Genworth Broker Day 2015
The inaugural Genworth Broker Day took place on Tuesday 24 February 2015 at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney. Aimed at further educating brokers around the shared goal of good mortgages with adherence to high lending standards, the conference attracted brokers from across the top aggregator groups and was a great success, with all feedback being extremely positive.
With leading business and financial commentator, Peter Switzer, setting the scene and moderating our panels of industry experts, the quality of the discussions was exceptional and delegates were exposed to relevant and topical discussions regarding the current and future industry environment.
Adapt – Understanding and adapting to changes in regulation
Panelists: Michael Saadat (Senior Executive Leader, ASIC), Tim Brown (President, MFAA), Stephen Moore (CEO, Choice) and Joe Sirianni (Director, Smartline)
The panel discussed the regulatory changes impacting the mortgage industry and how brokers can prepare themselves so that they can continue to thrive.
Grow – Growing your business in an ever-changing mortgage environment
Panelists: Dr Shane Oliver (Chief Economist, AMP Capital), Tim Lawless (Head of Research, CoreLogic RP Data), Mark Haron (Director, Connective) and Sam White (Chairman, Loan Market)
With questions such as ‘Are overseas investors a big threat?’, the panel discussed the outlook of the current mortgage and property markets and future challenges and trends for the industry.
Succeed – Inspiring future brokers to succeed
Panelists: Katrina Rowlands (Mortgage Success), Lindsay Rogers (Aussie), Donald Tang (Alliance Mortgage Solutions), Liz Henderson (Loan Market) and Leeanne Scott (Mortgage Choice)
Five of the top brokers in the industry shared their stories and experiences with delegates. With valuable tips on a range of topics from generating business and securing new clients to expansion and marketing, the panel generously provided invaluable information for new and experienced brokers alike.
Keynote speaker – John Symond (Founder and Executive Chairman, Aussie Home Loans)
Aussie John Symond’s expertise in the home loan market has reinforced him as not only one of Australia’s most well-known public figures, but also as a thought leader in the industry. Widely credited with bringing competition to the Australian home lending industry, John was kind enough to share his key tips for building a successful broking business through lessons learnt throughout his career and spoke about his focus on innovation and differentiation within the market.
The learning hub was a favourite amongst our delegates, providing them with a platform to learn about the value that LMI brings to the mortgage industry, as well as providing a networking opportunity with other brokers and Genworth staff. Delegates walked away armed with tools and resources to help them grow their business and a lot of fun was had by all involved!