For the first time, Australia’s 24,000 brokers have a voice at the table representing the interests of small business.

In an industry breakthrough, the Finance Brokers Association of Australia’s (FBAA) Executive Director Peter White has been invited to join the Advisory Board of the Small Business Association of Australia (SBAA).

“Most brokers are small businesses and now they finally have a vehicle in which their interests, concerns and ideas can be heard and acted upon,” Mr White said.

The SBAA’s charter is to assist the small business sector to achieve their goals, minimise the rate of failure, and lobby and instruct all levels of government about the role and governance of small business.

Mr White said being on the advisory board will help brokers access a greater array of support and communication for their business.

“By joining the Advisory Board of the SBAA, the FBAA – through Mr White – is representing brokers from both a credit and lending point of view and also now on all small business issues and perspectives.

Mr White attended his first SBAA Advisory Board meeting this month and was left in no doubt about the benefits of having a seat at the table.

“Being able to talk about our industry was extremely positive and I know brokers will be excited with the future outcomes that will flow from being able to communicate directly to this key small business peak body.”