Community & Business

14 June, 2024

Jaquai takes top spot in state broker awards

Local mortgage broker Jacqui Webb has been named the winner of the prestigious Mortgage and Financial Association of Australia’s (MFAA) Queensland Regional Finance Broker of the Year Award for 2024.

Ignite Financial NQ founder Jacqui Webb is the Queensland Regional Finance Broker of the Year.
Ignite Financial NQ founder Jacqui Webb is the Queensland Regional Finance Broker of the Year.

Jacqui, the founder of Ignite Financial NQ, held out strong competition from industry peers, including brokers from regional cities. 

“The Regional Broker Award is for brokers who operate outside of Brisbane city, so we were up against some stiff competition from locations with much larger property markets,” Jacqui said. 

“I am thrilled to have won this award. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of my team; and it gives me hope that the industry is willing to celebrate and, hopefully, shift towards more sustainable and people-focussed practices,” said Jacqui.

Starting Ignite Financial in 2019, Jacqui’s mission has always been clear: to build a business that prioritises the well-being of her team and enduring loyalty of her clients, in contrast to common industry practices that often value transactional success over long-term relationships and employee welfare.

Jacqui has been vocal about the challenges faced by women in the mortgage broking industry, particularly the risk of burnout as they strive to establish and grow successful businesses. 

Her approach to work-life balance and creating a supportive work environment is a cornerstone of her philosophy.

“Winning this award gives me hope that we can change the narrative and create a more supportive industry for everyone,” Jacqui said.

“Ignite Financial was also named as a Finalist for TRC’s Champion Business Award on Saturday, 25 May, so it has been a massive week. 

“I am deeply proud to have been recognised in this way, and I will continue to push the boundaries and work towards setting new standards in our industry.”


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