Ketan grew up with finance in his blood. Hs family ran a successful private lending business in Gujarat, India. Ketan began working there shortly after completing a university degree in 1991.
“It was a very diverse and successful business, which involved investing and financial planning, as well as lending. It was excellent grounding in the world of business and finance.”
In 2004, Ketan’s family wound up the business. So, Ketan decided to move (with his wife and young daughter to Adelaide, where his sister had already made a home with her family.
“My sister and her family were so generous, allowing us to stay with them – it made what was a huge life change a lot easier. My first priority, of course, was to find steady employment, but it wasn’t easy for me in my chosen field of finance.”
Ketan had to take on full-time factory work at Hills Industries. Three months later, they bought a home. Ketan persisted with skilled labour jobs for the next six years while the family (which now included another son) established itself.
“After six or so years, we were financially secure enough for me to go back to study and improve my financial qualifications. I completed a Diploma in Financial Accounting, and then began working in administration for the Royal Adelaide Hospital. It was a wonderful change for me.”
In 2015, Ketan was looking at refinancing the family home. He met with Scott Marshall, and not only was he impressed by Scott, he realised brokering was something he would be very good at.
“It was like a ‘wow’ moment – my financial heart began beating again. I knew I had to act on this feeling, and approached Scott about working at The Loan Arranger. He was very positive, and here I am today – a mortgage broker.
Ketan is rapidly becoming a very successful broker. His service, attention to detail, and his ability to problem-solve has made him a valued member of The Loan Arranger team.
“I have been through a lot to get to where I am now, and I understand the importance of planning properly for the future. It gives me a great sense of purpose to be able to use my knowledge and experience to help people make good decisions.”
Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management