Grass Roots Finance is firmly rooted to our land, our people and our community.
We are based in Deniliquin NSW and owned by authorised finance broker, Chantelle Shevels. Chantelle is a local who understands the needs and interconnectedness of our community.
Chantelle has been in finance since 2010. She started Grass Roots Finance to address a real problem when it comes to lending in our regions. Most brokers work in isolation, providing expertise in only business finance, or only personal or car loans. Chantelle identified that in our world all lending – business, equipment and personal – is tightly linked, and must be examined together. Grass Roots Finance provides that much-needed holistic approach to business and personal finance.
Chantelle is the founder of Grass Roots Finance. Born and bred on a mixed cereal and dairy farm at Mayrung, Chantelle now calls Deniliquin home.
She started her career in accounting and progressed to managing a local accounting firm focusing on compliance and client management. Chantelle then became a transport fleet manager before moving into finance broking in 2010. Grass Roots Finance was born from pairing her professional accounting background with her commercial experience.
Chantelle is highly involved in the local community. She is currently an executive of the Deniliquin Pastoral and Agricultural Society, a member of the Murrumbidgee Local Health District – Local Health Advisory Committee and a long-time volunteer with the Rural Fire Service (RFS). Chantelle enjoys spending time with her family and helping her local community thrive.
Chantelle Shevels, Finance Broker + Local