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Tim Leonard

Our award winning team | Mortgage Choice Bayside

Our award winning team love what we do - and it shows. We love finding the right home loan at a great low rate for our clients, or building a simple & effective financial plan. To us, it's all about helping our clients achieve their financial goals.



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Meet our team in Bayside

Owner | Mortgage Broker

Tim has owned and operated Mortgage Choice Bayside since 2005. He has lived most of his life in the local Bayside area and is passionate about the Bayside property, community & lifestyle. He has a strong background and understanding of property with more than 17 years in the building industry and extensive experience in the home loans & business finance space. 

On those rare days off from work (it's not work if you love what you do!), Tim can be found surfing at the beach, spending time with his wife and 3 daughters or playing golf with mates.

"I truly love what I do, and I know that not everyone can say that about their job. I love being able to use the knowledge I have in the finance industry for the benefit of our customers, making sure we get them the best deal and being their advocates with the banks. Everyone needs a little help now and then - and the home loan process can be especially tricky sometimes. It's a fantastic day when we see a customer settle into their dream home."

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Karen Leonard

Karen Leonard

Owner | Manager

Born and bred in the Bayside area, Karen has a wealth of experience having previously worked for twelve years in the finance industry in numerous roles in credit analysing, customer service and training. Karen is really passionate about making sure that our customers at Mortgage Choice in Bayside know exactly what's happening with their loans and that they feel supported through the process. 

Karen balances her business with stand-up paddling, travelling and spending time with Tim and their three daughters.

"Tim and I have been through the home loan journey before and even with our experience in the finance & building industry, we know that the process can still be stressful. I am really passionate about supporting our clients at Mortgage Choice in Bayside and helping them through the process from start to finish. I touch base regularly with both our customers and the lenders to keep everything moving along smoothly."

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Patrick Jong

Patrick Jong

Financial adviser 

Holding an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services and extensive experience working as a Financial Adviser, Patrick is passionate about the difference a good, simple financial plan can make to someone's life. He works with a range of different clientele from mums and dads looking to protect their family to high net worth investors who want to get their money working harder for them.

"My love of financial planning comes from knowing how much it can help people build for the future and protect them from the uncertainties in life. As a father myself, I know how important it is to make sure your family are protected. There's nothing like knowing you've helped someone take steps to build their wealth whilst making sure they have access to it when it really counts."

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Anthea Plousi

Anthea Plousi

Customer Relationship Manager | Loan packaging

Anthea has been working in the mortgage broking industry for over 10 years and with a husband in real estate, sometimes feels like she lives and breathes the property market! She makes sure that loans are presented to the lender in a way that is going to mean success for our customers (there's a bit of a knack to it!) and keeps the lenders on their toes.

"I've been through the home loan process a few times myself, and I know that it can feel a bit overwhelming at times. But I love that as a team, we can take some of the pressure off, by preparing and submitting the loans to the lenders on behalf of our clients - giving them more time to find the home they want to buy - rather than on the phone with a lender."

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Jessa Lungay

Jessa Lungay

Loan administrator 

Jessa is our fantastic loan administrator at Mortgage Choice in Bayside and has been working in finance & broking for over 2 years now. Jessa's job is to correspond with clients & lenders to keep your loan moving, and the right documents coming through. You will hear from Jessa throughout your loan process, as she supports the rest of the team in compliance and loan admin. 

"I'm still learning a lot of new things along the way which I absolutely love! I'm only 2 years in the finance & mortgage industry, but right now, I'm loving learning more about how to present the loan properly to the lender & keep the loan moving through to settlement. Dealing with customers is definitely the best part of my job!"

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