Friday, July 8th, 2011

Anthony Smith enters the running for national FCA awards.

Australia’s largest independently-owned mortgage broker, Mortgage Choice is proud to see one of its successful franchisees receive an esteemed industry accolade at this year’s Franchising Council of Australia Victorian Chapter 2011 Excellence in Franchising Awards, held on Wednesday morning.

Anthony Smith, who owns a Mortgage Choice franchise in Cheltenham, clinched the Franchise Council of Australia’s Victorian "Franchisee owner operators (including partner) with two (2) or more staff members" award to great applause. This category is open to franchise owner operators (including partners) with two or more staff (full-time equivalent) working in the business.

Anthony will represent Mortgage Choice and all Victorian franchise businesses across all industries at the national awards in late October.

Showing exultant appreciation for the award, Anthony said, “My team and I are ecstatic to have won the state award for franchises of our size. I feel very honoured to be recognised as a leader amongst the broader Victorian franchising industry. We are glad all of our efforts are paying off and we are looking forward to trying our luck at the national award in October.”

Mortgage Choice State Manager Victoria and Tasmania Max Billi said, “I want to publicly congratulate Anthony Smith and his team for their motivation and dedication to taking their franchise business to new heights. Without the efforts of franchisees, who put their heart and soul into their businesses, Mortgage Choice would not exist.”

“Anthony is a staunch industry advocate, taking every opportunity to highlight the benefits of belonging to a franchise system with strong support structures and a reputable brand. We wish him and the team at Cheltenham the best for the national awards.”

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Mortgage Choice Home Loans

Australia’s largest independently-owned mortgage broker, Mortgage Choice has sourced a home loan for well over 300,000 people since 1992. It works with all manner of property finance borrowers via hundreds of franchises.

The company writes one in every 25 home loans in Australia by providing professional guidance on, and choice of, products offered by an extensive panel of leading lenders. Many of its brokers provide a broader service, helping customers source commercial and personal loans, asset finance, deposit bonds and risk and general insurances.

Uniquely, Mortgage Choice pays its franchisees the same commission rate for home loans they write, regardless of rate paid by the lender a new customer selects, working in the customer’s best interests to tailor a solution to them.

The company has no balance sheet or funding risk, and consistently delivers strong profits and attractive yields. It listed on the ASX in 2004 (MOC) and is a member of the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA).

Recent recognition: 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 10 Thousand FEET Top 10 Franchise list; 2010 Forbes Asia-Pacific Best Under A Billion list, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006 and 2005 MFAA Awards Retail Aggregator/Originator of the Year; No.1 on The Adviser magazine’s 2010 and 2009 Top 25 Brokerages lists.

Mortgage Choice holds an Australian Credit Licence: no. 382869, issued by ASIC.
Anthony Smith
P: 1300 302 668
M: 0413 439 761


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