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

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

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

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

Secrets to Success with Roland Youakim | Platinum People Group
BusinessCareer AdviceSecrets to Success
May 20, 2019

Secrets to Success with Roland Youakim

This month, you’ll be hearing from Platinum People Group’s very own Founder and Managing Director Roland Youakim about his journey to success at such a young age. To celebrate the…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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,…
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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?’,…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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’,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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:…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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?’.…
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