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Meet The Team

Key Persons

Our team have over 50 years of combined experience across a wide range of disciplines
in the real estate, property investment, and finance sectors.

Peter Benson director Credit Connect Group

Peter Benson

Peter Benson is the CEO of Credit Connect Group, and has over 20 years of investment and lending experience – involving numerous private financing transactions.

In 2006, prior to establishing the Credit Connect Group, Peter founded and incorporated the highly successful private lending firm, Credit Connect, which Peter still guides as one of Australia’s most respected private lending firms today. The longstanding performance of Credit Connect speaks highly of Peter’s expertise and experience.

Peter holds a Diploma of Financial Planning, is PS146 compliant and is very well respected in the business community throughout Australia.

Simon Tickner finance team

Simon Tickner

Simon Tickner is the Group’s Asset Manager and enjoyed a 20 year career trading and broking in London’s money and interest rate derivates markets prior to immigrating to Australia in 2001.

Working within the real estate funds management industry since arriving in Australia, including in senior management and board level appointments, Simon has gained extensive experience in the areas of loan origination, credit assessment, development feasibility analysis, mortgage/construction management, in-house legal processes and default management.

Simon has also sat on the Credit and Arrears Management Committees for various managed investments schemes and is familiar with both financial and compliance audit obligations of licencees as relevant to asset management.

David Nunn

David Nunn is the Director of Investor Relations he brings more than 25 years’ experience in the finance industry to Credit Connect Group, in the fields of insurance, financial planning, funds management, commercial and consumer credit.

David will be responsible for liaising with our clients and providing them with the best solutions. David has a clear customer focus, always looking to provide optimal returns for investors whilst ensuring credit integrity from strong and experienced borrowers.

David also has extensive experience in working with finance brokers and borrowers and is available at all times to deal with any loan enquiries you may have.

Finance Team

Our finance team come with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the lending, compliance and financial services industries.

Eric Chen finance team

Eric Chen

Eric Chen is the principal Business Development Manager and Loan Assessor at Credit Connect Finance. Eric is our non-resident lending specialist and undertakes frequent fund raising trips to China and Hong Kong.

Eric obtained both a master’s degree in Applied Finance and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The University of Queensland. He began his career working as a graduate accountant at a boutique accounting firm prior to joining Credit Connect Capital as the company accountant.

Eric is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese.

Members Of The Board

Our board members have years of experience with deep and complementary expertise, along with unique perspectives.

Cam Ly management team

Cam Ly

Cam Ly is a current non-executive director of Credit Connect Capital and has for many years been involved in the Property and Finance industry in his role as a solicitor.

Cam operates his own law firm known as Cam Ly & Co Solicitors. Some of the areas his firm specialises in is mortgage lending and immigration law.

Cam speaks several languages including Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese.

Cam’s qualitficiations include a Bachelor of Law & Bachelor of Science. Cam is also a registered Immigration Agent.

Christopher Bristow management team

Christopher Bristow

Christopher Bristow is a current non-executive director of Credit Connect Capital and has many years’ experience in the Financial and Real Estate sector.

Christopher has gained extensive financial experience previously working with the ANZ Bank as an Assistant Fund Manager whereby he was employed as an Authorized Representative and Compliance Officer.

Prior to this, Christopher was employed as an investigator with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Christopher has successfully completed a double degree holding a Bachelor of Arts/Commerce.

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Our Group of Companies

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Peer-to-Peer Lending

Connecting sophisticated and wholesale investors with commercial mortgage borrowers.

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Private Lending

Non-bank credit provider of property investment and non-resident home loans.

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Managed Funds

First mortgage managed investments (currently inactive).

Our Licences

We follow responsible lending practices and, within the group, are ASIC-licensed credit and financial service providers.

ACL

Credit Connect Finance Pty Ltd (ACN 113 576 891) (“Credit Connect Finance”) holds an Australian Credit Licence 396190 issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. The entity is licensed to provide credit to consumer clients under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act.

AFSL

Credit Connect Capital Ltd (ACN 104 081 192) (“Credit Connect Capital”) is a public company and holds an Australian Financial Services Licence 230173 issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. The entity is licensed to offer managed investment schemes to retail and wholesale clients.

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