With an extensive background in financial services here in Melbourne as well as London, James brings a lot of knowledge and expertise to the team. Having started his career as a Police Officer in London, he moved into mortgage broking and financial planning for one of the UK’s largest Real Estate Agents and also HBOS where he was a Financial Planner for 3 City of London Halifax Bank branches. In 2002 he moved to Melbourne where he helped start what is now Lifebroker, an online life insurance and income protection comparison site - now owned by TAL (Dai-ichi Life).
In 2007, James returned to London to introduce Lifebroker to the UK market as Managing Director for four years and developed extensive skills about online sales and search engine marketing. Some of the companies James has managed as partners are; moneysupermaret.com, comparethemarket.com.au and also Googlecompare (UK).
James returned to Lifebroker in Australia in 2011 and worked extensively with mortgage brokers across the country and National Business Development Manager whist completing a Bachelor of Arts in Internet Communication. It was at this point that he realised that he wanted to re enter the mortgage broking industry and it was just really time before he found the right opportunity with AXTON Finance.
James lives in Carnegie and is married to Bettina and has three children; Freddie, Freyja and Beatrix. Weekends are packed with the standard parental duties of taking them to social and sports activities. James passions are keeping fit, mainly cycling and attending the gym as well as watching the English Premier League and supporting his team Arsenal.
James Markwick is a credit representative No 484554 of Australian Credit Licence No 389328.