01.

Business
Advice

Tips on recruitment, business strategy, leadership and running a mortgage broking business in Australia.

02.

CAREER
ADVICE

Advice for mortgage broking and banking professionals on how to progress in your career and reach your goals.

03.

Latest
News

Latest industry insights, and updates on the Platinum People Group business and team.

04.

SECRETS TO
SUCCESS

Stories from some of the biggest names in mortgage broking in Australia, with their advice on how to succeed in finance.

Working with a recruiter: what to expect | Platinum People Group
Business
April 15, 2019

Working with a recruiter: What to expect

There’s a big difference between posting job ads online yourself, and accessing a full professional service with extensive recruitment networks. A recruiter can be a worthy investment for your business,…
Read More
Recruitment Consultant Justin Geaney | Platinum People Group
News
April 15, 2019

Why going from generalist to specialist recruitment feels good

Platinum People Group’s newest Recruitment Consultant Justin Geaney shares why he’s happy to be moving from generalist recruitment into specialist recruitment in the mortgage broking space. Being a generalist recruiter…
Read More
Crucial federal election for mortgage brokers | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
April 8, 2019

The most crucial federal election for mortgage brokers

The Royal Commission findings have been released, the federal budget and shadow budget are out, and Australia is prepping for a federal election to drop some time in May. It’s…
Read More
Secrets to Success
March 21, 2019

Secrets to Success with Michael Glasgow

We spoke with Michael Glasgow, State Sales Manager VIC/SA at Lendi, about his career journey and how he’s overcome challenges in the finance industry. Tell us about the journey you’ve…
Read More
Using LinkedIn to recruit | Platinum People Group
Business
March 18, 2019

How to use LinkedIn to find good talent

With over 590 million users on its platform, LinkedIn is a great tool to help you find and connect with high quality talent. When used effectively, it can often be…
Read More
Gender and cultural diversity in mortgage broking | Platinum People Group
Business
March 18, 2019

Gender and cultural diversity in mortgage broking

Men and women of every cultural background contribute greatly to the fabric of Australia’s diverse community. It’s what makes Australia such a wonderful place to live and work, and it’s…
Read More
How to engage a good recruiter | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
February 25, 2019

How to engage a good recruiter

There are good recruiters, and there are average recruiters. Whether you’re a business needing help sourcing high quality talent, or a candidate looking for help finding your dream job, you’ll…
Read More
International Women's Day 2019 | Platinum People Group
News
February 25, 2019

Happy International Women’s Day

There’s no doubt about it – women are pretty amazing. And not only because none of us would be here without them… International Women’s Day is about celebrating women’s achievements,…
Read More
Secrets to Success
February 18, 2019

Secrets to Success with Katrina Lagos

We chatted to Katrina Lagos, Director of Vision Finance, about her career journey to date, and how it’s taken her from hospitality to sole Director of a mortgage broking business.…
Read More
The Royal Commission: What Should We Be Prepared For | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
January 21, 2019

The Royal Commission: What Should We Be Prepared For?

We’re all waiting with bated breath to see what the outcome of The Royal Commission will bring, and what impact it will have on businesses and jobs. Roland sat down…
Read More
Loan Processors Remuneration | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
January 21, 2019

Talking Remuneration: Third Party BDMs

If you’re a third party Business Development Manager focused on driving lending options to a portfolio of mortgage brokers – this video is for you. We explore what these kinds…
Read More
Loan Processors Remuneration | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
January 21, 2019

Talking Remuneration: PAYG Mortgage Brokers

A lot of businesses ask us how they can effectively incentivise a mortgage broker to join their team and perform well, while still covering costs and making the investment worthwhile.…
Read More
Loan Processors Remuneration | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
January 14, 2019

Talking Remuneration: Loan Processors

Salaries can be seen as a taboo topic in our industry, but we think they need to be talked about. This week, we look at Loan Processors/Loan Packagers/Client Services Managers.…
Read More
Happy New Year 2019 | Are you neglecting your career? | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
January 14, 2019

Are you neglecting your career?

Happy New Year from the Platinum People group team! We hope you had a great rest over the Christmas and New Year period. Now that we’re back into work for…
Read More
Let’s Talk Salaries: What Should Mortgage Brokers And Loan Processors Get Paid?
BusinessCareer Advice
January 7, 2019

Let’s talk salaries: what should mortgage brokers and loan processors get paid?

There are a lot of varying sources out there on how much mortgage brokers and loan processors should earn. Of course, every mortgage brokerage is different, and not all may…
Read More
Refining your recruitment strategy for 2019 | Platinum People Group
Business
December 20, 2018

Refining your recruitment strategy for 2019

Recruitment can be time consuming, stressful, and require a lot of effort. But it doesn’t need to be like this. Here are some questions to consider when refining your recruitment…
Read More
Our 2018 Highlight Reel | Roland with recruiter of the year award | Platinum People Group
News
November 12, 2018

Our 2018 highlight reel

When Platinum People Group stepped into 2018, we were only 7 months old. Having experienced some positive results from our first few months of business, we were quietly confident that…
Read More
7 simple steps for smashing that job interview | Platinum People Group
Career Advice
October 29, 2018

7 simple steps for smashing that interview

Getting a job interview is only half the battle. Once you’ve worked out your strategy for applying for jobs, it’s time to get your interview skills down to an art.…
Read More
How to ace your performance review | Platinum People Group
Career Advice
October 14, 2018

How to ace your performance review

Heading into a performance review unprepared is a bad idea. This is your chance to be your own advocate, and have your boss listen to you. When entered into strategically,…
Read More
When you get made redundant | Platinum People Group
Career Advice
October 1, 2018

What to do when you get made redundant

Being made redundant can be very disorienting. If this happens to you, you may find yourself asking questions like, ‘where do I go now?’, ‘is it time to reinvent myself?’,…
Read More
Caleb Tiller Oak Capital | Customer Testimonials | Platinum People Group
Testimonials
September 24, 2018

Testimonial: Caleb Tiller

We helped Caleb land his current position as BDM at Oak Capital, and he’s thrilled with how our service enabled him to better understand the opportunities open to him in…
Read More
Testimonial: Video My Job | Platinum People Group
Testimonials
June 4, 2018

Testimonial: Video My Job CEO and Founder

Video My Job works with some impressive local and international brands on their video strategies. We were lucky enough to get in the same room as CEO and Founder David…
Read More
Vee's Story - testimonials Platinum People Group
Testimonials
June 4, 2018

Customer Testimonial: Vee’s Story

Three years ago, Vee was desperate to get into the mortgage broking industry and struggling to get out of the bank operations environment. When we met him he was frustrated…
Read More
Testimonial - Heidi Dart | Platinum People Group
Testimonials
June 4, 2018

Customer Testimonial: Heidi Dart

We’ve worked with Heidi a few times over the past five years and are glad to hear she’s doing great. A few years ago we helped place Heidi in a…
Read More
Secrets to Success with Chris Collard | Platinum People Group
Secrets to Success
June 4, 2018

Secrets to Success with Chris Collard

We chat with Chris Collard, Director and General Manager of FinancePath, about his rise to success in Mortgage Management via a career that seemed destined for corporate life. Chris is…
Read More
3 questions in 3 minutes tax edition
BusinessCareer Advice
May 26, 2018

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Tax Edition

Each time EOFY rolls around, many of us scramble to get our accounts and tax information in order. In this episode of 3 Questions in 3 Minutes, we speak to…
Read More
3 questions in 3 minutes davic macciocca
Business
May 26, 2018

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – David Macciocca

We met up with David Macciocca, Founder and CEO of Video My Job, about why video is such an important tool for businesses to use. An expert on all things…
Read More
Tips for grads | Platinum People Group
Career Advice
May 26, 2018

How to get your foot in the door: tips for grads

So you’re about to start out your career in the finance industry. That’s great news! This is a really exciting space to work in, and there are plenty of opportunities…
Read More
Secrets to Success with Stephen Mitchell | Platinum People Group
Secrets to Success
May 26, 2018

Secrets to Success with Stephen Mitchell

We chat with Stephen Mitchell about his journey from working in hospitality, to becoming a mortgage broker at only 20 years old, to now running two successful financial services firms.…
Read More
Secrets to Success with Ebony Maxwell | Platinum People Group
Secrets to Success
May 26, 2018

Secrets to Success with Ebony Maxwell

We chat with Ebony Maxwell, State Manager (VIC & TAS) at Bluestone Mortgages, about the journey her career has taken her on since she started out in finance after high…
Read More
Liberty | Secrets to Success with John Mohnacheff
Secrets to Success
May 19, 2018

Secrets to success with John Mohnacheff

We chat with John Mohnacheff, Group Sales Manager at Liberty, about his impressive career involving working in a trade, seventeen years in banking and helping Liberty launch the non-conforming loan…
Read More
We helped this graduate get his first finance job
Testimonials
April 7, 2018

Customer Testimonial: We helped this graduate get his first job in finance

As a graduate, it can be a real struggle getting your foot in the door in the mortgage industry. Chris bypassed this struggle by working with us! We approached Chris…
Read More
Dash | Platinum People Group testimonials
Testimonials
April 7, 2018

Customer Testimonial: From Redundancy to Dream Job

We recently caught up with Dash, who we helped in 2017 after he’d experienced a redundancy. Young and eager, it wasn’t hard to find him a new opportunity – and…
Read More
Shaun Liu of Vertex Lending Solutions | Platinum People Group testimonials
Testimonials
April 7, 2018

Customer Testimonial: Shaun Liu of Vertex Lending

What a pleasure it has been working with Shaun in several capacities over the past few years. We initially worked with him as a young, ambitious candidate over three years…
Read More
Leo Zhang of Acceptance Finance | Platinum People Group testimonials
Testimonials
April 7, 2018

Customer Testimonial: Leo Zhang of Acceptance Finance

In June 2017, we met with Leo to discuss his career ambitions and possibilities. At the time, he’d been working as a mortgage broker in a small company for over…
Read More
Shehan Wijayasignhe
Secrets to Success
March 30, 2018

Secrets to success with Shehan Wijayasignhe

We chat with Shehan Wijayasinghe, Director of Elephant Financial, about making the transition from banker to broker to business owner, all within a time of industry challenges and changes. Tell…
Read More
Changing mortgage aggregators | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
March 30, 2018

Changing aggregators is a pain in the @$$!

Yep. We get it. Changing mortgage aggregators can be time-consuming, tedious and daunting. It requires a lot of effort, which is why many mortgage brokers don’t do it very often.…
Read More
Working too hard | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
March 30, 2018

Are you working too hard?

It’s not news to any of us that life can be a bit much sometimes. What with long work hours, trying to stay fit and healthy, spending time with family,…
Read More
How walking can generate new business | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
March 17, 2018

How walking can generate new business

If you work in the CBD, like many of us do in this industry, walking to your client meetings is a great way to get some fresh air and keep…
Read More
Customer testimonial: happy client Karl Bower | Platinum People Group
Testimonials
March 17, 2018

Customer Testimonial: a very happy client, Karl Bower

We met with Karl Bower, Managing Director of Bower & Co., about four years ago. At the time he was looking for an Operations/Customer Service Manager, and was hesitant to use…
Read More
Secrets to Success with Stephen McClatchie
Secrets to Success
March 17, 2018

Secrets to success with Stephen McClatchie

We chat with Stephen McClatchie, Managing Director of Loans Australia, about his experience working as a mortgage broker through a range of aggregators, and transitioning into the role of business…
Read More
Customer testimonial: financial planner Clip | Platinum People Group
Testimonials
March 17, 2018

Customer Testimonial: financial planner

We approached Clio in 2017 with an exciting opportunity to progress her financial planning career. It started with a sit down to discuss her career aspirations and what she was…
Read More
Nathan Taddeo Credo
Secrets to Success
March 17, 2018

Secrets to success with Nathan Taddeo

We chat with Nathan Taddeo, Director of Credo Financial Group about growing up in the mortgage broking industry, why he doesn’t like the term ‘mortgage broker’, and his thoughts on…
Read More
How are you getting clients | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
March 16, 2018

How are you getting new clients?

Whether you’re a mortgage broker, a banker, a BDM or a business owner – new clients are your lifeblood. Clients mean business, so it’s essential to have a good strategy…
Read More
Secrets to Success with Don Crellin | Platinum People Group
Secrets to Success
March 4, 2018

Secrets to success with Don Crellin

We chat with Don Crellin, Managing Director of Resolve Finance about his finance career spanning from the early ‘90s, and how he came to be managing a successful growing business.…
Read More
3 questions in 3 minutes with Michael Johnston | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
February 24, 2018

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Michael Johnston, Resolve Finance

Okay… so we took more like five minutes, but we tried! There’s just too much good stuff to share in this video. Michael Johnston, franchisee of Resolve Finance talks with…
Read More
Are you letting fear hild you back? | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
February 24, 2018

Are you letting fear hold you back?

At some point in our lives we all have to face our fears. Whether it be public speaking, heights, travelling on a plane, spiders, relationships or starting a business, fears…
Read More
20 yr old Top 30 Under 30 | Platinum People Group testimonial
Testimonials
February 24, 2018

Customer Testimonial: We helped this 20-year-old become an MPA Top 30 Under 30

A few years ago, Roland was approached by this ambitious mortgage broker named Taylar, who was only starting out his journey at 20 years old. Now, we’re super proud to…
Read More
Loan processor to mortgage broker - Platinum People Group testimonial
Testimonials
February 24, 2018

Customer Testimonial: From Loan Processor to Mortgage Broker

At the end of 2017 we met with Abby after she’s been made redundant from her role as a loan processor. Abby had her sights set on becoming a mortgage…
Read More
Chris Montague - MoneyQuest, 3 Questions in 3 Minutes
BusinessCareer Advice
February 24, 2018

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Chris Montague, MoneyQuest

Chris Montague has worked within the finance industry for 30 years across a variety of roles within banking, sales and more. He’s now joined MoneyQuest as a franchisee, taking the leap…
Read More
Is the tie dying out? | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
February 17, 2018

Tie or no tie? Is the tie dying out?

We’ve got an important question for you today… to tie or not to tie? While perhaps that musing isn’t quite as perplexing as Hamlet’s ‘to be or not to be’,…
Read More
3 questions in 3 minutes with Karen Easdon
Career Advice
February 17, 2018

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Karen Easdon, Acceptance Finance

Here we speak to Karen Easdon, Senior Loan Processor at Acceptance Finance. Karen has been diligently and successfully supporting mortgage brokers for around 6 years, and has a passion for…
Read More
Christine customer testimonial | Platinum People Group
Testimonials
February 17, 2018

Customer Testimonial: Another very happy ex-banker

When Christine came to us three years ago, she’d been working in the banking industry for a few years, but had a desire to move into broking. We helped her…
Read More
Susie Pei, 3 questions in 3 minutes
BusinessCareer Advice
February 17, 2018

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Susie Pei, Accru

Susie has been working as a Lending Manager at Accru Financial Services for the last two years, and has been a mortgage broker for six years. In this interview, we…
Read More
Secrets to Success - Jack Back, ALIC | Platinum People Group
Secrets to Success
February 17, 2018

Secrets to success with Jason Back

We chat with Jason Back, Managing Director of The Australian Lending and Investment Centre, about his transition from banking into mortgage broking, his missed opportunity as a dolphin trainer, and…
Read More
Customer testimonial from Simeon | Platinum People Group
Testimonials
February 17, 2018

Customer Testimonial: A very happy mortgage broker

At Platinum People Group, we like to develop close relationships with our clients – both business owners that we help with recruiting excellent team members, and candidates that we help…
Read More
Case studies and testimonials | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer AdviceNews
February 17, 2018

Introducing customer testimonials and case studies

At Platinum People Group, we are thrilled and excited to offer you access to some pretty amazing content. Our Advice Centre articles and videos are designed to immerse you even…
Read More
Podcasts to boost productivity and efficiency | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
February 12, 2018

Podcasts, and how they can improve efficiency

Maybe we’re a bit late to the party, but we’re really into podcasts right now. In this video, Roland discusses his latest obsession, and why they’re a great way to…
Read More
Platinum People Group | Secrets to success with Daniel Hustwaite
Secrets to Success
February 11, 2018

Secrets to success with MPA Top 20 mortgage broker Daniel Hustwaite

We chat with MPA 20 20 mortgage broker Daniel Hustwaite, Founder and Director of Aqua Financial Services about his journey from banker to mortgage broker to business owner, challenges he’s…
Read More
Take your career to the next level | Platinum People Group
Career Advice
February 11, 2018

How to take your career to the next level

In your career, just like in any long-term relationship, you’ll come to a point at which you need to stop and ask, ‘where is this headed?’. Like relationships, jobs usually…
Read More
3 questions in 3 minutes with Sandy Paravizzini
Career Advice
January 20, 2018

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Sandy Paravizzini, Resolve Finance

If you’re looking around at mortgage aggregator options, or considering a franchise model, tune in to this episode to hear some sound insight and advice from Sandy Paravizzini, General Manager…
Read More
Are your employees engaged | Platinum People Group
Business
January 15, 2018

How engaged are your employees?

Can you answer the question, are your employees engaged at work? And no, engaged doesn’t mean ‘happy’. While your employees may seem content enough in the workplace, engagement comes down…
Read More
How to quit your job (and do it right) - Platinum People Group
Career Advice
January 15, 2018

How to quit your job (and do it right)

Resigning from a job can be a difficult (and uncomfortable) process to navigate. If you’re in a sales role like mortgage broking or retail banking, or if you’re planning to…
Read More
4 reasons we hate recruiters | Platinum People Group | Recruitment specialists
Career Advice
January 10, 2018

4 reasons we hate recruiters

(Great! We got your attention!) Many of us have had an experience with a dodgy recruiter. What was it for you? They didn’t return your calls? They promised you the…
Read More
Mortgage Broker or Loan Processor | Platinum People Group | Recruitment specialist
Business
December 14, 2017

Who should you hire first: A Mortgage Broker or a Loan Processor?

It’s like that classic question, ‘what comes first – the chicken or the egg?’ The same concept can be applied to hiring for mortgage broking businesses. If you’re running your…
Read More
Merry Christmas from Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
December 12, 2017

A time to review and reflect

We’re all in wind-down mode now, attending the last few Christmas parties, donning our most festive attire, and catching up with family we haven’t seen since this time last year.…
Read More
Platinum People Group speak to Daniel Di Conza of Acceptance Finance
BusinessCareer Advice
December 10, 2017

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Daniel Di Conza

Daniel Di Conza, CEO of Acceptance Finance, started in the mortgage broking industry in 1997 – and the industry looked bit different back then. After learning the ropes, he started…
Read More
5 job seeking tips for mortgage brokers and loan processors | Platinum People Group
Career Advice
November 22, 2017

5 Job Seeking Tips for Mortgage Brokers and Loan Processors

As a Mortgage Broker or Loan Processor, standing out from the crowd is essential when going for your dream job. This doesn’t just mean having a superbly crafted resume, or…
Read More
3 questions in 3 minutes with Julian Mattatia
BusinessCareer Advice
November 20, 2017

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Julian Mattatia

General Manager of Franchise Recruitment and Director of MoneyQuest, Julian Mattatia, talks about his experience making the transition to mortgage broking and becoming a franchise aggregator. Listen as he discusses:…
Read More
5 ways to ensure your next mortgage broker recruit is your best yet
Business
November 17, 2017

5 ways to ensure your next Mortgage Broker recruit is your best yet

Recruiting a mortgage broker, whether you’re a small business, a mortgage franchise or a financial services company, is no easy feat. Getting the recruitment process right ultimately means the difference…
Read More
3 questions in 3 minutes with Richard Krupic | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer Advice
November 17, 2017

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Richard Krupic

Senior Credit Advisor at FinancePath, Richard Krupic, started his career as a banker at ANZ. He then joined RAMS Home Loans and ran his own mortgage broking business for a…
Read More
3 questions in 3 minutes with Marshall Condon
BusinessCareer Advice
November 13, 2017

3 Questions in 3 Minutes – Marshall Condon

Welcome to our first episode of 3 Questions in 3 Minutes! Marshall Condon is the Founder and CEO of Neue Black: a successful commercial and residential brokerage in Melbourne. Here,…
Read More
Not a normal recruitment agency | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer AdviceNews
November 4, 2017

Why you need more than normal recruitment agencies can offer

Whether you’re a mortgage broker or financial planner, or own a business looking to hire these professionals, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Platinum People Group’s Advice Centre…
Read More
Roland Youakim | Platinum People Group
Career Advice
October 25, 2017

The Platinum People Group Story

Hi there! Roland here, Founder and Director of Platinum People Group. Since you’re here on our website reading this, I’d like to firstly welcome you to our Advice Centre, where…
Read More
Career Advice
October 25, 2017

Choosing a Mortgage Aggregator: what’s right for you?

Choosing a mortgage aggregator, especially if you’re new to mortgage broking, can be overwhelming. You’re faced with lots of different options, and will ultimately wonder ‘what is right for me?’.…
Read More
Business
October 25, 2017

A Time of Uncertainty and Reform in Mortgage Broking

It’s an interesting time in the banking and mortgage broking space. With things like the Sedgwick and ASIC remuneration review, we’re all anxiously waiting to see what happens next. But…
Read More
Business
October 25, 2017

The Recruiter of Choice for Mortgage Brokers and Bankers

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our boutique financial services recruitment firm Platinum People Group. Our purpose is to help people in the Mortgage Broking, Banking and Financial Planning…
Read More
[]
1 Step 1
keyboard_arrow_leftPrevious
Nextkeyboard_arrow_right
FormCraft - WordPress form builder