Paul Reiffel, former Australian Test Cricketer Delivers One for AIMS
Paul Reiffel, former Australian Test Cricketer and Victorian cricket captain will be the Guest of Honour at the launch party for Local Community Financial Services Centre, AIMS Home Loans in the Melbourne suburb of Ashwood this Friday 28th May 2004.
Reiffel, a family friend to Fleur and Graeme Ellis, Principals of the new AIMS Home Loans agency, says he is honoured?to be opening the agency and making a speech during the formalities at the launch party. He looks forward to sharing with the guests stories from his cricket career which all began at the local Ashwood Cricket Club.
James Green, Head of Agency Network for AIMS Home Loans says that the success of AIMS Home Loans since commencing business in 1991 is owed to staff being trained to ever-service?customers.?Now, the Australian-owned and operated company has launched a unique national network of Local Community Financial Services Centres, known as the AIMS Agency Network. These centres are similar to franchises, however they are owned and operated by local members of the neighborhood and they do not incur franchise fees.
Green describes AIMS as bringing financial services back to the community?
By setting up Local Community Financial Services Centres all over Australia, AIMS is able to provide communities with greater access to financial services and build a long-term rapport with their customers. As the agencies are managed by local owner-operators like the Ellis? customers will come to personally know AIMS staff. AIMS customers and AIMS staff may live right near each other or bump into each other at the supermarket. Their children may even go to the same school.?br>
The newest addition to the AIMS Home Loans Agency Network located in Ashwood, Victoria will be able to cater to the financial services needs of people who live in the surrounding local community, including but not limited to, Waverley, Ashburton, Mount Waverley, Glen Waverley and Chadstone.
Fleur and Graeme live locally with their two children, Haydn and Chloe. Fleur says, This is a new venture for us and we///re both so excited about the challenge. We///re also looking forward to working close to home where we know the neighborhood. Graeme and I actually went to two local high schools and grew up in the area.?br>
Anna Burke MP, local member for Chisholm will be attending the official launch event, along with representatives from local schools, sports clubs, local businesses and the property, finance and legal professions. It is also hoped that Chamber of Commerce VIPs will be able to attend