Clever Finance Solutions CEO Barry Watkins is a Finalist at the Australian Broking Awards

May 29, 2018 | News and Updates

SYDNEY, 29 Ma7 2018 – Barry Watkins, of Clever Finance Solutions, is in the running to take out one of Australia’s most coveted mortgage broking awards. He has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Customer Service of the Year – Individual (Metropolitan) category of the nationally recognised 2018 Australian Broking Awards hosted by The Adviser, Australia’s top publication for mortgage and finance brokers.

Now in its eighth consecutive year, the Australian Broking Awards recognises the hard work and perseverance of brokers, brokerages and aggregator groups, providing finalists with an unparalleled opportunity to be recognised at local, state and national levels.

Editor of The Adviser, Annie Kane, said that the number and quality of submissions this year were testimony to the high level of professionalism within the mortgage broking industry.

“We are consistently impressed by the broking industry’s passion, professionalism and personalisation of service,” said Ms Kane. “Achieving good consumer outcomes was the focus for this industry well before the Royal Commissions. Nowhere can you see this more clearly than in the submissions for this year’s Australian Broking Awards, which include many glowing customer testimonies.
“I’d like to congratulate all of the finalists for the 2018 Australian Broking Awards for their commitment to their clients and the channel in this time of ongoing scrutiny, and am thrilled that we, at The Adviser, are able to recognise and honour those of you who are ensuring that brokers remain the channel of choice for Australian borrowers.”

Founded in 2009, Clever Finance Solutions offers broking services to the Australian community. It has particularly strong relationships with clients, many of whom return, and specialises in multi-property investment portfolios.

Mr Watkins, Owner and Finance Strategist at Clever Finance Solutions, said he is humbled by the nomination. “Clever Finance Solution’s recognition for its excellent contribution to the NSW Metro area as well as the Australian community reinforces the strength of how we engage with our clients” he added. “We have always striven to put our client’s needs first, listen to their unique situation and finding the right product for them and their financial future. Particularly in times like these with the Royal Commission, it’s deeply important to me and my staff to continue to show Australia that brokers are the best way to go when trying to navigate this industry.”

The winners will be announced at a black-tie awards dinner on Friday, 29 June 2018 at The Star, Sydney.

About Clever Finance Solutions

Founded in 2009, Clever Finance Solutions offers financial strategy and loan broking Australia-wide. It has particularly strong relationships with unique clients and specialises in long-term financial strategy, multi-property purchasing, and brokering loans to suit individuals. To find out more, visit

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