Office address: Level 7, 39 Sherwood Rd Toowong, QLD 4066
Year established: 2000 
Company type: financial services 
Employees: 100+ 
Expertise: mortgage aggregation services, residential lending, commercial lending, equipment finance lending, financial planning, personal and motor vehicle finance, business lending, and insurance and wealth  
Parent company: N/A 
CEO and key people: Brad Wood, Director 
Financing status: -   

Astute is a premier name in Australia's financial services sector, renowned for its comprehensive suite of offerings that cater to a wide array of financial, insurance, and wealth management needs. With a history spanning over two decades, Astute has become a trusted partner for around 500 finance, insurance, and financial planning professionals across the country.  

History of Astute 

Astute was established in 2000 solely as a mortgage business. It expanded over the years to include other areas of business: 

  • mortgage aggregation/broker growth 
  • commercial and equipment finance 
  • financial planning 
  • general insurance 
  • health insurance  

Astute became a fully integrated financial services firm in 2012 and launched the Astute brand in 2015. With a loan book surpassing $20 billion, Astute's growth is underpinned by its commitment to innovation and excellence in the financial services industry.   

Products and Services of Astute  

Astute's product and service offerings are a testament to its commitment to providing comprehensive financial solutions. Some of its services include:   

  • finance solutions: designed to cater to all types of loans, leveraging extensive experience with lenders to offer tailored solutions  

  • insurance solutions: Astute delivers uncomplicated, tailor-made insurance products and offers advice backed by research 

  • wealth management: Astute's financial advisers are experts in various fields like debt reduction, estate planning, financial planning, self-managed super funds, superannuation, and wealth protection 

  • diversified financial services: beginning as a mortgage aggregator, Astute has expanded its services to include commercial and equipment finance, financial planning, general insurance, and health insurance products, aiming to be at the centre of their clients' financial world   

Culture at Astute 

Astute prides itself on a culture of innovation, diversity, and excellence. The company's ethos is deeply rooted in providing its members with unmatched support and resources, enabling them to offer superior financial services.  

Astute's commitment to helping its members grow diversified businesses is a reflection of its forward-thinking approach and dedication to the financial well-being of its clients.   

About Astute Director Brad Wood 

Brad Wood, serving as the Director of Astute Financial Management since June 1999, brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the company.  

With a background in customer service at Commonwealth Bank, Wood's extensive tenure in the financial services industry has been instrumental in steering Astute to its current position. Under his guidance, Astute has not only expanded its product offerings but has also embraced a culture of innovation and diversification.   

The Future at Astute 

Astute's journey from a mortgage aggregator to a leading provider of diversified financial services showcases its adaptability and commitment to meeting the evolving needs of its clients. As the company looks to the future, its focus on innovation, member support, and comprehensive financial solutions will undoubtedly continue to drive its success in the Australian financial services industry. 

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