Finance Brokers of Tasmania have been serving Tasmanian’s since we opened our Launceston office in 1986 and we have helped many clients find a better loan over the last 32 years. We are committed to serving all Tasmanian’s with offices in Launceston, Hobart and Burnie – so regardless of where you need a Loan Broker we are here to support you. Our staff have over 200 years of total experience (many of whom come from different backgrounds – including Financial Planning) and we are dedicated to providing excellent service and first-rate advice.
Finance Brokers of Tasmania are committed to helping Tasmanian’s buy new homes, cars and business equipment. We are committed to giving back to our local community. Finance Brokers of Tasmania make an effort to teach our clients through regular updates and by making available our loan calculators (Including offset calculators, home loan calculators, car repayment calculators and more) available for free.
Finance Brokers of Tasmania believe a strong community has many benefits and we are committed to improving not only the lives of our customers but the Tasmanian community as a whole. We currently sponsor several community groups, clubs, and charities including;
– Save the Children Fund
– Red Cross Australia
– Royal Hobart Hospital
– Launceston Football Club
– Don Cricket Club
Finance Brokers of Tasmania have facilitated and sponsored more than 100 quiz nights and fundraisers in support of local charities and groups.
Our service and commitment to our customers has been recognised through various industry awards;
– Winner 2018 Vow Financial Commercial Broker of the Year (Tasmania)
– Finalist 2008 CGU Business Awards
– Finalist 2005 Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia Awards
We regularly introduce clients to our industry partners who have expert knowledge from Financial Planning through to Property Law.
We have built a reputation over the last 32 years for great service and dedication to our clients needs. Our customers are more than just a number, they are clients for life. 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.
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.
State Administration Manager
Emily began working with Finance Brokers of Tasmania in October 2014 as our Administration Assistant.
After having a career in the Hair and Beauty Industry for 8 years, Emily is able to build a strong rapport with a wide variety of clientele, making each individual feel welcome.
Emily looks forward as to what the future holds in this ever changing industry.
Finance Broker & NW Manager
Danny has more than 15 years financial services experience, starting out with some of Australia’s largest banks before moving into finance broking.
Danny Buckingham played cricket for Tasmania for over 10 years during the 1980s and 1990s and was inducted into the Tasmanian cricket hall of fame – one of the first players to be inducted into this prestigious club. Danny is still involved in cricket in the North West of Tasmania – these days primarily on the other side of the cricket pitch – as an umpire. In 2016, he won the award for Best Umpire in the area.
Danny applies the work ethic, dedication and patience he developed whilst playing cricket to ever loan he writes and every customer he helps.
Joanna is part of the FBT compliance team and is passionate that everyone achieves the best possible outcome when it comes to finance. As part of the FBT team, she is committed to ensuring that policies & procedures are strictly adhered to. She has been a part of the FBT team for the last 12 months 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 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.
Michael has more than 30 years banking and finance experience with more than 20 years at one of the big banks before moving into finance broking with Finance Brokers of Tasmania more than a decade ago.
Michael is well versed in all areas of finance but considers equipment and commercial finance his forte. Being a small business owner himself, Michael understands what it takes to run a business on a day to day basis.
When not arranging finance for Tasmanians, Michael enjoys a round of golf, spending time with his wife, sons and grandson and getting involved in community clubs and groups.
Brandon has over 8 years financial services experience which has allowed him to acquire extensive experience in a variety of lending areas. Brandon is a financial all-rounder and enjoys helping clients with home loans, parental guarantee loans, car finance, asset purchases and commercial lending.
In addition to Brandon’s lending experience, he spent 2 years working in financial planning, and 3 years running his own business which further enhanced his financial acumen and ability to assist his clients.
When not at work Brandon enjoys spending time with his partner and friends outdoors (typically adventuring, kayaking or camping), continuing his studies and all things motorsport related – particularly motorbikes.
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 had been as a Senior Loan Administrator for reputed finance companies.
Having a sound professional and academic educational background in Finance and Accounting, Hansi is well equipped to assist clients to achieve their financial goals. Hansi recently completed her Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking and has made the step up to Finance Broker after spending 18 months as a Broker’s Assistant with Finance Brokers of Tasmania.
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 her clients.
Moving to Australia as a Migrant from Sri Lanka, Hansi understands the challenges migrants face and has a great understanding of Asian culture and background. Hansi uses this experience to assist migrants and guide them towards what their financial objectives and goals. Hansi looks forward to working with all Tasmanian’s to help them with their finance needs and to achieve their goals.
Hansi loves cooking, hitting the gym, socialising with friends and her routine meditation for a better physical and mental health.
Justin works in a statewide capacity servicing both commercial and consumer clients.
Gary is a valuable part of the Launceston Team and comes from a 12 year career working with Westpac where he worked in the application team during which time he completed credit card, personal loan and home loan applications with a variety of customers.
Gary is working towards completing his Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking.
Outside of work Gary is involved with Launceston Feeding the Homeless and until recently was the secretary and helped get the organisation become established and recognised as a DGR charity. Outside of work Gary enjoy’s camping, Jet skiing and cars.
Gary is proud to be part of a team that can help you finance your future.