La Trobe Financial was founded by the late Raymond O’Neill on 3 August 1952. It is because of Charles La Trobe, the 1st Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria (now a state of Australia) that this financial institution was born. He played a very important role in the social and economic life of Victoria during his term as governor that several institutions have been named after him for all his hard work and contribution.
The company initially started as a business partnership between Raymond O’ Neill and Kelvin David O’ Mullane. It was eventually demutualised in 1970 and O’Neill helped transform the company into becoming one of Australia’s leading bank independent credit specialist funds manager.
The company has been operating in all states and territories of Australia for more than 60 years and provides financial assistance to borrowers, investors, as well as insurance and trust services.
La Trobe Financial offers several products and services that range from asset origination and mortgage finance, to wealth management and insurance and portfolio management. Its home loan, retail investment, and insurance products provide solutions to cater to the needs of most types of borrowers.
For loan products, clients may choose from residential and rural lending or commercial lending options. There are also investment options available that can help property investors manage their mortgages and protect their capital. The best part is that the company offers personalised services to make investing easy. Meanwhile, those looking for basic or enhanced protection may choose from La Trobe Financial’s wide array of insurance options that lets clients pay premiums with regular loan repayments.