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William Shillito

Mortgage Lending Advisor

Born in Melbourne, but having lived most of his life in Christchurch, New Zealand, William is a Mortgage Lending Advisor at Empower Wealth. He holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Management and a Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking Management.

William has always been passionate about travelling and property. In 2017, he decided to combine both interests and move to London in pursuit of a job in property. This landed him a job as an Operations Manager for a home rentals agency where he dealt with customer issues while they were staying at the properties he looked after. Naturally, this also included liaising with contractors, drafting contracts as well as other property maintenance tasks. After 2 years in London, he decided to move to Melbourne to be closer to family and that’s when an opportunity popped up at Empower Wealth.

Initially, what attracted William to Empower Wealth is the company’s promise to prioritise customers first which is also very much aligned with William’s previous role in London. After joining Empower Wealth, he realised that there are a lot more to the company and he has developed a strong interest around wealth creation and cash flow management after being able to witness the impact this has had in helping clients prepare for their financial future. His interest is further piqued after learning about the Money SMARTS system and how it can help a household manage their money better. Using this system, he hoped to one day buy his own home and build up his own portfolio.

Ever since he can remember, William has always been active in sports and was awarded a sports scholarship throughout his time at University. These days, when he’s not working, he’ll most likely be seen exploring around Melbourne and going to cricket games at the MCG. He’s also a massive soccer fan, having used to play for many years in Christchurch as well as a Tottenham Hotspur supporter.


Bede was instrumental to us securing our forever home. We purchased in Sydney in January 2021 with stiff competition after 1 15 minute inspection and 70 groups through the open. The relationship we had built with Bede through our search gave us confidence to act decisively on the purchase on short notice, without formal approvals in place. William and the settlements team were professional and gave us confidence that all would go through... and it did. Thanks a lot to the whole empower team for your support.

- Keiran Wright, NSW March 2021

Dean Wills and William Shillito from Empower wealth team were outstanding in terms of understanding our needs and finances. They got us almost 100K more than any mortgage broker in Canberra could get us. They negotiated for us with the bank and chose the best product with the best interest rate for us. Our loan approval was completed in less than a week. That is the fastest turnaround time I have ever heard for a bank. We also appreciated their help and answering all our questions at every stage of our loan as this was the first time for us. They were actively following up with the bank, solicitor for the bank, our solicitor, buyer’s agent, real estate agent, and us for our loan and settlement to make sure things went predictable and on time. We really had peace of mind working with them knowing that they knew this back to front and were very experienced.

- Anthony Shah, ACT January 2021

As a first-time property investor, the aspect that I understood the least was the finance side of things. Simon and William did an amazing job answering my questions and being able to explain things in a way that I understood. They made the process extremely smooth for me. I'll be using Empower Wealth for my next property that's for sure.

- Kyle Connolly, VIC October 2020

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