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Young Gun Takes Over Waikato Franchise

Media Release for immediate use:  Friday 25 July 2008
Young Gun Takes Over Waikato Franchise

Jacob Annals is the new franchise owner of the Mike Pero Mortgages Hamilton Office. The 25 year-old has worked as a broker in the Hamilton office for just over a year before taking over the franchise at the beginning of July.
Jacob says even though he’s young, he doesn’t see his age as a barrier in the world of finance.
“I’m very excited about the future and the challenge ahead.  I love what I do, so when the opportunity came up to take over the franchise I jumped at the opportunity.  Mike Pero Mortgages is such a great brand and there is plenty of potential out there in the marketplace.  For me right now, there’s only one way to go and that’s upwards.”
Jacob grew up on a dairy farm in the area.  His first job was in the motorcycle industry, working for a wholesale parts and accessories company.  From there, he moved into the role of Parts Manager for a local Honda dealership, before moving back to the previous company to manage a number of product lines.
“My career to date has focused on sales and customer services – both essential services required to be a good mortgage broker.  I had also dabbled in property investment on the side, buying my first property at the age of 21.”

Jacob says it was a natural progression for him to become a mortgage broker.  “It made sense for me to bring it all together.”
Jacob says he has a plenty of good ideas for the business but right now he’s concentrating on promoting the new products being offered by Mike Pero Mortgages.
“I truly believe the new Mike Pero Mortgages products are a great thing for the market at the moment.  Personal loans, KiwiSaver and insurance are all new relevant services available to clients.  We can now offer our clients the best total package of products and services from the country’s largest and most trusted mortgage broking company.  That’s all pretty exciting as far as I’m concerned.”

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