The finalists for the 2017 Australian Mortgage Awards have been announced.The event defines excellence in the mortgage and finance industry, recognising the achievements of outstanding brokers, brokerages and industry leaders across a range of categories. 1st Street Financial is up for three awards in the categories Brokerage of the Year- Diversification, Brokerage of the Year (6-20 staff) and Best Customer Service from an Individual Office. Click here to view full list of finalists.
Ofer Greenberg, COO of multi-award winning 1st Street Financial, explains how he assesses potential employees. Click here to read full article.
AMA-winning broker on how 1st Street Financial is gearing up for rising interest rates, protecting clients and the brokerage’s reputation. Click here to read full article.
Social media has the power to generate substantial growth for your business’ brand if utilised effectively. Don’t know where to start? Jeremy Fisher tells The Advisor to give these seven simple strategies a try. Click here to read full article.
The finalists for the inaugural Women in Finance Awards have been announced, including many representatives and brokers from the mortgage industry. 1st Street’s own Mardee Blackwood was named among the finalists for the Mortgage and Finance Broker of the Year accolade. Click here to read full article. Click here to view the full list of finalists.
This year, more than 70 brokerages from across the country entered their statistics for the 2016 financial year, including volumes, number of loans written, years in business, overall book size, staff numbers, prime lender and more. 1st Street Financial was ranked 4th, up one place from last year. Click here to view the full list.
Five ways for brokers to engage better with customers: For small business brokerages, engaging and connecting with their customers is invaluable for repeat business, brand trust and reputation. 1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher tells The Advisor about five simple strategies that’ll offer brokers clients something of value and set them apart from the competition. Click here to read full article.
1st Street Financial has won The Advisor 2017 Australian Broking Award for Social and Community Service Program of the Year. The winners were announced at a luncheon at The Star in Pyrmont on Friday 20th June. Click here to see the full list of winners.
1st Street Financial’s own Managing Director, Jeremy Fisher, talks to Mortgage Professional Australia about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to achieving success in a highly dynamic and competitive industry. Click here to read full article.
1st Street Financial have once again made Mortgage Professional Australia’s annual list of Top 10 Independent Brokerages. Click here to reveal the top half of the table.
1st Street Financial are finalists in four categories of The Adviser’s prestigious Australian Broking Awards 2017! The national event will recognise outstanding performance by leading brokers, brokerages and aggregation groups in the Australian Mortgage Industry. Click here to view the full list of finalists.
1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher tells The Adviser that the increasingly complex lending environment will illuminate the value of brokers. Click here to read full article.
Jeremy Fisher has revealed to The Adviser how trusting his colleagues and learning how to delegate effectively has enhanced both his wellbeing and business. Click here to read full article.
1st Street’s Greg Bloom tells ANZ’s Alan Hartstein that the biggest mistake people consistently make is what he describes as short-term vision. “I often have to remind my clients that the decisions they make today will have a huge impact on their standard of living in 10, 20 and 30 years’ time.” Click here to read full article or watch the interview.
The Adviser talks to 1st Street Home Loans founder Jeremy Fisher about his start in broking, from labouring over his first loan to growing a national award-winning brokerage. He explains how he learned to delegate, what drives him to succeed and offers top tips for ambitious brokers. Click here to read full article or listen to the podcast.
1st Street Financial has announced the appointment of Ofer Greenberg, former sales head of ANZ, as its chief operating officer. Click here to read full article.
There are many things an average household can live without, but for those considering purchasing property, life insurance is certainly not one of them. 1st Street’s David Ryman tells The Advisor how mortgage brokers have a duty of care to ensure those getting into the property market have fully considered their financial repayment responsibilities into the future. Click here to read full article.
The industry’s top brokers, brokerages, lender BDMs and loan administrators in NSW have been revealed at The Adviser’s Better Business Awards in Sydney. 1st Street Financial took home two awards, one for Best Independent Office (5 or more brokers) and another which recognised Cliff Ferrer as the broker with the Best Customer Service (Individual). Click here to read full article.
Interest rates have been at record lows for the last few years and during this time there has been much discussion about when next they will rise. Jeremy Fisher tells The Advisor that in recent weeks, both major lenders and non-major lenders have increased their fixed rates across the board for one-, three- and five-year terms. Click here to read full article.
When choosing a broker some customers look for the well-known franchise brands while others seek out the independent businesses that can provide a unique and personalised level of service. MPA magazine surveyed thousands of mortgage brokerages nationwide to find the most exceptional and innovative businesses in the industry. 1st Street took out the number 2 placing. Click here to read the full article.
Jeremy Fishers tells The Advisor that by using social media platforms, brokers can enhance their business in terms of brand perception, client interaction and the overall exposure of their service. Click here to read full article.
Yuval Bloomfield has won the 2016 Australian Mortgage Award, ‘Quality Young Gun of the Year’ in the Independant brokerage category. He then went on to be named as the overall National winner (Independent and Franchised brokerages). He was up against 17 other finalists of an extremely high calibre. The 1st Street team are very proud of Yuval for his efforts and his well deserved awards.
Furthermore, 1st Street were announced as winners in the category of ‘Best Community Engagement’. Click here to view the full list of winners.
Many brokers work a lot with the Big 4 banks and most consumers are happy to go with the popular option, but Jeremy Fisher tells The Advisor of the benefits to choosing a smaller bank or non-bank lender. Click here to read full article.
Jeremy Fisher tell The Advisor how mortgage brokers, as business owners, need to juggle the tasks of working in the business and on the business. Click here to read full article.
The Adviser, together with 1st Street Home Loans director and founder Jeremy Fisher, shares how various communication channels can help a business stand out. Click here to read full article.
Mortgage Professional Australia looks back at last year’s no.1 MPA Australian broker and how he reached the top. 1st Street’s very own Jeremy Fisher claims there’s no secret at all: “If you’re doing something well, remain focused, remain consistent, and the results – at whatever level anyone wants to achieve – will get there.” Click here to read full article.
1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher talks to Mortgage Business about the latest changes to lender policies including amendments to servicing rates which may affect some borrowers and investors. Click here to read full article.
The 1st Street team has taken out 2nd place in the MPA Top 10 Independent Brokerages list for 2016. Click here to read full article.
Jeremy Fisher tells The Advisor about the different office options available to mortgage brokers and how important it is for the space to suit their requirements as well as those of their clients. Click here to read full article.
Each year, The Adviser presents Australia’s Top 25 Brokerages based on five core categories – broker productivity, volumes, number of deals, business growth and loan book size. 1st Street has taken out the 10th spot overall, up five places from 2015. Click here to read full article.
The director of 1st Street, Jeremy Fisher, has pledged to give more money to charity this year, and told Huntley Mitchell from The Advisor how brokers can enhance their community engagement. Click here to read full article.
1st Street was announced as the winner of the ‘Finance Broker Business’ category at the annual Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) Excellence Awards. Click here to read full article.
There has been a global shift from PC to Apple’s operating system, but the banking industry – like much of the business world – has remained mostly on PC. Jeremy Fisher tells The Advisor how this is beginning to change. Click here to read full article.
The Adviser’s Australian Broking Awards will return for the sixth consecutive year, awarding accolades to the nation’s leading brokers, brokerages and aggregation groups. Last year saw 1st Street Home Loans take out the Social Community Service Program of the Year for its Charity of the Month initiative. Click here to read full article.
MPA asks three leading brokers, including 1st Street’s own Jeremy Fisher, whether they still have many clients applying for interest-only loans. Click here to read full article.
The Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) has announced 1st Street among the finalists for the industry’s annual MFAA Excellence Awards.
1st Street was nominated in the highly competitive 2016 MFAA Excellence Award ‘Finance Broker Business’ category. Click here to read full press release.
Three of the industry’s elite commercial brokers, including 1st Street’s own Jeremy Fisher, explain to The Advisor why and how they make commercial lending a priority in their business. Click here to read full article.
Jeremy Fisher talks to Eccho Me of the recent changes in the home loan industry over. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Jeremy Fisher tells The Advisor how brokers can utilise various mass communication channels to gain exposure for their brokerage. Click here to read full article.
1st Street’s Yuval Bloomfield talks in a live interview about the tightening of mortgage lending rules. Click here to watch full interview.
The Reserve Bank’s recent tightening of policies around investment lending has impacted commercial construction funding, with many lenders making changes to their internal policies. Jeremy Fisher tells The Advisor what this means for brokers. Click here to read full article.
MPA releases list of the top 100 brokers in Australia for 2015. 1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher comes in at number one. Click here to read full article.
Growing a loan book is a goal for all mortgage brokers, but it’s not all about getting new clients – it’s about keeping existing clients too. 1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher tells The Advisor how to avoid client run-off. Click here to read full article.
MPA has compiled a list of 10 of the nation’s best-performing independent brokerages. 1st Street makes Top 5. Click here to read full article.
1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher has been named as one of the nation’s most successful mortgage brokers in this year’s Elite Business Writers ranking. Click here to read full article.
Following the recent tightening of investment lending policies, Jeremy Fisher talk to The Advisor about how some lenders are now incorporating blended rates as a way of once again offering investors a more competitive interest rate. Click here to read full article.
While much has been made about CPA Australia’s potential move into the broking space, at least two brokers are seizing the opportunity to go the other way and expand their service offering outside of the broking space. Jeremy Fisher and Mardee Thomas talk to The Advisor about bringing Financial Planning into 1st Street. Click here to read full article.
Mortgage brokers can easily become busy with the day-to-day operations of their business. Jeremy Fisher tells The Adviser that it is important to step back occasionally to see how your business sits as part of the bigger picture. Click here to read full article.
Jeremy Fisher tells The Advisor how at 1st Street Home Loans, we have grown to have specialist financial planners, dedicated insurance agents and expert commercial lenders, as we feel that this is the best approach to service our clients. Click here to read full article.
Australia’s strong property market, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne, is being contained somewhat with APRA’s recent changes aimed at tightening up investment lending, and it could make many pre-approvals void. 1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher tells The Advisor that brokers should be checking their clients pre-approvals to ensure that they are still valid after the changes are applied. Click here to read full article.
1st Street Home Loans makes it into the top 25 Brokerages 2015 ranked by The Adviser.
The current property market has high demand and low supply, leaving many buyers ready and willing but unable to make a purchase.
To assist these buyers, 1st Street Home Loans collaborated with Andrew Cooley from Cooley Auctions and Simon Cohen from Cohen Handler Buyer’s Agents to put on an informative homebuyers seminar. Click here to read full article.
Jeremy Fisher, director of 1st Street Home Loans, tells The Advisor how brokers can benefit from knowing their options and having a plan in place. Click here to read full article.
Jeremy Fisher told The Adviser that one way 1st Street manages the problem is by introducing customers directly to real estate agencies and buyer’s agents.
“This way, our clients have priority access to properties for sale and they are also able to view properties that are not advertised or before they are advertised for sale,” he said.
“Market insight is also very important, and we regularly keep clients informed with suburb snapshots and property market updates and overviews.” Click here to read full article.
Mardee Thomas, one of Australia’s most awarded female mortgage brokers, tells Maya Breen the accolades are wonderful but it’s the people she’s really passionate about. Click here to read full article.
Finding the right property to purchase takes time, effort and knowledge, and for brokers with clients who are pre-approved, a buyer’s agent may be the answer. 1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher tells The Advisor that brokers who are able to assist clients to purchase a property faster will have more satisfied clients and an increase in settled loans. Click here to read full article.
Jeremy Fisher, director of 1st Street Home Loans, tells The Australian Broker Online that channel conflict happens a lot less today than it has in the past. Click here to read full article.
1st Street Home Loans picked up two awards at the Better Business Awards 2015, winning the Best Social and Community Service category, as well as the firm’s Mardee Thomas taking out the Finance Broker of the Year category. Click here to read more.
During every home loan process, the question always arises: fixed or variable? 1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher tells The Advisor how important it is for brokers to assess the risks involved with recommending fixed rates to clients. Click here to read full article.
New Year’s resolutions are a hot topic for many people around the world, but for brokers, this quieter time at the start of the year is ideal for making business resolutions and planning for the year ahead. 1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher gives The Advisor some tips on how to make the most of the early months of the year. Click here to read full article.
Prominent brokerage 1st Street Home Loans has chosen 12 different charities to share in its profits this year.
Director Jeremy Fisher said the Sydney brokerage would donate $10 per settlement to the charity of the month. Click here to read full article.
Award winning mortgage brokerage, 1st Street is predicting an extremely productive 2015. Having grown in numbers over the past year, 1st Street has expanded its portfolio of services. “Each of our brokers have chosen to specialise in a different area which allows 1st Street to present a very unique service”, Jeremy Fisher, Director 1st Street. Click here to read full press release.
1st Street’s financial planner, Natalie Copeland, featured on Channel 10 News last week.
Banks are offering some surprisingly competitive post-Christmas deals but financial planners are warning there is a catch. Click here to watch the segment.
Jeremy Fisher spoke to The Australian Broker Online about how 1st Street utilises the unique skill-sets of their brokers to better service their clients and ensure good staff morale. Click here to read the full article.
For most parents, when their child is born they want to take parenting leave, either maternity or paternity leave, to spend time with their partner and newborn, and there are several options for brokers.
1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher tells The Advisor how 1st Street manages parenting leave. Click here to read full article.
1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher talks to The Advisor about his experience with business networking groups. Click here to read full article.
1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher tells Your Mortgage that although a tarnished credit rating can make it more difficult for people to obtain a loan, there are still opportunities available. Click here to read full article.
1st Street’s Jeremy Fisher tells The Advisor of the importance of attracting new young talent in the mortgage broking industry to ensure the ageing sector continues to thrive. Click here to read full article.
1st Street’s Mardee Thomas gave her opinion on channel conflict to The Advisor. Click here to read article.
1st Streets’ Mardee Thomas is on a roll when it comes to taking home the big awards. Having recently been recognised by two major industry award bodies, Mardee was awarded the AMA Broker of the Year for Productivity and is listed in the op 50 Elite Business Writers. Click here to read full press release.
An award winning broker has dished her advice on being productive at work, after she took home the AMA for Broker of the Year – Productivity.
Mardee Thomas from 1st Street Home Loans told Australian Broker that she went home with the trophy on the night because of her seamless processes when it comes to broking. Click here to read full article.
1st Street Home Loans has dedicated itself to regularly supporting charitable causes.
1st Street Home Loans director Jeremy Fisher and his team have introduced a new philanthropic mission at their brokerage, which allows them to fundraise and support several different local and national not-for-profit organisations. Click here to read full article.
Jeremy Fisher of 1st Street Home Loans speaks with The Advisor about how many property owners may be unaware that they are actually in a position to purchase an investment property. Click here to read full article.
On Tuesday 12th August, Eagle Finance’s Jarred Rubin talked with 1st Street’s Andrew Copeland about how difficult it is to buy a property in your SMSF and touched on some of the recommendations that came out of the Murray Interim Report. Click here to listen to the podcast.
1st Street Home Loans continues to give back. Commencing in May 2014, 1st Street have introduced a new initiative to support not for profit organisations on both a local and national scale. Click here to read the full press release.
Jeremy Fisher of 1st Street Home Loans tells Your Mortgage of the benefits and drawbacks of buying off the plan. Click here to read the full article.
On Tuesday 15th July, Eagle Finance’s Jarred Rubin met with 1st Street’s very own Cliff Ferrer to discuss what’s happening in the mortgage market today. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Jeremy Fisher of 1st Street Home Loans speaks with The Advisor about the property prices cooling over winter… but the heat may return. Click here to read full article.
1st Street Home Loans makes it to the top 25 Brokerages 2014 ranked by The Adviser.
1st Street Home Loan director Jeremy Fisher tells Australian Broker he has seen a marked increase over the past three to six months where clients hold their current property and either upgrade to a new home or purchase an investment property, because interest rates have remained at record lows for an extended period of time. Click Here to read full article.
It is the end of financial year next month and investors can consider using an investment and taxation strategy known as ‘interest in advance’ in which they pay the next year’s interest on their investment loans in advance. Click Here to read full article.
A recent report on the Australian property market shows that demand for property is still strong and prices are still rising, but if interest rates reach 7 per cent growth would be likely to subside.
Price is determined by the interaction of demand and supply. According to the CBA Global Markets Research report, written by chief economist Michael Blythe, demand is high and supply is low, which causes prices to rise. Click Here to read full article.
Industry figures have said that mandatory reference checking could raise professional standards – but it could also backfire on brokers.
ASIC warned in its submission to the Financial System Inquiry that poor reference checking by the financial services industry was allowing “bad apples” to find new jobs even after their unprofessional behaviour had been exposed. Click here to read full article.
Sydney firm 1st Street Home Loans has forecast it will make up to $90,000 of charitable donations this financial year.
Director Jeremy Fisher said the firm would donate $80,000 to $90,000 in 2013/2014 after donating $75,000 in 2012/2013 and a total of $325,000 over the past decade. Click here to read full article.
BEST RESIDENTIAL BROKER/ BROKER OF THE YEAR- MARDEE THOMAS
“Ms Thomas highlights the essence of best practice broking and how a focus on the basics gets results,” Mr Hall said.
“Ms Thomas has achieved a stellar individual performance, whilst her skills and capabilities have positioned her brokerage among the state’s finest. The business of broking can be challenging but Mardee demonstrates that the rewards can also be significant for both the broker and the client,” Mr Hall said.
“1st Street clearly understands the very important link between brand, service delivery, technology and social networks. From the initial client touch point to post-settlement, this group’s ability to connect, promote and engage has delivered strong business performance and referral revenues,” Mr Hall said.
Director Jeremy Fisher said the Sydney-based firm had enjoyed 150 per cent year-on-year growth in volumes during 2013 and had also boosted its broker numbers from seven to 10. Click here to read full article.
MPA sat down with Jeremy Fisher the top 6th broker of 2013 to find out his secrets to success. Click here to read full article.
Jeremy Fisher of 1st Street Home Loans speaks with Australian Broker Online about the New Year heating up earlier than ever before. Click here to read full article.
Jeremy Fisher of 1st Street Home Loans speaks with Australian Broker Online discussing one-man bands and segmentation. Click here to read full article.
Jeremy Fisher of 1st Street Home Loans speaks with The Adviser about donating to charities. Click Here to read the full article.
Jeremy Fisher speaks with The Adviser on lenders not doing enough for brokers. Click Here to read full article.
Jeremy Fisher of 1st Street Home Loans has made the MPA top 10 Brokers in Australia.
Each week MPA brings you advice from the industry’s thought leaders on their biggest business challenge and how they tackled it. This week we speak with Jeremy Fisher, director of 1st Street Home Loans.
MPA has compiled a list of 10 of the nation’s best-performing independent brokerages. 1st Street makes Top 5. Pg 31.
BrokerTV caught up with Mardee Thomas and Cliff Ferrer of 1st Street Home Loans for their outlook on the industry over the next twelve months.
The AMA’s bring together the industry’s finest, recognising brokers and brokerages for their outstanding achievements. Winning an AMA continues to be the most prestigious and recognised accolade for a mortgage and finance professional in Australia. Pg 45.
MPA Top 100 brokers reveal the apps they couldn’t live without. Pg 50.
1st Street Home Loans nominated as a finalist in the Australian Broking Awards 2013 for Best Ethical/Social Responsibility Program.
Director of 1st Street Home Loans, Jeremy Fisher, tells Australian Broker he, like many in the industry, expects a rate cut and is planning his business strategy accordingly.
Director of 1st Street Home Loans, Jeremy Fisher, tells MPA how he has improved on his work life balance.
1st Street Home Loans makes it to the top 25 Brokerages 2013 ranked by The Adviser.
Jeremy Fisher of 1st Street Home Loans shares his opinion on LinkedIn and Social Media.
Cliff Ferrer of 1st Street Home Loans shares his opinion on ASIC verification requirements.
1st Street Home Loans Director Jeremy Fisher tells us how the banks are now discounting their variable home loans.
MPA top 10 broker Jeremy Fisher from 1st Street explains why he thinks industry regulations are a positive step.
1st Street Home Loans Director Jeremy Fisher and his keys to success and predictions for the future
1st Street Home Loans Director Jeremy Fisher speaks out about complex deals
1st Street home loans nominated in three categories.
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