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Making Commercial More Accessible



Catherine Ryan, Senior Business Development Manager, Commercial Broker, St. George Bank


When you think of commercial deals, do you think , ‘where do I start ’ or ‘time waster?. When it comes to commercial, some brokers avoid or happily refer their clients to others.

Not only is this a limitation to a brokers income, its a a major risk to their business. If another broker writes the commercial business for your client, they will very likely take the home loans too, especially if they need the equity to support the business lending.

What if you were provided the tools, support and the right bankers to assist you to write commercial deals yourself?

Just think about how diversifying into commercial lending could assist your business grow. The average broker’s client base is around 35% self employed. They are generally well serviced for their home loans but this often doesn’t extend to their business needs.

Small businesses make up between 45 –47% of the Australian workforce. They are looking to their trusted advisor for their home loan, but only approx. 12% of self employed applicants turn to brokers for debt advice.

Don’t let the opportunities pass you by. When it comes to ensuring that you fully service your client and you feel comfortable offering options for business lending, you need to have the confidence, skills and the right support from your lenders. Do you have the right Lender Support for your Business?

The St George Banking Group now provide ‘Introduction to Commercial Training’. Our commercial training workshops together with experienced BDM’s are committed to help you build your commercial knowledge. The St George Banking Group Commercial Broker team has spent the last two years building tools to make it easier to write commercial transactions. We are here to support your business by offering training and full accreditations.

For enquiries on our training workshops nationally please contact :

St George Banking Group ( included Bank of Melbourne and Bank of South Australia) on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Certificate IV Course

Diploma Course

Commercial Course

Recognition of Prior Learning Program

Contact Mortgage Broker Training on 1300 136 947