Who We Are
Loan Gallery Finance was established in 2012 by Steve Matsoukas. Based in Port Melbourne, our team continues to grow with over fifty members servicing clients Australia-wide. Loan Gallery’s mortgage brokers and financial advisors are supported by an executive management team.
Lending in an ever-changing market is best handled by professionals. Loan Gallery Finance is an award-winning and highly respected mortgage broker offering personalised finance solutions. Always. Our expert team has been recognised for their customer service, outstanding results and service delivery with awards including:
- 2012 Bank West – Office of the Year
- 2012 AFG – Best New Office
- 2012 AFG Excellence Awards – Brokerage of The Year
- 2012/13 Best New Master Agent
- 2013 AFG Excellence Awards – Brokerage of The Year
- 2013/14 Master Agent of the Year – Victorian Champion
- 2013/14 Best Master Agent
- 2014 Better Business Awards – Best New Office
- 2014 AFG Excellence Awards – Brokerage of The Year
- 2015 AFG Excellence Awards – Brokerage of The Year
- 2016 Finance Broker Business Award – MFAA Finalist
- 2016 AFG Excellence Awards – Brokerage of The Year
- 2017 Finance Broker Business Award – MFAA Finalist
- 2017 AFG Excellence Awards – Brokerage of The Year
- 2018 AFG Excellence Awards – Brokerage of The Year
- 2019 AFG Excellence Awards – Brokerage of The Year
- 2020 AFG Chairman’s Award – National Brokerage
- 2020 AFG Excellence Awards – Winner
- 2020 MPA – Top 10 Brokerages
- 2020 Women In Finance Awards – Finalist
- 2021 AFG Excellence Awards – Winner
- 2022 AFG Champion Broker Group – Finalist
- 2022 MPA Top Mortgage Employers – Winner
- 2022 The Adviser – Top 25 Brokerage
- 2023 AFG Champion Broker Group – Finalist
At Loan Gallery Finance, we strive to find the right solution to meet your unique circumstances. We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach. We work very closely with you to meet your needs. That approach is why Loan Gallery Finance is one of Melbourne’s most trusted loan brokers.
We are built upon a core value of integrity. We always strive to provide you with the most suitable finance solution for your situation and not what is most suitable for us.
When you need industry leading advice on the most suitable finance option for you, Loan Gallery Finance is there. We support you through every step of the journey to achieve your goals.
Transparency and clear communication are core to our day-to-day operations at Loan Gallery Finance. We will ensure that you are kept up to date with the progress of your applications throughout the entire process.
Abinhav – or “Georgy” as he is known to everyone! – is a valued member of the Loan Gallery team with four years’ experience as a successful broker, after many years working at a senior level in customer service. He had always had an interest in property so he decided to become a mortgage broker and assist others with his knowledge and skills. Georgy is a family man who hails originally from India. He is a consummate professional with an impressive educational background, boasting a Masters Degree in Information System Management.
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Ahmed credits his passion for numbers and investment for his professional drive and ambition. Since his career commencement in 2006, Ahmed’s role in the Finance Industry has been defined by a conspicuous and sustained work ethic. A Senior Finance Broker at Loan Gallery, Ahmed is proud of his achievements to date, cross-referencing knowledge and a cooperative approach to assisting clients with other members of his team. His strong following of clients, past and present, is a testimony to his ethical approach and market knowledge.
Ali is an experienced mortgage professional, hailing originally from Pakistan. Ali has a strong background in finance, including a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He began working in the field as an assistant to other finance brokers, graduating after two years in that role to becoming a broker in his own right. Ali gains great satisfaction from his work. His personal philosophy is simply founded on doing the right thing by people at all times, and believes that success is all about sleeping well at night, knowing that you’ve done your best. “Almost nothing boosts people’s well-being, their sense of self-esteem, and of course their wealth, than investing intelligently and successfully in their own family home. I consider it a great privilege to use my knowledge and skills to help them along that journey.”
Anchit is a highly valued member of the Loan Gallery team with three years’ experience as a successful broker. A consummate finance professional, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management. A family man, he was introduced to the industry via a broker friend and was drawn in by the idea that a broker provides a personalised service, operating and advocating on their behalf. Anchit is friendly and has a strong sense of fairness. He treats everyone with respect and courtesy, and has received many complimentary reviews from his clients.
Anil’s journey to a career in mortgage broking is atypical. He has over 19 years of Human Resource, Finance and Management experience in the Aviation Industry. With the skills and experience he acquired, Anil is a committed, stand out Mortgage Broker. Anil bringing levels of professionalism and a compelling skill set to the industry. His process driven mindset and ability to build trust with his clients through open and honest communication have quickly emerged as key strengths.
Amy is a patient and methodical person who makes sure that all the paperwork required to secure a client’s home loan or finance deal is processed accurately and successfully. It’s a very serious role for Loan Gallery, and she makes sure nothing is missed, acting as a vital lynch-pin between the client (you), the Loan Gallery broker, and the lending institution. Currently finalising a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Management, Amy is known for being friendly, honest, and hardworking. Amy sympathises with those who find obtaining finance confusing or challenging. “The process of building my first home was intense for me, like for any other first home buyer. In the end I did so much research into it that I decided to make a switch from retailing to Mortgage and Finance. I wish I had Loan Gallery working for me back then!”
Craig’s career has been in finance and banking since leaving school. After working for the CBA for several branches and positions, he has channelled that knowledge into mortgage broking. Craig has over 17 years experience and holds a Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking. Craig prides himself in making the home loan experience as stress free as possible. The majority of his clients are first home buyers who value his knowledge and understanding. In his leisure time, Craig enjoys golf, hiking, cycling, and following the Geelong Football team.
Hailing originally from Ukraine, Eduard has a long history in mathematics which stands him in good stead in his role as a broker, including a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. On arrival to Australia, he was involved in helping the country sort through the Y2K challenge, but then chose to use his keen interest in all things ‘numbers’ by becoming a finance industry professional. Specialising in helping First Home Buyers to achieve their dreams of home ownership, he takes great pride in his client’s successes. Eduard says: “Dealing primarily with first home owners means I meet a lot of people for whom finance is a bit of a mystery, not to mention managing all the official paperwork. Many lack the in depth knowledge of how to make a good financial decision, or how to deal with banks and so on. It gives me great pleasure, not just to see them into their new home, but also to know that the financial assistance I am giving them will stand them in good stead for years to come.”
Darryl’s journey to a career in mortgage broking was an unusual but compelling one. His own poor experience with property investment was the major catalyst, giving him a broad-based appreciation of the complexities of loan applications. Today, Darryl is a committed, stand out Mortgage Broker, bringing both a new level of professionalism and compelling skill set to the industry. His process driven mindset and ability to build trust with his clients through open and honest communication have quickly emerged as key strengths.
David has been a Finance Broker for 14 years, specialising in construction home loans. He loves the beach, playing football and spending time with his young family. David is very strong willed and passionate about most things, including his commitment to his clients. Not one to take short cuts, David will always go that extra yard to assist his clients with attaining their goal of getting in their own home. Very conscious of being a role model to his children, David believes in working hard to achieve goals and succeed.
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Originally from Mumbai in India, and with seven year’s experience in finance and relationship management, Hardik boasts a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Originally working for ANZ, he moved steadily into the home loan area before deciding his best role in life was as an independent finance broker. Hardik is passionate about his job, saying “I always give 100% effort for my clients, finding my way through any problems, and staying positive at all times. Finance can be confusing for people, no matter how clever or well-educated they are, and I really enjoy helping them to understand their options clearly. As a family man, I see my job as simply helping other families to achieve their dreams.”
A highly successful professional, Gagan values hardwork and determination above everything. With his positive attitude and along with his unwavering problem-solving skills, Gagan takes pride in his approach to his work and his commitment to clients.
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Inderpal holds a wealth of knowledge with over 15 years experience as a broker. He has a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management and takes great pride in providing 5-star service to all his clients. Inderpal specialises in a wide variety of areas, including home loans, construction loans, commercial loans, business loans, car loans, truck loans and personal loans. You can rest assured that you’re in safe hands with Inderpal to support all your loan needs.
Jasmine is a finance professional dedicated to providing unmatched customer service with high ethical standards. She helps customers obtain the best suitable finance for their situation and needs by pairing them with the right lenders, leading them to financial freedom. Jasmine always gives 100% to her clients, “It feels great when you know that you did best for the clients and they are happy”.
Janet is one of Loan Gallery’s vital support staff, she holds a Certificate IV qualification in bookkeeping and makes sure that everything runs smoothly for brokers and clients alike. Janet says, “Buying a home, or any finance activity can be a wonderful time, but also a stressful time. People’s lives are important, and buying a home is a huge step. So we make it as stress free as possible for everyone by ensuring that all processes are efficient and paperwork is accurate, and minor issues don’t blow up to be big ones. That prevents delays and frustrations. Like everything in the finance industry, attention to detail matters.”
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John has worked in the Finance Industry for some 30 years, 13 of which have been in mortgage broking. This has allowed him to develop a deep and comprehensive understanding of mortgage broking, the multitude of loan products and all the related intricacies. Leveraging his extensive experience as a Senior Finance Broker at Loan Gallery, John is a highly respected member of the team who prides himself on providing the best possible outcome for all his clients.
Jyoti has always been keen on the finance marketplace. Having completed her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, she started working as a stockbroker with her father’s help, who is a successful investor in the stock market himself. Jyoti is highly respected within Loan Gallery for being honest, hardworking and reliable, the perfect attributes for someone playing a vital role liaising between customers, their finance broker, and lending institutions. “Everything is about making things easier for our clients, just keeping an eye on everything, and jumping in if we can see a problem arise. Attention to detail really is everything.”
With his outstanding work ethic, passion for people and finance and intimate industry knowledge, Kess has quickly established himself as one of Loan Gallery’s superstar brokers. Kess’ consistent commitment to honest, hard work, has impressed clients and colleagues alike. Away from the office, Kess enjoys nothing more than spending precious time with his wife and extended family over a barbequed meal.
Specialising in the First Home Buyer space, Lenny says he meets many people who need a little guidance regarding the financial aspects of the home loan process or financing a home and land package, and enjoys helping them through the entire journey, detailing what needs to be prepared and all the steps their finance journey involves. Fluent in Mandarin, Lenny is a hard working and highly valued member of the Loan Gallery team with wide experience as a successful broker.
Steve kick-started his career as a finance broker at an iconic Australian brokerage. He branched out on his own over a decade later to start Loan Gallery Finance. Steve believes it is our primary role to assist our clients through the home ownership process, from deciding to purchase, loan structuring, property selection, settlement and beyond! Steve is driven to expand our lending, property and construction offerings, and is continually on the lookout for innovations and alliances that could complement these targets.
Manu has a Diploma in Financial Planning and Services as well as a Masters Degree in Accounting and Financial Management. Working mainly but not exclusively with first home buyers, Manu spends a significant amount of time independently surveying the market and ensuring his advice on new and existing mortgage products and services, as well as current legislation, is absolutely up-to-the-minute. Passionate, optimistic and confident, he enjoys mortgage broking enormously, as the reward of seeing his clients move into their new home is a great satisfaction for him. He says: “There is nothing more meaningful that I can imagine than helping other families to realise their dream of building their brand new dream home.”
A highly successful professional, Melitus Silva does not fit the mould of your average Finance Broker. With extensive finance industry knowledge both internationally and locally, Melitus now specialises in mortgage loans. Melitus is a cut above the rest when it comes to assisting clients with construction loans, working with them every step of the way to ensure the process runs smoothly.
Originally from India, Paramjit is a well-educated and professional finance specialist, with a Masters degree. He is known at Loan Gallery as a “quiet achiever”, combining 11 years of home loan, finance and property experience with a calm, open and approachable manner. Paramjit says, “When I am advising my clients I don’t just want them to make a good financial decision, I want them to consider their desired lifestyle as well. We work closely with our builder and developer partners to help people to choose not just a great home, but a great place to put it. A home is more than four walls and a roof: my life is all about helping people not just to make good decisions, but to make better decisions.”
Mir has a Masters Degree in Professional Accounting and loves being involved in the finance side of the real estate and property industries. A well-read professional who loves travel and values openness, conscientiousness and innovation, Mir’s personal philosophy commits him to always be looking at new ways to get a better deal for his clients. “That might be a better deal financially, or it might be an arrangement that sets them up for the years ahead, that takes into account their long-term goals. Finance isn’t just about money; it’s about using money intelligently to give you security and flexibility in your life. I am always looking for new and intelligent ways for my clients to do just that.”
Mathew is a consummate finance professional, and holds a diploma in finance and mortgage broking. Mathew’s hard work, enthusiasm and dedication has already marked him as an essential member of staff with his genuine commitment to helping clients realise their dreams of home ownership.
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Rianny has a wealth of knowledge and has been heavily involved in the real estate field for the last 6 years. She describes her best traits as being determined, organised, and having great attention to detail. Rianny’s definition of personal success is identifying key values that one holds and investing in them. As a loan processor/personal assistant, she prides herself in delivering premium service to clients, including having a personable approach and diligent follow up to obtain the desired result.
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A hugely experienced broker with over 11 years experience in the industry, Omar provides the highest level of customer care, professional advice, and responsible lending solutions for his clients. He has taken the time to achieve the requisite professional qualifications, with a Diploma in Financial Services and a University of Melbourne MBA as well. He counts himself very fortunate to be doing the job he is, saying he “fell into it by accident, then discovered I loved helping people.”
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Originally hailing from Seymour in country Victoria, Peter is an experienced mortgage professional with over 19 years experience advising clients on the best loan to suit their life plans. With an Advanced Diploma in Business, Banking and Finance, and a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management. Having enjoyed a successful career in banking, in 2001 Peter switched to finance broking and has never looked back. Peter loves that his career puts him in the position of being able to look after the interests of “ordinary Aussie families” of all kinds. He says: “It’s a great privilege to help people to work through their finance opportunities, and a great joy to see them achieve the home of their dreams, taking into account their lifetime financial structure, too. Good decisions pay dividends, and I conscientiously apply myself with effort and integrity to achieve that for Loan Gallery customers.”
Originally hailing from East Java in Indonesia, Sendy is family man who boasts a valuable Post Graduate Diploma in International Business to his name. An expert in mortgage and finance broking, he defines success as “Doing your best. If you do your best, then good things follow, for you and your customers.” Sendy came to the broking profession after applying for a loan himself through a mortgage broker, and realised that the job offered him an opportunity to use his business knowledge to help people save time and money. “I believe we should all strive to only do good in one’s life, and I can’t think of a better way to do that than helping someone move into a home they will love, with the right loan; making the process stress-free and easy-to-understand, and then help them with any other financial needs they may have. It’s very satisfying.”
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Philip Mathew is a Senior Finance Broker with over 15 year’s experience. His knowledge base covers construction, investments, first home buyers, refinances and equity releases. Previously with CBA as a lending manager and assessor, he holds a Diploma in Financial Services and has been an integral part of Loan Gallery from its inception. Having experienced the ever-changing lending marketplace, he has a strong set of skills and abilities to deal with different situations. Philip has helped build property portfolios for many of his clients (numbering more than six hundred clients in his role as a broker) creating long-term wealth for them. He is always considerate, carefully understanding his clients’ needs and objectives, and helping them work towards their goals. He also mentors new brokers and is equally adept at helping first home buyers and investors, and his greatest satisfaction is helping to fulfill the client’s dream of owning or investing in a great home.
Human Resources Manager
Sandra brings a passion to her role as Loan Gallery’s HR Manager that enlivens the whole business, ensuring it progresses as one of Australia’s most successful finance brokerages. Sandra is deeply involved in Loan Gallery’s recruitment of brokers, their training and making a real success of their careers. She believes that high-performing teams are built around a high-performance culture, and that is what she creates. She says: “We recruit brokers not just for their finance knowledge but also for their determination and capacity to walk side-by-side with their clients through the whole finance process. It requires empathy, patience, and a genuine desire to help. That’s what we recruit for, and that’s what we inculcate inside the business.”
Vaishnavi is a creative, energetic, and multifaceted individual with a demonstrated history of working in busy and high pressure environments. She is a persuasive communicator and has developed strong relationships with many of our lenders. As a File Manager, she provides exceptional service to her clients, with a personable approach. Vaishnavi is an incredible support to her colleagues, providing timely, efficient, and accurate administrative support. She believes that our business is built on communication, dedication, and transparency. Vaishnavi’s favourite thing about being a File Manager is knowing that she is helping make people’s dreams come true. “Buying a home is one of the most rewarding things I have done, and I get to help others experience that same satisfaction, which makes my job so rewarding.”
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Santosh is an experienced mortgage professional with over 14 years experience. Santosh has a varied background, having achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering before switching careers to finance, including a stint as a mobile banker working for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Santosh has great enthusiasm for his role and charmingly describes personal success for him as “the number of happy faces I can deliver through my efforts”. He believes everyone is entitled to professional and personalised advice that takes into account their financial situation both now, and in the future. He prides himself on offering honest and ethical advice backed by wide knowledge and a strong worth ethic. As he says, “finding the right loan can save my clients money, help them to build the wealth of their family, and set themselves up for life. Good decisions mean peace of mind.”
Vicki is a File Manager with an Advanced Diploma in Business Management and extensive experience in customer service across various sectors including 4 years in finance. Her excellent attention to detail, determination, and professional yet personable approach allows her to provide excellent support to the team and deliver the best possible outcome for clients, in a timely and seamless manner. “The most rewarding part is knowing that you have helped a client feel less stressed about their home buying journey because you have taken care of the ins and outs for them.”
Yi has always been interested in the finance industry. She has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Certificate IV in Finance & Broking. Since joining Loan Gallery Finance, Yi feels she learned so much more about the industry. Yi is incredibly hardworking and organised when working. In her personal time you will find Yi binging dramas or playing sports.
Tanveer has a long and successful career in taxation, accounting and finance and has been in broking for over eight years. Believing that lending in a complex and ever-changing mortgage marketplace is best handled by experts, he is proud to work for Loan Gallery Finance, with its long history of market leadership and awards. He offers his clients the added surety of being a CPA. Tanveer says “Whether just starting out with a mortgage or having had one for a while, people should choose carefully taking into account their long term family goals, and then get their loans reviewed at least every 2 years. People shouldn’t “set and forget”. An obligation-free review with more than 30 financial institutions to compare against their current arrangements will very often find a more suitable deal for their financial situation.”
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