Mortgage Ezy, formally known as the industry underdog, has now secured their right as an industry top dog, on par with the big boys taking home the Best Non-Bank Award at the Australian Lending Awards last night. Winning for the second year in a row Mortgage Ezy was up against Stellar Household names La Trobe Financial and the global Pepper Group. Mortgage Ezy is now officially Australia’s top Non-bank lender for 2017.
The Australian Lending Awards recognise the nation’s leading lenders across retail, wholesale and third-party segments. By surveying 8,000 consumers and over 500 brokers, they represent Australia’s most robust assessment of which lenders truly excel across all aspects of their operations.
RFi Group’s CEO Charles Green said; “In what is the most highly contested event in the Australian lending industry annually, we are delighted to congratulate the winners at this fantastic event tonight. These awards directly reflect the skills and achievements of the banking and finance professionals who operate in the highly competitive, dynamic and forever evolving lending industry. It is always a tight race, with high stakes and the winning finalists can be enormously proud of their achievements in coming out on top this year.”
In an heart felt acceptance speech General Manager Operations, Joanna James said “I have to thank all the people over the many years that have believed in us. We also know that in accepting this award there is a great responsibility for us to provide a very important counter point in this market, to stand up for and speak up for what we believe in, to fight for independence and to promote diversity. I have to tell all that I’m so privileged to work with an amazing group of people, that every time we ask them to give more of themselves, they do, because they care about what they do, and they care about the people that they do it for.
In 2016 Mortgage Ezy increased its broker numbers by more than 42% on the previous year and a 124% increase in its lending volumes. When asked how this was achieved CEO Peter James explained:
“We have been able to achieve these results by building genuine partnerships with our brokers offering them more than just lip service with choices unmatched in the market place, along with our traditional loud and proud marketing campaigns, lightning speed turnaround times and a determination to offer the very best service to our brokers and customers.”