Vow Financial (Vow) have unveiled the winners of the Altitude Awards at their 2015 National Conference held in South Africa, in what has been a record breaking year for the aggregator.

Each year the top performers are awarded for their achievements across the Vow group over the past financial year.

This year, six additional accolades were awarded to salute the exceptional achievements throughout the network. One of the new Altitude Awards, the $1 Billion Dollar Loan Book Club was granted to Citywide Lending for a consistent growth in their loan book. Also the Rising Star award numbers swelled from one to six, to honour top performers across Australia.

The top winner of the night was Zenik Finance Solution from Burwood, NSW took home three coveted awards including Broker Partner of the Year- Deal Volume, Broker Partner of the Year- Settlement Volume and Broker Partner of the Year – over six people.

Tim Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Vow, said the awards were the most competitive in the aggregator’s history.

“As a network and overall business we achieved outstanding success over the past year. Zenik Financial was new to our network last year and took this year’s awards by storm. They are setting new benchmarks for the network and exemplify how to run a successful finance broking business through their dedication and hard work to help their clients achieve their goals.”

Other major winners include Kiran Thapa from CAPKON who took home the awards for Individual Broker Partner of the Year – Deal Volume and Individual Broker of the Year­ – Settlement Volume. The Vow Financial Hall of Fame Award was given to Col Duggan of The Mortgage Professional which recognised him for being a true leader in the network and going above and beyond to support the values, beliefs and brand of Vow Financial.

“At Vow, we work tirelessly to allow the brokers in our network to grow their businesses. Our success is built on their success. Every year we have been building momentum and this year is no different. Vow has seen an increase of over 46 per cent in settlement numbers this financial year and this could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of our brokers nationwide. We have also surpassed the 1,000 brokers for the first time. I’m very proud of all the award winners tonight. They aren’t just leaders among our network but are making an impact in their communities and in the wider mortgage broking industry,” Mr Brown said.

Vow is part of the Yellow Brick Road Group and executive chairman Mark Bouris was in South Africa to help award the network’s top performers.

“When we acquired Vow, I saw the network’s potential to become one of the greatest industry aggregators in Australia. Looking at the achievements of the brokers over the past year, we are well on our way to becoming a force to be reckoned with in the industry. It’s a pleasure to celebrate the success of this, growing network and the brokers that are achieving greatness due to their commitment and hard work. Vow is an integral part of the Yellow Brick Road Group and I’m looking forward to watching what the Group achieves next in 2015/2016,” Mr Bouris said.

Vow Financial Altitude Awards Categories 2015

See below for a full list of award winners.

Award Category Winners
1. Broker Partner of the Year - Leasing Champion Paul Evans – Peke Finance
2. Broker Partner of the Year -Legal Champion Paul Giezekamp – U Money Australia
3. Broker Partner of the Year - Ali Champion Karen Parks – Let’s Finance
4. Broker Partner of the Year - Property Champion Marcus Wong – Aus Asia Finance Hub
5. Broker Partner of the Year - Allianz Champion Paul Giezekamp – U Money Australia
6. Lender BDM of the Year Matt Aiono – ANZ
7. Broker Partner of the Year - Rising Star (new award)
Central Sydney, NSW
Thomas Gao – Zenik Finance Solution
8. Broker Partner of the Year - Rising Star (new award)
Northern, NSW
Aaron Hendrikson – BMG Wealth
9. Broker Partner of the Year - Rising Star (new award)
South West, NSW
Raymond Li – AMS Sydney Partners
10. Broker Partner of the Year - Rising Star (new award)
QLD
Caitlin Troman – Australian Property Finance
11. Broker Partner of the Year - Rising Star (new award)
VIC/TAS
Steven Flint – Lending 4 U
12. Broker Partner of the Year - Rising Star (new award)
WA/SA
Paula Watts – Let’s Finance
13. Broker Partner of the Year - Deal Volume Zenik Finance Solution
14. Individual Broker Partner of the Year - Deal Volume Kiran Thapa – Capkon Investments
15. Broker Partner of the Year - Settlement Volume Zenik Finance Solution
16. Individual Broker Partner of the Year - Settlement Volume Kiran Thapa – Capkon Investments
17. Broker Partner of the Year - Most Improved Individual Broker Azita Ghezelbash – Orient Finance
18. Vow Financial Hall of Fame Col Duggan – CMS Home Loans
19. Broker Partner of the Year
- Under 6 People
Quick Select
20. Broker Partner of the Year
- Over 6 People
Zenik Finance Solution
21. $1 Billion Loan Book Club (new award) Citywide Lending


For more information, contact:

Abby Hempfling
Branch PR and Communications Manager
Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management
T 02 8226 8295
M 0450 769 337
Abby.hempfling@ybr.com.au

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