About Us

Established in 1999, James Tong, Director Tong Partners has been leading the way for his clients for in excess of 20 years! An award winning finance broking business covering both residential and commercial finance, Tong Partners has gone from strength to strength with offices in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

Always with the motto “We make It Easy for you …We walk in your shoes”.

In today’s lending environment it can be very challenging and time consuming to achieve desired outcomes within a specific timeframe.

At TP there is a very strong professional team approach with passion …a diverse culture to accommodate the needs of a very diverse client base.

Our team members are highly recognised within the industry and as we all know the greatest compliment to be paid to anyone is through repeat business. Tong Partners continues to thrive from repeat business from satisfied clients.

We work with you to take advantage of in excess of 50 lenders and 1500 products. We stay on top of changes in the lending market being across products and changes as they happen. We don’t stop at residential property finance, we can assist with equipment and vehicle finance and leasing; business loans; debtor finance; commercial property finance; or property development and construction finance.

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Read more about our team below

James Tong

Finance Broker / Managing Partner

With a notable history in the finance and property industry, James is the founding director of Tong Partners Group. Over the last 25 years, James has helped his clients to build wealth through choosing the right properties.

Having settled over $1 billion worth of finance and winning several awards in Victoria and South Australia, he knows all the ins and outs of residential and commercial property.

Known for his energetic nature and spontaneous passion for the success of his clients, James is your ideal partner in real estate and finance.

His sharp mind and analytical thinking ensure he will always fight for the best result in everything he does.

As a father of two, James enjoys spending time with his children, Felicia and Louis, and two Jack-Spaniels, Arrow and Tiffy. They love to travel overseas whenever they can, and the next destination on their bucket list is Africa.

His motto is to “put himself in the shoes of his clients”. He constantly has their best interests at heart and he endeavours to understand their needs before giving valuable, comprehensive guidance.

James Tong

Jet Yoong

Finance Broker / Partner

Jet specializes in home loans, refinance, consolidating debts, asset finance, commercial and business loans. Awarded “Finalist AFG SA Excellence Awards 2019” by Australian Finance Group (AFG) within the first two years of his professional career.

Jet is a professional member of the
Finance Brokers Association of Australia Limited (FBAA) and has undertaken tertiary qualifications to strengthen his professional experience.

Authenticity is paramount and Jet prides himself on being honest, trustworthy and professional whilst providing his clients with a personalised approach.

Jet Yoong

Samuel Chong

Finance Broker / Partner

Samuel has been working as a successful finance broker since 2015 and joined Tong Partners in 2017. His passion is revolutionising the finance broking client experience

Samuel is a true believer in wealth creation through property and has much experience to pass on, be it the gains, pitfalls and biggest learning experiences.

The industry is heavily regulated and it can be very daunting for the client. Samuel keeps everything in perspective and makes the whole process easy with fast turn around.

Samuel Chong

Dr Chee Jin Yap

Finance Broker / Partner

Having worked at the finance and credit departments of international organisations, coupled with over 20 years working in universities in Melbourne and overseas, Chee-Jin recently joint Tong Partners as a finance broker.

A man with a diverse experience having involved in the review and development of courses accredited by the Accounting, Finance and Financial Planning professional bodies.  Chee Jin a few years ago converted an early learning program from Japan into a franchise in Australia.

He has built credible relationships with his peers, working closely with the teaching and medical professionals for their financing requirements. Understanding the professionals are time poor, CJ has specifically created a process to facilitate lending requirements, whether commercial or residential, with ease anytime, anywhere.

As an avid property investor himself and with specific expertise in the understanding of complex financial structures, companies and trusts, Chee-Jin is in good stead to assist with SMSF; property investments; cash flow lending; commercial purchases and asset finance.

On a lighter note, known as ‘CJ’ to his friends and family enjoys relaxing with his two children around the parks, a keen nurturer of bonsai, practices kendo and follows the Wallabies. If he must pick a footy team, it would be the Geelong Cats!

Dr Chee Jin

Debbie Ettridge

Business Development

Debbie has in excess of 25 years within financial services and Real estate industries as a business development manager.

With the expansion of Tong Partners within Victoria and South Australia, it is fitting Debbie is the first contact for anyone embarking on a career within the finance industry and to then help onboard and work with the finance brokers to help their clients.

We find a lot can change very quickly within the finance industry and at Tong Partners we regularly hold info seminars to help first home buyers, investors and also to assist our business partners to keep everyone current. It is great to have Debbie to coordinate these events.

Debbie Ettridge

Jay Jeon

Finance Broker / Partner

Jay is a specialist in home loans with a very fast turnaround for pre-approval of finance.

Jay prides himself with being able to truly work with people at all levels and help them to achieve their personal objectives.

At Tong Partners he passionately applies all of his experience along with the technical knowledge and education to work as a fully accredited finance broker.

As a member of FBAA he works under National Consumer Credit Policy to find every one of his clients the best product for their needs.

Jay Jeon

Chau Ho

Finance Broker / Partner

Originally from Vietnam, Chau has called Adelaide her home for in excess of 20 years now. Whilst raising her family, Chau completed her Bachelor in Mathematical Science.

A passion for property investment and mathematics led Chau to further qualify as a Finance Broker. Chau’s main goal in life is to help people succeed through investing in property and increasing their education around finance in general.

In her spare time Chau enjoys spending time with her family and watching Lionel Messi of the Barcelona Football Club!

Ali Raza

Finance Broker / Partner

Ali is an astute finance broker for all those who are looking to move into their own home and stop renting.

A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Certificate 4 in Finance broking, and FBAA membership are some of the qualifications he possesses.

An entrepreneur for 20 years, he is well known by many small business owners in Adelaide. Very successful due to his unique style and personal approach with the clients.

Whether clients are looking to buy a first home or investing in property, saving money by refinancing, or looking for business loans, he loves to share his experience and knowledge so clients can make informed decisions.

His motto is to preach what he is practicing. As a leader in Business in his own right, he is often asked to share his knowledge and give advice on the property market and future trends.

As a client, you can expect a very quick turnaround time for your applications. He will make your process smooth and very easy.

In his spare time, he spends time with his wife and 2 kids, he enjoys traveling, playing sports like cricket and tennis. Attending community events is a regular part of his weekends.

Kenny Kong

Finance Broker / Partner

After 20 years of work for end-to-end project management within ISO9001 environment in managing the costing and finance, Kenny join Tong Partners as a Finance Broker.

Kenny has a strong belief to have financial freedom and retire earlier is through properties. At TP he listens and understands client needs. He serves with truth heart providing the right loan products with the best interest for borrowers.

As a member of FBAA, he always up to date with the fast change in the finance industry and does the right thing in a professional and fast turnaround way to get loan settlements completed.

He relaxes by riding a bicycle around beautiful Adelaide beaches and hills areas with his two children.

Daniel Uzelac

Finance Broker / Partner

Daniel prides himself on helping his clients achieve financial goals/investments and purchase their dream homes.

With entrepreneurial background, skills, and passion for helping people, he applies his education and experience to deliver customer satisfaction as a fully accredited finance broker.

Daniel is very passionate about self-development so he dedicates his time on a weekly basis to grow and improve in all aspects of life. Weekends are always well spent with friends and family making the most out of Gold Coast beaches & lovely weather.