Mortgage broker recognised for community efforts

Peita Davies accepting her award.
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Peita Davies, owner of MoneyQuest Penrith & Blue Mountains, has received the ‘Community Champion Award’ at one of mortgage broking’s most prestigious awards nights – the NSW/ACT Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) Excellence Awards 2024.

Davies won the award for her 20|20|20 campaign, which she began back in 2022 to celebrate her 20th year in business. The campaign successfully raised funds and awareness for 20 different charities over the course of 20 months, having just wrapped up in June 2024.

Peita Davies and her husband Shane at the awards.

“It’s been great to showcase 20 different charities over the timeframe,” she said.

“I think it’s very different to what anyone else has done. I did get some of that feedback from some colleagues that I have known that have worked in the industry, and they’re like, ‘What a fabulous idea, I wish I’d thought of it!’.”

Of course, Davies had no expectations of being recognised for the campaign. That’s why when her name was announced at the awards event earlier this month, she was well and truly over the moon.

“I’ve been a finalist in the MFAA Awards almost every year and have never won,” she said.

“For this to be the one that took the crown was really exciting for me!”
According to Davies, being publicly recognised as a community champion made her feel incredibly inspired to continue in her efforts – particularly as new career milestones come around.

Peita Davies from MoneyQuest Penrith. Photo: Megan Dunn.

“I did think, ‘Wow, what am I going to do for my 30?’,” she said.

However, for the time being, she said she’s going to be working more closely with particular charities, selecting causes meaningful to her which she can support on a more regular basis.

“I think we’re going to see what we can do to be more targeted in relation to our ongoing support – maybe a few organisations each year that are close to our hearts,” she said.

Cassidy Pearce

Cassidy Pearce is a news and entertainment journalist with The Western Weekender. A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney, she has previously worked with Good Morning Macarthur and joined the Weekender in 2022.

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