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MyState Bank continues to strengthen broker channel experience with new senior appointment
∙ MyState Bank appoints accomplished industry leader Blake Albones to oversee mortgage broker network
∙ Appointment to help maximise MyState Bank’s competitive advantage in turnaround times for brokers
28 July 2021: MyState Bank has today announced the key appointment of experienced lending executive Blake Albones to the role of Head of Home Lending Distribution.
Blake’s appointment is the latest in a series of senior hires made by MyState Bank to support its continued expansion of the broker channel across Australia.
In his new role, Mr Albones will be responsible for the leadership, operations and customer service of MyState Bank’s mortgage broker network and home lending portfolio. He will work closely with MyState’s new General Manager of Banking, Huw Bough to maximise the value created through the broker and home lending portfolio, whilst working to maintain the customer experience.
Mr Albones joins MyState Bank with over 22 years of industry experience across retail banking, mortgage broking, product development and distribution. Most recently, Mr Albones lead the lending strategy and operations of RateOne Financial Services as CEO.
Previously, he served as Head of NAB Broker in Victoria and Tasmania, overseeing the distribution of broker products and managing business development. Additionally, Mr Albones held several leadership positions at Advantedge Financial Services including as Head of Broker Sales and National Lending Manager, providing him with a deep understanding of the broker market.
A key focus for Mr Abones in his new role will be to maintain and strengthen MyState Bank’s renowned broker service proposition. This includes the Bank’s market leading loan approval turnarounds times. He will also focus on further expanding the Bank’s national footprint.
Commenting on the appointment, General Manager of Banking, Huw Bough, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Blake to the MyState team. He has enormous experience and an outstanding track record of achievement in our sector which will be a great asset to MyState Bank as we broaden our reach to mortgage brokers nationally.
“His focus will be on maintaining and strengthening MyState Bank’s excellent broker service proposition, including our market leading loan approval turnarounds times.
Mr Albones said: “My vision for MyState is to be recognised in Australia as the brokers bank. Coming into the role, I was impressed by MyState’s ambitious and audacious growth plans.
This is a very exciting time for MyState Bank, and I am looking forward to playing my part in the next stage of growth of the brand”.
Since 2016, MyState has increased its home loan book by 43% as the Bank has delivered swift turnaround times for brokers and customers frustrated by delays from larger lenders.