abt-picBlackwood Financial Solutions was created to provide quality value added lending solutions for the self employed.  The Directors bring over 50 Years of combined banking and finance experience to ensure our clients get the best solutions to their funding requirements.  Our focus is on putting the client at the centre of everything we do. This allows us to build strong, long-term relationships. 

We believe that a majority of clients are unhappy with the way the banking  industry has moved away from providing this relationship as a priority.

Through our banking and finance experience, we have developed strong relationships with more than 30 lenders across Australia, including the four major banks.

Our role is to act as representative, and negotiate the best possible outcome for our clients. This will save you money and considerable time and effort.

With broad lending experience across all sectors of banking, our specialties at Blackwood include commercial/business banking, lending to SMSFs and private banking. We create bespoke solutions to meet the specific requirements of each and every client. There is no one-solution-fits-all approach at Blackwood.


  • Understand your personal and/or business funding requirements
  • Review of lending options that match requirements, including matching against current lender policy
  • Negotiate rates and fees
  • Present our recommendations
  • Completion of all loan application forms and submit the propsal to chosen lender
  • Arrange valuations
  • Assist with loan contract review and signing
  • Co-ordination of settlement with your legal representative
  • Post-settlement review to ensure everything working as promised
  • Regular ongoing reviews on loans to ensure they are still best match for you
  • Ongoing guidance and support


Tony Loeckenhoff

Tony Loeckenhoff

Director / Founder

Tony has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and finance industry within Australia and the United Kingdom. He led NAB’s Global Expat team from 2008 to 2013, but also has solid experience in business banking, private banking and SMSF lending.
Tony is passionate about using his knowledge and expertise to forge relationships and deliver successful client outcomes.

Email: tony@blackwoodfinancial.com.au

Tony Loeckenhoff is a credit representative (Credit Representative Number 446949) of BLSSA Pty Ltd (Australian CreditLicence No. 391237).

Mick Giddins

Mick Giddins

Director / Founder

Mick Giddins also has more than 25 years of experience in the finance industry. His expertise includes relationship management, business development and financial strategy. Mick has extensive knowledge across business banking, agricultural finance, and leasing, as well as in private and retail banking. While Mick is best known and respected among the banks for his strong analytical skills, he takes greatest pride in working hard with clients to reach their goals.

Email: mick@blackwoodfinancial.com.au

Mick Giddins is a credit representative (Credit Representative Number 446948) of BLSSA Pty Ltd (Australian CreditLicence No. 391237).