Grow Finance joins the renowned National Second-Tier Industry Roadshow

Grow Finance joins the renowned National Second-Tier Industry Roadshow

Leading non-bank lender Grow Finance has announced it will join the renowned National Second-Tier Industry Roadshow to provide brokers commentary on asset finance and working capital solutions for SME clients. The Roadshow will be conducted in collaboration with 18 second-tier lenders, and in conjunction with the highly regarded commercial education institute, Accendo Financial.

Now in its second year, the highly successful Roadshow is an established platform to educate brokers about how to successfully diversify through non-bank, specialist and private lenders in residential and commercial finance.

“Second-tier lenders are commonly overlooked in favour of the larger institutions. The reality is that the smaller lenders can have better turnaround times and some great niches for brokers that they may not be aware of,” said organiser, Nick Harper, Director, Fuzion Capital and FBAA WA State President.

“We’re delighted to be part of an initiative that is focused on upskilling and empowering brokers, collaborating with other non-bank lenders and facilitating a ‘whole of industry’ event that helps break down barriers,” said David Verschoor, Grow Finance Co-CEO.

Greg Woszczalski, Grow Co-CEO concurred, “The roadshow is a fantastic opportunity for brokers to get a greater understanding of the buoyant second-tier sector and become more familiar with the residential and commercial lenders in the space that are known for their agility in responding to current and emerging market demands.”

The Roadshow commenced with a morning session 3-hour event in Adelaide on September 21. It will be followed by dual sessions (morning and afternoon sessions) in Brisbane (October 4), Melbourne (October 6), Perth (October 18) and Sydney (October 25).

The events will be hosted by Nick Harper (Adelaide and Brisbane), Mark Windram, FBAA State Manager, WA, SA, VIC, and TAS (Melbourne), and Leah Renwick, FBAA State Manager East Coast, FBAA (Perth and Sydney). Each session will include specialist lender policy and product updates on policy via 1:1 interviews, and panel discussions with specialist commercial (asset finance and working capital) and consumer products lenders (personal and residential). Common scenarios, and corresponding opportunities and challenges, will also be explored.

Participating lenders include AMP, Adelaide Bank, Bankfirst, Bluestone, Grow Finance, ING, La Trobe Financial, Latitude, Liberty, Me Bank, NOW Finance, P&N Bank, Pepper Money, RedZed, Suncorp, UBank, Virgin Money and Wisr.

Industry partners include ALI Group, Accendo Financial, CRS Insolvency Services (credit repair solicitors), the FBAA and Fuzion Group.

“In particular, the FBAA has been tremendously supportive and instrumental in getting the sessions off the ground,” Harper concluded.