What is an online mortgage broker?

Average customer rating: 4.3/5
Written by James Hurwood
Reviewed by Stephen Zeller
Updated March 06, 2024

Expert reasons for choosing our home loan specialists

Our General Manager for Money, Stephen Zeller, shares some benefits of using our Home Loan Specialists for any prospective borrower in search of a mortgage broker:

Stephen Zeller
General Manager – Money

No lender bias

Our Home Loan Specialists aren’t tied to a specific lender – they’ll only recommend products from our wide range of lenders on our lending panel that are genuinely in your best interests, and are suitable for you.

A name you can trust

Many mortgage brokers are their own bosses, which may mean less oversight – our Home Loan Specialists on the other hand, are all employed by Compare the Market, meaning you know exactly who you’re working with, and that they can be trusted.

Customer-focused product expertise

Our Home Loan Specialists all have years of lending experience and are experts on the different home loans available to borrowers in the market today. If you’ve got specific needs as a borrower, they’ll be able to recommend specific lenders that may be better-placed to help meet those needs.

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Meet our home loans expert, Stephen Zeller

Stephen Zeller
General Manager – Money

Stephen has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds a Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking. He’s also a member of both the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA).

Stephen leads our team of Home Loan Specialists, and reviews and contributes to Compare the Market’s banking-relating content to ensure it’s as helpful and empowering as possible for our readers.