Media resources

Welcome to our media resource centre. We're always happy to comment on relevant industry issues and have provided a sample topic list below. You'll also find biographies of our key spokespeople in this section.

Media contacts

 

Mortgage Choice Corporate Affairs

Jessica Darnbrough
Head of Corporate Affairs
P: 02 8907 0472 / 0431 717 665
E: jessica.darnbrough@mortgagechoice.com.au

 

Brendan Wong
Corporate Affairs Executive
P: (02) 8907 0502
E: brendan.wong@mortgagechoice.com.au

  

Georgia Zubani
Corporate Affairs Coordinator
P: (02) 9807 0407/ 0401 417 636 
E: georgia.zubani@mortgagechoice.com.au

 

Topics we can comment on

 

Consumers

  • RBA cash rate direction, decisions and the effect on home loans and consumers
  • Types of borrowers - homebuyers, refinancers, investors, upgraders, renovators
  • Types of applicants, such as singles, couples, friends, family
  • Mortgage/debt stress
  • Housing affordability, housing finance demand and other data
  • Consumer protection issues
  • Results of surveys commissioned by Mortgage Choice, including first home buyers, consumer sentiment, property investors, age-specific, state-specific
  • Tips for borrowers such as coping with rate rises, saving for a deposit, repaying a home loan as quickly as possible, buying an investment property, refinancing
  • Home loan aspects consumers should consider, including: term, features, fixed vs. variable vs. split interest rate, redraw facility, free 'home loan health check'
  • Types of loans and activities, for example: professional packages, bridging, offset, refinancing, debt consolidation
  • 'Non-traditional' loan products such as: family equity, seniors (reverse mortgage), shared equity, low doc
  • Trends in borrower loan preferences (e.g. Homeloan Choices bulletin)
  • Customer case studies

 

Franchising

  • Mortgage Choice as a franchise system (e.g. structure, growth, recruitment activity and other milestones)
  • Issues and trends facing small business and franchisees
  • Results of surveys commissioned by Mortgage Choice such as Potential Franchisees, Existing Franchisees
  • Case studies of successful franchisees and loan consultants

 

Industry and Company Related

  • Mortgage Choice as a mortgage broker (e.g. services, philosophy, mission, trends within industry, expectations for the future, being a publicly listed company)
  • Milestones (e.g. network growth, loan book and approvals, bi-annual financial results, strategy)
  • Diversification of brokers' product offering
  • National regulation for mortgage brokers
  • State of the housing and housing loan market e.g. Government housing initiatives
  • Lender panel and changes to lending criteria
  • Training and professional development
  • Awards - Industry and Mortgage Choice Business Excellence Awards

 

This list is by no means exhaustive and we are happy to help you if we can.

 

To arrange an interview or for any information please contact:

Jessica Darnbrough, Head of Corporate Affairs 
P: 02 8907 0472 / 0431 717 665
jessica.darnbrough@mortgagechoice.com.au