Loan Market hires new state director

He has decades of experience in business leadership and technology advancement

Loan Market hires new state director

Leading brokerage Loan Market has announced the appointment of Ross Hardcastle (pictured) as state director to spearhead its growth strategy in Queensland.

Hardcastle is expected to leverage decades of expertise in business leadership and technology advancement to support Loan Market businesses and brokerages within LMG’s Partner service plan.

His career background includes managing and expanding franchise networks at Mortgage Choice and serving as the chief innovation and technology officer at national strata management specialist SSKB.

“Ross has partnered with businesses in state-leadership roles to achieve their growth aspirations, increasing their annual settlements, diversifying income streams and enhancing their productivity,” said Andrew Thompson, national director at Loan Market.

He added that Queensland was a critical market for the aggregator with the state booming from post-COVID population growth and infrastructure to support the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Commenting on his appointment, Hardcastle said he was excited to join the Loan Market’s family-owned culture and utilise its technology to grow businesses.

“I fell in love with mortgage aggregation a long time ago – providing businesses with systems and support to help them achieve sustainable success,” he said. “Any company nowadays is a technology company: you need systems to deliver efficiencies and customers – and it needs to be easy to stay compliant and grab opportunities.

“Loan Market and LMG are setting the pace in tech-enablement across the industry. The recent partnership with Equifax, amongst others, and the commitment to innovation excites me the most as they open new avenues for us to empower brokers and support their business success.”

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