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WHO WE ARE

We are a national diversified financial services company looking to meet the demands of our clients with innovative products to grow their wealth.

About Us

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Established in 2006, Columbus Capital is a diversified non-bank financial institution. The business specialises in originating and servicing its white labelled mortgage offering with third party distributors as well as direct retail customers. The business has acquired and originated in excess of $2.8 billion dollars’ worth of assets over its history and provided financial products to more than 45,000 customers.

Columbus Capital self-funds its operations through the issuance of highly rated Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) via major global rating agencies. Through its Triton Programme, the business sources funding via securitisation. The RMBS assets issued both domestically and offshore are historically a low risk investment. To date in excess of $2.7 billion dollars’ worth of assets have been funded through RMBS issuance via the Triton Programme and the previously restructured Nautilus Programme.

Columbus Capital has funding warehousing lines with both domestic and overseas banks to provide competitive and diverse funding. The company has a depth of funding to provide solutions to satisfy the needs of our customers in the wholesale and retail origination market.

The business also provides third-party asset management and loan servicing and has recently introduced personal loans and leasing to its suite of products and services.

Columbus Capital operates under AFSL & ACL Number: 337303.

Generating Opportunities

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Columbus Capital distributes its products in the residential lending market through its third party distribution network of mortgage managers and online. Columbus Capital operates its mortgage management operations via Origin Mortgage Management Services, a trading business and brand acquired in September 2012 from ANZ Banking Group. The brand is the oldest recognised non-bank financier in the Australian market with in excess of $7 billion leant to Australian and New Zealand customers.

Through its systems and infrastructure, Columbus Capital provides innovative product offerings linked to the prime residential lending space. The infrastructure developed includes:

  • Servicing and arrears management
  • Credit and underwriting
  • Full banking platform including BPAY® and Visa
  • Data warehouse
  • Legal infrastructure and compliance

® Registered to BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518

Executive Management

COLUMBUS CAPITAL employs a highly talented and widely experienced team of financial professionals. As a team they are dedicated to generating financial opportunities that position Columbus Capital as a real alternative to the major banks.

With more than 56 staff, Columbus Capital has an experienced team and has developed a scalable lending platform designed to accommodate a growing portfolio across a range of assets.

Management has in-depth experience in asset finance; understanding the needs of our customers and originators is central to all strategic decisions made.

Columbus Capital’s executive management maintains a prudent and disciplined approach to risk, underwriting, design of product and compliance within an overarching corporate governance framework.

ANDREW CHEPUL
Executive Director

Andrew is one of the founders of Columbus Capital and has played a key role in its success to date. A respected financier with over 24 years of experience in structured finance and funds management including 7 years in the trustee industry overseeing the corporate trust division. He was responsible in the setup of the FirstMac program; managing Treasury of in excess of $5 billion dollars’ worth of assets.

Andrew holds a B.Bus (Acc), Deakin University and a Grad. Dip. (Finance).

ILIAS PAVLOPOULOS
Executive Director

Ilias is one of the founders of Columbus Capital. He has 26 years of experience in both the public and private sector including wide experience in the banking sector. Ilias’s previous position was Executive Business Strategy- Consumer Finance at Commonwealth Bank. He also has extensive experience in product development, brand management, operational processes and change management within the Financial, Telco and FMCG sectors.

He holds a B.Bus (Acc), Deakin University and a Post Grad. Dip. (Comms) RMIT.

Business Snapshot

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  • Circa 45,000 mortgage clients have dealt with the business
  • Oldest Non-bank brand via Origin Mortgage Management Services
  • $2.8 billion leant to borrowers with an outstanding value of over $1.8 billion
  • Processing tens of thousands of transactions per month via the core banking platform
  • National distribution through 35 Mortgage Managers across Australia, including some of the largest in the country
  • A comprehensive mortgage product suite catering for owner occupied, investor loans, construction and FHB
  • Diversity of product offerings- working closely with our partners to tailor branded/white label products to suit their borrower base
  • Funded through a combination of bank balance sheet warehouses and term capital market transactions

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