About us

 
 

TOWNSVILLE NORTH QUEENSLAND FINANCE SOLUTIONS

 
In order to achieve your future goals, you need to access the most appropriate lending strategy today.
 
At RLA, we are all about helping you make informed decisions to meet your financial goals. Our Townsville loans and finance specialists will work closely with you to deliver a tailored solution.
 

WHY CHOOSE RLA FINANCE AUSTRALIA

 
In this industry it is all too common to be sold a product that does not suit your individual needs or your business's strategic goals. We take the time to ask, to listen and to discuss your requirements.
 
Our points of difference:
 
  • Industry leading experience
  • Personalised approach
  • Up-to-date business advice
 

LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIPS

 
We are here for the long-term and have been forging partnerships with our clients for more than 25 years.
 
At RLA, we will take the time to understand your business objectives and suggest strategies to help you achieve your long-term goals. Let us do the legwork for securing the right finance approval while you get on with running your business.
 

WHAT IS OUR ROLE?

 
We are here to add real value to your business, from equipment, commercial and car finance to business and property loans. Build and grow your future with RLA Finance Australia.
 

 

OUR TEAM

 
 
 
 
 
 

WHAT IS OUR ROLE?

 
SENIOR PARTNER (EQUIPMENT FINANCE)
 
Mike Steel has more than 30 years experience in the banking and finance industry. He has educated himself to assist businesses to acquire assets and grow their business. Whilst Mike has in-depth knowledge of general business, his skills in transport, earthmoving and rural business will set him apart from the rest.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

STEPHEN ALLAN

 
PARTNER (COMMERICAL, RESIDENTAL, INVESTMENT PROPERTY & BUSINESS FINANCE)
 
Since completing his university studies in Commerce and Economics in 1993, Steve has gained extensive banking and lending experience in the finance and banking industry. In 2004, Steve joined the RLA team to develop the RLA Property Finance department, which now enables all aspects of our clients' financial needs to be handled by our professional staff. With many years of experience in all areas of equipment and property finance, Steve understands how the banks operate and structure loans to best suit your clients' needs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MICK HERRON

 
BROKER (EQUIPMENT FINANCE)
 
Mick Herron joined the RLA team in July 2007 with a wealth of previous experience with Esanda Finance and Custom Credit Corporation and is an old Ignatius Park College graduate. He has a portfolio of clients ranging from sole traders to public companies offering finance brokering services and finance solutions for acquisition of capital plant and equipment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KELLIE CROCKER

 
PARTNER (EQUIPMENT FINANCE)
 
Kellie came to RLA in 2000 with a banking and finance background working in various branches in New South Wales and Queensland. She has established a strong standing in commercial leasing and finance with excellent analytical skills and provides a great customer experience. She is an enthusiastic financial services professional who works hard with you and the banks to take your business dealings to the next step.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DANIEL LAWSON

 
PARTNER (EQUIPMENT FINANCE)
 
Daniel joined RLA Finance in 2015 and has brought a wealth of experience after working in the finance and insurance industries for the past 12 years. In this time he has worked as a finance manager in the automotive industry and has been the North Qld & Northern Territory Manager within Insurance Australia Group. With the experience he has acquired working throughout North Qld he is the perfect fit to RLA and to work with you in growing your business.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

STEVE BRADDICK

 
PARTNER (COMMERCIAL, PROPERTY & AGRI FINANCE)
 
Steve Braddick has joined the team at RLA Finance following a 30-year career with ANZ. His focus as a Relationship Broker is within the Business, Commercial, Property and Agri Finance Markets. Born and bred in Townsville, with time in the Burdekin and Far North districts, Steve has a Bachelor of Commerce (JCU) and is actively involved with the Townsville Picnic Bay Surf Life Saving Club.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BRETT SIEVERS

 
BROKER (COMMERCIAL, PROPERTY & AGRI FINANCE)
 
Brett Sievers is a true North Queenslander and has over 30 years' experience in the finance industry. Brett was born and raised in the Burdekin and he has spent his entire working life assisting clients with their finance requirements in the North Queensland Region. His focus is working with Business and Rural borrowing clients. Brett has a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

VICKI WHALAN

 
BROKER (RESIDENTIAL, INVESTMENT PROPERTY & PERSONAL FINANCE)
 
Vicki Whalan has been a valued member of the RLA team since 2011. She specializes in Residential and Investment Home loans, as well as Personal Loans. Vicki has worked in the finance sector for 45 years in the areas of Banking, Credit Management and Mortgage Broking, and has been an Accredited Mortgage Broker since 2007. She prides herself on great customer service and is very active with Neighbourhood Watch. Vicki was born in the south of the State, but spent quite some time living in Central Queensland and many years living in Papua New Guinea.
 
 
 
 
 

SUPPORT STAFF

 
 
 

LEIGH POLI

 
SENIOR LENDING EXECUTIVE OFFICER (EQUIPMENT FINANCE)
 
 
 
 
 

RACHEL TORRISI

 
LENDING EXECUTIVE OFFICER (EQUIPMENT FINANCE)
 
 
 
 
 

SHANNON JOHNSTON

 
LENDING EXECUTIVE OFFICER & WORKFLOW CO-ORDINATOR (EQUIPMENT FINANCE)
 
 
 
 
 

EMILY NOWAK

 
LENDING EXECUTIVE OFFICER (EQUIPMENT FINANCE)
 
 
 
 
 

KARLIE WILSON

 
FINANCE SUPPORT & WORKFLOW CO-ORDINATOR - DOCUMENTATION & SETTLEMENTS (EQUIPMENT FINANCE)
 
 
 
 
 

GEORGIA GATTI

 
FINANCE SUPPORT - DOCUMENTATION & SETTLEMENTS OFFICER (EQUIPMENT FINANCE)
 
 
 
 
 

GRACE BLISSETT

 
FINANCE SUPPORT - SETTLEMENTS OFFICER (EQUIPMENT FINANCE)
 
 
 
 
 

COLIN GILES

 
FINANCE LENDING & SUPPORT EXECUTIVE OFFICER (COMMERCIAL, PROPERTY & AGRI FINANCE)
 
 
 
 
 

MILVA BLAIR

 
ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
 
 
 
 
 

LOY STEEL

 
ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
 
 
 
 
 

 

TESTIMONIALS

 
 
We used RLA Finance to organise finance for purchases of new equipment over a number of months and we were very happy with RLA's service and recommend them to anyone looking to get business finance now or in the future.
 
—Bohle,
 
D & D
 
 
 
I have been working with the RLA team for over 10 years and they are a group of outstanding professionals who offer a holistic approach to helping their clients. They are solution providers and I highly recommend their services to others.
 
—Paul Fyhn, Maclean Partners
 
 
 
We were very satisfied with the excellent service provided, and were most impressed with the knowledge, prompt service, helpfulness and constant communication. Courtesy and friendliness was outstanding.
 
—D & D, Mount Louisa
 
 
 
We found the service to be quick and efficient, and would like to commend the friendliness of Steve and his staff. Nothing ever seems to be a problem, and they are knowledgable and helpful. RLA could not improve on their service any more, as it's already excellent.
 
—M & G, Bushland Beach
 
 
 
Great doing business with a professional company, and Steve in particular. Everything was handled quickly, expertly and easily. The load and worry was taken off my hands. Communication was excellent, and I give many, many thanks to Steve and his very friendly team.
 
—J South Townsville
 
 
 
We didn't have to worry about anything. Right from the beginning, Steve steered us in the right direction with positive and safe advice. The application process was quick and easy thanks to Steve and his staff, and we are now proud owners of a new property. We though the service was excellent.
 
—K & T Alice River
 
 
 
We received excellent service from start to finish. Everything was handled most professionally, and we found it easy to converse with Steve. We couldn't have asked for more.
 
—G & M, Giru
 
 

 

MEMBERSHIPS & SPONSORSHIPS

 
 
MEMBERSHIPS
 
  • North Queensland Toyota Cowboys
  • CAFBA (Commercial & Asset Finance Brokers Association of Australia)
  • AFG (Australian Finance Group)
  • CIO (Credit and Investments Ombudsman Limited)
  • CCIQ (Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland)
  • Townsville Chamber of Commerce Inc.
  • The APEX Club of Townsville
  • Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride
  • Townsville Yacht Club
 
 
 
SPONSORSHIPS:
 
  • Home Hill Golf Club (Annual Closed Championships)
  • Ayr Golf Club (Annual Closed Championships)
  • Burdekin Junior Rugby League (Roosters) RLA Logo on supporter's polo shirts
  • Brandon Bowls Club
  • Herbert River Rugby League (committed to end of 2020)
  • Burdekin Growers Race Day (last commitment was in 2017)
  • Nth Qld Cowboys (Bushrangers 2019 Corporate Membership)
  • Giru Agricultural Show
  • Giru Bowls Club
  • Combined Apex Club of Townsville (National Children's Day)
  • Cancer Council (Relay for Life)