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What Brian’s clients say about his service

This is the 3rd time I have used Brian’s services and as usual everything went very smoothly A+.

Brian was incredible in helping us get our mortgage. He was excellent in explaining the benefits and drawbacks to all of our different ideas for purchasing a house. My partner and I didn’t know much about mortgages, but Brian made it all very clear and easy to understand. We are both very happy to have Brian as our mortgage advisor, and would recommend him to everyone. Thanks

Eleven years ago I found myself in a difficult financial position having been left to raise two young children on my own. Brian Hocking was one of the few financial advisors willing to help me refinance! His honest and caring approach was much appreciated that to this day if I need anything I can still call upon his financial services! He is a valuable asset to The Smart Line group and his commitment to his clients is to be commended! Brian just makes it work!!! Thanks Brian!

Many thanks to Brian and Janine. Excellent personal and profession service.

Very helpful and informative, Brian went out of his way to meet with us after hours and provided a great service. I have already recommended Smartline to my friends & family and would not hesitate to do so again.

Brian Hocking is a gentlemen for starters and his assistant Janene is a champion, both are on the ball and don’t stuff you around ( if you need these 2 for an enquirey about your loan or any other financial matters they are happy to help and will always pick up the phone when you call them ) unlike other brokers, this mobb is highly recommended cheers.

Brian is always available to answer our questions and provides us with an exceptional service.

I would like to thank Brian and Jannine for their support.  The transaction was great and I was well informed at every step.  Thanks again


Brian was great to work with. He would give up his time to ask any questions and he made the entire process extremely easy. This is the second time we have used Smartline and we will continue to do so. Thanks.

My Smartline advisor was critical for me securing my first home. He explained the technical aspects of home loans in lay terms that helped my confidence and understanding. My advisor has played a big role in me now securing my third investment property.

Just keep up the good work thanks.

Brian Hocking provides an excellent service where as a customer I felt safe & confident having Brian as a financial adviser.

Brian Hocking is not only our financial adviser but we consider him as part of the family and close friend. We have been involved with Brian now for over 10 years and he has always been there to advise and guide us in the right direction. Thanks

Brian was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He really got to understand my situation and what I want both now and in the future. He would keep me updated. He’s knowledgeable, funny and calm which helped me to feel relaxed right from the start.

Very easy to get along with and made the process as easy as possible.

Brian was approachable, easily contactable and very knowledgeable. He made the process very comfortable for us and put our minds at ease. I would recommend his services to my family and friends.

Brian had always been there when we needed his good advice. As a result, we have recommended Brian to our family and friends for financial matters.

Brian was sensational. Easy to deal with and understand. He did everything we could have expected and more. He even came to our place a couple of times to go through it all. We would recommend Brian and Smartline to anyone in a heartbeat.

Liked the most: 1) Timely return of phone calls, and emails 2) financial advise, options and recommendation 3) ability to bring forward settlement upon my request 4) Used him from interstate, ability to articulate options and financial advise Add value: 1) Explanation of documentation via web conferences (bridge the gap between reading the document and being explained over the phone)

Brian has always supported us in the needs we put to him. He is a great backstop in the game of finance. He has never let us down with the loan choices and advice we have needed.

The whole team were brilliant to work with – Brain and Janine really impressed me and I have recommended 2 people as a result of my experience.

I would normally not respond to these birthday emails as they are usually just a piece of marketing and insincere. I realise there is still a marketing element to this but I would also like to commend you for giving to such a worthwhile cause and it helps make me a happy customer.

Brian took all of the stress and hassle out of borrowing from the Banks and I am more than happy with the result. There was no continual back and forth wanting information and making things difficult which is what I have experienced in the past dealing directly with the banks. He just makes it happen. I highly recommend him to all of our Clients at work and most certainly would not hesitate to call Brian for any financial requirements in the future. He is the Best!!!

Brian took all of the stress and hassle out of borrowing from the Banks and I am more than happy with the result. There was no continual back and forth wanting information and making things difficult which is what I have experienced in the past dealing directly with the banks. He just makes it happen. I highly recommend him to all of our Clients at work and most certainly would not hesitate to call Brian for any financial requirements in the future. He is the Best!!!

Brian was fantastic in helping us out in buying our second home.

This was the second time I used the services of Brian Hocking in the Smartline team. Brian very patiently worked with us in the long process over about a year in finding and purchasing our home. He was always more than willing to relook over the best current options and was very quick to respond. Hopefully we do not need to use his services for awhile now, but I would definitely use and recommend him to all. Thanks so much for all your help!

Brian has helped me with the loan application process with my primary residence and investment property. On both occasions he’s provided very professional service and advice.

Brian was fantastic. He made this process easy to understand, was easy to contact and didn’t add anymore stress to our life changing decision. I have referred a couple of people to him as he clearly has a high understanding of the way this industry works.

First time I went into office I met Brian and I was so confused don’t know what the process is. After I came out of the office I was so relax I can’t explain.. the way Brian explained me the process for loan was so simple and easy.  Thanks for your help Brian.

What I really appreciated was the way Brian made me feel comfortable asking what I sometimes felt may be silly questions. He made me feel at ease to ask what ever question I had. This was really important to me as the process is quite daunting and it is critical that I understood everything. I really can not think of anything more I could have asked to add more value to the service. My situation was a very complex one with multiple loans. What made my situation even more difficult was the reluctance of lenders to provide me with equity in my existing apartment. Brian worked extremely hard to find a lender who accepted equity in my apartment which allowed me to purchase my next home. I certainly would not have been able to bid and purchase the home without Brian’s assistance.

I loved my Smartline mortgage broker because when the bank made a mistake during our settlement process Brian sorted it out within an hour. For first home buyers it gave us such piece of mind to have our broker on our side!

I love my broker because being first home buyers we had no idea about the processes involved in buying a house. It was great to have someone who could answer all our questions.

I desperately wanted to bid at auction for a Victorian cottage.  But my bank would not accept equity in my existing property, which I needed to bid. My Smartline brokers’ diligent work resulted in another lender accepting my equity – with a better interest rate!  That cottage is now mine.

I have never had a broker before who provides such great updates on the current market and his advice is invaluable.  Brian inspires his team to be just as thorough and helpful with all their clients, they really treat their clients the way that they would like to be treated. I regularly recommend him to people that are looking for finance as I can count on him and his team.

My broker Brian Hocking is an awesome guy who really knows his stuff! Finances are a very important fact of live,if you are given the wrong advice it can seriously impact your quality of life….Banks don’t care and they only have their own products to offer you. However by using a broker you have greater choices to pick from, but most importantly Brian takes the time to assess what is best for each individual client. Many years ago I became a single Mum with four young children and Brian took control of my finances so I was able to keep the family home. For this I am eternally grateful and have since used his services again to purchase more real estate, and I have now been able to help my now adult children with car purchases and even wedding costs. That’s just some of the reasons I LOVE MY BROKER BRIAN HOCKING !!!!!

My husband and I saw Brian Hocking awhile back to assist us in refinancing. His service and professional handling of our portfolio was second to none. Brian made the process a very smooth transaction. His knowledge is outstanding and he delivered to us an outcome we were very pleased with. Brian Hocking is an exceptional broker and we would definitely use his services again.

Brian was brilliant he guided me through the entire process and was really supportive at all times. This was my first home by myself and with his great knowledge saved me $$thousands$$ on fees and charges. I will definitely use Brian again with any house purchase I have. Cheers Brian

Brian truly makes me feel like there is no such thing as a stupid question!

Arranging my finance through Brian couldn’t be easier, he’s local meaning I can drop in anytime, mostly unannounced, he will always put aside time to speak with me and find the best (and cheapest) way to finance our next project. Over the years Brian has arranged the finance for our first home my wife’s car a line of credit and shortly will arrange finance for our renovation to build our dream home.

Brian was helpful and realistic. He did what he said and said what he did. This is something most mortgage brokers fail to understand.

Brian not only managed to get a loan for us under very trying circumstances he was also able to negotiate with my partner Baz who can be also very trying but likes to get the best results he can, he also appreciates all that Brian did for us.

Just like to thank Brian and his team for outstanding service and making the whole process simple. Pleasure to deal with.

I found Brian Hocking to be very professional and prompt in organizing my financial arrangements. Cheers Brian

Smartline are the way to go for loans get the job done in no time

Was very happy with Brian service and help and he was available at any time. We will recommend his service to anyone, he is very trustworthy and helpful.

I have used Brian twice now and will always recommend him to friends and family as he is diligent, informative and professional.

Brian was/is a fantastic help during my loan process. He also went above and beyond in helping me and I am very thankful to him. He provided great service as always. His assistant Janine has also been a fantastic help. Thanks to both of them.

I have always been hesitant about using a mortgage adviser but would now recommend it to anyone. The whole process makes obtaining a mortgage a breeze.

Not having built a home before it was great to have Brian go through the processes with us and explain it all. He and Diane were much more helpful than the bank staff we spoke to.

We have been extremely happy and grateful for the service provided to us by Brian Hocking. Throughout our loan process he was always readily available and very helpful. We highly recommend his services.
Suzanne and Peter

Brian was recommended to me, and his advice saved me over $10k in the loan process! His knowledge of the home loan market was fantastic and he was always available for advice throughout the loan process. I have already recommended him to two family members and can’t speak highly enough of him.

Brian was fantastic when setting up our line of credit. With our second child on the way we wanted to have something to fall back on, just in case! Brian did all the hard work, saving us a lot of time and most importantly money. What more could you ask for?

Brian did go to length to get us the best deal on the home loan when our first option didn’t look like it would get approved in time.

Brian provided us a very professional service with an unwavering dedication to it’s course in obtaining our property investment loan.

In comparison to my previous experiences with obtaining finance where there was a mountain of paperwork required and holdups, it was a pleasure to deal with Smartline.

Our requirements and needs are always met by Smartline. They keep us informed during the loan application process and provide regular updates once the loan is in force. Great friendly customer service, who care about the individual.
Mark and Michelle

Thank you Brian for providing a prompt and invaluable service to my ever-changing needs. Every problem was dealt with swiftly, and I was well informed during the process.

My husband and I are not up to speed with anything financial and spending half an hour with Wayne answered things that our bank could not explain over a 4 month period. Our legal firm were also impressed and plan on sending business his way, this itself is a great testament. Thanks again Wayne.

How good a company is depends on its staff. Smartline in Sunshine has it all… from the Receptionist to Adviser!! That is why they have had our business since we started investing!!

The time and effort that has been constantly put into finding us the best loan that suits our needs is second to none. Smartline continue to provide the ultimate customer experience for us and our financial situation. I highly recommend anybody looking at a loan to give them a ring.

Wayne and the team at Smartline are fantastic (like usual). Wayne’s very good at his job, he’s very easy to deal with and makes the process of finding the right loan a pleasure!

Wayne has been fantastic to deal with, he’s kept me informed throughout the process. I have had minimal contacts with the banks or builders because he has been keeping everything in order for me and liaising with the bank and builders on my behalf. Fantastic work!

Even though Brian was away on holidays when I needed to ask him questions he still called me back straight away to help, very good service.

Wayne really went the extra mile for us which was very reassuring and gave us confidence and surety in progressing with our recent mortgage application.

I had the ultimate choice in which loan and bank I preferred and Wayne simply provided me with options to suit my needs. I like that I had control of that aspect and that I also had options presented that I was not aware of.

Brian Hocking once again was exceptional. It’s my second time I have used his services and he was great. I would and already have recommended him to my family and friends.

Brian and his team at Smartline make it easy! What more can I say. I feel confident that their advice is the right advice.

Brian Hocking of Smartline Footscray has provided us with a fast, friendly and professional service for well over 7 years.  Brian and his welcoming team continue to satisfy and exceed all our financing requirements which is why I’ve never had any hesitation in highly recommending family and friends, and pretty much anyone I talk to that needs a lending solution.


Brian was available any time for us to contact him, which was fantastic given we live in WA and he is based in Vic.  Knowing he was available to help us with any queries whenever we needed him made a big difference to us.  Thank you Brian!


Brian was fantastic from the beginning to the end of the loan process. He provided clear concise communication and made what can be a daunting experience very comfortable.

Even though we are in Perth and on a different time zone Brian was always available for us to talk to. He also dealt with differences in interstate transactions with ease. Thanks Brian!

My husband and I were recommended Smartline through a family friend and rightly so. Everything went so smoothly that we thought perhaps it was too good to be true. We kept waiting for problems to arise but nothing did. Staff went (what I believe) was above and beyond what was expected. From working back to enable us to come after work, to hand delivering forms required to be signed when we couldn’t reach the office. We would highly recommend Smartline to anyone looking for a mortgage advisor.

I just liked the fact that I didn’t even have to leave the house to get done what we wanted. Wayne arranged everything and it all happened very quickly.

Smartline and their advisers were always friendly and willing to help with any queries. We felt safe and secure knowing they were experts.
Shelley and Simone

We were very impressed by the great customer service provided by Wayne Ives. He was extremely professional and reliable during the whole process, making what could be very stressful, a hassle free process. We would seek his service again and will refer Wayne to friends.

We think Smartline is great, especially for people starting out in the housing loan world. We have referred them onto our family and friends.

Wayne and your customer service team are always on top of things and take the stress out of trying to do it yourself. A great time saver because they know exactly who to ring, what the current market status is and what the best course of action is to take. I’ve used Smartline on four occasions and will continue to do so as my financial needs change.

The service from Smartline helped me understand and therefore make better decisions about my home and investment loans. With out the sound advice and very detailed information I surely would have struggled a lot more and probably lost a lot of money along the way.

Our loan wasn’t exactly straight forward, but Brain Hocking from Smartline was excellent in ensuring we got the right loan for us… he liaised between us and our accountant, until the right product was found. We also appreciated the thank you subscription we received.

This is our fourth loan (current mortgage and investment properties). Wayne and the team at Smartline have been great to deal with. Their advice, professionalism and friendly manner made the process easy.

I have now dealt with Brian Hocking on a number of loans and he has met our expectation every time. I appreciate the detail and attention he applies to all our loans and will definitely recommend him to others.

Wayne was fantastic, he is easy to talk to and we renegotiated our loan with ease. He explained everything in easy to understand language. We would definitely recommend him to anyone.

The service was great – the information provided was detailed and explained in laymans terms. Everything ran so smoothly. I was kept informed of everything from the very beginning and right through the process of loan. Thank you heaps.

Brian Hocking and team provided a fantastic service. They were thorough and patient. They answered all my questions and were always available. As a single woman buying property, it was great to find a trustworthy service I could rely on. I could not recommend them highly enough.

The reason my husband and myself chose Smartline was because my husband was a prior colleague of Wayne Ives.
Wayne was very helpful and professional when we got our first home loan and we felt very comfortable discussing our private financial position with Wayne. We recently completed a second loan with Smartline because we hold a great trust in Waynes abilities to gain us the best loan for our needs.
Over the past couple of years if we have needed some advice in our financial position to buy a second home and when we had a problem with our bank Wayne has always taken our calls and endeavored to help us in any way. We couldn’t recommend Smartline and Wayne Ives enough to our family and friends. And if we require any loan in the future we will be contacting Wayne.
Although as we are still unpacking from this move hopefully we wont need a loan in a while, it will be great to stay put!!!
Selena and Shane

Found Wayne Ives very easy to deal with and at times walking us through the process and taking a great deal of the stress out of it. Many Thanks

Smartline have been nothing but helpful and friendly the entire process despite the numerous problems we had with the lender.

My consultant was very helpful and gave me great advice, she was able to be contacted at anytime and was very accommodating with questions and queries I had. She made the loan process very smooth and easy and very quickly I was approved. I was very happy with the customer service and would definitely recommend her to my friends and family. She did a great job.

Wayne and the team at Smartline set me up with my first home loan, which gave me maximum flexibility to change as my needs change. Their advice was always helpful, and Wayne was incredibly patient with my million and one questions. Settlement didn’t go exactly to plan, and Wayne spent the better part of a tense afternoon on the phone between me, my solicitor and the bank ensuring the situation was sorted in time for me to move house. I look forward to working with Smartline in the future, and would confidently recommend them to anyone looking for expert help in navigating the multitude of home loan products on the market! Thanks again.

Smartline made a difficult choice easier to deal with. The team was very useful, offered many options and helped me choose the best package to accommodate my needs.

Just wanted to write and say a big thank you to you (and your team!) for all your hard work Friday afternoon. I think your sheer force of will (along with my mother’s!) made it all possible. I picked up the keys Friday afternoon at around 5pm, had everything moved on the weekend, locks changed yesterday, and this morning was my first “normal day” in the office!
Anyway, I am incredibly grateful to you, and obviously extremely pleased with my choice of mortgage broker!!
Great job Wayne and Mary-Jane!
Kind regards,

My fiance and I are truly thankful for Brian and Lisa. Being a first home buyer, we had no idea what we were doing and to top it all, we had already signed a contract before even applying for a loan! Brian and Lisa took care of everything and made it possible for us to own our home. We couldn’t be more thankful.

I refinanced my house and an extension through Brian and I received expert advice and service. I am extremely happy with the result as my banking is now so easy I don’t know how I ever got by with the prehistoric mortgage I had before.

The team at Smartline kept me in the loop of what was happening and didn’t wait for me to phone before letting me know of progress. They also processed my requests and applicable forms needed in the fastest way possible. I can do nothing more than commend the work of the team at Smartline. I’m more than happy to pass on Smartline’s five-star service to my friends and family. Everyone else is just second best.

I was recommended to Smartline and I have already recommended people to go through Smartline. It was great service and I always got a response quickly and they were always there for us. Great job.

Lisa was extremely professional and kept me updated at all times which was very important to me since this was the first time I had bought a house so had to reply totally on Smartline and I could not have done it without their expertise and care.

I thought Lisa and Brian were both fantastic! The little pressie we received post settlement was a lovely touch and reminded us of how great a job you both did! Thanks.

Brian and in particular Lisa, went above and beyond the call of duty to make it happen for us. Thanks again, you guys are a great team!

Not only did I get the money I needed but it was arranged in a manner that offered me the best tax advantages at the same time. A win win for me!

Wayne Ives at Smartline has been a fantastic help with providing finance for both my investment properties. Service and attention to detail is outstanding. Honesty and communication excellent. I would recommend Smartline to anyone considering finance alternatives.

My consultant was helpful and friendly. He was very prompt in getting back to me with my enquiries. I will use Smartline again in the future.

Lisa Stewart was great, she always had time to answer my questions and was very patient with me. All my queries were answered promptly and the process of buying a property was very straightforward and stress-free as a result. Brian Hocking was also great, and a person I felt I could trust to get the best loan for me. Getting the fixed loan elements sorted so quickly was great.

I believe that Smartline provided me with a professional “business” approach yet with a “personal” comfort and solution for my financial and mortgage choices. This was particularly important to me (as I am sure for most people) as I was initially nervous and understandably anxious about my loan. Their patience and attention to detail is second to none – something that is fast becoming rare today in business and other customer service environments. Thank you again to Brian Hocking and the team! I would recommend you and your products to anyone.

I liked the fact we were not dealing with the banks directly. We couldn’t be happier with the service and advice given by Brian. Before we dealt with Smartline we naturally had two of the major banks come out to give us advice on a new loan. The first rep pushed a deal that would have cost us way more in interest. The second was a nice bloke but didn’t have too much to offer. We liked the fact we had choices and that our loan is an ongoing work in progress with Smartline. They will find the best deal for the client.

I have already referred friends and colleagues to Smartline as a result of the prompt and professional service that we received. We had to work within a very short time line due to the fact that the solicitors and conveyers being on leave over the Christmas period. In the end the time between signing contracts and takeover was only 13 days, and all went smoothly. The general assistance provided, friendly atmosphere and non-stress workplace was fantastic. All the staff were extremely helpful and assisted in making sure the deal went through smoothly. ‘SERVICE EXCELLENCE’ is a term that comes to mind and the service we received was second to none.

Smartline were friendly and went the extra mile to find the right loan that suited our needs. They kept us informed during the process and answered our queries after the loan was settled. Thank you.

Wayne had proven in the past, through other business dealings, that he can make things happen. Once again he has proven that no challenge is too great. Thanks for all the great work.

We were in a situation of panic and fear of not been able to secure a loan to complete the purchase of land. We went to Smartline with an urgency and they were able to comfort out fears and reassure us that everything would be fine and completed by the settlement date. They were true to their words and we settled with all financials under control and setup to work with ease. Smartline also went into details about how to best work our accounts and money to better serve our loans and gain greater advantages from savings. We have already referred others to our consultant at Smartline and have no hesitation in saying to people ‘give them a chance’. Thank you Smartline.

This was the first Mortgage that I have had and Smartline made things very easy. I liked their attitude, their flexibility and their attention to detail. I’ll use them again without doubt.

Having been with our previous lender for over 15 years and owner/built four homes through them, we were disappointed when they advised us we could not owner/build our new home as they did not cater for owner/builders.
Discussions with our Smartline Consultant (Wayne Ives) quickly established our eligibility and a lender was found without any hassles or delay, contrary to what we were led to believe by our previous bank. Our home is well and truly on the way and we look forward to moving in very soon. Thank you Smartline for turning a potential nightmare into a dream. A bigger thank you to Wayne Ives for being there the whole way through.
Howard and Natalie

I was very happy with Wayne. He helped me repurchase my property from a bad separation and got me back on my feet again. Banks told me they couldn’t help, and valuers made it even harder. Wayne did everything he said he could.
Thanks You

Smartline made the difficult task of obtaining a home loan easy especially in our situation where my husband is self employed. They outlined all the options available to us. They were constantly in contact with me on the process of our application. I would use Smartline again for future financial services.

Brian provided a no hassles customer experience, combined with a complete product knowledge and met us in our home at a time convenient to us.
Denis and Carol

Smartline did all the comparisons of different loan products, and summarised the advantages of each product for me. They also kept in close contact to make sure I was happy with progress

Smartline has provided me with outstanding service and support with several loans over a number of years. Their willingness to look outside the square has benefited my financial position in both the residential and investment markets of real estate.

Being owner builders, ours was not an easy loan to apply for. Our consultant was very helpful and pushed it all through as quickly and as stress-free as possible. We have been very happy with the loan.

Really pleased with Brian and his team and the excellent service they have and continue to give me. I have and will continue to advise other people to use their service and expertise. I believe one of my colleagues has all ready had contact with Brian. Well done mate.

Congratulations on the honour that you have received and being recognized by your industry. Having dealt with you a number of times, I can personally say that the award is justified. The professionalism that is displayed with each dealing with you is justification in itself. I have never had any hesitations in recommending you and your business to anyone. With this top award, I can now even say that you have been recognised within your industry for the hard work that you have done to achieve were you are. Again congratulations.

I wanted to let you know that my experience with your organisation has rated as one of the best professional relationships I have ever had. I have no hesitation recommending you and your team to all of my friends. I have a college that is looking at purchasing a new property later this year and I have already passed on your details.
Thank you again and I look forward to dealing with you again in the future.

First class, genuine operators in the multiple experiences I and a half dozen of friends I have recommended Smartline to. Old fashioned, down to earth administration combined with modern product and technology. Thanks once again Brian.

Being our first ever Home loan experience my partner & I had absolutely no idea of what to do & expect. Smartline took care of everything from start to finish. In fact at times they were so good that I started getting nervous that I wasn’t doing enough to get things organised. After speaking to my consultant I soon realised that that was because I didn’t have to really do anything. Smartline had it covered. Smartline made the whole experience an absolute breeze.

I have & will continue to highly recommend Smartline to anyone considering finance. I have used two other brokers in the past and both times they added stress to the situation, were not contactable did everything in the eleventh hour and were far from informative.
Smartline elevated all of these frustrations and delivered what they promised.

I have known Brian Hocking for a few years now and have used his and Smartline’s easy and friendly service 3 times. I would go no where else but Smartline for my future loans. Sensational service.

I liked that Brian Hocking didn’t mind answering the many questions Joel and I had as we were buying our first home. Overall service was excellent. Once the loan was approved everything was smooth sailing.
Kristy and Joel

I received very good pro-active service and advice. The whole process was handled professionally and with very little effort on my part. A big improvement on what I have received from other providers in the past and I have already referred clients to Brian Hocking and his team

I have used Smartline Home Loans several times now, and they have always met my needs. I have recommended them to others, and will continue to do so.

Smartline Broker was easily contactable, friendly, and got the loan I needed.

I am more than willing to recommend the services of Brian Hocking from Smartline Home Loans. Approximately two years ago, my wife and I required two loans, one to convert our existing property into an investment loan and another loan for construction of our new home. I decided to contact Brian (he had set my original home loan up some five years ago while at the Commonwealth Bank), after experiencing frustration and annoyance in dealing directly with bank employees to take out a loan on some land we wanted. We new what we wanted, however I did not want to risk getting an inexperienced Bank employee again, so we explained it all to Brian. He ran through the various options available, left the decision to us, we agreed, and then he proceeded to arrange everything. He continually kept the whole process on track and on time. Brian’s personal touch and efforts were most satisfying, he even successfully pursued a refund on Mortgage Insurance previously charged. (I seriously doubt whether the bank would have alerted us to this refund). Brian is a professional, and being an ex bank employee, easily understands your requirements and knows exactly what is required to get the loan across the line. I would not hesitate to use Brian in the future for any loans that I require.

On behalf of Kathy and myself, I would like to thank you for your commitment to supporting us with our Home Loan and Financial advice. Thank you for being so prompt and meeting with us on such short notice, your customer service and follow up was great. Your Web site gives us a true understanding of your commitment to true personalised service. We have recommended you to many of our friends and associates. Thank you again for that personal touch.
Nick and Kathy

Brian, many thanks for professionalism and impartial advise in arranging my home loan. Your knowledge and expertise removed the confusion I was faced with in making a decision and your diligence ensured my loan was approved in a timely manner.

Thank you Brian for all your help. You have made life a lot easier for Alan and myself by going through you. It has saved us time and less stress than if we were to go through the banks ourselves. You made sure that we fully understood how the process works in purchasing our investment property and also explained what the papers were that we were signing. We felt very comfortable in dealing with you, and again thank you for all your time and we look forward in dealing with you in the future.

I would just like to take the time to thank you Brian for all the time and effort you have put in setting up our new home loan. Buying a new house can be very daunting prospect and organising finance is a major part of that, but the professionalism and advice you have give us has been sensational. Smartline should be congratulated on making our lifelong commitment a smooth and easy process without all the hassles I had when I purchased my first home and dealt with the bank on my own. Keep up the great work. We will be recommending you and Smartline to our friends and family.
Mark and Michelle

We asked Brian to help us refinance our investment property and incorporate a new loan for an additional property. We were faced with a huge range of products, and no way of determining which were the best options for us. Brian helped us step through this complex and incredibly bureaucratic mire, making it a relatively simple exercise to make our choice of bank and home loan product. During the settlement period, Brian went ‘above and beyond’ and assisted us greatly to minimise unexpected delays by our bank which threatened to jeopardise our settlement. At the outset I guess I expected that Brian would be working for the bank in signing us up, and that once secured we would be fending for ourselves. But the reverse was in fact the reality – he was on our side all the way, giving us excellent advice and using his network of contacts to streamline things when required. I would (and have!) readily recommend Brian to anyone who was looking to purchase or refinance their property.

I am writing to thank you Brian for all your hard work and commitment in arranging and gaining the best possible loan for myself. You made the difficult process both simple and enjoyable. Throughout my time dealing with you I found you to be extremely professional and always willing and eager to answer any concerns or questions. I will not hesitate to pass your name and number to any of my family or friends who are in the situation of finding a loan.

Our experience with Brian Hocking of Smartline Home Loans was and continues to be fantastic. Brian was able to offer a range of products and services but at no stage did he push one over the other. He listened to what we wanted from a lender, our concerns and advised us to go with who we were comfortable with. We discussed moving away from our current bank to one of the independent lenders because of the attractive no establishment fees and no ongoing fees pitch, however, there were hidden fees we were unaware of which Brian took the time to explain. Brian followed the progress of our loans from sign up to settlement letting us know what was happening along the way. This is the kind of service we were looking for and we now have the best available package saving us thousands of dollars per year exponentially. We are truly grateful for your advice and support along the way.
Neil & Denise

Nothing conveys a positive experience as much as repeat business. Thank you once again for your assistance Brian in making our investment goals a reality. Your expertise, thoroughness and willingness to go the extra mile have made this purchase not only possible, but most importantly, frustration free. It goes without saying that we have no hesitation in recommending your services to family and friends.
Susan and Miles

We both had a very positive experience with Smartline Home Loans, our consultant is Brian Hocking who proved to be very helpful and understanding. This was our first home loan and the thought was very daunting and exciting at the same time for us both.

l approached Brian Hocking at a very difficult time of my life, when l required friendly advice and professional guidance in relation to the selling and purchasing of property. Brian was always very patient, with all the questions l had, particularly when at first l was very stressed and confused. He would always take great care, with my particular situation and was very sensitive to my individual needs. l always felt that l was well informed, that my future was important to him as a valued client and that if ever l needed to be in contact with him in regards to the purchasing of the property, that l could be in contact with him. l was very grateful for Brian’s time, knowledge and experience in the area of mortgage finance.

Brian Hocking provided me with a solution to assist me obtain a house that I wanted also his service was excellent and have kept in touch with regularly for future opportunities

Our Consultant was available to us when we needed and was really good at following up our questions and queries – we felt like we could trust to leave matters in his hands to follow up on our behalf.

Brian Hocking was recommended to me as a mortgage broker by a colleague in the year 2001. On meeting him I found him to be very personable and approachable and he made me feel very comfortable in discussing a subject I knew little about and I immediately trusted him. We began the process of arranging a housing loan however this was interrupted by unforeseen circumstances and I was no longer able to continue. During the following years Brian has regularly called me to monitor my progress and has never failed to send me a birthday or Xmas card. Now that I have resumed my property search, I have had no hesitation in calling Brian to set up a loan for me who has acted promptly to assist me. I cannot speak highly enough of Brian and believe him to be a sincere, honest and caring person and an asset to Smartline.

I have referred Brian to many of my friends who have since used Brian to help them out with their loans. Your services, through Brian are very customer friendly as he does all the work from the moment he walks through the door. I will use Smartline every time I need to and always refer your services.

Brian Hocking saved me so much time and the loan he brokered for me is now allowing me to pay off principal and interest. I am now $100 plus a week better off.


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