Director Nicole Cannon founded Pink Finance as a way to deliver education, clarity and positivity to every client’s home loan journey. From Day One, Nicole built an ethical business on this ambition and the broking world noticed, awarding Nicole the first ever Australian industry awards for Ethics, Social Responsibility and Community Engagement. Nicole is now a key influence for many brokers adopting a social responsibility program.
Nicole originally became a mortgage broker as a result of a bad experience with one when purchasing her first property in 2001. The broker left Nicole ‘in the dark’, not communicating or educating her about this significant life event, so Nicole decide to empower herself, learn fast, follow up the loan and track it herself. Soon after, she became a qualified and licensed broker to help other women achieve their dreams.
It was only in the 70’s when a woman could not apply for a loan on her own. To be able to make this possible is just awesome.
Nicole’s passion is fuelled every time she contributes to someone’s life journey, whether they’re buying their first home or investment property, or taking control over their credit card debts.
It’s amazing to be part of my clients high level goals. It’s the reason I created Pink Finance – to empower people with choice; to nurture those goals into reality.
First property secured, Nicole now has plans to grow her investments with property in rural Australia, as well as overseas in some of her favourite locations, like the south of France and the Orkney Islands of Scotland.
When Nicole’s not happily pottering in her vegetable garden up at her Oberon property, you’ll likely find her being a daredevil somewhere. With a history of swimming in the North Sea ‘just because’, and plans to trek Kokoda, sleep in an igloo and ride the top 10 roller coasters in the world, you can be sure Nicole’s up to something adventurous in the outdoors whenever she has a minute to spare!
Sports-wise, she’s a self-confessed cricket tragic, loving everything about it, including supporting the cricket-borne women’s health charity McGrath Foundation through Pink Finance. The McGrath Foundation is the reason Pink Finance is PINK! Another love is music. Nicole’s played the Euphonium for 30 years, now also plays the Trombone and has been a musician with the Australian Army Reserve Band for 12 years and with the NSW Fire and Rescue Band for 5 years.
Toni is a Pink Finance Loan Processing Officer with 15 years of industry experience. Working across the gamut of loans during the years, from retail lending, first home loans, investments, and debt consolidation, Toni saw the impact she had in helping people obtain their dreams and be in control of their finances; this turned her role as a loan processor, from ‘just a job’, into a passion.
Knowing that what I do helps people and makes them happy, is very satisfying.
Toni’s focus is on making the process of securing a loan as easy and timely as possible for her clients. This unstoppable work ethic was rewarded when Toni was nominated for Best Loan Administrator in the Better Business Summit Awards. Another career highlight – obtaining a Cert 4 – is another way Toni has built upon her natural ability to help and advise others.
I am very lucky to do what I do. I have Cystic Fibrosis and working with Pink Finance allows me the flexibility to look after myself and my family but also work like a “normal” person.
When she isn’t making people’s dreams of home ownership come true, Toni travels with her husband and daughter to Thailand and enjoys local holidays too, loves the NRL (Go Roosters!) and is a mean gun at netball.
Claudia has hit the ground running since joining the industry in 2014. As a Community Finance Champion, Claudia specialises in first home loans, investment loans and refinances for clients who want independence, freedom and relief from their financial pressures.
Claudia knows from personal experience how time-consuming and challenging it can be to set up the right finance structure for long term stability and flexibility, and she knows that incredible joy of getting the key for your home and stepping over the threshold for the first time.
It’s this feeling that Claudia wants for every one of her clients.
With her eye on the end goal, Claudia considers her job done only when the loan has settled and not any day earlier.
Once settlement is confirmed I feel relief and so much energy, elation and happiness! It’s a rewarding moment, if you can help a client to achieve their goal.
Claudia is a deeply compassionate soul with close ties to the Buddhist community and those in need, such as the elderly.
She loves globetrotting and adventure, as it’s a great way to see how people around the world live, chase and achieve their dreams. When she’s not travelling, you can see her cycling, bush walking, trekking or gardening…anything outdoors really!
So grateful for Nicole and her team. They were so amazing from the start to end. We were able to change our loan and start achieving our goals thanks to the exceptional service from Pink Finance. Always so accommodating. Best broker we have ever dealt with. Thank you.
It was our pleasure dealing with Nicole Cannon when we decided to refinance our home loan. Her professionalism and knowledge made the process a lot easier. Her dedication and prompt service really separates her from the rest.
We would not hesitate to recommend Pink Finance to anyone looking for a professional tailored service.
We will definitely utilise the service of Pink Finance for our next investment.
You provide emotional as well as transactional support which is appreciated given the stress typically associated with property purchasing!
Nicole and her team were absolutely wonderful to partner with for our home refinancing and purchase of investment properties. We are delighted with the outcome, but in fact also enjoyed the whole process thanks to the team at Pink Finance. Will be recommending them to all our friends and family.
Fantastic service and knowledge. Excellent.
Nicole is a consummate professional in every way. She responded to our urgent query with great speed and if it wasn’t for her assistance we would never have been able to move fast enough to buy our home. Her expertise helped us navigate a complex market quickly to identify the right lender for us. From start to finish she made the whole process as pain-free as possible. She’s just awesome to work with and we are ever grateful to her for helping us secure our home.
Your professional and expert knowledge in your field has been a fantastic resource for new clients. The ladies have a great understanding and ability to convey this information to clients. I have put my trust in them and have always been reassured that they would help me through this process the whole way. A supportive and encouraging team and I would highly recommend to all people considering their service.
A very professional and courteous service with information constantly being updated. I would highly recommend this Nicole Cannon to anyone.
Nicole Cannon is the best broker I have ever worked with and I have used many other brokers over the years. She took the time to understand my needs and has a very proactive and pragmatic approach to sniffing out the best deal. Nicole also has an impressive network and her knowledge of the industry is second to none. Not only will I recommend her to all my friends, I shall be using her again and encourage others who read this to use her as well!
I have two small children and my wife and I are both working, so our time is extremely tight and finding time to do anything during normal business hours is almost impossible. Nicole was always not only completely accommodating of our schedule and able to meet us after hours at short notice, she always did so with a big smile and a friendly manner.
As well as being friendly and easy to deal with, Nicole really knows her game. She was well schooled in the best deals in the market each time we met her and did whatever it took to get us the best home loan overall. I’ve been unimpressed by other mortgage brokers in the past, so had done my homework though other lenders and could never beat the deals that Nicole was not only bringing to me but doing all of the hard work in getting the applications completed. I would recommend Nicole to anyone. 10/10.
Very fluent service and understanding what I need! I was thoroughly impressed by Nicole’s attention to detail and a focus on exactly what I required.
Nicole was very professional and yet approachable. She organised my daughter and her partner’s first home loan. She did a great job, and graciously answered myriads of questions. Nicole made the process simple and took the stress out of loan hunting for them, allowing them to concentrate on finding a home. She then juggled the refinancing of multiple loans for us which enabled us to act as guarantor for our daughter. Nicole suggested amalgamating our loans with the same provider as my daughter and also guided us through the sale of an investment property. Unexpectedly, Nicole managed to save us a lot of money on our own mortgages as well.. an added bonus! We highly recommend Nicole, and have already passed on her name to friends and colleagues.