Our Finance and Home Loan teams

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow.

Danny Allford

Danny Allford

Managing Director

Danny has been in the position of Manager of Bennetto Finance Pty Ltd since starting in June 1999 and part business owner since February 2010.

Prior to working at Bennetto, he gained ample banking and finance experience with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia from 1970 to 1998 in various positions including loans officer, lending specialist, Deputy State Manager & Manager of Business Banking.

In his spare time Danny enjoys caravanning and weekends away up to the east coast for a spot of fishing.

Glenn Hancock

Glenn Hancock

Credit Manager

Glenn has been in the position of Credit Manager since starting in April 2000. In this role he has responsibility for the assessment and acceptance of loan applications for consumer & commercial loans, preparation of loan documentation, overseeing repayment activity.

Prior to working at Bennetto, he performed similar roles with Australian Guarantee Corporation Limited from 1992 to 2000 & Esanda Finance Corporation Limited from 1983 to 1992.
In his spare time, Glenn enjoys spending time with family and following the Sydney Swans.

Craig Bulis

Craig Bulis

Credit Officer

After 27 years with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Craig commenced with Bennetto Finance Pty Ltd in January 2012.

With a strong lending background, developing relationships with a diverse client base, Craig provides a strong focus on customer experience. His organisation and management skills ensure prompt and professional service.

Any spare time is spent with family or watching replays of the mighty Richmond Tigers 2017 Premiership.

Paul Whittaker

Paul Whittaker

Credit Officer

Paul has over 30 years of finance experience since joining Bennetto Finance Pty Ltd back in 1988. During Paul’s time at Bennetto, he has gained the necessary knowledge and skills in all areas of finance, developing a practical and painless approach to the needs of a wide range of customers from tradesman through to company directors.

Paul has been a Secretary and Treasurer for his local cricket club for many years and now spends his spare time gardening and following the mighty Hawks.

Paul Trenham

Paul Trenham

Credit Officer

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry specialising predominantly in asset finance of motor vehicles and machinery.

Paul joined Bennetto in June 2018 after 10 years in the motor vehicle finance industry.

He continues to have a strong focus on customer satisfaction and has a good eye for detail!

In his spare time Paul enjoys driving his 1960’s Mini over the winding country roads or watching his beloved Hawks play.

Alicia Maxwell

Alicia Maxwell

Investment Registrar

Alicia started at Bennetto in 2002 after finishing year 12 at Rosny College.

Alicia is one of our Investment Registrars. Along with Emma Cooper, Alicia is
responsible for the day to day operations of the office and will usually be one of your first points of contact.

In her spare time Alicia is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with family.

Billy Kirkpatrick

Billy Kirkpatrick

Dip F/MBM

Billy holds both a Diploma and Certificate IV in Financial Services, is a full member of the MFAA and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1998. He is also a SEQUAL accredited reverse mortgage consultant.

Billy has been a mortgage broker for 16 years, joining Bennetto Finance Pty Ltd in March 2012. Prior he ran his own retail business for 17 years and fully understands the difficulty self-employed borrowers often face when seeking finance. Billy started his working career at the Commonwealth Bank, where he worked for 10 years.

Whether you are a novice first home buyer, experienced property investor, complex commercial client or just seeking advice, Billy has the knowledge and expertise to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved in every circumstance.

Billy enjoys spending his free time with family and friends and beach walks with his dogs.

Jacki Balmforth

Jacki Balmforth

Dip F/MBM

Having worked in the health industry for 22 years, Jacki decided on a change of pace and joined Bennetto in 2012. Jacki holds a Diploma in Financial Services, a certificate IV in Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking) and assists Billy with documentation and any follow up actions necessary to make your loan process as smooth as possible.

When not at work, Jacki loves catching up with family and friends while juggling the commitments of her two children.

Jason Smyth

Jason Smyth

Dip F/MBM

Jason has been in the finance game for over 15 years, holding a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management and is a full member of the MFAA.

He has been a mortage broker for over 6 years and is deemed in high regard by many lenders, joining Bennetto Finance Pty Ltd in March 2020. Prior Jason had worked for the Commonwealth Bank, MyState/islandState Credit Union, as well as two prominent brokerage firms, with some time the tourism industry both in Australia and overseas.

Jason prides himself on the service he delivers and believes honesty, or ‘”a tell it how it is approach,” is core to being successful in all facets of life and day to day business. Whether you are looking to purchase or build a property, refinance or consolidate a debt to save some money, Jason will ensure your financial dreams become reality.

In his spare time Jason enjoys sailing competitively and relaxing on his property on Hobart’s Eastern Shore.

Welcome! This is our dedicated Team. Did we say that we would love to work with you? So dont be shy, get in touch!

The Office

We are located in the WOTSO Building at Level 1, 162 Macquarie Street, with great coffee from Boutique Espresso downstairs. Street parking is available or Centrepoint public car park nearby in Victoria Street.