Peter Bennet

Hervey Bay

Lending Specialists

In the September 1979 I decided that high school wasn’t for me and began a banking career with the Bank of New South Wales which is now Westpac.   I quickly moved up the ranks to head teller before moving into the lending arena which I found extremely challenging and rewarding.

In 1985 as a young man still, I found another calling and followed my brother’s footsteps into the Qld Police Service where for the next 29 years I moved about the state from city to country before settling in Hervey Bay in 1999. I can honestly say I had some of the most rewarding experiences of my life and can recall taking a daily rollercoaster ride of emotional highs and lows. Being part of people’s lives and working with them during the worst times however provided me with the skills I now possess and helps me understand all facets of life’s experiences and challenges.

In February 2014 whilst the mind was willing; the body could no longer keep me in the game due to a non-work related shoulder injury and I retired from the Police to seek a new adventure. I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to return to my banking background and commenced as a lending specialist under the Yellow Brick Road banner.   My journey of helping has continued and I have found helping clients meet their financial goals or dream of owning their first home extremely satisfying.   The knowledge, experience and motived people I work with in the Praescius group also continually inspire me on a daily basis as does the love and support of my wife and family.

I am fortunate to have 6 beautiful children, 2 beautiful grandchildren who my wife and I are very proud of.   My wife and I love living in the Hervey Bay area an enjoying the lifestyle the area provided with fishing, sport and camping our favourite pastimes.