Since leaving Uni in 1997 I have been fortunate enough to work at some leading funders including the NAB, GE and GMAC (UK). This has given me an intimate knowledge of what makes a funder buy a deal but more important than that is my experience since 2006 as a broker. This has taught me to deliver a solution that works for our clients, not the funders.
I have taken this client centric thinking into my role as Managing Director of the Atlas Equipment Finance and Plus 61 businesses. Every time our people provide a solution to those in our community we must ask a simple question, “is this the best the solution for them?” It is this simple philosophy along with our core values of bravery, innovation, respect, caring and integrity that have allowed us to enjoy close relationships with so many other likeminded people.
I am incredibly proud of our team and hope you enjoy your experience when dealing with us.
Showing my age now as I have over 20 years’ experience in the leasing, corporate fleet finance, salary packaging, banking and mortgage finance industries.
Over the journey I’ve worked closely with large corporate clients, associations, local government, SME’s, accountants, financial planners and financiers arranging operating leases, corporate hire purchases, chattel mortgages, novated leases, commercial banking and consumer mortgages and leases.
My aim is to provide tax effective commercial finance facilities for professionals, small to medium businesses and corporate entities. I tailor packages to fund motor vehicles, motor vehicle fleets, plant & equipment, heavy haulage, medical equipment, office/retail fitout’s and other required commercial purchases. I love assisting everyday Australian’s with finance solutions based on superior advice, competitive pricing and quality service.
My passion is assisting people in the ‘Great Aussie Dream’ of buying their own property, running their own business, purchasing their dream car, new equipment or freeing up capital to expand their business. My ambition is to give people back control of their financial future and exceed client expectations in any finance or insurance transaction. I’m qualified and have won numerous and consecutive Industry Awards.
On the personal front, I have a passion for all sports especially golf, footy, cricket and surfing. I love living in Bayside with my wife and two kids.
Richard Ballard is a credit representative (CRN 480580) of BLSSA Pty Ltd ACN 117 651 760 (Australian Credit Licence 391237)
After completing my Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University I started out with a mortgage company in South Melbourne more than 20 years ago.
Ever since I have worked in the mortgage industry starting out in Loan Processing, moving into various credit assessment roles and managing a settlement department.
About 4 years ago I started as a mortgage broker and found it very rewarding helping people save money on their finance either through house purchase or refinancing of their home loan.
I was then lucky enough to join Plus 61 Finance where I am now Account Manager.
After initially buying a house in Endeavour Hills, I now live in Narre Warren and love following my children’s respective sports football, cricket and ballet, and coach Auskick at Fountain GateI am also a very passionate Hawthorn supporter but don’t hold that against me