The ongoing growth and high service standards of 1800Approved have been recognised, as the company was
awarded ‘Asset Finance Broker of the Year’ at the 2016 Australian Broking Awards in Sydney at the beginning of July. As the Australian Broking Awards are unique in focusing solely on the leading brokers, brokerages and aggregation groups, this achievement represents a new pinnacle of success for the company and its founder, Rodney Michail.
Asset Finance Broker of the Year recognises the broker who is best servicing their clients’ asset finance needs, while maintaining the highest standards in submission quality and customer service, as well as every area of the business process. Stakeholder engagement and customer relationship abilities are also assessed.
A delighted Rodney Michail said today, “This award reflects our success in offering a fantastic alternative to single finance. In offering our franchise to dealers, we have really lifted the game. Our franchisees have a choice of over 30 lenders, so we can provide the best possible offering for our customers. Industry regulations are getting ever tighter for dealers, so by franchising with 1800Approved, they can offer finance with our assurance of integrity.”
The Australian Broking Awards are organised by magazine The Adviser, in conjunction with the Commonwealth Bank. As the broking industry has grown and steadily raised its professionalism, the Australian Broking Awards highlight the increasing achievements of Australia’s leading broking professionals. Finalists were assessed by a panel of judges made up of respected industry professionals and business leaders.
Founded in 2008 by Rodney Michail, 1800Approved provides finance for all asset types, including vehicles and leisure items, and commercial assets, including heavy plant. Motor sector finance makes up 40% of the company’s business. Other services include insurance and warranties, and personal, consolidation and home loans. The company has arranged deals from AU$10k to AU$5m and services clients across Australia, working with over 30 independent lenders to secure the optimal finance.