Who are the top women brokers in Australia?

This year's leading lady wrote nearly as many home loans as the second-place broker

31 Karen Bashford
South Coast Business & Financial Solutions
NSW
Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $91,409,268.00
Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 829

Not only did Karen Bashford, general manager of South Coast Business & Financial Solutions, make her debut on the Top 100 this year and rank first among the women, but she also wrote a record-worthy number of loans. At 829 home loans this past year, she’s the second-highest writer by total number on the overall list. Watch out, Mark Davis!

 

35 Hannah Nguyen
Loan Market (HAH Finance Solutions)
VIC
Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $86,159,105.33
Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 195

Hannah Nguyen, director of HAH Finance Solutions, a Loan Market franchise in the suburbs of Melbourne, celebrates another Top 100 appearance this year. She made significant gains on her ranking, shooting up from 73rd in 2017 to 35th place, adding about $10m to her total settlement figures.

 

36 Sarah Thomson
Loan Market (Thomson & Co)
VIC
Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $85,524,751.29
Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 228

Geelong-based broker Sarah Thomson has always helped people capture their dreams. Before becoming a broker, she was a wedding photographer. She fell into finance after responding to a classified ad in a newspaper. Now she’s one of the most successful brokers in the Loan Market network. “I think photography and finance are probably similar because you’re dealing with really important moments in people’s lives,” she says.


45 Deanna Ezzy
More Than Mortgages
VIC
Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $81,395,692.94
Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 138


 

 

46 Kathy Morris
SmartLend Mortgage Broking
VIC
Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $80,215,000.00
Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 231

 

 


49 Kelly Cameron
Get Real Finance
QLD
Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $78,489,960.00
Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 269

 

 


50 Natasha Choi
The Australian Lending & Investment Centre
VIC
Total value of residential loans FY2017/18:
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57 Janine Ashmore
Aussie Darwin
NT
Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $76,172,909.22
Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 211

It may be harder for regional brokers to make it onto the Top 100, but it’s not impossible, as Janine Ashmore’s stellar performance in Darwin and Palmerston shows. Making her debut in the Top 100, this Aussie franchisee is also the only NT broker on our list. Talking to the MFAA, she said consistency, community, marketing and referrals have helped her succeed.


66 Alycia Inglis
Stoneturn
NSW
Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $72,908,408.00
Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 171

 



70 Jordan Chantry
Trinity Finance Group
VIC
Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $70,830,000.00
Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 176

 

 


79 Angelika Darbinian
Aussie Crows Nest
NSW
Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $68,068,507.97
Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 67

 


 


81 Doreen Lehmann
Loan Market (Synergy Financial Partners)
VIC
Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $67,848,860.55
Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 186