17 February 2011



It’s all about service at La Trobe Financial!

Too often we hear of backlogs on the processing of applications. Or the processing is now out to “whatever”, so don’t call.

Often as not, you are stuck in a queue, or placed on hold waiting - when all you want to do is find out what stage your client’s application is at.

Now we don’t want to give the impression that all are bad, certainly not. But at La Trobe Financial we take processing time very seriously.

As a non-bank, we have direct hands-on management treating all applications as a priority. You won’t get pushed down the line because someone shouts louder than you do - we action all our applications in the order we receive them.

Our commitment to you is this:

Get the application to us before 12 midday and we will endeavor to get it back to you the same day.

Now let’s talk BDM access

Again we hear some BDMs only deal with their top brokers and if you’re not in that elite group then they probably won’t talk to you.  At La Trobe Financial our BDMs want to talk to you – we are ready to support you!

Our commitment to you is this:

Our BDMs want to take your call. We have a BDM in each state and a dedicated manager responsible for SA, TAS and the NT and are in the process of increasing our presence.

If you prefer you can call our decision makers direct

We have real people to answer your call that can give you a decision "on the spot".  We promise not to put you through an automated system.

Our commitment to you is this:

Our decision makers will take your call - without delay.

And finally, we would like to quote one of our brokers:

“……Upon submitting the application to you we had an answer of conditional approval within two hours, the valuation was ordered and returned in under 24 hours and approval the following afternoon”.

Now we can’t promise to do that every time but our commitment to you is that we will try our very best.

Watch this space!

Toby Owen – Business Development Manager has  moved back to Perth. He is now fully set-up and ready to take your call on 0421 029 687 or towen@latrobefinancial.com.au.


Best regards
Iain Pepper




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Iain Pepper
Head of Lending

Iain Pepper is a Vice-President and the Head of Lending for the La Trobe Group.Read full profile here.








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