Our Team


Wayne Stiles


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Geelong born and bred, Wayne Stiles has been living and breathing banking and finance for clients for over 30 years.

After over 25 years of success with one of the Big 4 banks, Wayne decided to move into independent mortgage brokerage, allowing him to truly match his clients with the best products in the market. With a history that long, there is not much Wayne hasn’t found a solution for.

Many of his long-term clients are now close friends, and as he has watched their young families grow, he has found himself working across multiple generations, now helping get those kids into their first homes and investment properties too. Building relationships with clients, understanding their future plans and helping achieve them is what Wayne enjoys the most.

Wayne Batterham Profile

Wayne Batterham

Mortgage Broker

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With 40 years of Westpac banking under his belt Wayne Batterham brings all the inside knowledge of big business banking to his Next Chapter clients.  It would be a rare broker who could challenge the level of experience Wayne has working across Victoria with some of the most complex of property portfolios, delivering results every time.

Over his lifetime of experience Wayne has worked with families from all walks and stages of life and built lifelong relationships, now helping the next generation of families get into their dream home.  There is a reason this country boy affectionately called Batts is so popular with his clients – his friendly, easy going nature makes a stressful process easy and enjoyable.

Trent Walerys

Senior Finance Broker

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Trent has nearly 20 years experience in the Lending and Finance industry.

The majority of that time has been spent as a Broker however he also spent time as a Home Loan Manager with a big 4 bank.

He specialises in residential home and investment mortgage finance and loves watching his clients realise their property dreams or simply saving them money by sourcing the most suitable finance option.

He now brings a new service offering to our Next Chapter clients with his expertise in Vehicle and Equipment finance.

Or, if you would like to sit down with a coffee to talk about sports, particularly cricket and golf, he would be more than happy to assist with that too.


Renae Lee

Client Support

With almost 15 years’ experience in banking, finance, and mortgage broking Renae is here to ensure clients get from start to finish as easily as possible. Just like Wayne, Renae has the experience and background to make things happen, with time spent in her career in one of the Big 4 banks. Add to that her experience as a mortgage broker with her own business and you can see why clients love working with Renae.

Renae saves clients having to spend hours waiting on hold to get answers from the bank, navigating the requirements of lenders and explaining the little details. She is there for clients through the ups and downs of buying, building or renovating and loves watching the long-term goals of Next Chapter clients come to life.

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