At Loan Gallery Finance, we live and breathe this promise each day. If you’re feeling confused or overwhelmed about buying a home, you’re in the right place. Our brokers will find the best solution that suits your unique circumstances. We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach and that’s exactly what has made Loan Gallery Finance one of Melbourne’s most trusted loan brokers.
‘Doing the right thing, automatically, every time’ or ‘Philotimo’ (it’s Greek). This guiding principle is applied by every team member at every level at Loan Gallery Finance — from how we conduct business to the relationships we build both internally and externally.
We take the time to listen and understand our client’s needs, which allows us to deliver the best possible loan solutions. We’re always in your corner.
Loan Gallery is second to none. Extremely professional very reachable and helpful I honestly don’t think we would have gotten our home loan approval without their help. Especially Mir Sauhrid. He has worked tirelessly for weeks helping us gather all the documents I needed I would recommend Loan Gallery to anyone looking at applying for a home loan 5 star service 🙂
From the bottom of our hearts, Mir thank you so so much for all the effort you put in.
Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
I am extremely delighted with the professional service received from Loan Gallery through Omar and Jyothi in refinancing our home loan with a lesser interested rate. Special thanks to both of them in choosing the right product for us and we highly recommend Loan Gallery. We received the best customer support and assistance.
This is our second time using Loan Gallery to purchase a home that in itself speaks a lot about how much we trust them and how happy we are with their service. Ahmed has been assisting us for years now and I must say he has been exceptional in his job and knows how to deal with difficult situations and overcome them to give us a positive outcome. Ahmed knows his job very well that he can give you the right options in a timely manner. I highly recommend him as he is very professional, highly knowledgeable and always tries to give the best to his customers.
He goes an extra mile and puts in a lot of effort and time to make our dreams of owning a house come true. I should also mention he manages a great team who understands his passion for business and work his way to help their customers.
Thank you Ahmed. You are amazing!!
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Our Loan Gallery Finance brokers are based right across Melbourne and in selected areas in regional Victoria. It’s this extensive local knowledge that has helped our brokers to build a reputation that is second to none. Our brokers are highly experienced with most of the team having over 20 years’ worth of experience.
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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.
An industry recognised mortgage professional, Mark brings experience from both the banking and mortgage broking industries, having been in the banking and finance industry for over 7 years. Mark holds a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking, a Diploma of Financial Services and a Diploma of Financial Planning and is always looking for further study to increase his knowledge and skill set. Mark is also a Certified Credit Adviser with the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia and a certified mentor with RMIT University.
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.”
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.”
George provides one of the most vital services within the Loan Gallery family. With a background in banking, he boasts a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting as well as a Graduate Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. George's role ensures that all the advice and activities that the Loan Galley Team offers adheres strictly to both the spirit and the letter of the law and all relevant codes of conduct. George says: “There really is no substitute for honesty. People rely on our advice for the most significant financial decisions in their whole lives, and that is a weighty responsibility. If anything, we are so far on the side of caution and good advice that we might actually do ourselves out of a deal from time to time, but I would rather that than we ever write a contract for our customers which doesn’t stand up to the most rigorous scrutiny. We are deeply ethical and honest people. And I’m proud of that.”
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. 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.
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 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-and indicative of the values he lives by- being helpful, ambitious and positive.
With over 18 years of finance industry experience, Lisa Phillips always strives to deliver the highest levels of customer service to her clients. With her driven, conscientious approach to work and exceptional communication skills, Lisa takes pride in delivering the best outcomes for her clients. Lisa is renowned for her reliability and honesty at Loan Gallery - values she undoubtably applies to her dealings with clients.
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.”
Elisabeta boasts a long background in finance and the property market, with long stints in construction administration, real estate and some 8 years in finance. She also holds a Diploma of Finance Mortgage Broking Management. Elizabeta’s successful career is definitely a reflection of her own determination and positive thinking. She’s a problem solver and passionate about it, and if any of her clients ever hit a brick wall, she summons up her energy and enthusiasm to kick the wall down or find a way round it! “I like to think there’s a finance solution for everyone, and a home for everyone – owning your own home is an important step in life, and everyone deserves a real chance to do it."
Evan has a wealth of experience and a long background in the Finance and Banking industry, as well as in Accounting. He says: “People are occasionally somewhat nervous about arranging a home loan or other form of finance. Their choices vary widely, and making a poor decision can cost them real money. So I take the time to relate to people on a personal level – many of my customers end up as friends – and I always stress, “there are no silly questions, only silly answers”. I see our role as ensuring the largest number of people make the best decisions they can in a complicated area. We strive to be the gold standard for mortgage advice.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
Originally from Western Australia, Darren jokingly traces his interest in the industry back to the year 2000, “When I decided it really was time I got a real job!” Darren now offers the benefit of over 12 years’ experience in the mortgage industry to his clients. He says: “It can be hard to find a loan that really suits a family’s financial situation, both now and in the future. Market knowledge and independent advice is everything.” Darren sees his success as the success of his customers and is proud of great personal and professional references demonstrating his hard work in helping them to achieve their dream home. And he firmly believes life is for living – in his leisure time he’s a keen golfer, enjoys the races and a good glass of red wine. If I can help people into a home they love, I can help them set themselves up for a happy life. That goal is what drives me.”
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 and operates and advocates on their behalf. Anchit is friendly and has a strong sense of fairness. He also believes most people you meet are actually nice and he treats them with respect and courtesy, and has received many complimentary reviews from his customers.
Johann has built his expertise in Finance and Lending, with eight years’ experience in various customer service and lending roles in Banking. Johann’s skill set has continued to grow in his new role as a professional Finance Broker, recently completing a Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking, and he is continually seeking professional development opportunities to grow his expertise in the field.
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.
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, 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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Being a recent entrant into the mortgage broker realm, hasn’t deterred Raj from achieving his professional goals and striving to continually assist his clients achieve theirs. Personable, reliable, diligent and always approachable, Raj has become an invaluable asset to the team at Loan Gallery. His quietly assured nature and genuine interest in people makes Raj a favourite with clients.
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.”
Ali is an experienced mortgage professional, hailing originally from Pakistan, Ali has a strong background in finance, including achieving 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.”
Vikas is a family man and an experienced mortgage professional. He has best advised clients on the ins and outs of the busy finance marketplace for over 4 years. He also offers them a high level of financial expertise, with the benefit of holding a Masters Degree in Business Accounting. Vikas has always had the passion for finance and real estate and this pulled him towards Loan Gallery Finance, as recognised leaders in the field. He says “I like to think I am honest, straightforward and ethical, and those are the core characteristics of our company. We’re here to help people: it’s that simple. Most customers don’t have an in-depth knowledge of what’s possible, or potential problems to avoid, and that’s where our knowledge is crucial. We find this is especially true of people buying a home for the first time.”
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 a gregarious manner, a winning smile and great attention to detail, Maryann is a vital member of the Loan Gallery team. Hailing from England but growing up in Australia, she proudly announces “I’ve got four Aussie kids, a dog, two cats and four rabbits!” Maryann is one of those incredibly helpful people who loves helping families by making sure nothing gets lost, all paperwork is handled properly, and everyone knows “what happens next” in a timely manner. She is a key link in the Loan Gallery chain who helps everything run smoothly.
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.
Amy is a patient and methodical person who makes sure that all the paperwork required to successfully achieve 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 customer, the Loan Gallery broker, and the lending institution. Currently finalising a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Management, Amy is known and liked by everyone 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!”
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.
Reg brings vast experience from both Banking and Mortgage Broking as well as Financial Planning industries to Loan Gallery, having worked successfully in finance for over 20 years. He also holds a Diploma of Mortgage Broking, as well as Diplomas in Financial Services and Financial Planning and is always looking to further his studies to increase his knowledge and skill set. He also plays a valuable role in mentoring Loan Gallery’s younger brokers, always ready to help them and their clients with his knowledge.
Our team at Loan Gallery Finance is extraordinary and we live our ethos of doing the right thing by our clients every day. If you are interested in joining an award winning team who genuinely care about helping clients achieve their financial goals, get in touch today.