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We're very proud of our award-winning team at Mortgage Choice in Brisbane City.

We are passionate about helping you reach your financial goals and doing our best to ensure that your property dreams become a reality.

Our Mortgage Brokers at Mortgage Choice in Brisbane City have won a number of awards in recent years including: 

Mortgage Choice Brisbane CBD - Awards








  • Winner, Mortgage Broker of the Year - Matt Cunliffe, QLD Better Business Awards
  • Winner, Best Newcommer - Karli Martin, QLD Better Business Awards
  • Winner, Best Residential Broker - Matt Cunliffe, QLD Better Business Awards
  • Winner, Best Branded Office - Mortgage Choice Brisbane City, QLD Better Business Awards


  • Winner, Mortgage Brokerage of the Year, MFAA Awards

2003 - 2023

  • High Flyers Award (Top 19 Brokers in Australia), Mortgage Choice


Matt Cunliffe

Matt Cunliffe

Managing Director / Multiple Franchise Owner

With property, and the lending that goes with property, being a passion of Matt's, he has purchased and built a number of properties (for personal and investment use) which ensures he has 'hands on' knowledge when dealing with all of our client scenarios.

To further enhance his education and to continue to improve the businesses ability to serve our clients, in addition to the day to day operation of the business, Matt has recently "gone back to school" studying in the Owners President and Managment program at Harvard Business School in Boston, MA. He has a thirst for knowledge and the want to continually better himself and the business.

Matt goes above and beyond in many ways, and prides himself on providing a personalised service tailored to everyone's individual needs. In May 2011, Matt became the General Manager in Brisbane and in July 2015, bought the Franchise which has now been established for 15 years. Matt and the team strive to ensure all of our clients have the most seamless of interactions. 

Matt has received the following accolades:

2013-2019: Top 100 Brokers, MPA Magazine
2013-2016: Top 30 Brokers under 30, The Adviser
2013-2015: Elite Business Writer (Top 50 Brokers), The Adviser
2015: Better Business Awards QLD Finalist - Best Finance Broker 
2015: Better Business Awards QLD Finalist - Best Residential Broker 
2015: Better Business Awards QLD Finalist - Best Branded Office
2014: Better Business Awards QLD Winner, Broker of the Year, The Adviser
2014: Better Business Awards QLD Winner, Best Residential Broker, The Adviser
2014: Better Business Awards QLD Winner, Best Branded Office, The Adviser
2014: Better Business Awards QLD Finalist, Rising Star, The Adviser
2013, 2014: BrokerIQ Finalist (Top 6), Australian Broking Awards

Matt has featured in the following articles:


Hanna Cunliffe

Hanna Cunliffe

Multiple Franchise Owner & Office Manager


In 2015, Hanna was involved in the acquisition of Mortgage Choice Brisbane City. Two years later, in 2017, Hanna was again instrumental in the opening of Mortgage Choice Brisbane North. In 2023, Hanna played a pivotal role in the latest acquisition, Mortgage Choice Newstead. This acquisition further expands the company's reach and demonstrates Hanna's ongoing commitment to driving growth and success.

Aside from her professional responsibilities, Hanna has a strong focus on providing an exceptional client experience. She understands the importance of building relationships with clients and ensures that the daily operations of the business are carried out in a manner that prioritizes client satisfaction. Hanna values the art of conversation and takes every opportunity to engage with clients, fostering positive connections and enhancing the overall experience.

Hanna is also a loving mother to two children, Chase (14 years old) and Miller (6 years old). Her dedication to her family is evident, as she balances her professional responsibilities with her role as a parent. Additionally, the family has two rescue cats named Bucky and Bella, further highlighting Hanna's compassion and care for animals.

Overall, Hanna's extensive experience, commitment to client satisfaction, and personal values make her an invaluable asset to Mortgage Choice and an individual who prioritizes both professional success and personal relationships.


Articles Hanna has featured in:

Brice Booker

Brice Booker

Finance Broker & Team Leader

Brice joined the Mortgage Choice Brisbane City team mid 2015, after spending five years in the UK and USA working in sales and operational roles. 

With a Diploma of Business, Marketing and Advertising under his belt, coupled with a strong background in customer service, Brice builds long-term relationships with each of his clients. 

Creating a positive client experience is what sets him apart from the rest. His unwavering enthusiasm and attention to detail makes him an asset to The Mortgage Choice team. Brice has placed on The Adviser's 'Top 30 Under Thirty' national ranking for two consecutive years, establishing him as one of the top young brokers in Australia. 

Brice has recently received the following accolades:
2017 - Top 30 Under Thirty, The Adviser 

2018 - Top 30 Under Thirty, The Adviser

2019 - MPA Magazine Young Gun

Robert Borgia

Robert Borgia

Finance Broker

With prior experience in the banking industry and face to face dealings with customers, Robert strives to ensure all clients have a seamless customer experience. Having worked in various other roles in the Mortgage Choice team, he understands every aspect of the loan process and will always go the extra mile for his clients.

His passion stems from his desire to see every client realise and achieve their financial dreams, whether that be buying their first home or building their investment portfolio, Robert is always prepared to do whatever it takes to help his clients achieve their financial goals.

Articles Robert has featured in:

Riley Thomas

Riley Thomas

Finance Broker 

Meet Riley Thomas, the esteemed member of Mortgage Choice Brisbane City's elite squad. Riley stepped onto the scene in February 2020, donning the cape of the Customer Care Consultant, and instantly became the team's very own Chief Morale Officer. With a mischievous glint in his eye and a quick wit at his disposal, Riley brought a touch of lightheartedness to the world of mortgages and finance.

In a blink of an eye, August 2020 rolled around, and Riley's talents could no longer be contained within the confines of the Customer Care Consultant role. The powers that be recognized his potential and promoted him to the prestigious position of Direct Assistant to the Managing Director, Matt. Armed with a coffee-stained notepad and a pocket full of ideas, Riley embarked on a mission to master the inner workings of the finance realm. While juggling his new responsibilities, Riley set his sights on a grand ambition – becoming a fully qualified Finance Broker. With his vast knowledge of the Real Estate sector and a knack for customer communication, he had all the right ingredients to make his mark in the world of mortgage broking. Armed with spreadsheets and calculators, Riley fearlessly navigated the labyrinth of interest rates, loan terms, and financial jargon. But don't let his serious pursuit of financial wizardry fool you; Riley's wit and humor remain his trusty sidekicks. He has the uncanny ability to lighten even the most tense situations with a well-timed joke or a quirky anecdote. No boardroom meeting is complete without Riley's knack for injecting a dash of levity into the proceedings. After all, who said discussing mortgages couldn't be accompanied by a chuckle or two?

When he's not busy crunching numbers or brainstorming innovative ideas, you might find Riley reminiscing about his days at Ipswich Boys Grammar School, where he undoubtedly honed his quick thinking and charismatic personality. Perhaps it was the combination of textbooks and camaraderie that shaped him into the exceptional professional he is today. So, if you find yourself in need of expert advice on mortgages and a sprinkle of laughter to brighten your day, look no further than Riley Thomas. He's the Mortgage Choice Brisbane City team's secret weapon, ready to guide you through the complexities of finance with a smile and a pun. Riley is the embodiment of serious expertise wrapped in a cloak of mild humor, ensuring your journey in the realm of real estate is both informative and enjoyable.

Oliver Kunning

Oliver Kunning

Client Liason Manager

A positive outcome is the motivation behind every application and Oliver strives to bring this throughout the loan process. Retaining valuable experience from his background in customer service and hospitality he understands the importance of communication between broker, lender and client paired with timely results. For Oliver each day brings a new challenge and the opportunity for another great result for our clients.

Danel Geldenhuys

Danel Geldenhuys

Executive Assistant & Marketing Manager

Danel is an essential and beloved member of the Mortgage Choice Brisbane City team, affectionately known as Disney-Danel for her exceptional phone handling skills. She serves as the first point of contact and expertly manages all phone calls, while also taking charge of various administrative responsibilities. However, her true passion lies in supporting the business through day-to-day marketing activities across multiple social platforms.

During her free time, Danel pursues her love for baking, gaining a reputation for crafting delectable cakes that leave taste buds dancing with delight. Alongside her baking adventures, she finds joy in the company of her cherished feline companions, Sonny and Bug, whom she lavishes with care and affection. Gardening serves as another fulfilling hobby, allowing her to unwind.

Drawing from her background in hospitality and healthcare, Danel brings a well-rounded perspective to her role. She expertly utilizes her diverse skills to ensure seamless operations and implement effective marketing strategies for Mortgage Choice Brisbane City. Danel's unwavering dedication and broad skill set make her an invaluable asset to the team, contributing to its success and growth.

Elai Mallari

Elai Mallari

Pre-Lodgement Officer

Elai is a dedicated professional who specializes in providing exceptional client support to Mortgage Choice customers before their loan applications are submitted. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for assisting clients in achieving their financial goals, Elai ensures a smooth and streamlined experience throughout the loan application process.

With an extensive background in the financial industry, Elai brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. She possesses a deep understanding of mortgage products, interest rates, and lending criteria, enabling her to guide clients effectively and offer valuable insights into their options.

Elai's exceptional communication skills and commitment to customer satisfaction make her a trusted partner for clients seeking guidance and support. She diligently reviews loan applications, meticulously checks all documentation, and identifies any potential issues or discrepancies, ensuring that clients are well-prepared for successful submission.

With her friendly demeanour and client-centric approach, Elai goes above and beyond to provide personalized assistance, addressing any concerns and answering queries promptly. Her unwavering dedication and attention to detail make her an invaluable asset to the Mortgage Choice team.

Jesica Yap

Jesica Yap

Pre-Lodgement Officer

Jesica Yap is a highly skilled professional in the field of mortgage support. With a strong commitment to customer satisfaction and a passion for delivering exceptional service, Jesica plays a vital role in assisting Mortgage Choice clients throughout the loan application process.

Her keen eye for detail allows her to provide valuable insights and guidance, ensuring that all necessary information is in order and meets the required standards. Jesica's commitment to accuracy and precision instils confidence in clients, assuring them that their loan applications are in capable hands. Her attention to detail minimizes the risk of errors and increases the likelihood of smooth and successful outcomes. Through her dedication, Jesica goes above and beyond to provide clients with the assurance they need during the loan application process.

Known for her friendly and approachable demeanour, Jesica builds strong relationships with clients, instilling trust and confidence. She is readily available to address any concerns or questions, providing prompt and reliable support throughout the application process.

Jesica is an invaluable asset to the Mortgage Choice team, known for her unwavering dedication to delivering outstanding service and maintaining the highest level of professionalism. Her commitment to excellence sets the bar high, instilling trust and inspiring confidence in her colleagues. With expertise and empathy, Jesica navigates the complexities of mortgage applications, ensuring a seamless process for all involved.
Lexi McGahan

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