Mortgage Ezy, an innovative and fast-growing residential mortgage provider, has won a David and Goliath battle with the big boys by taking the Best Non-Bank Award in the 2016 Australian Lending Awards. Mortgage Ezy took the award over rivals including the long-established CUA and the global Pepper Group in only its second attempt at this award.
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.
“Mortgage Ezy is one of the last few truly independent non-banks in Australia. We are nimble, we do things differently, and we will continue to thrive by giving the banks a run for their money,” says Peter James, CEO of Mortgage Ezy. “We are enormously proud that we were the only Australian privately owned lender to be in the running for this award.”
The award recognised the passion the company displays in its pursuit for a better deal for the largest purchase an individual will ever make. Mr James is known to be a vocal advocate for consumer rights and a huge supporter of the brokers who deliver better mortgage deals.
In his acceptance speech he said the award vindicated the importance of independent non-bank lenders important role in keeping the big four banks honest. He vowed to continue giving the banks plenty of curry.
Mortgage Ezy last year increased its broker numbers by more than 60% and doubled its lending volumes. It achieved this through stand-out marketing campaigns, extremely fast loan settlements, a determination to offer the very best service to its brokers and customers, and by tightening its grip on low mortgage rates in a market where bank lending rates increased.
“We will continue to shock the market with our leading rates,” Mr James says. “Australians are becoming more outraged then ever with major banks as they increase interest rates against Reserve Bank of Australia trends. More bank interest rate increases are likely, even if the RBA keeps rates on hold, so we will continue to fight for Aussie battlers with innovative product solutions and market-leading rates as low as 3.79% with all the bells and whistles on this fully featured Home loan.”