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    This year's leading lady wrote nearly as many home loans as the second-place broker

    31 Karen Bashford
    South Coast Business & Financial Solutions
    NSW
    Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $91,409,268.00
    Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 829

    Not only did Karen Bashford, general manager of South Coast Business & Financial Solutions, make her debut on the Top 100 this year and rank first among the women, but she also wrote a record-worthy number of loans. At 829 home loans this past year, she’s the second-highest writer by total number on the overall list. Watch out, Mark Davis!

    35 Hannah Nguyen
    Loan Market (HAH Finance Solutions)
    VIC
    Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $86,159,105.33
    Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 195

    Hannah Nguyen, director of HAH Finance Solutions, a Loan Market franchise in the suburbs of Melbourne, celebrates another Top 100 appearance this year. She made significant gains on her ranking, shooting up from 73rd in 2017 to 35th place, adding about $10m to her total settlement figures.

    36 Sarah Thomson
    Loan Market (Thomson & Co)
    VIC
    Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $85,524,751.29
    Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 228

    Geelong-based broker Sarah Thomson has always helped people capture their dreams. Before becoming a broker, she was a wedding photographer. She fell into finance after responding to a classified ad in a newspaper. Now she’s one of the most successful brokers in the Loan Market network. “I think photography and finance are probably similar because you’re dealing with really important moments in people’s lives,” she says.

    45 Deanna Ezzy
    More Than Mortgages
    VIC
    Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $81,395,692.94
    Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 138

    46 Kathy Morris
    SmartLend Mortgage Broking
    VIC
    Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $80,215,000.00
    Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 231

    49 Kelly Cameron
    Get Real Finance
    QLD
    Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $78,489,960.00
    Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 269

    50 Natasha Choi
    The Australian Lending & Investment Centre
    VIC
    Total value of residential loans FY2017/18:
    Total number of residential loans FY2017/18:

    57 Janine Ashmore
    Aussie Darwin
    NT
    Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $76,172,909.22
    Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 211

    It may be harder for regional brokers to make it onto the Top 100, but it’s not impossible, as Janine Ashmore’s stellar performance in Darwin and Palmerston shows. Making her debut in the Top 100, this Aussie franchisee is also the only NT broker on our list. Talking to the MFAA, she said consistency, community, marketing and referrals have helped her succeed.

    66 Alycia Inglis
    Stoneturn
    NSW
    Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $72,908,408.00
    Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 171

    70 Jordan Chantry
    Trinity Finance Group
    VIC
    Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $70,830,000.00
    Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 176

    79 Angelika Darbinian
    Aussie Crows Nest
    NSW
    Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $68,068,507.97
    Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 67


    81 Doreen Lehmann
    Loan Market (Synergy Financial Partners)
    VIC
    Total value of residential loans FY2017/18: $67,848,860.55
    Total number of residential loans FY2017/18: 186

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