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Australian owned, backed internationally

Brighten Home Loans (“Brighten”) is an Australian owned, based and regulated non-bank lender with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

We are a full-service non-bank lender, responsible for the origination, underwriting, servicing and funding of our mortgage portfolio. We have well-established warehouse-funding arrangements with multiple Top Tier Banks, a public RMBS programme and a wholesale credit fund to provide further funding diversification.

We offer a range of competitive Full Doc, Alt Doc and Construction loan products available to Prime and Near Prime, Resident and Non-Resident borrowers.

We’re reshaping
non-bank lending

Our mission is to reshape non-bank lending in Australia.

At Brighten we believe in creating effective and innovative lending solutions – helping more home-buyers achieve their goal of home ownership within Australia.

We are leading the way in challenging the status quo to establish a real alternative to the major banks by focusing on new ideas and technologies to provide our customers and partners with intuitive, tailored and easy to use lending solutions.

Our Values

At Brighten, we strive to be a lender that makes a positive impact on our customers, our partners, our broader communities, and our planet.

We believe we share a responsibility to lead the way advocating for positive changes in the financial services industry.

Our values consist of Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion, Equality, Social Responsibility, Ethical, and Good Governance.

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Our team

Brighten is led by an experienced and dynamic executive team. Our managing directors include former executives from UBS, holding an average of over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Among our departments leaders are former executives from major non-bank lenders in Australia.

Scott Wehl
Chairman
Scott Kelly
Managing Director
Craig Thompson 
Chief Technology Officer
Adam Moore 
Director, Head of Securitisation & Funding
Jason Ford
Director, Head of Lending Operations
Natalie Sheehan
Director, Head of Distribution
Stuart Murray 
Director, Head of Credit
Jennifer Xu 
Director, Head of Marketing
Yvonne Ching 
Associate Director, Head of Client Services

Brighten in the News

Let’s Talk: How to be the hottest workplace in town
22 June 2022
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In search of an even playing field
9 June 2022
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First-home buyers fear being priced out
27 May 2022
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First-home buyers fear being priced out
27 May 2022
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Let’s get digital
11 April 2022
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Brighten Home Loans enjoys lending, staff growth
25 March 2022
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Beating the Bias: The Glass Ceiling effect and its impact on women in the workplace
8 March 2022
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Health versus Career: The unsolved dilemma women face at work
8 March 2022
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What could be done to encourage more women into broking?
8 March 2022
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IWD2022: Top tips on running a successful mortgage business
8 March 2022
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Brighten Home Loans appoints national sales manager
16 February 2022
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Brighten Home Loans appoints national sales manager
16 February 2022
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Brighten hires national sales manager
16 February 2022
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Brighten Home Loans reshapes non-bank lending
27 January 2022
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Non-bank lender sees high demand from the self-employed
27 January 2022
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Broker head cycles 332 km to raise funds for suicide prevention
6 January 2022
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Brighten named Inclusive Employer
29 December 2021
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MoneyQuest partners with Brighten for new white label loan
17 December 2021
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Brighten Home Loans earns inclusivity award
14 December 2021
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Will “The Great Resignation” see demand for non-bank loans heighten?
30 November 2021
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Brighten tech chief on broker pain points and tech solutions to human problems
22 October 2021
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Brighten to Land at Home
21 October 2021
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Brighten taps new technology chief
19 October 2021
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Brighten Home Loans appoints new CTO
19 October 2021
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CT becomes CTO at Brighten Home Loans
18 October 2021
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Brighten names lending manager
1 September 2021
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Brighten adds new role to credit team
31 August 2021
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Brighten Home Loans appoints new lending manager
31 August 2021
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Briefs: Suncorp launches hybrid, Brighten hires lending manager
31 August 2021
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Brighten Home Loans aim to reduct turnaround times through Simpology partnership
25 August 2021
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Brighten teams with mortgage tech
24 August 2021
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The three biggest loan application mistakes
11 August 2021
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Non-bank head of distribution looks to a greener future
5 August 2021
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Brighten’s Mission to Reshape Non-Bank Lending
27 July 2021
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A Place to Call Home
27 July 2021
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Non-bank boosts ESG commitment
22 July 2021
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The opportunity that every broker should leverage
17 July 2021
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Brighten Home Loans MD rides for charity
14 July 2021
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Making moves in the finance world
9 July 2021
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Brighten’s star rises with Solaris nonresident RMBS debut
19 April 2021
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Brighten creates white label channel role
8 April 2021
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Brighten Home Loans managing director on the gender pay gap
11 March 2021
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Non-bank lender commits to pay equity
8 March 2021
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Non-bank recognised by government for work to eliminate gender pay gap
8 March 2021
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Brighten appoints head of credit
11 February 2021
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Brighten’s Stephen Murphy looks forward to the year ahead
20 January 2021
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Brighten Home Loans unveils key appointment
8 December 2020
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Home lending specialist joins Brighten Home Loans
8 December 2020
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Non-banks urge revamp of TFF criteria
20 November 2020
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Changing Gears
30 October 2020
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15 October 2020
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Brighten’s growth focus
15 October 2020
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BDM in the Spotlight: Jimmy Hou
6 October 2020
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Non-banks team up
9 September 2020
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Non-bank partners with LJ Hooker Home Loans
9 September 2020
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Briefs: June quarter credit flow surprise, LJ Hooker partners with Brighten
9 September 2020
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BDM in the Spotlight: Leo Liu
3 August 2020
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BDM in the Spotlight: Mikai Ning
13 July 2020
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BDM in the Spotlight: Kay Yang
1 June 2020
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Broker on Broker
14 May 2020
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Aggregator welcomes non-bank to panel
4 May 2020
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Non-bank extends broker channel presence
4 May 2020
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BDM in the Spotlight: Liwen Liu
27 April 2020
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Home lender appoints head of distribution
17 April 2020
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Non-bank names head of distribution
8 April 2020
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Brighten Home Loans appoints industry veteran as Head of Distribution
8 April 2020
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Non-bank appoints inaugural head of distribution
8 April 2020
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Non-bank lender continues rise to prominence
31 January 2020
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Brighten secures a $250 million funding facility
24 January 2020
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Non-bank eyes prime space in new mortgage market push
22 January 2020
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Niche Lender Plans To Go Prime
22 January 2020
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Goldman lending deal to Brighten residential property push
19 January 2020
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Non-bank lender set to rescue neglected borrowers
17 September 2018
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Foreign-backed lender to target ‘orphaned’ borrowers
14 September 2018
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