Valerie Henry

All Finance and Insurance

With working in the finance industry for more than 20 years I now manage a finance business with my partner offering services of finance and insurance products for residential mortgages and other lending.

This is not limited to residential mortgages, as we also offer personal & car loans, heavy equipment / asset finance products, not to forget commercial business lending and general insurance offerings.

After working for one of the major’s banks for close to 10 years within variety of roles from branch staff to commercial and corporate banking, I bring an edge in understanding both sides of this lending specialist world of what clients need help with an approval.

Having an understanding of knowing how the banks think before presenting an application for approval can sometimes be a huge advantage.

I have also worked in roles for other banks,  broker employers so understand the changes that occur within the banks and their policies from time to time and stay current with updates and changes to best help my customers.

Whilst working in roles of asset finance, mortgage lending, commercial and corporate banking this grounded me to understand what I really enjoy in the finance world and that is making dreams come true when a loan is approved for a purchase of home, car or asset for the funds approved.

Before my career in finance, I experienced life in retail, hospitality, and customer service roles.

In my spare time I enjoy long walks, and have a great four-legged friend that  loves to join me. As a lover of the outdoors, I also enjoy camping, the beach on a hot summer’s day, travelling to new destinations I have never been too.

To find out more about how I can assist you please contact me


Valerie Henry is a credit representative (CR No. 453507) of Buyers Choice Licencing Pty Ltd ACN 626 172 281 (Australian Credit Licence No. 509484)


Elise Thomson

Your Place Mortgage Brokers

Your Place was born after I made the decision to step away from my role as a Home Lender in one of the Major Banks. I love helping clients through the process of purchasing property and following this passion without the “big man” pressure has been a breath of fresh air and a decision I haven’t looked back from.

I had worked for the bank for eight years when I decided it was time to step out on my own. I then launched my business as a Mortgage Broker,  and work as a mobile loans specialist in my area of North Brisbane.

It was after the birth of my first child that gave me the push to make the move to starting Your Place Mortgage Brokers.

I wanted the opportunity to offer my clients more options and to work closely with them to tailor a product choice which really suited their needs with offerings from a number of providers, rather than just one. It also gave me the opportunity to work with clients which previously I would not have been able to assist.

During my time as a lender I assisted hundreds of individuals, couples and families with their purchases, refinances and upgrades. My passion always has been, and continues to be customer service and building strong, lasting relationships with my clients. Starting my own business meant I could focus on my clients rather than meeting targets week in week out.

It is this passion that will always provide my clients with the best service and ensure their best interests are at the centre of all that I do. It is important to me that my clients are always comfortable and involved in their loan scenario. I really look forward to working with you soon to get you started on your next step in your property future!

Elise Thomson is a credit representative (CR No. 494099) of Buyers Choice Licencing Pty Ltd ACN 626 172 281 (Australian Credit Licence No. 509484) .