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Helen Avis

Helen Avis

Director of Finance - Singapore

Helen Avis is one of Australia’s leading Finance Brokers, having been awarded Top Flame Broker (St Georges Bank) in 2013 and 2014, Flame Foundation Member at St Georges Bank, ANZ premium Broker, as well as International Broker of the Year in 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 in the Specialist Finance Group Awards. Her success is built on her ability to respond to client requirements promptly and professionally and go beyond the norm.

Having joined SMATS Group in 2003, Helen now holds the position of Director of Finance for SMATS Services Pte Ltd, the main holding entity of Specialist Mortgage, and also sits on the Board of a number of the company’s subsidiaries around the world.

She is primarily responsible for managing and facilitating the lodgement and successful processing of all group lending activities and manages a team of 15 lending staff across the SMATS International operations.

Helen has successfully completed her Diploma of Financial Services (Finance/ Mortgage Broking Management) and is a member of the MFAA as well as being the Licence Holder under the ASIC Australian Credit Licence for Specialist Mortgage.

In addition she holds formal accreditation with most of Australia’s leading financial institutions including National Australia Bank, Westpac and St George Bank and has passed her UCCC Exam.

Helen has extensive lending experience, and has been involved in the Mortgage industry since 1989 when she became licenced under the UK FSA, as a Mortgage Broker and Financial Planner. Prior to this she was a Fund Manager for UK Equities for John Hancock International.

She successfully operated her own business working throughout Europe, advising clients on Finance and Mortgages, until 2002 when she was recruited to relocate to Singapore. Soon after, she decided to concentrate on the mortgage aspect of her profession and took up a position with Specialist Mortgage where she remains today.

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