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Derek McLeod

Reviews of mortgage broker, Derek McLeod at Mortgage Choice in Carindale

You need to be able to trust your mortgage broker

When you are looking for a mortgage broker, it helps to know that they have a good track record with their customers. Derek often receives emails and cards from happy clients, thanking him for assisting them with their home, car or other financial needs. 

Our business has been built on referrals & repeat customers

Derek puts his all into every loan he works on and is proud that so many customers return to Mortgage Choice in Carindale or refer to friends and family. Being in business since 2003, Derek has many clients that have been with him for many loans, across many properties, over many years.

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Here are some of the great reviews Derek has received 

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. (First Home Buyer) Carindale, QLD

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, very happy clients and are now saving hundreds of dollars a month as a result. I have no hesitation in recommending Derek from Mortgage Choice, Carindale.

Leif E. (Refinancer) Wishart, QLD

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

Greg T. (Upgrader) Hawthorne, QLD


Elaine H. (Upgrader) Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD

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 (Upgrader) Carindale area, QLD

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 (First Home Buyer) Carindale area, QLD

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 (First Home Buyer) Manly, QLD

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 (Upgrader) Carindale area, QLD

Derek has arranged a new home loan and refinanced an existing home loan for me over the last 3 years. The options that he provided suited my personal circumstances and his professionalism and service are outstanding. When I need my next home loan, I know who I will be calling or recommending to my friends who to call.

Michael (Refinancer) Holland Park, QLD

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 (First Home Buyer) Carindale area, QLD

Dear Derek,

I would like to try and find the words to express my thanks for all your efforts in helping me to achieve the first step towards my dream of home ownership.

The time and dedication you invested in my application, widely regarded in financial circles as a very, very small fish, went above and beyond all my expectations.

You lent a supportive, informative, professional helping hand through a very stressful process (for both of us!) and at all times managed to keep a smile on your face.

All my inquiries were met with a lightning fast, detailed response. No question went unanswered and you made this very complex process a much smoother ride.

I cannot describe the relief and happiness I feel knowing I now have a place to call home for myself, my animals and my dear old Dad.

My sincerest thanks and deep appreciation for all your support Derek.

You can be sure I will let everyone know what number to call for the best Broker in town.

Vanessa (First Home Buyer) Carina, QLD

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 (First Home Buyer) Carindale area, QLD

Dear Derek,
Our house building journey is almost complete and we are so thrilled with the outcome.
We want to thank you Derek for all of your assistance through this journey. You have been absolutely amazing support for us through some very stressful times and we want you to know how much we appreciate all you have done above and beyond the call of duty.

Brendan and Kylie (Upgrader) Tamborine Mountain, QLD

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 (First Home Buyer) Carindale area, QLD

Hi Derek,

I can't say in words how grateful I am that you helped me with my home finance. It was at a very desperate time and you glowed some light at the end of the tunnel. I wish you and your family all the very best.

Erica, August 2013

Erica (Refinancer) Tarragindi, QLD

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 (First Home Buyer) Carindale area, QLD

Hi Derek,

We have been busy moving and settling into our new home, but we would just like to thank you wholeheartedly for all the hard work you have done for us in finding us our home loan. We really appreciate all the extra effort you went to throughout the process, the many, many emails and phone conversations at all times of the day and your commitment to getting us through.

Your expertise and experience were a great asset. It felt like we had more than just a mortgage broker working for us and it was a comfort knowing that you were on our side. We are enjoying our new home and have you to thank for seeing us through the finance process.


Jeff, June 2012

Jeff (First Home Buyer) Holland Park, QLD

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 (Upgrader) Carindale area, QLD

Thanks Derek for the very efficient service and helpful advice which took me all the way through from my first enquiry with you until settlement took place on my investment property 1 week ago. It was a pleasure working with you and I have already shared your card with 2 friends who are wanting to buy investment properties, they'll be in very good hands with you managing the finance applications and process. Thanks again.

Beverley (Property Investor) Wakerley, QLD

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 (First Home Buyer) Carina, QLD

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 (Refinancer) Wishart, QLD

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 (First Home Buyer) Everton Hills, QLD

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 (First Home Buyer) Rochedale South, QLD

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 (Property Investor) West End, QLD

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

Alexandra (First Home Buyer) Thornside, QLD

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 (Refinancer) Richlands, QLD

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