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The women spearheading progress

Celebrating 12 women from across the lending and broking spectrum who are reinventing the industry's image and revitalising broking The women in this list are brokers, business owners, leaders, role models, mothers and industry advocates. They’re spearheading progress in their lives, workplaces and the sector at large, and leading the industry’s evolution. Their stories, which [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:35+00:00September 25th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Finance Brokerage Launches Pathways Program

A leading finance brokerage behind a campaign to improve the financial skills of Australian teenagers has established a pathways program to provide experience in the financial services sector for senior high school students. The Founder and Principal of Astute Ability Finance Group, Mhairi MacLeod, who was honoured with the Community Champion Award at the 2018 [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:35+00:00August 28th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Businesses urged to ‘embrace’ Gen Z values to survive

The financial services industry should be cognisant of Generation Z’s shifting values and place a greater emphasis on corporate social responsibility, according to the founder of a NSW-based brokerage. The founder and principal of Astute Ability Finance Group, Mhairi MacLeod, has called on the financial services sector to embrace the shifting values of the estimated [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00August 13th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Finalists in the Women in Finance Awards 2018.

The Women in Finance Awards, presented by Momentum Media together with principal partner NAB, aims to highlight the outstanding work of women within financial services and put them on a national stage to support the continuing growth and development of women in the financial arena. The finalists for all 27 awards, which recognise individual and group [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00August 13th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Industry stars gather at awards night

Finance brokers and organisations attended an awards night last week to celebrate the industry's best. The Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia's (MFAA) National Excellence Awards was held at the Crown in Melbourne on Thursday 26 July. The industry association also chose to award three key industry leaders with Life Member status in recognition of their [...]

By |2018-08-13T11:57:02+00:00August 13th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Broker recognised for community initiative

A broker-led initiative to improve the life skills and financial literacy of Australian high school students has been recognised with a top national honour. It's co-developer and finance broker now hopes the recognition will result in further expansion and government support. Founder and principal of AstuteAbility Finance Group, Mhairi MacLeod collected the Community Champion Award at last week's Mortgage [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00August 13th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Women in Finsure business networking

I was overwhelmed by the number of young female brokers who attended the “Women in Finsure” business networking launch in early March. The event helped to commemorate International Women’s Day, and I joined with other guest speakers including NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian MP and leading aggregator, Finsure’s Managing Director, John Kolenda to launch “Women in [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00April 6th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

$20,000 asset write-off – time to take advantage

Small business is a rewarding, but often unforgiving world, so owners and entrepreneurs need to take advantage of any benefit that is legally available. The $20,000 write-off threshold is one such government policy open to all Australian small businesses – which includes any organisation with an annual turnover of less than $10 million. But at [...]

By |2018-04-05T10:43:28+00:00April 5th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Tips for growing your small business now

Mhairi MacLeod, Principal of Astute Ability, will join NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian MP and leading aggregator, Finsure’s Managing Director, John Kolenda to launch the “Women in Finsure” business networking in March. The event to be held on March 9, the day after International Women’s Day, at the Hilton in Sydney, will see the NSW Premier present [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00March 6th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

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