Who we are

We are opportunity.
We are convenience.
We exist for you.

Great Ocean Road Finance is a mortgage broking firm who are here to ensure that everyone gets the right deal, every time. After more than 20 years in financial services our director, Michael, had seen it all whilst working for major banks and lenders. Sick of the “do you want fries with that?” service mindset of many of the banks, he decided to go out on his own – without the toxic sales culture that is associated with banks. Michael is now able to do what he loves by being able to focus purely on his clients needs and helping them achieve their financial goals.

Our mission is to ensure that no matter what your experience, background, lending scenario or ambitions are, our customers will always get the right deal to suits their needs and to ensure that it will always be competitive. Anyone can write a loan once, but only those with their customers best interests at heart can keep a customer for life. After all, our customers are why we exist.

Our Staff

Michael Nyhof – Director and Senior Broker

Michael has been in the finance industry for more than 20 years, having worked for both major banks and smaller lenders in home lending, business lending and asset finance roles. With a Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking Management and having completed industry courses such as Omega + Business Lending he is well qualified to help you find the right loan for your needs.

Michael and his wife (and kids!) run a beef cattle farm just outside of Apollo Bay. He is also an experienced CFA volunteer firefighter and is the current President of the Apollo Bay & Otway District Agricultural Society. When he’s not working he enjoys training in Muay Thai, spending time with his family and outdoor activity.

Karlee Nyhof – Administrative Support and Office Manager

With a background in customer service, administration and healthcare, Karlee is the highly organised member of this dynamic duo. Helping with scheduling, enquiries, data entry and office admin she helps run a tight ship, allowing Michael to spend the time he needs with his clients to find the perfect solutions for them.

When not working in the office and running the farm, Karlee spends her time riding horses and helping look after their very active children.