Warradale, Flagstaff Hill, Hallett Cove home finance broker

Scott Shanks

  • Mobile: cell 0416 802 123
  • Phone: work 08 8276 2200
  • Fax: fax 08 8276 2211
  • Business Address: work 411 Brighton Road BRIGHTON, SA 5048 Australia
  • Business Name: Scott Shanks Atf the Shanks Family Trust

Scott Shanks

Mortgage Broker Brighton, Warradale, Flagstaff Hill

I have a real passion for helping people achieve their finance dreams, whether that be the purchase of their first home, upgrading, establishing an investment portfolio, buying or developing their business.

I have over 25 years experience in residential, commercial and business finance, combined with access to over 30 financiers (including all major banks). The combination of my years experience and a wide range of lenders, means I am uniquely placed to arrange the finance that meets my clients' individual requirements.


  • Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA)

Client Education

I have a strong belief in clients making informed decisions about their finances. This means I spend as much time as necessary to ensure my clients fully understand their current financial position and the options available to them to achieve their short, medium and long term financial goals. Additionally, post settlement I continue to work with my clients to ensure their finances continue to meet their requirements.

You have explained things better than other brokers so thanks for that - it can be a lot of jargon and rather complex for the lay person!
Lia, Clarence Gardens SA

My loan types

  • Home Loans
  • Investment Loans
  • Business Loans
  • Equipment Loans
  • Commercial Loans
  • Construction Loans
  • Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF)

Loan Pre-approval

Where ever possible I arrange pre-approval of finance.This allows my clients to look for properties with confidence, knowing their maximum borrowing capacity as well as providing them with some additional bargaining power when negotiating their property purchase. In addition to providing the initial pre-approval, I constantly review my clients' position to ensure they continue to meet the ever-changing lending criteria and that  their pre-approved loan remains the most appropriate for them.

When I was purchasing my last house a friend referred me to Scott. In the past I had dealt directly with banks and felt intimidated by them. Dealing with Scott was totally the opposite to. It was so easy it didn't seem like I was really getting a loan.
JB , Woodcroft SA

First Home Buyers

I really enjoy working with first home buyers. Not only do I assist first home buyers with their home loan requirements when they are ready to purchase their first home, I also spend a lot of time with some clients to assist them to be in a position to buy their first home.

Thank you so much for the call yesterday and we are so happy everything went so well for us. This is a very special thanks to you for all the hard work you did for us. We will surely recommend you for any friend of us who needs to buy a house/ unit and will be delighted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Once again, we highly value and appreciate all the support guidance and assistance you provided.
Mark and Poojana  

Property Investment Loans

My many years of involvement in finance has allowed me to gain extensive experience in arranging finance strategies for property investors and high net worth individuals. The various strategies have been designed to assist all types of investors from those who want a passive, no frills investment to those who are more aggressive and wish to establish a large property portfolio. The strategies assist my clients to purchase investment property(ies) and gain maximum benefit from their investment.

Originally Scott was our bank manager and won our support when he successfully restructured our business borrowings, this saved us thousands of dollars. Since becoming a broker we have sought Scott's assistance in establishing an investment property portfolio. Scott has arranged the finance to allow us to purchase 4 new investment properties and build 2 houses on land we own. At the same time he arranged for the bank reduce the interest rate on our business loan, and we didn't even ask him to do this. We totally trust Scott to arrange the best finance for us and have no hesitation in referring him to family and friends. Peter & Cathy, Salisbury SA

Refinance & Debt Consolidation

Lenders are constantly introducing new loan products which can include very attractive interest rates and fees.

It is for this reason I work with my clients regularly to review their finances to ensure they remain the most appropriate for them. This may mean leaving their facilities as is, approaching their existing lender for a better deal or refinancing to a new lender to obtain a more cost effective finance structure. Additionally when reviewing my client's finances I look at their total debt position, including car loans and credit cards.

If a consolidation is appropriate it is not just a matter of putting all debts into a home loan and paying the minimum payment as this in the long run could be far more expensive (i.e. a 5 year car loan being financed over a 30 year term). The aim of consolidating debt is to make your finances more cost effective and clear debt over the shortest possible period.

Whether it be refinancing or debt consolidation, my clients are always made fully aware of their options and any recommendations are made in their best interest.

What can I say, Thank you, Thank you so much for your assistance in helping us with our refinancing etc. Your approach was very professional and skilful, however you also showed a very human compassionate element in your approach to our situation (i.e. you didn't gasp at our credit card debt etc.) and you were very understanding of our situation. I will be recommending you highly to our friends and acquaintances who may need the same assistance as you offered Andrew and I. We will hopefully contact you in the future, when we have our heads above water again, to make some investments etc. Once again Scott, thank you. Di and Andrew, Mt Osmond SA

Business & Commercial Finance

In addition to being an accredited residential mortgage broker, I am also an accredited commercial mortgage broker with some 20 years experience in commercial finance.

For my self employed clients this means they have one point of contact for all their finance needs, irrespective of them requiring personal or business finance.

As a result of the GFC there has been significant changes in commercial finance. In particular, lenders have changed their lending requirements and appetite to lend for various purposes. It is therefore very important for commercial borrowers to have access to a lending expert who can source the right finance to meet their requirements. In many cases there may  be only 1 or 2 lenders who will provide the finance required and if the proposal is not presented correctly the bank will not  provide the required finance.

I had approached my bank to arrange finance to expand my business and build a new house. I had been dealing with this bank for years but they made it all too hard and time consuming. A business associate referred me to Scott. Scott took control of everything, including pre-approval of business finance which has allowed me to expand my business in line with my plans and also the finance to build our new family home by the beach. Scott looked after the bank whilst I got on with business. Now before I do anything I call Scott. I also refer all my business asociates to Scott.
Brett, Prospect SA

My areas of expertise in commercial & business finance are:

  • Commercial property purchases;
  • Franchise finance;
  • Property development;
  • Business purchases and expansion;
  • Cash flow finance (debtor finance).

Customers Adelaide South

I am based in the southern suburbs of Adelaide and provide home loan, investment loan, and business and commercial loan services to clients in areas including: Mitchell  Park, Flagstaff Hill, Warradale, Blackwood, Bellevue Heights, Brighton, Sheidow Park, Hallett Cove, Trott Park and Dover Gardens.


  • Certificate IV in Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking)
  • Diploma of Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking Management)

Community Involvement 

  • Glenelg Baseball Club
  • Morphettville Park Cricket Club
  • AiPol (Australian Institute of Policing)
  • Paramedics Australiasia

Business Network

Purchasing a property can be a very daunting and stressful experience, even for those who have purchased many properties before. As a mortgage broker, I am able to relieve people of the worry associated with arranging the finance they require to complete a property purchase. However, I know that this is not the only aspect of a property purchase that can cause stress, for example who do you contact for a building inspection or landlords insurance? It is for this reason I have established a network of experts who can assist my clients with other aspects of a property purchase. Essentially I can manage  the whole buying process on my clients behalf.

My business network includes:

EFC Group (Richard Koral)
56 Greenhill Road
Wayville SA 5034
Ph: 8272 6833
Trevor White & Associates    (Trevor White)
225 Fullarton Road
Eastwood SA 5063
Ph: 8372 9129
Builder (residential)
Fairmont Homes (Shane Wisdom)
21-24 South Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: 0414 369 964
Building Inspections
Adelaide Building Inspections    (Peter Privopoulos)
613 Brighton Road
Seacliff SA 5049
Ph: 8351 4992
Financial Planning
Wealth By Design
(Rory Mooney & Tim Rogers)
Level 1, 208 Greenhill Road
Eastwood SA 5063
Ph: 8373 0099
Insurance Broker
Safeguard Insurance Brokers  (Daniel Bullock)
285 Anzac Highway
Plympton SA 5038
Ph: 8371 0566
Tax Depreciation & Quantity Surveyors
BMT Tax Depreciaition Pty Ltd
Level 10, 60 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: 8231 1133

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  • State: South Australia, SA
  • Broker region: Adelaide
  • Suburbs: Brighton, Warradale, Flagstaff Hill
  • Scott Shanks provides mortgage broking services in suburbs including but not limited to: Brighton, Warradale, Flagstaff Hill, Hallett Cove, Mitchell Park, Somerton Park, Glengowrie, Clovelly Park, Happy Valley, Seacombe Gardens