Simon O'Kelly

Director & Senior Mortgage Broker

Simon has over 25 years experience in customer service and commercial roles, largely in the travel industry. In 2013, Simon set-up his own business as a mortgage broker so he could help customers finance their dream home or refinance their existing loans. Our team has grown to meet the demand; a key to our business is treating customers as customers for life and being there to help their family and friends as well.

Simon is passionate to find one of the most appropriate lenders for each customer especially when a customer has been told they cannot get a loan.

Ainslie Conheady

Senior Mortgage Broker

Ainslie has over 20 years’ experience in customer facing roles, with the past 10 years in the retail lending and banking industry. Her passion is customer service and educating clients on lending options while finding solutions for their needs. She enjoys working with numbers and has an accounting background which enhances her understanding of our small business clients and self-employed clients.

Ainslie will take you through the initial stages of the application process, by understanding your needs, your goals, and your current financial position. Then, the team will come together to find the right solution for you.

Claire Williamson

Lending Manager

Claire has over 20 years of experience in many areas of Mortgage Broking both in the UK & Australia. She enjoys working with numbers & is passionate about finding solutions for customers that work for the clients’ individual needs & plans.

This involves looking at the loan structure first, then looking at the policies of different lenders and then finally, negotiating the interest rate.

Parabroker &
Senior Broker Support Manager

With many years of experience at Finance for Living and 8 years in the finance industry, Jess brings a wealth of ability, ranging from exceptional customer service to quality assurance. With his background in Accounting and Business Administration, he  is well-equipped to navigate the intricacies of the financial landscape whilst doing it all with a smile!

Jess oversees the operations of our offshore office in Cebu and is responsible for lender research and borrowing capacity calculations so we can help our valued clients.

Broker Support Manager

Laura has been working in  the mortgage industry for 4 years. Her diverse background includes roles in customer service, quality assurance, and retail, providing her with a multifaceted skillset crucial for ensuring the smooth submission of loan applications.

With her experience and great attention to detail, Laura plays a pivotal role in ensuring that all aspects of the loan submission and approval process are properly managed and executed.

Broker Support Manager

Enzo joined Finance for Living in 2023 and has brought his leadership experience to Finance for Living along with his incredibly positive attitude as he meticulously guides clients through the intricacies of the loan application process.

Enzo’s commitment to excellence and knack for meeting stringent bank criteria make him an invaluable asset in securing smooth and successful loan approvals.

"Our friends recommended Simon to help us with our home loan – we’re first time buyers and he really helped us to understand the whole process and was happy to help out with the endless questions we seemed to have. From beginning to end both Simon and Claire made sure our application went through relatively painlessly. We are now homeowners and will be recommending Simon to everyone!"
Skye Shoubridge

Meet Simon

I’m Simon O’Kelly. I’m a mortgage broker, and I specialise in the residential property market. I’ve always loved helping people.

Whenever I see that there’s something that they can’t reach, or they believe they can’t reach, then I make sure I ask a lot of questions, and work out what they actually want, and find a way for them to achieve it. Whether it’s now or whether it’s in six or 12 months, I find a way for them to get towards their goal.

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