Vie Financial Burnie

Burnie's First Choice in Mortgage Brokers and Finance Facilitators

With fewer than 20,000 residents, at first glance, Burnie may not seem like a logical place to establish a mortgage brokerage. However, as a local resident of the area, Gene knew it was the perfect place to open an office. Delving into Burnie’s property stats affirmed the area’s need for Vie Financial’s services.

According to Australian Property Investor Magazine, Burnie has:

  • “Excellent income conditions” – Compared to other areas, the yield is very high, and enjoys a healthy and stable rental market.
  • “Very good investment potential” – There are many in-demand properties for sale on several of the area’s “sweet spot” streets.
  • In other words, residents are in a solid position to buy, and the area is teeming with investment opportunities.

With purpose-built, brand new offices in the heart of the Burnie CBD, the team at Vie Financial are ready to assist with all your finance enquiries. Independently owned and operated, Franchise Principle Gene Medwin and Partnership Broker Luke Russell make it their sole endeavour to provide the highest degree of service possible.

Can’t make it to the office? Gene & Luke will come to you, at a time and place that suits your lifestyle! After hours or weekends – at Vie Financial, our customers and the service they receive comes first.

Address39/41 Alexander St, Burnie TAS 7320    Phone1300 400 843

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Gene Medwin

Gene Medwin - Franchise Principle

With tertiary qualifications in Business, Accounting, and Taxation, accompanied by both the Certificate IV and Diploma in Financial Services, Gene is well versed with all aspects of finance.

Luke Russell Vie Financial

Luke Russell - Partnership Broker

Having completed both a Certificate and Diploma in Financial Services, along with Vie’s very own intensive mentoring program, Luke is ready to tackle even the most complex of finance enquiries.


When Did Vie Financial Open in Burnie?

Vie Financial Burnie was the second Vie Financial office to open in Tasmania, and has been assisting people of the North West Coast with their finance needs since February, 2017.

Gene Medwin grew up in Burnie and has a background in accounting. Gene possesses an intimate knowledge of the local area and a detailed understanding of the finance industry, the Australian taxation system, and small business, which enables him to provide specialised, high quality advice. Drawing on his extensive accounting and finance experience, Gene is extremely passionate about helping clients get from where they are, to where they want to be.

Why Work With Vie Financial?

In addition to local market knowledge, specialised finance advice and outstanding customer service, Vie Financial in Burnie has access to one of the most extensive lender panels in Australia, including all of the major banks.

Working with a professional who has access to such a large and diverse panel of lending institutions (rather than just one bank or a finance consultant with a small number of lenders), provides greater product choice, flexibility, terms, conditions, lending policies, and of course interest rates! This is what enables us to provide clients with a detailed strategy, tailored loan structure, and personalised product mix.

Vie Financial and the Burnie Community – A Perfect Match!

This local Tasmanian community has welcomed Vie Financial with open arms and given us a warm response. Through happy clients and word of mouth, we’ve been able to achieve steady growth and continue helping eager property buyers.

These types of referrals are the most effective in a small, regional town like Burnie. Regardless of the loan or the purpose, we treat every client equally, and the community respects our dedication and diligence in this regard.

Like Success Stories?

Similar to any other service-based business, you can get an accurate assessment of mortgage brokers by the number of people they’ve been able to help. Despite only being open a couple of short years, we’re happy to possess a lot of success stories and several repeat clients who come back to us for second home loans.

We’re proud to have several success stories, but here are two recently that stand out:

 

Client Success Story #1

A client was referred to Vie Financial by a local real estate agent after their application (which was submitted by another broker) was declined, due to location restrictions imposed by the lender on the post code they were attempting to purchase a property within.

We were able to quickly identify a number of lenders who were willing to finance properties located within the postcode the clients wished to purchase, and secured an approval within three days.

Client Success Story #2

A couple who were looking to purchase their first property were referred to Vie Financial in Burnie by another local real estate agent. They had already spoken with an alternative broker, who had them complete and submit a form containing all of their financial details. After reviewing the form the broker phoned to advise there was nothing they could do to assist them at this time, due to the size of their deposit.

We met with the couple, and while they did not have a large deposit, were able to assist them purchase the property they had chosen.

One of them was a carpenter, and they very quickly made a number of low cost, value adding improvements to the property. Within less than twelve months, Vie Financial Burnie assisted the couple utilise the added value they created (equity), and purchase their second property.

The Lesson?

Vie Financial Burnie do not like or believe in the word “cant”. Nor do we believe in telling customers that we “aren’t able to help them”. There is always something we can do to assist our clients get from where they currently are, to where they want to get to. We will do whatever is necessary to ensure we deliver on this. When our clients win, we win!

  
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Why Should Investors Work With Us?

Vie Financial Burnie is locally owned and operated by people born and raised in Burnie. Therefore, we know the area intimately and understand the local property market. We also know which lenders will issue loans for specific properties / areas, the loan value ratio (LVR) they are willing to accept and the policies that govern their products.

While capital city prices on mainland Australia are retreating, property values in Tasmania are continuing to grow steadily, in line with the state’s expanding economy. Rental yields in Tasmania are some of the strongest in the country, vacancy rates and tenant turnover are low, as is the capital cost to enter the market with Burnie’s median house price currently sitting at $330,000.

  
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What Do We Look for When Selecting People to Join Our Team?

  1. Honesty
  2. Integrity
  3. Exceptional people skills
  4. A burning desire to learn
  5. Strong work ethic
  6. A competitive approach to providing industry leading solutions and fantastic customer service!

We believe and invest heavily in the education, ongoing training and practical development of our people, and the continuous improvement of our business.

Take for example, Luke Russell. Luke commenced his formal qualifications and training with us in April 2017, while living and playing football in Melbourne. He returned home to Burnie to continue his development program and became an accredited finance consultant in January 2018.

Throughout his first twelve months, Luke’s exceptional people skills, hard work and desire to assist our customers have enabled him to establish himself as one of the industry’s rising stars on the North West Coast.

If you require finance, are interested in purchasing a property, or just want to ensure you are getting a great deal with your current lender – please contact us!