Clever Finance Solutions CEO Barry Watkins is a Finalist at the 2018 Better Business Awards

Dec 7, 2017 | News and Updates

SYDNEY, 7 December 2017 – Barry Watkins, Director and Founder of Clever Finance Solutions Pty Ltd, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Finance Broker category for the Better Business Awards 2018. In addition, Barry Watkins will also be in the running for the Editor’s Choice Award, which recognises an individual’s outstanding contribution to the broking industry.

Now in its fifth year, the annual Better Business Awards is a prestigious industry award that recognises individual and group excellence across 18 awards. Winners in the individual categories will be automatically considered for the coveted Broker of the Year Award.

James Mitchell, Momentum Media’s managing editor of mortgages, said “This year the calibre of submissions was as high as it has ever been, a true reflection of the strength of the mortgage broking industry right now.”

Speaking on the awards and the quality of its finalists, Mitchell added, “Mortgage professionals continue to raise the bar, and the finalists for the 2018 Better Business Awards are all examples of the professionalism of the third-party channel. The industry continues to show that it can keep pace with change and remain committed to delivering quality outcomes for customers.”

Barry Watkins said that he was shocked and humbled by the nomination.

“The recognition of Clever Finance Solutions for its excellent contribution to the NSW community reinforces the strength of the brand in connecting with the community and engaging with its customers. It’s deeply important that every person has the chance to be financially secure and it is our job to make that happen though financial planning and loan broking,” Watkins added.

The Better Business Awards 2018 is partnered by the National Australia Bank and hosted by The Adviser, Australia’s top publication for Australian mortgage and finance brokers.

Winners will be announced at the state award dinners between 15 February and 15 March 2018.

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

Recent Blogs

Navigating the Australian Property Market as a New Investor

Navigating the Australian Property Market as a New Investor

I’ve had the pleasure of assisting many clients in taking their first steps into property investment. One common concern I often come across is the challenge of saving up for a deposit. The good news is there are alternative paths, especially if you’ve been a property owner for some time. The equity in your existing property can serve as a valuable resource for your initial investment, potentially allowing you to enter the market without using your savings.

read more