Pepper Money

Office address: Level 27 177, Pacific Highway, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
Year established: 2000
Company type: Financial services
Employees: 2,000+
Expertise: Lending, asset management, and asset servicing
Parent company: Pepper Global
CEO and key people: Mario Rehayem, CEO
Financing status: Private equity-backed

Pepper Money is one of the largest non-bank lenders in Australia. The company has carved a niche in the country's financial landscape by offering a broad range of customised lending solutions. In its more than two decades of existence, Pepper Money has grown to become a trusted brand, covering everything from residential mortgages to personal and auto loans.

History of Pepper Money

Pepper Money embarked on its journey in 2000 with a mission to assist Australians in achieving their financial dreams. It quickly established itself as a significant player in the non-bank lending sector, recognised for its innovative approach to finance and commitment to customer service. Over the years, Pepper Money has expanded its operations beyond Australian borders, catering to clients in New Zealand and the Philippines, among other regions.

Products and Services of Pepper Money

Pepper Money’s product suite is designed to cater to a wide range of financial needs. This makes the company a one-stop shop for many customers and business partners, including mortgage brokers:

  • home loans: offering a variety of home loans, including fixed and variable rate options, Pepper Money aims to accommodate the differing needs of homeowners and investors. Their home loans are known for flexible lending requirements, catering to individuals who may not fit the traditional lending mold
  • personal loans: available for amounts ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, Pepper Money’s personal loans are designed to be accessible to a wide range of borrowers, including those with unique financial circumstances
  • car loans: with competitive fixed rates and the option for balloon payments on newer vehicles, Pepper Money provides financing solutions for a wide array of vehicles. It caters to private and business buyers alike

Culture at Pepper Money

Pepper Money places a strong emphasis on sustainability and community engagement. The company has initiated several environmental and community-focused projects. These include tree-planting projects. Pepper Money also supports organisations that help women experiencing homelessness and young people in Western Sydney. These initiatives reflect the company's commitment to making a positive impact beyond its financial services.

About Pepper Money CEO Mario Rehayem

Mario Rehayem has been at the helm as CEO of Pepper Money since 2017.  He has steered the company through various phases of growth and market expansion. With over two decades of experience in banking and finance, Rehayem's leadership is characterized by a deep commitment to the mortgage broker sector and specialist lending. His contributions to the industry have been recognized on a global scale. This is evident from his inclusion in the MPA Mortgage Global 100 List in 2019 and 2021.

The Future at Pepper Money

Pepper Money continues to evolve, expanding its range of financial products to cater to the changing needs of its customers. With a strong focus on innovation and customer service, the company aims to solidify its position as a leader in the non-bank lending space. It also adapts constantly to market trends and regulatory changes to provide the best possible solutions for its clients.

Pepper Money's journey from a niche non-bank lender to a significant player in the financial services industry underscores its resilience and adaptability. With a comprehensive range of products, a culture of sustainability and community involvement, and visionary leadership, it is well-positioned for continued growth and success in the years to come.

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