Our dedicated team
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 the 100km Blackal 100 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.
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 ran the Blackall100km event together in 2016 and have spoken about some crazy plans to do longer events down the track (pardon the pun!)
Senior Mortgage Broker
Cass is our Senior Mortgage Broker who has more than 15 years experience in the finance industry, including management positions at Suncorp and The Commonwealth Bank. She has also worked as a Financial Advisor (Insurance & Managed Funds), Lending Manager (both retail and small business lending), Bank Manager and a finance broker. If you have met Cass, you will know she is dedicated and committed to getting positive outcomes for our clients. She loves a challenge and works tirelessly to help clients achieve their long term financial goals.
When Cass is not at work, she enjoys …… actually I am not certain Cass ever leaves work, at least we have no evidence of that!! She loves her super jumbo sized Zaraffa’s coffee and if you were to ask her what footwear she has on, well it’s likely that they might just be slippers!!
Client Services Manager
Tracey has been with The Savings Centre since the beginning and whilst her role has changed and morphed over the years, she has always been the one to look after our amazing clients at the front end and keep the rest of The Savings Centre team organised with where they need to be, doing what they need to be doing! Before the Savings Centre, Tracey worked with a company who provides education on property investment strategies, so she has her own level of understanding as to the demands and stresses of purchasing property. You’ll find Tracey most days sitting out at the front of the office, (away from the noisy Brokers out back) diligently going about her business.
Mortgage Broker Personal Assistant
Sam has been working in finance for the past 5 years and is a qualified mortgage broker. Sam assists our Mortgage Brokers to process loan applications and works with clients to understand, provide and complete all of the required documentation and paperwork. Sam is born and bred on the Sunshine Coast, and we are proud to say (as massive cricket fans) that he is also the captain of the Sunshine Coast Scorchers representative cricket team.
Our social contribution | Insulin for life
Number of days left to achieve our goals.
Matt, Nerida and The Savings Centre (TSC) team are stripping off their business suits, stripy ties, perfectly polished hair, and brief cases (does anyone actually use those anymore?) and are slipping into some shiny lycra, sweat bands, and running shoes. No, we’re not referring to the Broker Olympics, (if that’s not a thing then it should be) we’re talking about The Savings Centre 12-month ‘Injecting Hope’ campaign that kicks off this October.
#Team Punter has committed to running a whopping 5000km over the next year in an attempt to raise $10,000 for their 2017/2018 charity of choice, Insulin for Life (IFL). The kilometre tally kicks off with the Blackall 100km trail run in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland on October 21st.
Why Are We Running This Campaign?
The decision to support this organisation was a personal one for TSC Director, Matt Punter. Matt has type one diabetes and relies on insulin to live each and every day.
In Australia we are fortunate enough to have a sophisticated medical system and diabetes support networks that provide insulin, testing strips, needles and other medical requirements for free, or highly subsidised. But not everyone in the world is so lucky.
Diabetes is a global problem and three quarters of people with diabetes live in low and middle-income countries.
50 per cent of people in developing countries cannot afford or access Insulin and diabetes supplies.
Around the world, large quantities of perfectly good, unexpired, unopened and unused insulin is thrown out with the trash.
The cost of insulin in some countries can be as much as 150% of a persons income.
Governments in many countries do not provide or subsidise insulin for people with diabetes.
Our chosen charity, IFL Global raises awareness on these issues and fundraises to support transport costs (the biggest barrier to keeping this operation going).
Insulin for Life affiliates also collect in-date and unneeded insulin and other diabetes supplies, and ship them to developing countries where they are distributed free-of-charge to people in need. Instead of going to waste, these supplies save thousands of lives.
We want to support this fantastic organisation and help to ensure these lifesaving supplies reach the people that need them most. The best way we know to help, is to step out of our comfort zone, set ourselves a challenge, and ask all of you amazing people to support us in return with donations. We would be ever so grateful if you can help.
Thank you all for your service, it is great to do business with you. Looking forward to working with you more in the future.
Friendly, proactive group of people! Thanks guys.
Cristine, The Sunshine Coast
Would like to commend Matt and his staff for their friendly service and willingness to help. Haven’t needed to use their service at this time, however because of the positive communication and generous attitude and advice, will definitely be our first port of call if we have a need for finance in the future. Happy to recommend your services. Many thanks once again.
Fantastic service from every member of The Savings Centre team that we dealt with. They were always happy to help and answer any questions we had in regards to the process. Thank you all!!!
I used “The Savings Centre” to change loans and set up a new loan structure. They found a great deal and managed the loan transition all the way through. Nothing was a problem and happy help at any request.
Matt and his team of experienced mortgage brokers were able to secure us speedy finance for a small development project without any hassles. Great communication and customer service. Looking forward to many more deals.
Thank you for doing an amazing job from an amazing bunch of people! Keep up the great work!!
Rossco, The Gold Coast
Every single team member from the Savings Centre helped us along the way. The entire process was seamless. I would recommend everyone use (or change and start using) The Savings Centre team because they really were the glue that kept our property deal together, when others could not.
Matt Jones, The Sunshine Coast
Love the way you guys work as a team, servicing clients with big picture methodology coupled with a bucketload of integrity… Legends
It is a real pleasure working with these guys, great attitude, very helpful and friendly service. There was many a time I was overwhelmed with all the paper work but they helped me get through it and ensured I understood the structure they had put in place based on my requirements. Highly recommended. Keep up the good work.
The team at The Savings Centre have been a great addition to my property team as I enter my property journey. They have helped my partner and I secure a loan for our first home, helped me get finance for 2 additional investment properties, and helped me to access equity in an existing investment property. They are always easy to get in touch with, and have a network of reliable professionals who I have used throughout the settlement processes.
We have had a very positive experience with The Savings Centre and cannot recommend their services highly enough. Matt and his team are trustworthy, reliable and extremely friendly and we have been exceptionally impressed with the service provided on every occasion so far. Their knowledge, experience and commitment to their clients is such that we will continue to use and have no hesitation in recommending The Savings Centre to all we know.
The team were professional, timely in response and proactive – great customer service.
Connor, Moffat Beach
The Savings Centre made the huge task of becoming first home buyers a breeze. They really listened and cared about our plans.
Cassie & Steve
The Saving Centre team went above and beyond to help us secure finance for our first home.
I love working with you guys. Your expertise and ‘can do’ attitude make every phone call or email something to look forward to. You are all so approachable and really lovely people behind this great business. Keep up the good work and I hope many more benefit from your hard work and enthusiasm.
I would like to thank The Savings Centre for going the extra mile and putting us back on track financially.
Communication was first rate and their knowledge of bank policies saved us money.
Rob & Gaz
Thanks so much for all the help and ongoing support you have given us in making our dreams come true.
Steve, Tweed Heads
The Savings Centre have been a great addition to my property team as I enter my property journey.