August 09, 2011
Australia's largest independently-owned mortgage broker and an award-winning franchisor of 17 years, Mortgage Choice is today launching a reinvigorated strategic approach to franchise recruitment that will strengthen its growth opportunities in FY12.
To coincide with this announcement the company is officially unveiling its new recruitment website: MortgageChoice.com.au/franchise-opportunities.
General Manager - Product & Distribution, Andrew Russell, said, "We are determined to make our mark in the industry this financial year, with our two-tiered franchise recruitment approach targeting market share growth. By utilising a range of resources, including our existing franchisees, we will get the message out there that Mortgage Choice is the first choice in financial services franchising."
"Our focus is on driving home what we do best - providing a value proposition that is at the top of the leader board. We will to continue to invest heavily in the brand to ensure the offering and new franchisees' onboard experience is unrivalled in the industry, as is our support of the entire network."
The just-launched strategic plan and online platform are the result of extensive research that identified two strong areas for potential network growth for the brand.
"We delved into the sales strategy and were in need of a new challenge, a refreshed direction. In addition to selling existing franchises, a much greater emphasis is now placed on greenfield distribution. Our sales team is recruiting two key types of franchise owners: aspiring entrepreneurs who are people beginning or building their career in mortgage broking and existing business owners who are professionals adding mortgage broking to an existing financial services business.
"The latter is now a relatively new recruitment focus for us and officially a key strategy. The latest of such ventures was established in June. Owned by two financial planners, Mortgage Choice in Gladstone operates via a full time franchise manager and runs cohesively alongside the owners' financial planning business. Utilising referral business as a key growth strategy, this success story is a taste of more to come."
To ensure high brand association among potential recruits the new website is consistent with the company's refreshed branding look and feel, which will be communicated through its new TV campaign launching next week.
The comprehensive online resource covers all aspects of joining the Mortgage Choice franchise community including, but not limited to, video and written testimonials from existing franchisees, information about the training and ongoing support provided, an insight into the mortgage broking and franchising industries, and the steps taken to become a Mortgage Choice franchise owner.
For franchising opportunities and more information visit MortgageChoice.com.au/franchise-opportunities or call 13 77 62.
Or for further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Mortgage Choice Corporate Affairs
(02) 8907 0472