Our History

Our Story

A little bit of history

stratton was established by Rob Chaloner in 1998, operating out of a small office at the rear of a Melbourne Land Rover dealership .

The one-person operation initially relied on referrals from the dealership, but word of mouth quickly spread and stratton's rapid growth meant the company soon started employing additional staff to help meet the demand.

Strong growth continued over the following years, with stratton establishing itself as one of Australia's leading car finance brokers as well as greatly expanding the range of services offered to its clients. In 2005 the company expanded its local presence into Queensland with the opening of a new office in Brisbane.

2008 saw the continuation of stratton's rapid growth with new local offices in Sydney and Perth, and the launch of stratton's franchise network. In 2013, stratton relocated its Head Office to new state-of-the-art facilities in Port Melbourne.

Today, stratton has a national network with offices in most capital cities, and is the largest car finance broker in Australia. In 2014, stratton joined the carsales network with carsales.com Ltd—Australia's number 1 automotive classifieds business—making a major investment in to the stratton business which is testament to our expert knowledge, innovative solutions, and seamless client service.

From humble beginnings, stratton now offers a complete range of finance solutions for cars, boats, equipment and property, as well as insurance broking and a range of other services, available all over Australia.

A successful approach

Rob Chaloner "says a simple philosophy lies behind the success of stratton: Look after the clients and the business will grow. Customers are everything. Our high quality products, personal service and efficient online systems set us apart from other finance companies. We always look for the best solution and lowest overall cost for our clients - not just the cheapest repayment."

stratton has a very high client retention rate, with many of our clients also referring their business contacts, family and friends.

Rob is always improving his business technology to provide a more seamless service for clients. He is a strong believer in the internet and stratton.com.au has grown into one of the highest traffic finance sites in Australia, with more than 80,000 unique visitors every month.