Director, Otto Dargan
In December 2006 Dargan Financial was born, and has since expanded rapidly. In 2009 the company name was changed to the Home Loan Experts as this new name better suited our growing online presence.
Otto’s passion for real estate, investing and financial services has compelled him to create a business with a strong service focus that is often lacking from the services offered by other brokers and the major banks.
Currently Otto works as the General Manager and Marketing Manager of the company. He handles our main website and the development of the best mortgage broker websites in Australia such as our Guarantor Home Loan and Home Loan Blog websites.
Australia’s Brightest Broker 2011 & 2012
In 2011 and 2012 Otto won the Broker IQ competition run by St George Bank and The Adviser (a mortgage industry publication).
The quiz is designed to test mortgage brokers on a range of topics including general finance, product, and industry knowledge.
Over 1,000 of Australia’s best brokers entered the competition and were put through a series of difficult tests to find just six finalists.
In both 2011 and 2012 the final was hosted by Australian TV game show legend Larry Emdur at The Adviser’s Australian Broking Awards. In 2011, Otto not only came first in the quiz, he actually doubled the next closest contestant’s score! In 2012, he returned to defend his title and once again was named Australia’s Brightest Broker.
Steven Heavey, the General Manager of St George Intermediary Distribution, presented Otto with a cheque for $10,000 for winning the competition. Read more in The Adviser‘s report on the competition.
Otto in the news
Otto has been quoted in several publications including:
- The Australian Broker,
- The Australian Newspaper,
- Mortgage Professional Australia (page 2),
- Mortgage Professional Australia – Lending to Foreigners,
- Mortgage Professional Australia – Guarantor Loans,
- Mortgage Professional Australia – Positive Credit Reporting,
- The Adviser – Mortgage Broker Efficiency,
- Sydney Morning Herald (bottom),
- The Finance Professional,
- NineMSN Money,
- Your Investment Property Magazine (page 3),
- Your Mortgage Magazine – Discounts For Professionals, and
- Gold Coast – How do lenders view the Gold Coast?
- The Adviser – Smart Business
“Having not been through the mortgage process before I wasn’t sure what to expect but Otto explained each step along the way and made dealing with the bank and getting our first home a stress-free and very positive experience. I highly recommend his services and would use him again without hesitation.”
Gemma, Paddington NSW
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