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 CheeJin 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!

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!