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Our Team

Ume Loans is an Australian owned & operated company. We are a fully licensed lending company and are regulated by ASIC. We were founded in 2009 to provide finance to customers whose circumstances are outside the bank's normal lending criteria. The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) was the catalyst for the birth of our company. As the credit markets tightened and finance companies stopped lending many good borrowers were left without the ability to obtain a loan. Ume Loans now fills this gap in the lending market.

Our Managing Director Dan Fox has had over 10 years of experience (Ge Finance & Insurance & Avco Finance & Insurance) managing loan portfolios worth many millions of dollars and now he uses this experience combined with our proven credit scoring model to ensure strong consistent growth and minimal losses. Our computer system is second to none and gives us fast and accurate documents at the push of a button.

Dan says "Bad things can happen to good people. On many occasions having a small utility bill default or just changing jobs recently does not mean a customer is a significantly high risk. We look at the customer's whole situation and make a balanced and informed credit decision".

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Dan Fox

Managing Director

He has had over 30 years of finance experience including:

7 years Westpac Banking Corporation

10 Years Ge Finance & Insurance (previously known as Avco Finance & Insurance)

1 year Capitalcorp Financial Services

12 Years Fox Finance Group

In addition to this, Dan, a former Australian jetski champion is passionate about helping various organisations and holds various volunteer and executive positions with several non profit organisations in Australia. Dan has three children and is passionate about helping customers get the finance they want.

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Darin Sneesby

Operations Manager

Darin has acquired a wealth of experience beginning with over 10 years in the Finance industry working with GE Finance and Insurance, Avco Finance and Insurance, Capitalcorp Financial Services and the Metro Torque Group. This time spent working with market leaders allowed him to gain many skills across a wide range of financial services.

With 6 years in Senior Management roles with large national organisations he has gained valuable experience in integrated service management.

Darin spends his spare time operating Northside Aikido and enjoys his time teaching this martial art.

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Liz Lucas

Project Manger

Liz moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2009 with her 2 daughters. She started her administration role in the motor vehicle industry as the office Accounts and credit control advisor. Liz, also with the same dealership, became a new car sales consultant quickly developing a loyal client base. Liz brings a vibrant personality and positive outlook on life to the UME Loans team. She has been employed to be our utility player and is an assistant to Darin Sneesby and Dan Fox the Managing Director. Liz's strengths stretch outside of the professional industry as she is also very committed to competitive outdoor activities such as Triathlon events, cycling and MTB riding and is a sponsored rider for the Giant Nerang race team and supportively coached by Dennis Taylor.

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Courtney Poskitt

Credit Analyst

Courtney has had extensive experience in the customer service industry with over 7 years experience with national companies and enjoyed being able to assist customers to find the right product for their needs. She moved into finance by working at GE Finance where she developed more skills as well as enhancing customer service capabilities. She is passionate about learning and is currently due to finish a bachelor degree of Business in February.

I am now an official Ironman champion x 2 completing Ironman Cairns in 2019 and Ironman Taupo in early 2020.

Christine Moore

Credit Analyst

Chris has worked in the finance industry since graduating from James Cook University in Townsville in 1994.

Chris worked for Westpac, ANZ and the Australian Military Bank for many years in credit assessment roles and then as a Mortgage Broker with Aussie here on the Sunshine Coast for 7 years.

Chris joined Fox Finance Group in 2016 and then moved across to the Ume Loans team in October 2018.

Chris says "I am proud of everything this company stands for and I love coming to work everyday knowing that we are helping people that deserve a second chance!"

She is a passionate animal lover and loves to travel as often as she can, with her favourite countries visited being Sri Lanka and Egypt.

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Phil Dixon

Account Team Leader

Born in Mosgiel New Zealand, I moved to Melbourne in the late 80s then 10 years ago moved to Sunshine Coast for a sea change. I have been doing  customer service and collections for over  20 years and love speaking to clients and helping with there needs. I have worked for companies such as AGL and Vodafone. My wife and I love to travel so we try and do this as much as we can. I follow the Super Rugby whenever I can, go the Highlanders!!

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Britt McCullough

Account Manager

I've been within the debt collection industry for all my business career. I've grown up on the Sunshine coast and don't see myself leaving any time soon. I am keen to continue growing within the debt collection field and eventually want to study credit management within the AICM. I look forward to expanding my career within this growing company. On my weekends I like to relax and unwind and spend most of my time with my family.

Jordan Devine

Account Manager

I have been living and working on the Sunshine Coast most of my life. I look forward to expanding my career within the finance industry. In my spare time I love to travel and experience new places. I love this industry as I am able to help people that deserve a second chance.

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Amanda Roberts

Loss Recovery Officer

I moved from Sydney to the Gold Coast in 2013. I have been in the Debt Collection Field for over 20 years commencing my employment as an Administration / Receptionist for the first 5 years at Forster Mercantile Collections. I worked for 9 years at Receivable Management Limited in which I was a Team Leader for the Council Division, 5 years at SR Law where I engaged in Collections, Customer Service and Legal Proceedings for each state and Fundco Pty Ltd for 5 years, in Collections and obtained a role in managing the Queensland office for 1 year.

I am extremely happy to join the great team at Ume Loans.

I love making people laugh and smile each day as life is to short

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Lauren Gray

Lending Specialist

8 Years Retail Management experience and 4 years in the Finance Industry. Proud mum of two aged 1 and 4.

I enjoy spending time outdoors and creating new recipes for the family. I am passionate about helping others and love being a part of the UME family.

Mission Statement

To be the second tier lender of choice for borrowers accross Australia

Core Values

Total Commitment And Effort

Outstanding Customer Service

Respect For Each Others

Attractive Returns To All

Ume Loans Pty Ltd ABN 25 138 637 064. Australian Credit Licence Number 383502.