winners of our SA State Awards which were held in August this year. Winners were:
- Broker of the Year – Leon Spadavecchia, Afirm Financial
- Broker Group of the Year – Assured Home Loan
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 SA state team, we wish you a safe holiday season and a successful 2018.