Smartline Group’s Charity Efforts hit $1million

The combined charity efforts of Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisers and merger partners The Mortgage Gallery and Mortgage Force have hit the $1 million mark.

Numerous organisations across Australia have benefited from the charitable efforts of the Smartline group and the focus is now on collectively getting to the $2 million mark in the next few years.

“From little things, big things grow and the efforts of franchisees and staff from all three companies have certainly shown that,” Smartline’s Managing Director, Chris Acret, said.

“Not only is this support good for the organisations which have received the funds, I think it’s been a great thing for Smartline as a whole – for the business, the franchisees and the group office staff.

“It’s a great feeling knowing that the work we do every day doesn’t benefit only our clients, it helps many other people who really need this assistance.”

Smartline’s charitable efforts started soon after the group was established, initially with a donation of $5 per loan written, which was soon increased to $10 per loan.

Smartline (and previously Mortgage Force) have provided more than $600,000 in support to a total of about 40 different charities, including ACT for Kids, Care Flight, Ronald McDonald House, Ride Aid, Day of Difference and the Motor Neurone Association.

In contrast to Smartline, The Mortgage Gallery supports one charity – Heart Kids – throwing all of its donation and fundraising efforts behind this group which assists children with heart disease.

The Mortgage Gallery has raised more than $500,000 for Heart Kids and the annual Smartline conference recently held in Hobart raised an additional $17,000 for this charity.