Financial Brokers

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Financial Brokers

Financial Brokers operate as independent agents to facilitate the trading of commodities and arrange insurance and loans of money on behalf of clients.

Fun facts

  • 2622 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 83% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 34% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by financial brokers. A few are listed below:

  • monitoring commodity prices, trends and other factors affecting the supply and demand for commodities
  • negotiating the purchase and sale of commodities such as grains, wool, minerals and metals
  • determining the specific financial and insurance requirements of clients, and researching and reviewing available finance and insurance products for suitability to meet clients' requirements
  • analysing clients' financial status, discussing financial options and developing financial strategies
  • recommending loan combinations that meet clients' needs
  • interviewing prospective clients to explain insurance policy conditions, risks covered, premium rates and benefits, and to make recommendations on the amount and type of cover
  • arranging insurance, home loan mortgages and other types of finance for clients through banks, lenders, financiers and insurance companies
  • preparing documents which set out the conditions of finance, repayments and loan periods
  • identifying and advising on significant risk changes to clients' insurance
  • brokering complex and commercial leases, equipment finance, commercial finance, project finance and finance for property developers

Specific occupations

  • Commodities Trader
  • Finance Broker
  • Insurance Broker
  • Financial Broker
  • Investment Broker
  • Commodities Broker
  • Energy Trader
  • Grain Buyer
  • Livestock Trader
  • Media Buyer
  • Wool Broker
  • Lease Broker
  • Mortgage Broker