One of Australia’s premier short term business lenders has partnered with the FBAA to assist the development of a broker career path and apprenticeship scheme.

The FBAA – which is leading the way with a strategy to attract more school leavers to the broking sector – said its partnership with Nationwide Capital provides benefits for everyone.

FBAA Chief Executive Officer Peter White revealed that for every FBAA member loan placed with Nationwide, the company will donate $500 to the career path initiative.

“Given that Nationwide are such a leading player in this niche area of finance, we believe this will be a great boost to the program, which is already underway and progressing,” he said.

“Our career path initiative will bring huge results to the entire industry, and our regular and consistent discussions with the new Federal Government when they were in opposition will ensure the apprenticeship program is not affected by the change in Canberra.”

Nationwide Capital CEO Domenic Morello said the sponsorship was a natural fit for his company.

“The future of this industry is important and we want to ensure that the finance broking sector remains strong for many years to come,” he said.

Mr White also encouraged brokers to watch Nationwide’s short term loan webcast training video which has been approved by them as one hour of CDP and meets NCCP inclusion for CDP requirements.

Brokers can register and view the video at