Our Story

Our dedicated team


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 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.


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 ran the Blackall100km event together in 2016 and have spoken about some crazy plans to do longer events down the track (pardon the pun!)


Cass Connolly

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!!


Tracey Hindmarsh

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.

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Sam Gardiner

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.


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