International Award bestowed on large Australian non-bank operator

Cory Bannister

Cory Bannister

La Trobe Financial has been awarded Australia’s Best Specialist Lender at the International Finance Awards.

Sean Thomas, Senior General Manager at International Finance Magazine (IFM), said “this Award is based not on performance excellence alone, but [also] rate of innovation – this is what specialists are meant to be doing. In this regard La Trobe Financial’s P2C® and Aged Care product innovations were standouts”.

The judges also considered corporate social responsibility, governance and other achievements that may impact global finance. La Trobe Financial’s presence in the Shanghai China Free Trade Zone (SFTZ) since 2008 was also viewed favourably by the judging panel.

La Trobe Financial’s Chief Lending Officer, Cory Bannister who received the award said “For over 60 years we have totally committed to providing the best and broadest specialist loan and investment solutions for customers. It is a privilege to help others realise their dreams of home-ownership, start-up their own business, or help their children enter the property market. We are attempting to address two of the largest concerns’ for consumers in the market today – how do my children ever buy their first home, and how can I afford to move ageing parents into an aged care facility without selling the family home.

Earlier this year, in Hong Kong, La Trobe Financial was also recognised at the International Alternative Investment Review Awards (IAIR) as Best Specialist Lender – Asia Pacific. These Awards recognise some of the world’s best operations globally. Winners were chosen from a shortlist selected by over 50,000 investors globally and then reviewed by a judging panel.

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