Coffs Harbour finance brokers offering the flexibility you need


Meet Scott Forrest

Want a Coffs Harbour mortgage broker who’s available to visit you outside standard business hours?

Need a mortgage broker who can connect you with the best property people from Coffs Harbour, the Clarence Valley and beyond?

Looking for someone who knows their stuff, will tell it to you straight and will always have your best interests at heart?

Hi there, I’m Scott Forrest. A Mid North Coast local who looked at the banks and thought…. My team and I can do it better. 

Meet Travis

Travis brings over 5 years in the financial service industry recently moving from the Westpac Banking
Corporation to start his journey as a broker, he is currently completing his Diploma in Mortgage
Broking and Management Services. Travis is excited to start his new journey as a broker as he is very
passionate about helping people and providing exceptional customer service. He is also a Patrolling
Member of his local Surf Life Saving Club.Hi there,

I’m Travis and along with Scott, we can do it better. 


A whole lot better

And so we did.

We’re a Coffs Harbour mortgage broking business working the Coffs, Clarence Valley, Grafton and Maclean beat (all across the North Coast actually). Scott was born and bred in Coffs and with almost 15 years of lending experience at two of the major banks under his belt, and just as much time working as a self-employed restaurant owner and mortgage broker, so he really understands home lending.

He also understands people. Sadly, home lending and the real people applying for home loans don’t always go hand in hand. But Scott and his team hear you because they’re really listening.

When you say you meet with prospective borrowers after hours,
you mean just till 6pm, right?

No we don’t.

Like you, we have family and friends and need some leisure time, so there are some limits.

But if the only time you can only see us is at 8pm when the kids are tucked up in bed, then 8pm works for us.

And if your only free time is early in the morning, then with coffee in hand, early morning it is. 

We all lead busy lives. But it’s our job to help you secure the best home loan for your needs. 

So, yep. You better believe that when we say we can meet you after hours, that’s exactly what we mean. We’d be delighted to schedule a time that works best for you!

Just like a bank. Only better!

With so many years of lending experience, the Finance Connect team understands the home lending processes. We also understand the stumbling blocks, the bottlenecks and the frustrations many people feel when dealing directly with lenders.

That gives us a unique perspective on what the people of Coffs Harbour and surrounds want from a finance broker. It allows us to build a business based on the client’s needs, not the lenders. 

Our deep connections across the Coffs Harbour business community allows us to connect, and connect you with, the very best property professionals in the region.

A traditional bank cannot (and will not) see past its own brand. 

Whereas a mortgage broker has no such restrictions and can see as far as the distant horizon. 

What makes a mortgage broker the right choice?

If you want to avoid wading through the different banking websites, paperwork and complex loan structures on your own, then approaching a mortgage broker makes a smart choice for the savvy property buyers.

When you meet with us, we’ll delve into your individual situation to then compare and recommend the right loan option for your needs.   

Because a mortgage broker is working in the finance world every day, they know the ins and outs of each of the bank’s lending policies, so have the inside knowledge to steer you in the right direction. 

Best of all, when you use a mortgage broker it won’t cost you a cent. Instead, the broker is paid a commission by the lending institution themselves. 

When our principal broker Scott is not in finance broker mode, you can find him …

  • Eating out at one of the fab dining places we have in our area
  • Exploring the great outdoors in the place we call home
  • Travelling and discovering new places to enjoy
  • Recharging with some camping, hiking and fishing 
  • Barracking for the Richmond Tigers in the AFL 


Proud to partner with

For almost 15 years we’ve worked in the property industry across the regional areas of Australia's eastern states.
Scott has been lucky enough in recent years to work with the best the Coffs Harbour region has to offer.
This means he can help save you time (and heartache) by connecting you with the local property industry elite.
Personal Testimonials

What clients say about us

Scott is our go to broker for property finance. He makes sure we have all the information we need to make healthy financial decisions when purchasing investments and is very easy to get in touch with. Scott always gets us the best possible deal!

Aaron Howell

Earthmoving & Landscapes

From the first time we reached out to Scott, he did a great job for us and was always
helpful. He has excellent communication skills, and has been both professional as

well as friendly throughout the process. 

We always felt comfortable and confident when dealing with Scott."
Scott really took the time to work with us and our specific situation to find the best

services and programs for our benefit.

Louise and Martyn Andrews