Meet Mhairi Macleod

I started in the Motor Trade at the age of 19 as a Finance and Insurance Business Manager. Within 5 years of working in motor finance I felt I could provide a better service outside the confines of a car dealership so I founded Astute Ability Group.

I wanted to help customers with a broader range of products across a larger range of customers i.e. not just cars, but equipment, earthmoving and technology finance. I was also encouraged by other finance professionals who recognised my passion and talent in this field.

It is my philosophy to treat customers equally, with care and compassion guiding them through the finance process. My team approach all our customers’ finance needs with a “can do” attitude, rather than an “it’s too hard” attitude that some banks have when dealing with customers whose situations don’t match their one-size-fits-all checklists.

We don’t have anything against the big banks, indeed we use them frequently for our customers and more often than not we can get our customers approved – simply by digging deeper and presenting their case with more background information and giving the bank no reason to say “no”.

My business philosophy is probably best summed up by a quote from Wade Boggs:

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.”

I value the staff that work with me and believe that honesty, integrity, transparency, positivity and timeliness are the key to the success of Astute Ability Finance Group

  Industry Involvement…

  • Vice President – MFAA National Equipment and Commercial Finance Forum
  • MFAA Full Member
  • FBAA Full Member
  • CAFBA Full Member
  • Ambassador for MFAA Global Money Week
  • Global Money Week programs in:
    • High Schools
    • YMCA NSW
    • PCYC QLD
  • Panellist for MFAA Opportunities for Women and Diversification
  • Founder of Schools Entrepreneurs Program
  • Author and Founder of Young Entrepreneurs Program for:
    • YMCA NSW Youth Programs
    • PCYC QLD Youth Programs – Booyah Project
    • International Football School
Suite 10 / 40 Karalta Rd, ERINA NSW 2250

Phone: 1300 306 694

Fax: (02) 4367 8088



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