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Matt Punter

CEO & Director

Professionally, Matt has a combined 23 years in banking, mortgage broking, property legals and budgeting. Specifically, Matt was a bank Manager with Bank of Queensland, before taking a stake in a start up mortgage broking business, which he then built up and sold, to become a business partner and Director of Conveyancing Works Solicitors.  Matt and his partners grew this business to be the largest conveyancing business in Australia, before deciding to sell to Slater & Gordon. Following the successful sale of this business, Matt committed to a National Business Development Role with Slater & Gordon in Melbourne, to help set up Conveyancing nationally.

Personally, Matt has been involved in both residential and commercial property investment since 2000. Matt studied a Bachelor of Commerce and has completed a Cert IV in Finance and Mortgage broking and is accredited with the FBAA.  Matt has a Life Coaching qualification coupled with many years of personal and business life coaching experience.

On a lighter note, Matt loves all things sport – particularly Rugby League, Rugby Union (an avid Queenslander!)   He is a keen trail runner and can now call himself an ultra marathon runner with a few 50km+ and 100km  trail races under his belt. He also has a personal interest in raising funds for Type1Diabetes and volunteering as a Life Saver at Met Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club.

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Nerida Punter

Marketing & Strategy

Nerida has a Bachelor of International Business, with a marketing major. She has worked in marketing for 20 years with a particular focus on brand marketing, start up branding and marketing strategy.  Nerida is also a graphic designer.  She has owned her own consulting business/s since 2005, working in the legal, financial, industrial and property industries, in between having three children.

Nerida also loves sport and fitness, camping and travelling, great food and good coffee.  Her family will tell you she’s a crazy runner too – with trail ultra marathons being her event of choice!  Matt and Nerida have run the Blackall 100km trail race in the Sunshine Coast hinterland (twice) and done multiple 50km+ events and have spoken about some crazy plans to do longer events down the track (pardon the pun!)

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Roger Ruhle

Senior Mortgage Broker

Roger has over 35 years experience working in the finance industry, assisting clients with their lending solutions.  Prior to becoming a mortgage broker, Roger worked as a Senior Relationship Manager and Business Banker with ANZ, based right here on the Sunshine Coast.

Roger is an extremely valued member of The Savings Centre team.  With his kind and compassionate nature, you will feel at ease working with Roger as you purchase your property or look to refinance existing loans.  Rog says he loves all facets of finance, but of particular enjoyment and satisfaction is when dealing with clients buying their first home, particularly the ones that don’t have huge savings.  It is very rewarding.

When Rog is not in the office, he loves golf, fishing and boating, family life and grandkids (perhaps not always in that order!!) He also enjoys watching most sports, especially rugby league and golf.

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Sam Gardiner

Senior Mortgage Broker  

Sam has been working in finance for around ten years and is a born leader within  The Savings Centre team. As a senior mortgage broker, Sam has worked with many clients to achieve outcomes across residential and investment property lending – including those with complex business structures.   He knows our lenders products inside and out –  with an amazing ability to recall  which lenders are offering which products at what rates on any given day.  Quite a skill!

Sam is born and bred on the Sunshine Coast, and purchased his first property some years ago, thanks to some very dedicated budgeting and saving!

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Kylie Meredith

Mortgage Broker

Having worked her way up through years of client services, office management and loans administration, Kylie is a Mortgage Broker with exceptional attention to detail and a passion for guiding our customers through the lending journey to make it a stress-free and enjoyable experience. With the dedication to assist clients to be in the best possible financial position and to reach their goals, Kylie creates long term relationships with clients, throughout the loan process and ongoing. Kylie is a member of the Finance Brokers Association of Australia, is a Commissioner for Declarations and holds a Diploma of Finance & Mortgage Broking Management.  Kylie has a passion for music, food and loves cooking. Like most Queenslanders, she also likes to spend any spare time she gets camping and travelling.

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Adam McGuinness

Loans Processor

Adam has worked in the finance industry now for seven+ years with multiple brokers, in a support capacity.  Whilst he has great knowledge of general lending, he has also spent some time working in a car dealership as a Business Manager – Finance, so is our go to for car and vehicle finance.  Sunshine Coast born and bred, Adam loves watching all sports particularly AFL, Cricket and Basketball.

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Mary Punter

Customer Support

Prior to joining TSC in 2018 Mary worked for 20 years with Qld Health in their Workforce Units. These days Mary manages our front reception, looking after our amazing clients at the front end and also keeping the rest of The Savings Centre team organised with where they need to be, doing what they need to be doing! On her days off, Mary loves to swing a golf club and hang out with her grandkids, rushing from soccer to netball to Nippers on a weekend!


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