BrokerEngine User Reviews
“I Cannot Recommend This Highly Enough”
Johnathon Reeves went from working out of his spare room, to operating 3 brands with multiple team members and much bigger volumes.
He says, "most other software programs are pushed and prodded to suit broking. This is software built by a broker to handle broking clients in a very specific way."
“We’re Scaling Up With Minimal Energy.”
SGB Finance is using BrokerEngine to provide a 5-star client experience at scale.
- They use the software to get everything out of their brain and into a system.
- They used the out-of-the-box workflows as a stepping stone to customise the system extensively.
- Now they have total visibility, clarity and consistency.
“We’re Taking On More Work Without Putting On More Staff.”
Tradies Finance is leveraging BrokerEngine to scale using technology, rather than simply hiring more staff.
- They use the software to manage all the business processes that fit outside of aggregator software.
- BrokerEngine has freed up the owner to work on the business, not in the business.
“Growing The Business, Without Working 7 Days A Week.”
Hudson Financial Planning was facing the 'quality problem' of having more demand than they were able to comfortably handle.
- BrokerEngine's out-of-the-box workflows meant they could start streamlining their practice immediately.
- Now their workflow is clear, visible and actionable.
- The firm is now able to tap into the growth potential they knew existed all along.
“Residential & Commercial Workflow In The One Platform”
Duo Finance has a residential and commercial arm and needed a simple way to keep on top of their entire workflow.
- Introducing BrokerEngine has eradicated three or four different systems that were previously using.
- The workflows and checklists are making them consistent and very efficient.
- Locking down their processes mean they're now set up to scale.
“We Saw A 20% Productivity Boost In 2 Weeks”
As they scaled volume, the team at Walker Hill Finance found it was taking longer and longer to keep track.
- After adopting BrokerEngine, the firm saw an immediate boost in productivity and efficiency.
- Principal Broker Ryan Carter says, "Although BrokerEngine has a lot of features, you don't need to use everything. You probably only need to use 10-15% to see a big spike in productivity."
“If You Want To Save A LOT Of Time, Use This.”
Like many experienced brokers, the team at FYI Money developed in-house systems over 20+ years. Since adopting BrokerEngine:
- They are processing loans a lot quicker due to better communication and automation.
- Client meetings and presentations are now twice as efficient (they timed it).
- Volumes are up 200%+.
“It Does All It Says It Does, And More.”
Previously, this veteran broker was using generic software tools to manage his growing firm. Since adopting BrokerEngine:
- The entire group can deliver the loan experience "one best way, every time."
- The firm has grown in locations, team members and settlement volume.
- While BrokerEngine is slightly more expensive than the previous solution, it delivers many times more value.
“I Wish I Had This A Decade Ago!”
Home Loan Solutions has adopted BrokerEngine to have a consistent method of tracking deals and clients.
- The firm started by using the out-of-the-box workflows and customised from there.
- The app is now significantly customised to their practice.
- Now, if they hire more brokers, the systems are already there for them to use.
“Very Intuitive and User Friendly.”
Marcus Lowe and his team are using BrokerEngine to deliver clarity, quality and consistency across multiple offices.
- They were originally using several tools and systems, but multiple systems resulted in more gaps and errors.
- They now have total clarity around where a deal is at, what's coming up, and what they need to action next.
“BrokerEngine Is A Must-Have”
Being a busy broker is rewarding, but also presents its challenges! The amount of wasted time spent by either myself or my staff chasing up documents to ensure a loan is progressing can be very frustrating, to say the least.
It’s also easy to forget a step or document in the process. A small miss can lead to nasty surprises that take a lot of time to clear up and can impact other files. What we needed was something we could use to manage daily workflow.
BrokerEngine has been fantastic for our business.
It has helped to ensure we no longer miss the little things (that can quickly escalate into big problems) and has helped us to better manage workflow and deadlines.
Being able to work more efficiently allows us more time to concentrate on growing our business and ensuring all our current clients are looked after. We now have more time to invest in client relations and reviews.
Whether you are a part of a large broker group or work independently, BrokerEngine is a must-have. The system is also very user friendly. I would highly recommend the team at BrokerEngine.
JAMES (JIM) HENWOOD-WHITE
Director, eSelect Finance
– MPA Top 100 Broker (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
“Makes Brokers More Productive”
As we have grown, we’ve found it more and more important to ensure we don’t sacrifice quality as we grow volume. At the same time, I want systems that enable our brokers to serve more clients, while knowing our back end processing is rock solid. BrokerEngine has become a big part of making this happen.
One of the best features is the Broker Wizard. This is a feature that lets the broker “brain dump” all the necessary information about a deal into the system to be picked up by our admin staff. The staff can then create an opportunity, collect documents, process the application and follow it through to settlement. It also generates an easy report for staff to follow and get their head in the deal, no different from an assessor.
It creates a daily activity queue for staff, allows you to enter funding positions, sends automated emails at each stage, and even records post-settlement accounts and interest rates with discounts so you know the rate when reviewing in future.
I’m really only scratching the surface. In short, BrokerEngine handles all the details so brokers can be more productive and clients can experience a better service.
“BrokerEngine Has Freed Us Up For Continued Growth”
As things continued to grow, we found ourselves bogged down with simple administration and compliance tasks. Small mistakes were costing delays in approvals that would then impact other deals in progress.
We needed a system that was going to be able to assist us in streamlining our processes and maintain visibility. BrokerEngine freed up this bottleneck and we were able to continue serving additional clients. It has reduced the room for error and we know exactly where we are up to with each deal, in one simple click.
Now is the most important time to adapt to new technology and stay relevant, given all the advances in fin-tech. With BrokerEngine in place, we’re able to compete with a superior level of customer service.
Managing Director, Frankli
– MPA Young Gun of The Year
– Top 30 Brokers Under 30
– Better Business Awards QLD Winner
“Mortgage Broker Software, Built By A Broker For Brokers”
As a firm we are very open to using technology to drive our growth, and we’ve seen more than a few mortgage broker software products come and go. Most of these we have just found to be a prettier version of existing aggregator software.
BUT what is being lost is:
- how do we as brokers manage internal processing?
- how do we become more accountable as a broker?
- how do we ensure smoother settlements and not miss critical tasks in the loan process?
- As an owner, how do we measure staff accountability?
That’s why I became more and more impressed as I delved deeper into BrokerEngine. The most important factor is that this system has been built by a high-producing broker, not by someone at the administration level, and not at the aggregator level (non end-user).
This is so important, because BrokerEngine has created a solution for almost every part of the loan application process. For example, even down to triggering a postcode check for LMI for a specific deal because it’s over a certain LMI. It is features like this that are helping to ensure smoother settlements and letting our brokers focus more on the task at hand instead of worrying about what’s happening behind the scenes.
“BrokerEngine Has Given Me A Strong Platform To Grow”
Although I have grown my volumes over the years to what many brokers would consider a solid level, I had hit a plateau for a few years. My aim was to break out of this holding pattern. To do this, I needed better processes so I could get systematic about my growth. I considered doing this myself, but realised there would be hundreds of hours of “grunt work” involved.
When I took a demo of BrokerEngine, I realised the hard work had already been done for me. What attracted me to BrokerEngine was that it was designed by a highly successful broker. Rather than having to populate a system with all my own content and templates, all the broker-specific tasks and templates were already built in.
I’ve found that the “1-Click Workflows” and checklists within BrokerEngine make it almost impossible to make a mistake or overlook something like an incorrect interest rate, or a refinance rebate not being paid. This has driven efficiencies which has allowed me to focus on client-facing work.
In short, BrokerEngine has given me a strong platform to scale my business and achieve the targets I’ve set myself.
“Errors Reduced And Deals Settling On Time!”
As a loan processor, when you’re only processing a couple of deals every week, it’s easy to keep track.
But as you get up to 10+ deals a week, it’s almost impossible to keep up with all the minute details and compliance without the occasional error creeping in.
That’s where BrokerEngine really helps.
For example, automated tasks remind you to follow up on certain deals if you haven’t heard back from the lender assessor. And the Dynamic Checklists ensure you never overlook important data that may have an impact on settlement. This means I can get on with my day without worrying if I remembered to perform a certain task or check on the status of all my submissions. As a result, critical errors have been reduced and deals are getting settled on time.
“The Entire Deal On One Screen”
Loan processing is all about efficiency AND accuracy. It’s no good doing things quickly if mistakes are made. Before using BrokerEngine, I lacked a system to track all loans in one place. I’d spend a lot of time going back and forth between spreadsheets and file notes. This was not only time consuming, but it was more prone to error.
BrokerEngine has solved this problem by displaying the entire Deal on one screen. I no longer have to flick between screens to get the information I need. The system also automatically prioritises tasks. With a quick scan over the dashboard, I can see exactly where everything is at rather than having to dig into file notes and reminders.
I’ve been able to grow my business and process more loans, without stressing about how to manage workload and without letting client results slip.
Independent Loan Processor
“Great Support And Immediate Response!”
Prior to discovering BrokerEngine, we used lots of manual systems for things, such as interest only / fixed expiring loans and clawback dates. These can now be recorded within BrokerEngine and we are notified as they fall due.
Also, we can record the discounts and interest rates of all our clients’ existing loans. The interest rates are updated in real time and allow us to review our clients’ interest rates across the board… Reports for QED/compliance can be easily accessed for all brokers… Client lists for mailouts are easily produced, or come from auto-generated birthday, settlement and referrer reports that are produced each week and emailed to brokers.
The BrokerEngine team are always available to discuss problems, or to consider updates or changes. Great support and immediate response!
PA to Trevor Giacometti (Principal), LoanBrix
“A Dream Come True”
I have wished for so long that someone would develop a fool proof loan processing program. Regardless of the broker's size or monthly volume, I believe it is so important to have an easy to use, streamlined process in place for countless reasons. Congratulations BrokerEngine you made my dream come true! I am looking forward to the ongoing development of BrokerEngine.
“A One Stop Shop For Managing My Client Base”
My trigger for checking out BrokerEngine was the desire to improve my processes and get my business ready to utilise loan processing services.
I took great comfort in the fact that the software was founded by a broker and was designed to help brokers cope with workflow and compliance in a busy practice.
The system allows me to manage a client right through from lead stage through to settlement and then through ongoing reviews. It’s like a one stop shop for managing my client base.
Especially when working with other team members, the software makes things much more efficient because it allows you to capture and communicate relevant information for your support team in a streamlined way.
Especially if you have a team, BrokerEngine is a no-brainer in my view.
Principal, Stapleton Finance