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John Symond AM, Founder and Executive Chairman, Aussie, Tuesday 23 March 2010
John Symond AM, Founder and Executive Chairman of Aussie unveiled his crystal ball to 160 business executives and spoke about his predictions for the Australian economy and property market post GFC. This event was generously hosted by G James Glass and Aluminium.
John Symond AM is widely credited with bringing competition to the Australian home lending industry, forcing the banks to drop their mortgage interest rates and lifting their service levels.
Aussie has grown to become Australia’s leading mortgage broker, with a loan portfolio worth more than $34 billion, with 220,000 home loan customers, 145 stores and more than 800 mortgage advisers in both city and country areas.
Since its inception in 1992, Aussie has created a series of firsts in Australian home lending, including introducing of a range of home loan product features and low interest rates which has driven a trend of innovation, competition and higher service standards in the Australian home loan market. As a result, this has delivered savings to many Australian families, who have taken advantage of the lower rates of non-bank lenders.
He is well known as a consumer champion, culminating in a Member of the Order of Australia Award being presented to John in 2002. And, in recognition of his services to the industry, John was inducted into the Australian Banking and Finance Magazine’s Hall of Fame in May 2004 - the first non-banker to join the prestigious group of members.
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