Competition Winner

Florence Leong has taken a $50,000 bite out of her mortgage thanks to integrated financial services group Anne Street Partners.

Ms Leong, who is preparing to build a new home at Point Cook in Melbourne’s west, has been named the winner of a national competition conducted by Anne Street Partners to help at least one lucky Australian to own their home sooner.

“This has come as a complete surprise,” says Ms Leong, who was presented today with her mortgage-busting cheque by Anne Street Partners CEO Michael Adamson.

“I’m on the verge of signing my building contract to build my new home, and this win is going to make a big difference for me. It means I won’t need to borrow as much from the bank.”

Ms Leong, who works as a secretary for a medical indemnity firm and has an accounting background, says the windfall came as a complete surprise after entering the Anne Street Partners competition at the Melbourne Homebuyer and Property Investor Show last year. She had visited the show in search of getting some answers to some investment queries.

Ms Leong says even though she has the $50,000 cheque in her hands, she won’t be easing up on her plans to pay down her new mortgage.

“What this has done is free me up to look at my financial and investment options,” she says.

“I’ve come to the point where I’ve been thinking of my financial future and this allows me to step back and have a good look at where I’m going.

“I won’t be easing up on my repayments, but I will be thinking more seriously about a financial plan.”

Ms Leong was among almost 1600 hopefuls who entered the competition run nationally by Anne Street Partners.

“Ms Leong is an inspiring woman and a worthy winner,” says Michael Adamson, the Anne Street Partners CEO.

“She epitomises what this competition is about and that is to help Australians realise their dreams for a better future.

“Ms Leong’s story is also a great illustration of how we at Anne Street Partners can make a difference in people’s lives.

“Our vision is to use our skills and resources to assist for our clients grow their wealth and live better lives.”

Anne Street Partners, non-aligned financial services company, services 5300 clients nationally.

The company, which has offices in all mainland Australian states, offers a broad range of services,  including financial planning, tax solutions, wealth creation, superannuation administration and strategies, mortgage brokering, insurance and estate planning.

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