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Derek McLeod

Derek McLeod - Your experienced & professional mortgage broker at Westfield Carindale

Looking for a home loan, refinancing, investment loan, car or business loan? Talk to Derek McLeod, your local mortgage broker servicing Camp Hill, Carina, Tingalpa, Mt Gravatt & surrounding suburbs. Let me research and compare over 20 different lenders for you to find you the right deal.
  • Call Us Mortgage Choice Carindale
  • Office - 07 3398 8044
  • Fax - 07 3343 4478
  • Open Hours Mortgage Choice Carindale
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    After hours by appointment
  • Free Appointment

Professional Suites - Level 1 Carindale Shopping Centre, 1151 Creek Road CARINDALE, QLD 4152

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Your expert mortgage broker in Carindale - helping you make informed home loan decisions

If you are considering buying or building a home, refinancing an existing home loan, or building an investment portfolio, then chances are you have a lot of questions and want to make the right decisions. You probably also don't have lot of time on your hands.

Derek McLeod is a Mortgage Choice mortgage broker with over 15 years of experience - having started mortgage broking in 2003. He is also a respected member of the Mortgage Choice FAC (Franchise Advisory Committee), being one of only two Queensland representatives for over 400 Australia-wide mortgage broking businesses.

As a professional home loan specialist, Derek will do all the legwork on your home loan - from application right through to settlement - so that you can move forward with confidence.

Derek McLeod will strive to fully understand your finance needs

Getting a full understanding of your circumstances and financial goals, Derek will work out how much you can comfortably borrow and afford to repay.

Comparing hundreds of home loans from over 20 lenders, including the big four banks, Derek has helped hundreds of clients from across Carina, Mount Gravatt and the Camp Hill area and beyond buy property and find the home loan that best suits them.

We do all the paperwork for you

When you are ready to proceed with an application, Derek will prepare all the paperwork and support you through the entire home loan process.

Our 'client for life' philsophy means you can rest assured that even when your loan is settled, Derek will be in touch down the track to ensure your loan is still the best option for you.

We will answer all your questions

With over 15 years of experience as a mortgage broker in the Brisbane area, specifically servicing the Carindale, Carina, Mount Gravatt and surrounding areas, Derek McLeod has a wealth of knowledge on the local area.

Having lived and worked in the Carindale area since 1986, Derek has watched the area develop and prosper. He can assist if you're at any location - across Brisbane, or the local areas around Carindale, Carina, Tingalpa and Camp Hill.

Derek strives to find the answers to all of your questions to ensure you can make decisions confidently.

Free home loan service

Derek's expert advice and service from application through to settlement and beyond is at no cost to you because the lenders pay Mortgage Choice.

We can help you with all of your lending needs, including:

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Call Derek McLeod at Mortgage Choice in Carindale, located in Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre, today on 07 3398 8044 or Book Online for a free no-obligation appointment.

The right home loan for your needs

Our mission is to find the right home loan for your individual needs and to always have your best interests at heart. Plain and simple. Which is why we have such a wide range of lenders to choose from. We can search through hundreds of products to find something tailored to your situation. ~

Client reviews

What a knowledgeable and patient man. Incredibly informed and generous with his time to explain things to me as a first home buyer. Thanks Derek

Miss O
14 April 2022  

Derek is an absolute legend. This is the third time we have used him to organise our finances, and each time he has gone above and beyond in looking after us.
Our most recent business with him was for a slightly complicated re-mortgage, but Derek found a competitive lender, guided us all the way, providing advice on additional steps we needed to take to make things happen. Needless to say, we are very... read more

Leif Ekstrom
14 October 2021  

It was great having Derek work on my behalf to secure finance for my house purchase. He is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.

Greg Thompson
15 July 2021  

Derek pulled off the impossible. I think we had 7 working days for me to obtain finance to purchase a dream property out from underneath another purchaser.
Derek also refinanced am investment property mid 2020 and I'll be definitely knocking on his door again this year.
Can't say enough really 1110.

Tim Fisher
15 July 2021  

Derek is professional, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He went above and beyond in securing a favourable loan for me and I would definitely recommend his services.

Nelle Woolford
15 July 2020  

Derek is professional, knowledgeable and extremely efficient. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to my friends and family who are looking for a home loan or refinancing.

Jessica Halcrow
16 July 2019  

Derek is very helpful and gives you good advise when need. He made the process of buying a property for the first time very manageable. It also became less stressful as he provided guidence every step of the way

Shan Shan
16 July 2019  

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Best in the business! Derek made such a scary/stressful thing for myself and my partner so much easier! We had a poor experience with another broker who just wanted our money but Derek sat down with us and went through literally everything and answered every dumb question we had. Couldn’t recommend Derek more, will always be thankful for him ☺️

Sindy Callon, Carindale area, QLD
- First Home Buyer

I appreciate Derek's ongoing communication via email as it keeps me in touch with market conditions and rates, and it was one of his emails that prompted me to refinance.
I have total trust in Derek, and the high quality of service he provides, going above and beyond my expectations. I always encourage my friends to contact Derek if they are in the market for a new loan or refinance options.

Chamindra and Michelle, Richlands, QLD
- Refinancer

Derek has been my mortgage broker for over 10 years and helped me purchase properties on three seperate occasions. He provides honest and impartial advice, and has always been willing to help me achieve the best possible outcome for my present situation. My best investment by far was finding him to do all the hard work and number crunching. Highly recommended.

Rebecca Best, Carindale area, QLD
- Upgrader

Derek helped my husband and I with our first home loan. He helped us with all our queries and made this process so much easier for us. I even got my parents to go through Derek and they love him! I definitely recommend him.

Roseanna Anderson, Carindale area, QLD
- First Home Buyer

Derek is very helpful and gives you good advice when need. He made the process of buying a property for the first time very manageable. It also became less stressful as he provided guidance every step of the way

Shanna Moffat, Manly, QLD
- First Home Buyer

Derek provided fantastic service, reliable advice, regular updates, and was extremely helpful.

Alexandra, Thornside, QLD
- First Home Buyer

Awesome personalised service. Derek was available to me every step of the way and had loads of actually useful advice. Derek made purchasing a home for the first time much less daunting than I am sure it could be. Thanks Derek

Karen Woodgate, Carindale area, QLD
- First Home Buyer

I am extremely grateful for Derek's friendly & helpful professionalism. He was there every step of the way, often going over & above. Derek's knowledge & experience made me feel at ease during what can be a stressful and time consuming process. I unreservedly recommend Derek. When I buy my next property I will definitely be availing myself of Derek's services. Thanks Derek, I couldn't be happier.

Ron Nelson, Carindale area, QLD
- Upgrader

We have just bought our first home & Derek made the process less stressful with his prompt responses & all of his help & support around the clock! We would highly recommend him. Thanks again Derek!

Laura Johnson, Carindale area, QLD
- First Home Buyer

With my settlement, I had a very short time frame to get a home loan approved with a bank. Derek helped me expedite the process working through the weekend to finalise the process. I am very happy with this service.

Anand, West End, QLD
- Property Investor

I was clueless about buying a house in Australia.
Derek helped me at every step starting from the basics.

Derek was thorough and professional. He made sure that the all the required documentation was in place before we went ahead with the application. There were no hassles in getting a loan and the bank did not have to check anything again which meant there was no to and fro happening between the bank, Derek and us.

Apart from that Derek also provided useful tips when it came to buying a house. This was helpful in the setting the dates and the negotiation.

If you are looking for someone who is considerate and meticulous, Derek is the go-to person. 100% recommended.

Hariharasubramanian (Hari) Vijayaraghavan, Carindale area, QLD
- First Home Buyer

Derek McLeod was an enormous help when searching lenders for our first mortgage and it gave us huge peace of mind knowing he was helping us. He not only proved to be highly committed but he was also very approachable and kept in touch through the whole process. We bought our house two years ago and he's still helping us by getting us better interest rates. We would highly recommend him and we'll definitely seek his help in our next purchase.

Leire and Sam, Rochedale South, QLD
- First Home Buyer

Derek is EXTREMELY knowledgeable, hard-working, professional and friendly. This was our first home and we're so fortunate that we had Derek with us throughout our experience and if we were to do this all over again, we would want no one but Derek as our Mortgage Broker. His passion for sharing his wealth of knowledge is highly commendable and we can not recommend him highly enough. Thanks for making this journey less stressful and teaching us a thing or two along the way- we love our new home!

Melissa and Vinay, Everton Hills, QLD
- First Home Buyer

This is the second time we have gone to Derek at Mortgage Choice, Carindale. He was so helpful and easy to talk to the first time, there was no question of who to see when we needed to renegotiate our mortgage. Both times, Derek found the perfect financial package to suit our needs, explained the pros and cons so that we could make an informed decision and kept us regularly up to date along the way. He took the time to answer our questions at any time of day and on weekends. On a number of occasions I would send an email outside of normal business hours, expecting a reply the next day, only to have Derek call us immediately after the email had been sent. That’s customer service at its best! And once settlement has taken place, Derek continues to look after his customers. On our previous mortgage, and without any prompting from us, he negotiated a reduced interest rate with the lender in our behalf. This was two years after settlement and led to an increased saving on our repayments! We will definitely be contacting Derek for our future financial needs!

Leif and Janine, Wishart, QLD
- Refinancer

Derek from Mortgage Choice Carindale was an enormous help in obtaining a home loan to buy our first home. Derek has a wealth of knowledge within this industry and we would highly recommend his services to anyone wishing to buy or build a house. Without his help, we would not be in the exciting, initial stages of building our first home. He is still providing ongoing support through this process for us three months after the deal was done and we couldn’t be happier with his service. Thank you Derek.

Ashleigh and John, Carina, QLD
- First Home Buyer

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