Our vision is to provide outstanding service to all our clients as we become Australia’s premier mortgage broking provider specializing in building and construction loans.
Finally, a mortgage broker that is dedicated to first home builders, upgraders, and investors who want to:
- Purchase land
- Build their own homes
- Invest in off‐the‐plan properties
- Purchase house and land packages
Founded as a Specialist Mortgage Brokering Company, Building Loans Australia addresses the severe lack of qualified, professional mortgage brokers concentrating in advising on and sourcing home loans for land and building purposes.
Working For The Client, Each Time, Every Time, All The Time
Our philosophy is one of investment. We invest in:
- The best people
- The best systems
- The best professional development
Our customers benefit from dealing with experienced, suitably qualified Mortgage Advisors who have the most up‐to‐date and responsive market knowledge at their fingertips. We have access to more than 30 lenders providing hundreds of products, and our leading edge software provides real‐time information about lending criteria, bank fees, interest rates, and borrowing limits. We are able to quickly assess mortgage availability and the clauses and features of each financing package from which each client will be able to take advantage. As there are so many bank products and policies on the market, we excel as we are exposed and get to practise the similar scenarios every day. This is why we are often referred to as Specialists Mortgage Brokers.
We often get calls from other brokers and clients who have been to the banks without getting the right structure and direction.
Developing our people is central to our ability to provide market leading customer service and ensuring clients receive the best advice and mortgage offers. To this end, qualifications held include the Diploma of Financial Services 1 and 2 (DFP 1 and 2), and Certificate IV in mortgage broking.
Having assisted more than 1,000 clients access more than $300 million of home loan financing, you can rest assured that Building Loans Australia has the experience and expertise, as well as access to the market, that will prove to be refreshingly different.
Meet The Director:
Working and studying in the United Kingdom while completing his law degree was an opportunity for Craig Vaughan to gain invaluable experience in the world of property and finance.
During the year‐long exchange program, Craig, a student at Queensland University of Technology, studied at Nottingham Trent Law School and worked for well‐known property firm, Henry Davidson Developments. After completing his degree back in Australia, Craig began working at a law firm but soon realised that his real interest was in the mortgage industry.
Craig’s mortgage broking career began in 2006 with ABC Mortgages. In his first year he concentrating mostly on helping first home buyers with high LVR financing. In 2007, Craig became ABC’s number one broker in Queensland. Soon, he founded his own company, MAP Mortgage Brokers, concentrating in the specialised area of home loans for non‐residents and ex‐pats.
“I was buying a house and one day I asked my mortgage broker about his job and the rest is history,’’ says Craig. “I made a decision that was quite risky at the time but in retrospect it was the best decision I could have made.”
Since then, Craig has gone from being a single operator to employing staff and establishing a successful multi‐brand company incorporating MAP Home Loans, Building Loans Australia and Professional Home Loans. Known for his dedication to the job, Craig has earned a reputation for ensuring his clients’ needs are met in a timely manner. His achievements were recognised when he was named a finalist in the 2014‐2015 Broker of the Year Award within the Australian Finance Group to show demonstrate his consistency his backed it by being named a finalist again in 2015‐2016.
Craig says targeting individual markets through the three different home loan companies has proved to be a winning formula and allows home buyers to receive information and advice that applies directly to their situation.
“I’ve lived on acreage and understand the frustration of banks not understanding acreage property, luckily I was in the industry so I could find a solution where many others wouldn’t. I’ve also built and had my own development so when we created Building Loans Australia it was based on providing solutions that were not offered by other brokers and banks.”
Craig is married with two children, and lives on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Together with his young family, Craig has a passion for travelling.
Craig Vaughan holds the following memberships and qualifications:
- Licenced with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)
- Full Member of the Mortgage Finance Associate of Australia (‘MFAA’)
- MFAA accredited number: 47419
- Member of Credit Ombudsman Services Limited (COSL),
- Certificate 4 in Financial Services (Mortgage Broking),
- Member of AFG, Australians largest mortgage broking aggregator,
- Diploma of Financial Planning 1 and 2,
- Bachelor of Laws with experience in property and taxation law,
- Experience in SMSF administration and purchasing property through Super.
- Australian Credit Licence Holder: ABC Mortgages Pty Ltd
- Australian Credit Licence Number: 3389773
- Australian Business Number: 77 086 342 05