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CFI Finance

Welcome to CFI Finance. We’re a fast, flexible, and independent finance company, providing a range of commercial finance products to small and medium businesses across Australia and New Zealand. At CFI we write loans that the others don’t, and because we’re a true finance company (not a finance broker) you’re dealing directly with the decision makers. 

Through our competitive range of loan, lease and working capital products we help business owners to fund new store fitouts, store refurbishments, business acquisitions, equipment purchases, motor vehicles, and more. We’re specialists in lending for the franchise, fitness, and accommodation sectors, as well as in lending for new ABN’s and startups.

Through years of experience we’ve designed our products and services specifically around the needs of SME business owners and to our allow clients to start a new business, buy an existing business, or improve their current business. If you’d like to find out how CFI Finance can help make your business goals reality, contact us now on 1300 659 676, and talk to a CFI Lending Specialist today.

Meet some of our management team below. 

James Scurr

Founder and Managing Director

James founded CFI Finance in February 2014, building on his experience creating a successful franchise finance division for a publicly listed financier.

It’s James’ experience as a franchisee however that helps to ensure CFI Finance meets its customers needs better than any other equipment finance company in Australia. Spending almost a decade as a successful multi-unit franchisee for companies including Boost Juice, Dreamy Donuts and other independently owned businesses, James has extensive franchising and small business experience, and has an acute understanding of franchise finance requirements.

Phil Chaplin

Chief Executive Officer

Phil has over 20 years’ experience in banking and finance across Australia and New Zealand. Phil’s expertise covers all aspects of commercial lending, as well as M&A work within the financial services sector.

A former chair of the Equipment Finance Council for the Australian Finance Industry Association, Phil has helped to build and manage finance companies for private equity investors, banks and ASX listed companies.

Dan Toms

National Sales Manager and Director

Dan heads the Sales and Marketing teams for CFI Finance, implementing strategic plans to ensure continued growth of the business and innovation in the company’s services and offering.

With extensive experience in the finance sector, Dan has worked with many of Australia’s top franchise systems, assisting both franchisees and franchisors with their funding requirements. He has previously managed divisions for other publically listed finance companies as well as national supply chain companies.

Toni-Anne Jones

General Manager - Contract Operations

Toni-Anne manages CFI Finance’s Operations, drawing on her 15 years of experience in the Finance Industry to strive to provide innovative and efficient solutions to our customer’s needs.

As a winner of the prestigious Women in Leadership Australia scholarship in 2019, Toni-Anne uses her experience working for both large, global organisations and smaller, local businesses to be able to implement larger-scale streamlining whilst maintaining the flexibility that a small business requires.

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