Finance Brokers of Tasmania (FBT) has been serving Tasmanians since it opened its Launceston office in 1986. The team at FBT is dedicated and committed to serving all Tasmanians with offices state-wide and are constantly pursuing excellence and consistency in providing the best possible service and first-rate mortgage/lending advice.
The team at Finance Brokers of Tasmania is passionate about ensuring the best possible outcome for clients when purchasing homes, cars and business equipment. We are extremely proud of our reputation for great service and dedication to our clients’ needs. Whether you are in need of a mortgage broker, commercial broker, debt consolidation, car loan, low doc loan or even just a second opinion, we are here to help.
Finance Brokers of Tasmania has a strong community involvement and we are committed to improving not only the lives of our customers but the Tasmanian community as a whole. We sponsor many community groups, clubs, charities and organisations, such as;
- Save the Children Fund
- Australian Koala Foundation
- Red Cross Australia
- Bracknell Football Club
- Royal Hobart Hospital
- Diamond Backs Hockey Club
- St Giles – Tasmania
- Launceston Football Club
- Greater Northern Raiders Cricket Club
- ACL Cricket Club
Our service and commitment to our customers has been recognised through various industry awards, and more recently won the 2018 Vow Financial Commercial Broker of the Year (Tasmania).
We regularly introduce clients to our industry partners who have expert knowledge from Financial Planning through to Property Law.
Years Combined Experience
Our highly qualified, specialised and enthusiastic team have more than 200 years combined experience. Our team has helped thousands of Tasmanians save time and money since 1986.
Over 40 years working in the banking and finance industry enables Lance to offer the most appropriate solutions for his clients. Lance commenced his career in January 1975 and held various positions within the banking and finance industry until March 1986, at which time he founded Finance Brokers of Tasmania Pty Ltd opening the first office in Launceston.
Lance has vast experience in all areas of finance and can help you find an appropriate solution to any lending requirement. Lance has in depth knowledge of complex commercial deals including buying and selling businesses, commercial real estate acquisition, self managed super funds and complex plant and equipment finance with cash flow and tax effective structures.
Lance sits on the board and is involved with many other businesses, not for profit organisations and local community clubs and groups. When not in the office, you'll find Lance supporting local football and cricket teams, barracking for the Hawks, cycling, spending time with his kids and grandkids, playing the occasional game of golf and travelling (when his schedule allows it!)
Helen joined the team at Finance Brokers of Tasmania in July 2016 and brought with her over 15 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry followed by 20 years in the Building Industry.
Helen likes to combine her experience in both the building and finance industries to assist her clients with their construction loans that will help them build their dream home. Helen can also assist you with Parental Guarantee loan, Reverse Mortgages, Equipment, Car and Commercial loans.
When Helen isn't working with her valued clients you'll find her spending time with her family, catching a film with friends, enjoying her home and garden or barracking for her beloved Sydney Swans.
Rebecca has been working in the Finance and Administration field for approximately 20 years.
After taking a break to spend time raising her two children Rebecca re-established her connections in the Finance industry with her previous work colleagues and is now part-time Brokers Assistant in the Hobart Office where she is thoroughly enjoying her time working within this ever changing industry.
Rebecca is excited to have joined FBT Launceston and comes from an Administration and Finance background. With the last 10 years of her career spent at one of Australia's largest banks in the Personal Lending and Home Finance Teams, this has provided Rebecca with valuable skills to assist our clients achieve their goals.
When not in the office Rebecca enjoys watching team sports and can been seen cheering on the sidelines at local Football/Soccer games.
Rebecca looks forward to both the rewards and challenges in this industry. In the future Rebecca is passionate about further developing her existing skill set and growing her career in Finance.
Ruvi comes from a strong Financial Administrative background and has recently relocated to Tasmania with her Husband who is a capable athlete.
In her spare time Ruvi enjoys spectating cricket, spending time with her family and experiencing all that her new home state has to offer!
Joanna is passionate that everyone achieves the best possible outcome when it comes to their finance. As part of the FBT team, she is committed to ensuring that policies & procedures are strictly adhered to and the smooth running of the business is essential.. She has been a part of the FBT team for the 2 1/2 years and enjoys her work immensely. Her background is in financial planning having owned her own business and being in the financial services profession for many years.
Joanna is involved in numerous organisations and charities and enjoys being a mentor through the e-beacon MyRoad program coaching female high school students regarding their future when transitioning from school to work life. She was part of The Vibrancy Project which saw her speaking with businesses regarding the importance of financial planning. As the inaugural ambassador for the League of Extraordinary Women in Tasmania, Joanna was proud to promote the entrepreneurial women of Tasmania. In 2016, she was nominated for the Telstra Women’s Business Awards.
Gary has more than 46 years banking and finance experience, starting with 25 years at Westpac before joining Finance Brokers of Tasmania in 1996. Gary has vast experience across all areas of lending but specialises in business and commercial lending. Gary prides himself on not only arranging financial solutions for his clients, but on providing advice to help take their business to the next level.
In his spare time, Gary enjoys all things related to cars including the Supercars and other racing events, spending time with his family or having a punt on the horses.
Graham has more than 30 years experience in the banking and finance industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to his role.
Graham joined the team in 2018 after an extensive career as a finance manager for auto dealerships across the country, a mobile mortgage manager and a self employed finance broker. Graham is an asset finance expert and specialises in car, truck, boat and equipment finance.
Graham has been a small business owner so understands the ins and outs of running a business and can help with all of your financing needs.
Outside of the office Graham enjoys spending time with his wife and family, sports, cooking, reading and gardening.
Hansi Lankanayake commenced with Finance Brokers of Tasmania in May 2017 as a Broker’s Assistant when she relocated to Tasmania from Melbourne where she completed her Diploma of Finance & Mortgage Broking Management in the year 2018 and is a proud MFAA member. Hansi has a special degree in Finance from University of Sri Jayawardenapura Sri Lanka and has also completed studies with the Institute of Charted Accountants of Sri Lanka.
Hansi has a broad knowledge base and extensive experience in lending after spending many years working as a loan administrator and broker’s assistant. This experience, combined with excellent organisation and time management skills help Hansi achieve the best outcome for our clients.
Hansi loves cooking, hitting the gym, socialising with friends and her routine meditation for better physical and mental health.
Damian joined FBT in June 2020 with extensive experience in finance broking for the last 12 years. Prior to broking, he spent a considerable number of years within the banking industry. Working closely with financial planners and accountants has sharpened Damian’s approach to his clients – helping his clients to set goals around their lending and plotting a course to ensure “your lending is working for you – not you working for it!"
In a changing lending environment, you’ll often hear Damian say “there’s no such thing as a silly question” and he means it!
In his spare time, Damian lives on 5 acres in the Derwent Valley with his beautiful wife, Andrea – a son at Uni and daughter who is a qualified nurse. Of a weekend you’ll find him glued to the onfield success of his beloved Hawthorn Hawks – and of course tending to the property.
Damian is thrilled to be a part of the FBT team and work with a Tasmanian owned operation – dedicated to the Tasmanian community.
Senior Broker Assistant
After working for Westpac Bank for 12 years I started with FBT in November 2018 and since then have completed my Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Management. I have recently purchased a block of land so understand the hurdles associated with buying and building a home. In my spare time I enjoy watching motorsport and getting out on the water on my jet ski or kayak. I look forward to helping our clients reach their financial goals in the future.