About Homeloans.com.au was created by Director Barry Elmslie after the sale of his previous finance brokerage "Able Finance" in 2005. After the sale Barry stayed with the company as Managing Director for 3 years until the closure in 2008. Barry has since continued to service his clients under the new company.
Barry commenced his career in Banking in 1977 becoming a Finance Broker in 1988. Barry has held a WA Finance Brokers Licence since 1993.
Barry believes to be successful as a home loan and finance specialist you must understand market trends and your product, however it is the relationships that we build that are more beneficial to our clients. "It is not only our product knowledge that can help our clients but the relationships with lenders built over many years. In today's busy world it is almost impossible for the average client to build a relationship with a lender as may have happened in the past. Most transactions and contact is now via the telephone or internet. Our relationships built over many years can make all the difference when a client is trying to secure finance for that special property".
Barry and his company believe ETHICS, EDUCATION AND COMPLIANCE are very important for the future, to maintain relevance in this ever competitive industry. To this end Barry served as a state councillor for the MFAA (Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia) for 12 years and as WA State President for 4 years. This led to a position on the Board and he was elected to the National Vice Presidency role at the 2009 AGM. The MFAA is the primary professional body for the finance industry and is the Controller of Education and Ethics for the industry, where the suspension of membership will usually result in the removal of accreditation with the lenders.
I would like to personally thank Barry Elmslie from About Home Loans for his years of outstanding service.
Barry assisted me with my very first home loan back in 2000. Thanks to his professional approach along with his years of experience and ability to provide the right advise for both home and investment loans Barry has just assisted me with my fourth property purchase. I have had no hesitation in recommending Barry and About Homeloans to my friends and family, confident in the knowledge that they will receive the correct advice and loan package to suit their needs.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your outstanding service you have provided me over the past 3 years.
My first mortgage Barry arranged was an for an investment property in Sydney, been self employed at the time and in the middle of the credit crunch the prospects were not looking to promising, however Barry continued to search every avenue to assist in achieving the right loan.
Since then I have used Barry on two more occasions to successfully secure a new home loan and more recently refinance an existing home loan which Barry was able to significantly reduce my repayments.
I have no hesitation in recommending Barry Elmslie at About Homeloans to friends and associates. He is efficient, confident and very easy to communicate with, nothing was ever overlooked and Barry was always available by mobile or by email to answer questions. Keep up the great work Barry.