About Us

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A photo of the Wright family

Why we do things, differently

Some mortgage brokers like to complicate matters. We don’t. At Zest, our mission is to ensure moving into your new home, refinancing, renovating or investing is something you love.
It’s that easy.

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Meet the Team

Having consulted in two of Australia’s largest banks, Mel Wright (Zest’s founder) grew tired of seeing unhappy, frustrated clients. Mortgages aren’t that difficult, you just need people who care.

Melissa Wright

Melissa Wright

Director & Principle Mortgage Broker

As a mother of two boys and business owner, Mel understands that life today is busy. That's why Mel's mission is to help people get the financing they need, without the stress. In her downtime, you'll often find Mel creating educational material for her clients, with a glass of Barossa Valley's finest of course.

Amanda Seabrook

Amanda Seabrook

Assistant Manager

Amanda’s primary role is to support Mel with her workload. With 14 years in finance, including extensive CBA experience in pre settlement verification with brokers, lenders and solicitors, Amanda is an integral member of the Zest team. Amanda has a Cert III  in Business  and is completing  her Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Brokering.

Joanna Taylor

Joanna Taylor

Customer Relationship Manager

With 23 years of banking expertise and in-depth broker CRM experience, Joanna is passionate about helping Zest's clients get the right loan for their needs and busy lifestyle. Speaking of busy, Joanna is the mother of two teenage girls who are looking to follow their mum's finance footsteps.

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David Wright

Operations Manager

David holds a Diploma in Business Administration and is a practising lawyer with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Southern Queensland. Having previously worked in Retail Management over the last 15 years, David now helps Melissa with the day to day operation of Zest as a business.

Nikki Reid

Nikki Reid

Customer Service Manager

Nikki has over 12 years experience in the finance industry with 10 years at ANZ, working as a Senior Personal Banker. For the last 2 years she has been in the mortgage broking industry as a loans processor. She holds a Diploma of Mortgage Broking (Management) and a Cert IV in Credit Management. Nikki lives with her family on their acreage property at Jimboomba.

Ashleigh Russell

Ashleigh Russell

Settlements Officer

Ashleigh holds a Diploma of Business Administration and is currently in the process of obtaining a Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Brokering. Ashleigh is an experienced conveyancer with the skills required to assist clients from formal approval through to settlement.

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David Warner

Lending Support Officer

David holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Southern Queensland and a Post Graduate Degree in Accounting from QUT. He helps in all aspects behind the scenes to achieve the best outcome for all of Zest’s clients.


Our easy, Zesty approach

At Zest, we believe buying a home, be it your first or fifth, should be simple and stress-free.

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1. Get in touch today

With zero commitments, a quick call will help Mel and the team understand your needs.
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2. We'll do the research

Once we know the kind of loan you need, we’ll start finding you the right loan options.
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3. You'll get approved

If you love the lender and rates we propose, we’ll start the approval process for you.
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We negotiate for you

Book your free consultation with West Brisbane’s stress free Brookwater Mortgage Brokers today!

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