SEQUAL lauded by seniors

by Darren Moffatt on November 26, 2012

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Last week the industry body for reverse mortgage and equity release, SEQUAL, was awarded  ‘The Most Outstanding Over 50’s Public Policy Advocate in Australasia’ by the Over 50`s Housing Industry Association at its International Conference in Melbourne.

In accepting the award, SEQUAL Chairman, John Thomas, said he “…was honoured to accept the award and was very proud of the work SEQUAL was doing to allow seniors
to access the equity in their homes in a safe and responsible way and with products they feel comfortable with. Home equity release offers seniors the opportunity to
exercise their right to make their most significant investment work for them in the way they want with safety.”
It’s great that all the good work SEQUAL has done in this area has been recognised, but I must say I am perplexed as to why the role of former CEO Kevin Conlon was not acknowledged in SEQUAL’s statement?
Until he departed earlier this year, for the past seven years Kevin was a key driving  force behind SEQUAL and deserves recognition for this. Whether it was his efforts in consumer & industry education, lobbying government during the NCCP implementation, or prosecuting SEQUAL’s case in the media, I think Kevin deserves some kudos for this award.

In any case, another organisation has recognised his positive contribution to the industry. He’s recently been appointed GM of a new equity release provider aiming to enter the market next year. More news on this promising development soon.

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