Ben White

Ben White 0416 294 483

Ben is the driving force behind Astute Dee Why. Launching the company in 2001, Ben’s hard work and perseverance has contributed to its reputation today as one of the fastest growing businesses on the Northern Beaches.

Ben made the transition from a career in banking to finance broking in 1998, leaving a position at a major bank to pursue his dream of managing a customer focused business. Ben’s primary focus has been effective delivery of finance and property solutions for Astute Dee Why clients, effectively diversifying into property, real-estate and financial planning in the pursuit to offer an integrated services at the highest level.

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Sam Ayliffe

Sam Ayliffe 0414 976 865

Sam is the engine room of Astute Dee Why and is highly regarded in the industry for his boundless passion, energy and dedication toward client service and solutions. As a regular contributor to Sky Channel’s “Your Money, Your Call”, Sam is recognised as an expert in the area of lending and investments.

With over a decade of experience in banking and mortgage broking and qualified with certificates in Accounting and Mortgage Broking; Sam brings a fresh approach to the industry, doing all it takes to deliver results for his clients.

Sam is committed to ensuring that clients receive the upmost in service before, during and after their finance needs are met, challenging lenders to earn the right to service clients of Astute Dee Why.

Born and raised on the Northern Beaches, Sam is a keen rugby and cricket supporter with a passion for motorcycling. Sam and his wife Sandi reside in Balgowlah with their 3 daughters Holly, Lily and Madeleine.

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David Tickle

David Tickle 0439 435 004

David has over 20 years’ experience in the finance industry, having started his career in banking in the UK. He left a position with a major bank and moved to Sydney in order to pursue his goal of working with clients directly once again.

David is fully qualified with Certificate IV in Mortgage Broking, plus a Diploma of Financial Services (Mortgage Broking Management). An attention to detail and focus on delivering service excellence is David’s number one priority.

Born and raised in London, UK, he moved to the Northern Beaches in July 2007 and
hasn’t looked back. David resides in Collaroy with wife Amy and son Fred.

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Andrew Foo

Andrew Foo 02 9984 1911

Astute Dee Why has a close relationship with Andrew Foo from Apexx Wealth who can provide you with objectively sound financial advice. Please find below an extract of Andrew’s bio:

I grew up with a large loving close-knit extended family with very strong family values. My parents emigrated to Australia in the 1980s and called this great country we live in home.

I completed a Bachelor of Business (University of Technology, Sydney) in 2007 focusing on Personal Financial Advice and began my career in financial services as a graduate at Macquarie Bank. Being selected for the only role within the Financial Planning group out of thousands of applicants was truly humbling. I progressed through various managerial roles within the bank and worked closely with many financial advisers and their practices during my time there.

I am very passionate about helping people obtain true objective financial advice. I have found that throughout my time as a financial adviser, people lacked defined goals and this meant their investing activities had no set timeframes or strategic links to specific outcomes in the future. I place a large emphasis on educating my clients around the key concepts of investing and ‘financial risk’ and how it is a critical part in the achievement of their financial goals. I have a desire to see my clients build strong and sustainable financial foundations in their homes.

They key areas of advice we focus on include:

  • Superannuation Strategies (including SMSFs)
  • Insurance Protection
  • Investment Portfolio Creation
  • Cashflow Management Planning
  • Pre-Retirement and Retirement Planning

I look forward to meeting you if you’d like to get in touch.

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