Nov 17, 2016
Mark Crain (QPF) and Brett Jocumsen (Capital) with the 2016 Queensland Broker of the Year Award
QPF Finance Group was recently nominated and won Capital Finance’s Queensland Broker of the Year award.
The ceremony was held last Friday night at Luna Park in Sydney. We are pleased to announce that this is the sixth year in a row that QPF has taken out this award. continue reading »
Nov 19, 2015
QPF Finance Group Director Ken Gordon was last night awarded 2015 Queensland Finance Consultant of the Year at Bank of Queensland’s annual Broker of the Year Awards.
BOQ’s fourth annual Broker of the Year award function was held in Sydney and acknowledges both brokerage firms and individual brokers in a number of categories.
This award is based on business settled and demonstrates Ken’s expertise and standing in the industry. Ken provides a wealth of knowledge in all facets of lending to more than 1500 local businesses spread throughout South-West Queensland.
Ken would like to congratulate his team on working hard to achieve this result and he looks forward to the opportunities 2016 will bring.
“I’d like to thank our clients and referrers for another great year and of course my dynamite team for collectively achieving this result,” he said.
2016 will see the Toowoomba group move into a larger office to accommodate more Brokers and allow growth within the business.
“We will remain in the Neil Street premises but utilising a bigger space towards the back of the building. The office is currently at fit out stage and we can’t wait to move into the new and improved space,” he said.
Nov 19, 2015
QPF’s Property Finance Division took out the Connective Excellence Award for Queensland Brokerage of the Year 2015 (5+ Loan Writers) at Brisbane City Hall last night.
This award was split into two categories: firms with less than 5 loan writers, and 5+ loan writers. The QPF Property Team presently consists of 14 loan writers and continues to grow.
General Manager of Property Finance Andrew Sterling was a key factor in the 2012 launch and ongoing success of QPF’s Property Division and is very pleased to have taken out this award.
“We are honored to take out this award as the QPF property division has been operating for only 3 years and we were up against some of Queensland’s longest established firms.”
Mr Sterling thanked his team of loan writers and support staff from the Gold Coast to Cairns for their efforts and contribution to this award.
QPF is one of more than 2000 Brokers within the Connective Group.
Oct 21, 2015
QPF Finance Group’s 17th Annual Golf Day took place at Links Hope Island last Friday 16th October 2015.
With superb weather and great company, the day was a huge success and many of our clients and lenders took home prizes and enjoyed a day on the prestigious Hope Island Golf Course.
The Annual Golf Day is a great opportunity for us to thank some of our lender partners and clients for their continuous support and business. This year we had 28 teams with 130 guests.
We would also like to thank our other non-lender sponsors, which included Langford’s Jewellers on the 3rd and Crush Fine Wines on the 16th.
Langford’s Jewellers offered guests the chance to win men’s and women’s Rolex watches if they could sink a hole-in-one on the 3rd, or a Tudor Watch for nearest to pin. Dan Madden from Madden Electrical was the lucky winner of the Tudor Watch valued at $3000.
On the 16th, Crush Fine Wines proudly hosted a wine tasting marquee offering Bellarmine Sauvignon Blanc, Forrest ‘The Doctors’ St Laurent & Forrest ‘The Doctors’ Riesling. We also held a Blind Wine tasting competition, where each team had a chance to guess the correct type, region and year to win a bottle of vintage wine. The mystery wine was Whistle Post Cabernet Vintage 2011 and was correctly guessed by Andrew Crain’s team consisting of John Martin, Dan Madden and Lee Postlethwaite.
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Sep 04, 2015
Brisbane based finance brokers, QPF Finance Group have purchased a majority shareholding in Perth based finance brokers, Allied Finance (WA), effective 01/09/2015.
QPF Director Andrew Crain says this is an exciting step for QPF Finance Group and their first significant move towards becoming a truly national brokerage business. continue reading »
Aug 08, 2015
We are pleased to advise that QPF was awarded QLD Broker of the Year 2015 at the Capital Finance Gala Award night in Melbourne last Saturday. QPF was also one of only three firms nominated for National Broker of the Year.
Capital Finance (CFAL) is one of Australia’s largest motor vehicle and equipment financiers. Their 2015 Awards night was held at the Melbourne Town Hall and QPF Director Andrew Crain graciously accepted the award on behalf of the group.
Andrew says the reward reflects QPF’s ability to execute and settle deals in high volumes, whilst forming great business relationships with credit, settlements and admin staff at Capital Finance.
“A massive thank-you to everyone who contributed to this team award,” he said.
Jul 22, 2015
On July 4th 2015, a QPF Finance Group team participated in the 10km Fun Run (part of the Gold Coast Marathon) to raise money for Spinal Home Help, an organisation that assists families dealing with spinal injuries. 33 QPF team members joined the Spinal Home Help team for a walk, run or roll in this mini marathon.
The day was a great success and through the efforts of individual QPF runners and the support of QPF’s lending partners over $16,000 was raised. On top of that, QPF as a company donated a further $4,000 taking the total to $20,000 – an outstanding result!
Spinal Home Help is an organisation QPF assisted in setting up back in 2013, which is run by Julie Tava (QPF Documents Team) and her husband Malakai Tava. Spinal Home Help provides one-to-one peer mentoring support to people with spinal cord injuries and their immediate family members. Support is provided as the client transitions from hospital through rehabilitation to living at home and re-engaging with the community. Clients are encouraged to explore their choices to pursue education, employment, travel and social activities.
QPF Director Andrew Crain says the event was thoroughly enjoyed and Spinal Home Help is a fantastic charity that QPF is really pleased to be involved with. continue reading »
Dec 02, 2014
QPF Finance Group’s 16th Annual Golf Day took place at Links Hope Island last Friday 28th November.
Despite the rain, the day was a great success with many of our clients and lenders taking home prizes and enjoying a day on the course.
The Annual Golf Day is a great opportunity for us to thank some of our lenders and clients for their continuous support and business. This year we had 25 teams with more than 100 guests. continue reading »
Nov 21, 2014
QPF Finance Group Director Ken Gordon, was last night awarded 2014 National Finance Consultant of the Year at Bank of Queensland’s annual Broker of the Year Awards.
This is the second year running that Ken has taken out this prestigious award and further demonstrates his expertise in the industry and continuous dedication to his clients.
BOQ’s third annual Broker of the Year award function was held in Sydney at Paddington Town Hall and acknowledges both brokerage firms and individual brokers in a number of categories.
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Sep 12, 2014
QPF Finance Group continues to support Student Care Welfare Queensland (SCWQ), this year with a $5000 donation to assist in providing crisis intervention and counselling to disadvantaged Queensland children.
The Student Care Welfare organisation offers tutoring and support to homeless children, sexual abuse victims and children in domestic violence refuges, while working to fill the gap in the welfare net through the provision of on the ground assistance where needed.
The ‘Talking through Toys program’ designed by SCWQ Counsellors is highly effective in working with children who have been the victims of abuse and violence, allowing them to feel safe and to separate somewhat from the pain and fear that comes with talking about their experiences.
Charles Wheeler of SCWQ accepted the $5000 donation from QPF Finance Group Director Peter Schampers. This is the third year QPF has donated to this wonderful organisation. Last year our donation went towards further research into youth issues, tutoring & support to children in domestic violence refuges and providing positive affirmation diaries and artworks to disadvantaged schools.
QPF Finance Group is proud to be able to assist in improving the lives of young people in South East Queensland. For more information on SCWQ, please visit http://www.scwq.org.au/ or call the office on 07 3122 8550. SCWQ is always happy to provide interested parties with more information on how you can help.