Lending Solutions

Christine Marie
Lending Specialist, Dip.FMBM / MFAA member / MPA Young Guns 2021

I had various roles in bank branches before joining Choice Capital in 2015 and can honestly say that the one on one personal service the team provides here is second to none. Knowing that I have contributed to our client’s goals and dreams both personally and financially is why I am still passionate about what I do. Whether it be assisting a first home buyer, a growing family, an investor, or simply helping someone save enough money to make their day to day living more comfortable, making the call on settlement day is the most rewarding part of my role.

Having gone through the process of purchasing myself, I know how daunting it is – even though I work in the industry! That’s why I strive on going the extra mile and keeping our clients constantly updated with the process and answering any questions they may have throughout their buying or refinance journey.

I moved to Australia from Mauritius with my family when I was a toddler and come from a very large extended family which means my weekends mostly consist of family birthdays, dinners and gatherings. There are 3 loves in my world; My twin nieces, Collingwood FC and travel. Having visited over 10 countries, my bucket list of places I want to visit seems to get bigger by the day. There is nothing quite like getting lost in the streets of a city you’ve never visited and not being able to speak the language.

Nathan McLellan
Lending Specialist, Dip. FMBM / MFAA member

Nothing motivates me more than an opportunity to change someone’s life and help them achieve financial liberty. Working with open-minded people both within the team and clients is why I come to work every day. Whether it’s a simple or complex scenario, I, along with our superstar team, always go above and beyond to achieve each clients’ ultimate goal whilst delivering a 5-star experience. People are only getting busier so it’s important our clients have a team in their corner to do all the leg work and provide strong advice to enable them to focus on what matters most, without any financial stress.

I take the time to truly understand what it is my clients are trying to achieve. I focus on developing rapport to ensure utmost comfort when discussing finance needs. With nearly 5 years of experience in the finance world, I’ll use my knowledge to provide education to my clients, along with a tailored finance solution that ticks all the boxes. When it comes to solutions, I aim to provide a holistic service. Whether clients are looking for residential or commercial finance, purchasing property or refinancing, I’ll research the suitable options for them and provide a loan proposal in terms we can all understand, explaining the ‘why’ and not just the ‘what’.

In winter you’ll find me playing AFL, and I try my best to keep fit and healthy all year round. I grew up in Maribyrnong in Melbourne’s western suburbs, but am now a city kid after moving to St Kilda East in 2019. I love to socialise and spend as much time as I can with family and friends, whether it’s a beer at the pub or a walk/run on a nice day. In my spare time, I also like to learn about earth and the solar system – while also educating myself about ways to preserve our forests and oceans, and the animals who live in them!

Emmy Magee
Lending Specialist, Dip.FMBM / MFAA member

I’ve been helping a range of clients with their investment and owner-occupied home loans since 2015 – whether they be individual borrowers, complex corporate or trust scenarios.I take a client-focused approach and strive to provide the best experience during what can be a stressful time for most people. I take time to get to know each client’s individual circumstances, and what’s really important to them. The most satisfying part of the job is helping people to achieve their goals/life milestones – whether it be purchasing a new home, up-sizing or downsizing, or releasing equity from their property for a much-deserved trip or new car.

Aside from work, I love to travel and discover new places. Having recently moved to Mornington, I’m loving the beach lifestyle with my husband and staff, Cookie.

Georgie Paterson
Senior Relationship Manager,Dip.FMBM / Dip.FP

I have always loved property and numbers so a career in property finance seemed the perfect fit! I enjoy helping people and love the feeling when I can simply explain a complex finance scenario to a client, and they really get it. Helping first home buyers purchase their dream home is why I do what I do, the day they settle and we get to make the call is always a special moment.

Attention to detail is a huge part of who I am and how I go about my role and I strive to make the process as easy and smooth as possible for clients. I believe our role to be forever changing within the industry which allows us to be continually learning to better the experience for our clients.

I grew up on a Gippsland farm and moved to Melbourne the first chance I got. On a weekend you will find me out with friends either trying a new spot for brunch, shopping or hiking.

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