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    For the last six years, National Finance Brokers Day has brought the industry together to raise awareness around the role finance brokers play in helping consumers achieve their financial goals. This year’s event will be a little different. Not only will it showcase the positive work of brokers in the community, it will also offer brokers the chance to come together and celebrate their accomplishments over the past year of challenge – with the theme of Broker Resilience.

    “During this worldwide pandemic, that is COVID, we have seen brokers called on to assist consumers with a range of different enquiries on top of a red-hot property market, and this has tested some brokers,” NFBD founder Dino Pacella (pictured) told MPA. “The theme of Broker Resilience has been selected to acknowledge the tireless efforts of brokers and how each and every one has contributed to increasing the confidence and awareness of the broking space.”

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    The event will be held simultaneously in all five state capitals and will include special guests Peter Gilchrist and executive chairman of Yellow Brick Road Mark Bouris appearing on the main stage in Sydney. This will be livestreamed to all other capital city events, as well to registered attendees watching from home. The event will also include localised cocktail networking sessions.

    “This year’s NFBD is a big one,” said Pacella. “With events held in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth all at the same time, we are providing brokers with an opportunity to take a step out of their businesses for a few hours and truly look back on what they have accomplished during what has been a 12 months like never before.

    “With only one hour out of the three dedicated to our super coach, Peter Gilchrist, and my one on one with executive chairman of YBR, Mark Bouris, which will be live streamed from Sydney into the other events, I wanted NFBD 2021 to stand out from other industry events by providing a platform to come together as one industry and celebrate the dedication and resilience that brokers have shown during the past 12 months.”

    Pacella said it was important to ensure that all professionals in the industry were being looked after.

    “We are seeing a number of great initiatives come to the forefront about the health and wellbeing of the broker, and this year’s NFBD theme is an add-on to this with the relaxation component of a celebration,” he said. “NFBD was established to amplify the awareness of exactly what brokers do. As this will always be at the core of NFBD, this year’s events have been organised to celebrate the industry and help bring the industry closer together to let everyone know that there’s programs and people of support out there for all of us.”

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    He said it was important for brokers to take the time to acknowledge their staff, lenders, aggregators, association and clients.

    “Everyone plays an important role in making our industry the best, when it comes to assisting the Australian consumer with their financial requirements, and also in the level of integrity and credibility that is displayed each and every day to continue lifting the standard of how the broking industry operates,” he said. “If you can’t make it to one of the events, or if there happens to be any state lockdowns, I have set up a private streaming link from 4:45pm AEST. This will enable people the opportunity to tune into the speaking part of the celebration while celebrating in their own way.”

    Tickets to the event are free, with numbers limited at each location.

    Kate McIntyreKate McIntyre is an online writer for Mortgage Professional Australia. She has a wealth of experience as a storyteller and journalist for a range of leading media outlets, particularly in real estate, property investing and finance. She loves uncovering the heart behind every story and aims to inspire others through the artful simplicity of well-written words.
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