The head of West Perth-headquartered AFG has moved to quash rumours regarding the possible sale of the mortgage broker by offering a $10,000 reward for a successful defamation case against the person responsible for the "damaging gossip".
AFG managing director Brett McKeon (pictured) dismissed the re-emergence of sales rumours that first swirled around 12 months ago, saying the company was in "fantastic shape" and in no way interested in a takeover offer.
"And I would ask anyone who knows who the person or persons are that are spreading the rumour to give me a call, I may have $10,000 for them," Mr McKeon said.
AFG, which bills itself as Australia's largest independently-operated mortgage broker, recently invested $50 million in technology infrastructure and developed a new head office in Havelock Street.
"The 2,000 square metre office space gives AFG the capacity to cater for future growth and the equity investment in the building has already outperformed expectations," Mr McKeon said.
Mr McKeon said AFG processed more than $3.6 billion in mortgages in June, up 13 per cent on its record-breaking April figures.