Broker Spotlight – Sion Orritt

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Sion Orritt – My Broker Finance

How did you get into the mortgage broking industry?

When I received a redundancy from my last PAYG role approx. 9 years ago I decided I wanted to run my own race instead of working for corporations; I saw mortgage broking as a way I could use my sales and marketing experience effectively without having any financial industry experience.

What do you like most about it?

Everything is within your control if you plan, set up and do it correctly.

Who is your favourite lender and why?

Macquarie…no question. Common sense assessment, quick turnaround and always decent rates.

What advice would you offer someone joining the industry?

Have a good mentor/aggregator. There is so much to learn about this industry, you need the right support to ensure you start off correctly.

How and when did you join Vision?

I joined by default…lol. Have been with Vision with my own business only since Feb 2020, but happy I fell in regardless!

What do you do in your spare time?

Family, hiking/walking with dog, meeting friends at Pub.

What challenges are you facing with the current climate?

Lender timeframes are current biggest issue, clients want quick decisions but lenders are out of sync.

If you won $10M tomorrow, what would you do?

Buy a waterfront home in Qld as they have the Covid s**t crushed!

Describe what you were like in high school in 3 words

Handsome, average, fit.

What makes you laugh?

Anyone with an irreverent view on life, I can’t take anything or anyone too seriously.

How did you find your way to Australia?

I was here on business from the UK and met my (now) Australian wife.

What do you like most about it?

It’s laid back attitude and anyone regardless of background or education can make something for themselves.

What do you miss most about home?

Warm beer (Dave!), watching my s**t football team and good Fish ‘n’ Chips with mushy peas!