Swan River Finance

About Us

Our History

What started with one...

… quickly grew into a team of energetic, driven and dynamic finance professionals.

Swan River Finance is a relationship business. A business built on a foundation of trust, hard work and honesty.

Our Process

Why we're different

Our team is focused on finding the best solution for you; your circumstances and your goals. How? We start by having a real conversation with you.

You won’t be offered a “one-size fits most” solution with us. We certainly don’t enter your details into some mystical computer system that spits out the options available to you, then leave you to decide. It’s just not our style. We help you through every stage of the process.

Our Team

Introducing the experts


Rhys Orchard EMBA (UWA), Dip FMBM, Dip. FP, MFAA Credit Adviser (CA)

Principal / Credit Adviser

Rhys holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration, a Diploma in Financial Services (Mortgage Broking), a Diploma of Financial Planning and is a fully accredited member of the MFAA.

afg_medal_finalist_2016AFG_MEDAL_FINALIST(2017) Since entering the finance industry in 2004, Rhys has completed a traineeship with one of Australia’s major banks and gone on to win 2009/2010 ANZ Mobile Lending Loan Writer of the Year and is one of the 2016 AFG Top 30 Brokers.

Since starting Swan River Finance, Rhys has dedicated his efforts to helping clients at a level not traditionally available to them. He is focused on developing the Swan River Finance team to ensure they are equipped with the know-how to assist as many people in as many situations as possible.

When he escapes the office, Rhys has a busy social life as he loves spending time with his family and friends.

Matt Rodriguez B.A. Economics, Cert IV Financial Services

Credit Adviser

Matt joined the Finance industry in 2017 after working in print media, in charge of a Real Estate Portfolio. He brings with him a good knowledge and passion in all things real estate as a result of his previous professional experience.

Matt takes pride in providing his clients a high level service, unique to their circumstances. His personable and down-to-earth approach relieves the pressures of what can be a stressful experience.

Matt places a large emphasis on personal development and is taking every opportunity to learn and develop his craft, currently undertaking studies to earn his Diploma in Financial Services. In addition to this, continually furthering his industry knowledge for the purpose of providing a better service to his clients, adding additional value and insights where he can.

When not in the office you’ll find Matt at the beach, talking sport (specifically, American Football), or spending time with his partner and friends.

Jessica Fonda

Administration Manager

Jessica holds a Certificate III in Financial Services following the completion of her traineeship with one of Australia’s major banks. She entered the finance industry in 2007 and has since developed the skills she acquired in retail banking to move into the areas of mortgage backed and consumer lending.

Jessica manages the administration of the office and ensures our clients receive an efficient and stress-free experience. Jessica’s industry knowledge and friendly manner result in her being a regular point of contact for our clients.

When she isn’t working to ensure our clients have a great experience, Jessica loves to play sport (especially netball!) and loves sinking her teeth into a renovation or redecorating project.

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