Loan Market expands WA leadership team

Role boosts support for brokerage owners

Loan Market expands WA leadership team

Loan Market has expanded its leadership team in Western Australia, in a move it says will help broker businesses leverage local growth opportunities.

The aggregator reports a 22% increase in settlement volumes over 2022, a 12% increase in new business owners, and a 30% increase in new loan writers. 

Renee Dewar (pictured above) has been appointed to Loan Market’s WA leadership team as broker success manager, joining state director Damien Muir and state relationship manager Shelley Tetlaw. Formerly BOQ state manager for WA and Northern Territory, in her new role Dewar will help business owners and the wider Loan Market network achieve strategic growth.

With 20 years’ experience in third party and franchise networks, Dewar’s lending background spans residential, commercial and equipment finance.

Commenting on sentiment in Western Australia, Dewar said the consumer market and business community remained optimistic amid the changing economic environment.

“Whether they’re looking to scale up their teams, improve lead generation and referral partnerships, prepare for acquisitions or put in place succession plans, I’ll be coaching our owners through the spectrum of opportunities to make their businesses stronger,” Dewar said.

Dewar said she understood the opportunities of owning and running a small business. She said she looked forward to partnering with Loan Market’s business owners in WA to help them work towards future growth. 

She also acknowledged Loan Market’s dedication to offering personalised support to brokers, backed by technology and marketing programs.

“These offerings add ongoing value to the network and I’m looking forward to working closely with our businesses to leverage these so they can take maximum advantage of the strong WA market,” Dewar said.

Damien Muir, Loan Market’s WA state director said that the WA network was growing, as an increasing number of business owners sought security in compliance and productivity through technology.

Dewar had significant experience in direct and third-party lending, having held leadership roles at BOQ, NAB and Aussie in WA, he said.

“Renee also has an MBA and with her practical experience managing small and large-scale teams, she’s the perfect person to partner with our broker businesses to drive their growth strategies, capitalising on the heightened profile of brokers and the optimistic outlook for WA,” Muir said.

Dewar’s appointment bolstered Loan Market’s ability to serve the strategic ambitions of its business owners, no matter their location, he said.

In August, Loan Market introduced a specialist broker success team for its operations in Victoria and Tasmania.  Earlier this year, it reappointed former director and adviser Ewan Stafford as executive director and chief operating officer, to drive its next phase of growth across Australasia.