Our Story

Welcome to Finance Empire Australia

We are a dedicated team of professional mortgage brokers, here to take the stress out of finance.

Our highly experienced and qualified team will research, negotiate and organise loans on your behalf and guide you through the buying or refinancing process from start to settlement.

We are your one stop shop for all your finance needs.

Our Story

Our directors Gavin and Rod originally met when they began their careers in the financial services industry working for a local institution, Newcastle Permanent. Gavin and Rod worked in various roles including Branch Management, before they both applied for the same Mobile Home Lending position. Senior management could not decide who the successful candidate would be and therefore created a second position and both Gavin and Rod were given the role. This was the beginning of both of their Home Lending journey.

Gavin and Rod performed at an incredibly high level becoming some of the top ranked lenders at Newcastle Permanent, building a very strong reputation in and around the Newcastle area. After a successful career at Newcastle Permanent Gavin and Rod, at different times decided to put their commitment to customer service and knowledge of lending policies to the test and decided to pursue their own individual business ventures in Mortgage Broking.

For several years Gavin and Rod ran their own businesses strengthening their own individual reputation further in the Newcastle region whilst maintaining a strong friendship and business relationship. Through Gavin & Rod’s extensive experience in the financial services Industry, they identified a gap and noticed many issues mostly around lender loyalty and customer service. It became clear and was a natural progression for Gavin and Rod to join up. Combining their passion for customer service and the financial services industry, Gavin and Rod formed Finance Empire Australia.

Today, Finance Empire Australia, based in the Newcastle/Hunter region is servicing clients Australia Wide. We are a dedicated team of professional mortgage brokers, here to take the stress out of finance, but we don’t stop there. Unlike lenders directly and other broker firms, our clients are our number one priority.

Our highly experienced and qualified team will research, negotiate and organise finance on your behalf and guide you through the buying or refinancing process from start to settlement. We also have processes in place to ensure we are able to continue that service for the life of your loan, reviewing what you currently have in place and always striving to keep you at a competitive rate in the market. We work for our clients and not for the banks.

Our clients are not just a number. Purchasing a property is the biggest transaction you will make. We are available to meet with you before you start looking at purchasing your new property. We can discuss ways to best position yourself for a smooth and seamless application to a preferred lender.

We can explain how much deposit you will need, if you will need to pay mortgage insurance, lender timeframes, the loan process, the settlement details and any questions you have about the process.

Our brokers have a wide range of lenders to choose from so we can find the right product for you at a competitive rate with the lowest fees and charges possible. Our professional team are ready to step you through the process. Finance Empire has a host of business partners which assist with all aspects of your financial journey including Solicitors, Conveyancers, Accountants, Financial Planners and more to ensure that it is easy and stress-free.

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Meet The Team

Rod Sattler-Jones

Rod Sattler-Jones

Finance Specialist / Director

Gavin Bennett

Gavin Bennett

Finance Specialist / Director

Renae Bennett

Renae Bennett

Finance Assistant / Office Manager

What our clients have to say

Excellent
Based on 19 reviews
Natasha Hicks
Natasha Hicks
18 October 2023
I recently had the privilege of working with Rod from Finance Empire Australia on a journey to explore my options for a potential home purchase. While I ultimately did not end up buying a house, I wish to share my experience. From the beginning, Rod demonstrated an unparalleled level of expertise, customer service, and commitment to ensuring that I had a comprehensive understanding of the mortgage process. Despite the fact that I was still in the decision-making phase and hadn't committed to a mortgage, Rod treated me with utmost respect and provided me with tailored solutions. He was genuinely interested in helping me find the best options that suited my specific financial situation and goals. What truly set Rod apart was the absence of any pressure to make a decision, he understood that buying a home is a major life decision and that I needed time to make the right choice. His willingness to accommodate my timeline without any sales pressure was refreshing. Although I ultimately decided to postpone my home purchase for personal reasons, I'm convinced that, when the time comes, I will be returning to Rod for his top-notch service.
kaylee menzies
kaylee menzies
9 October 2023
Everyone at finance empire is so helpful and truly amazing ! Highly recommend.
Jennifer Roff
Jennifer Roff
3 October 2023
Rod @ Finance Empire was so knowledgeable and helpful, guiding us every step of the way. This is our second property with Rod and we wouldn't use anyone else...highly recommended!
Chris Foster
Chris Foster
19 September 2023
Gavin made a difficult process as seamless as possible for a first home buyer and was extremely responsive, reliable and went above and beyond to help my partner and I secure our first home for our little family. I would highly recommend his services.
Casey Havrilka
Casey Havrilka
12 September 2023
Extremely professional. Highly recommend Rod from Finance Empire.
Peter Sulis
Peter Sulis
12 September 2023
Rod has looked after our re-financing twice over the years and both times knew exactly what we required and found us the best deal would thoroughly recommend him to anyone.
Leea Wilson
Leea Wilson
30 August 2023
Rod was fabulous to deal with during our refinancing. He was very professional and knowledgeable. The process was very easy and we were kept informed at every step. Highly recommended!
Miranda
Miranda
30 August 2023
Absolutely the best mortgage broker around! Can’t recommend Rod highly enough.
Tash
Tash
14 June 2023
Highly recommended Gavin and his team! Nothing was a problem, quick communication, fantastic help and guidance.
Kara Bell
Kara Bell
1 June 2023
Rod was a phenomenal broker! From the moment i enquired with Finance Empire to completion everything was communicated well. I will always use this service if ever I am in need of financial advice again 👏👏👏
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