Mortgage Express appoints industry veteran

Over 30 years of experience welcomed by team

Mortgage Express appoints industry veteran

Mortgage brokerage and advisory Mortgage Express has appointed Luke Meintjes to the role of sales manager.

Meintjes (pictured above) joins the team in the Auckland office after commencing his new role on September 19. He was previously with Heartland Bank as its business development and relationship manager for the past seven years.

Meintjes has over 30 years’ experience in both business development and relationship management roles along with a solid financial services background.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to share the knowledge I have gained over the past 30 years to help advisers and their teams grow their own businesses”, Meintjes said. “It is important to understand the market that we are in and to have the skills and support needed to adapt. I believe I have much to offer the team at Mortgage Express.”

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Meintjes said his previous experience as a lending specialist and mortgage adviser in both New Zealand and Australia would benefit Mortgage Express.

“My skills include my strong focus on supporting teams and individuals, my ability to forge trusting relationships, business planning experience and coaching and developing skills,” he said. “I am loving my new role so far and continuing to build connections within this great industry.”

Mortgage Express supports financial advice providers to access financial products and to market and promote their finance, mortgage and insurance broking and facilitation services. The company settles approximately $1 billion in loans annually through its financial advice providers and is owned by the Harcourts Group.

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Mortgage Express CEO Sarah Johnston said Meintjes’ responsibilities as sales manager would focus around building the Mortgage Express adviser team, providing support and training, regular contact with business owners, managing compliance matters and ensuring exceptional customer outcomes, amongst other tasks.

“Having worked both sides of the fence, Luke understands the challenges advisers face,” Johnston said.

“Luke has the skills and knowledge to support them and to support them well.”