Patrick Clarkson, FAST
With vast experience across the mortgage and finance space, Patrick Clarkson is the type of aggregator BDM that brokers want on their side. He’s worked as a loan writer, compliance manager and sales manager, and has overseen high-volume processing areas – all of which have given him a great understanding of the many facets of broking.
“Honesty and integrity, combined with my experience, enables me to have credible, open and honest conversations. The partnership manager role at FAST is designed to support brokers in their business according to their needs,” he says.
As an aggregator BDM, Clarkson says he wears “a few hats”.
“We need to understand each of our brokers’ businesses, as well as being across areas such as lending changes, compliance, and responsible lending obligations, to name a few. In the changing environment, it is critical we maintain our knowledge and standards to ensure we can assist our brokers so they can deliver good outcomes for customers.”
Clarkson says, when his brokers need assistance on finding a lending solution, the most effective method is to identify what that might be and then facilitate a meeting between the broker and lender so they can discuss the application directly.
“At FAST, we work closely with our lender BDMs to ensure we are across their policies and current appetites so we can support our brokers with the information they need for their customers.”
Phone number: 0417 982 457
Area of expertise: Partnership manager