Our Team


Cooper Financial Connections Pty Ltd , (Australian Credit Representative Number 397190) is a Corporate Credit Representative of BLSSA Pty Ltd ACN 117 651 760 (Australian Credit Licence Number 391237).

Cooper Financial Connections (Sunshine Coast) Pty Ltd (Australian Credit Representative Number 397191) is a Corporate Credit Representative of BLSSA Pty Ltd ACN 117 651 760 (Australian Credit Licence Number 391237).


Cooper Financial Connections – Helping you Save Time and Money

Choose from a wide range of products from leading lending institutions for your home or investment loan. Cooper Financial Connections Pty Ltd can assist you with all of your property and financial borrowing needs.

We can help you compare deals from more than 30 lending institutions including the major banks. Let us find you the most competitive products on the market to suit you.




Peter Cooper

Peter Cooper is an authorised Credit Representative (Number 399090) of BLSSA Pty Ltd ACN 117 651 760 (Australian Credit Licence Number 391237). 

With over twenty-seven years experience in banking and having worked for Australian, American and British banks during that period, Peter Cooper is ideally qualified and suited to offer clients this unique service.

Peter is the former Chairman of the Queensland State Advisory Board for the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance (AIBF), a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the AIBF and the Australian Institute of Management as well as an Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute. Peter was previously a non-Executive Director with the not-for-profit organization, Industry & Commerce, Employment & Training Group Ltd (ICET).

Peter is a leading figure in banking and finance circles inQueensland, a fact that has recently been acknowledged by him being awarded the Centenary Medal of Australia for services to the banking industry. Peter has built up an impressive contact list of business associates and on many occasions has been asked to speak on banking issues by organizations and various Government bodies including the Tourism section of the Department of State Development.

Aston Associates, a well-known American consultancy group, was engaged by St. George Bank to undertake a comprehensive redesign of all ofSt. George’sbusinesses. Oliver Sommer, Managing Director of Aston Associates wrote of Peter’s abilities, “ I have, over the past seven years, worked in six similar engagements in the United States and Australia and believe Peter’s performance as part of Best Bank in terms of leadership, ability to motivate and engage staff, business acumen in identifying and proposing solutions, and acting as a positive change agent, place him among the best individuals I have worked with.”

Anthony Serafini

Anthony Serafini has been a member of the Cooper Financial Connections team for four years and is employed as a credit analyst.

He currently holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (banking and finance), Certificate IV in Financial Services and a Diploma of Financial Services.








Michael Auer

Managing Partner – New South Wales & ACT

Michael is an authorised Credit Representative (Number 433923) of BLSSA Pty Ltd ACN 117 651 760 (Australian Credit Licence Number 391237).

Michael’s prior experience includes having spent more than 30 years working in major Banking, Investment Banking and Financial Services firms.  This background, together with a very high level of professionalism, integrity and client focus, equips him to provide the best possible customer experience and financial solution.

Michael began his career as a Westpac Graduate Trainee in Brisbane. He subsequently worked in senior positions with Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP Paribas) in Brisbane and Sydney, then with Bain & Company (later Deutsche Bank) and St.George Bank.  His seven years working in Queensland gave him a very good grounding in retail banking, property finance and business banking.

He was the founding head of Client Securitisation at St.George Bank, a position he held from 1998 to 2009.

At St.George, he and his team provided advice, structural solutions and funding lines to a number of well known financial institutions and mortgage originators.  They also developed a major funding relationship with 2 major listed property companies.Michael’s areas of expertise include residential and consumer (including motor vehicle) lending, Commercial Property lending, Corporate and Business banking, Securitisation and Debt Capital Markets.

Michael has a deep understanding of credit policy in the areas of residential and commercial property and business lending, together with a wealth of contacts in the Australian banking and finance industry.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management. He is also an MFAA Credit Adviser and a member of the Australian Securitisation Forum.

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