Scott began working at The Loan Arranger in 1999 under the guidance of his father, Steve. He was fresh into the world of lending and finance, and, having a mentor such as Steve, soon learned what it was going to take to be a successful broker.
“It was a challenge for sure, but I guess hard work is in my DNA. I pretty much dedicated all of my time to learning the business – doing all the groundwork, being trained in all aspects of lending and finance, and establishing relationships with people and organisations who would benefit from our services.”
Although it took a few years of long days, Scott soon built a name for himself within the financial world. Businesses (Real Estate Agencies, Accounting Firms and Financial Planners) began regularly referring clients to Scott.
“I have always been a bit of a perfectionist – my aim is to find the perfect outcome for my clients – but I still feel very flattered by referrals. It’s a sign of trust, and that’s a big deal in business.”
As Scott progressed, the scope of the business began to change, and he employed three full-time PA’s to assist and develop the organisational side of The Loan Arranger.
“As the brokering industry evolved, more and more financial institutions entered the lending market, and e-business was growing at a rapid rate. It was simply a matter of adapting to change, and being able to maintain the high standards of service we had set ourselves.”
Today, The Loan Arranger has grown to become a dynamic, multi-faceted brokerage, dealing with commercial and home acquisitions as well as specialist lending. And Scott has become recognised as one of Australia’s leading mortgage brokers, with many accolades and awards to his name.
“For us, it’s all about service and delivery – being responsive to our clients, arranging the best outcomes and conducting ourselves professionally in all aspects of business.”
Scott finds it hard to escape the world of lending, but, when he does, he and his family enjoy going to their shack on the River Murray.
“Our son and daughter are really into water-skiing now, which is great. We have a lot of fun up there, and it’s a beautiful place to forget about work for a while. Work/life balance is something that’s becoming more important to me. One day I’ll get there.”
Diploma of Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking Management)
Certificate IV in Mortgage Broking
Recognition and Awards
One of Australia’s Top 20 Brokers as recognised in the MPA (Mortgage Professional Association) Top 100 Brokers each year since 2006 and in 2017 highest ranked Broker in SA.
South Australian Choice State Champion for 2014, 2015 & 2016