Maria Papa is an entrepreneur at heart and a passionate businesswoman. She moved to Australia in 2006 to provide her children with more opportunities and a better future. She has excelled in various industries throughout her business career.
As CEO and founder of Maverick Finance, her mission is to build a finance and mortgage broking company that will put its customers’ best interest at the core of its business.
With totally no finance background, she managed to build a successful career as a loan writer with Aussie Home loans in 2011 and with Loanmarket in 2013. In March 2018, she founded Maverick Finance and has set up offices in both Sydney & Melbourne where she travels back and forth to help her growing number of clients. She is Asian and female, an advantage she had found working in an industry dominated by men.
Maria currently has a team of loan writers working with her and is in the process of setting up an office in the Philippines to manage the backend process of the business. She enjoys working with her first home buyer clients, patiently teaching them the difference between fixed and variable and holding their hand throughout their whole home loan journey. She is determined in making sure that all her clients do not make any financial mistake or get into the financial debt trap.
She is a member of the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia. Aside from completing her Certificate IV and Diploma in Mortgage Broking, she has also completed an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning.
A Filipina at heart and a mother first and foremost, Maria has lived her life making sure that her family is her priority. In her free time, she loves to cook, bake, go to the gym and watch the performing arts. She enjoys the Australian lifestyle and enjoys out of town and overseas trips with her husband.