Graeme Holm spent a decade working in a major Australian bank after college. He processed payments for loans and noticed a disturbing trend in home loans: Most Australian familes had bad mortgage deals, leading them to debt. And they didn’t have to do this: There were plenty of ways that families could reduce debt and get a better deal from their lending institution, but most of them didn’t know that. Once the banker or loan officer was finished approving the basic loan, they tended to drop off the clients’ radar. But Holm knew that people needed the kid of help only a financial expert could provide.
So Holm, along with business and life partner Rebecca Walker, started Infinity Group Australia with the goal of providing ongoing, steady financial and investment advice as well as helping their clients find loopholes, deductions and other money-saving aspects of debt and loans. With the goal of restructuring every home loan and debt in Australia, Infinity Group seeks to change Australian borrowing culture “one household at a time.”
Infinity Group Australia provides a personal banker for their clients who not only goes over their loans and debts but helps them find ways to pay down debt, reduce debt and make payments faster, as well as personal finance advice for debt reduction, retirement planning and investing. They do not provide loans, just counselling for those in debt, providing a service that the established banking and loan institutions don’t offer. Infinity Group Australia doesn’t get paid unless they can save their clients money and see an actual reduction in debt as quickly as possible. In many cases their clients end up paying off 20 or 30 years mortgages in 10 years or less, with money to spare each month for living their lives.
On July 30th of 2018, Infinity Group Australia and Graeme Holm received one of the Australian Financial Review’s esteemed Most Innovative Companies, landing at spot #58. The award is determined by the staff of the Australian Financial Review and Innovative. The list selects the 100 business from Australia and New Zealand from a list of 1,000 eligible businesses. Holm was on hand to receive the award and beamed with pride at the fact that his 5 year old business idea is working out so well, and helping Australian families in the process.
Holm was also named one of Australia’s MPA Top 100 Brokers and completed Customer Service Management from IQPC earlier this year. Holm spent six months doing research and R&D for Infinity Group Australia before launching it to the public in 2013. He has quickly become a recognizable face in personal finance, helping over 1,000 families personally find a path out of debt and into retirement savings and a disposable income.
The Australian Financial Review has been awarding the Most Innovative Company Top 100 for seven years now. The award was previously known as the BRW Most Innovative Company List. It is the only cross-industry national award given in Australia or New Zealand. Learn more: https://about.me/graemeholm