Derek Parsons

ABOUT Derek Parsons

Derek has over 30 years experience in the finance industry. He was previously employed with Westpac & BankWest in a variety of roles in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney. For the past 11 years, Derek has operated a Finance Broker business specialising in franchise finance. He has assisted over 400 clients to obtain finance.
Derek was awarded Qld Commercial Finance Broker of the Year in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014.
He has strong relationships with all of the major Banks and can assist with any finance inquiry.


Finn Business Sales help take the speculation out of your business search and buying decision. We are experts in buying and selling businesses, and are knowledgeable about the business recruitment process. Our extensive network of business brokers allow us inside access to businesses about to go on the market and silent listings. Having a professional with you every step of the way allows you to be confident in your decision making process.



The Finn Group can help you today by taking the speculation out of your business search or selling decision. We are experts in buying and selling a business. When you have a professional with you during each step of the way, you will be confident in your decision making process.



Whether you’re looking to buy a business, buy equipment, upgrade your next home, enter property investment, or wanting to refinance and pay off your existing home loan sooner, we can help you make the right financial decisions – whatever your needs may be.



Part of our commitment to our clients and providing quality advice is ensuring we spend the time getting to know clients, their personal circumstances as well as their lifestyle and financial goals. To help us do this we have developed a 5 minute financial health check and an About You questionnaire, which we encourage everyone to complete before our first meeting.



The experienced team of insurance professionals at Finn Business Insurance are experts in identifying your areas of risk and providing the right level of insurance cover. We take the time to get to know your business and provide in depth advice and comprehensive insurance cover which suits your need.



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Thank you Dione and the fantastic team at Finn Franchise Brokers. We were very impressed with her professional attitude and attention to detail. After dealing with another broker with no success we were recommended Dione by another franchisee in The Coffee Club network. The comprehensive business profile and marketing package were outstanding which led to multiple offers and a successful sale. Thanks to Dione's negotiating skills we ended up achieving a much higher price than originally anticipated. The process was very smooth from beginning to end and I would not hesitate recommending Dione to anyone who is serious about selling their business.”

After successfully running a Sydney-based subsidiary for a fast-paced overseas headquarters for ten years, we came to the Sunshine Coast for a change in lifestyle and location. After settling in we found our dream opportunity listed by Finn Franchise Brokers and therefore we started our next project, taking over our own café-restaurant from a well-known franchise brand in Australia. Dione and her team really guided us through the quite complex and time-consuming process of becoming a franchisee business owner and all the related tasks, risks and opportunities. Paperwork, recommendations for lawyers, accountants and finance brokers were all on hand as well as any kind of personal advice and “getting to understand the big picture”. Dione’s expertise, years of experience and continuity in doing business was a major contributor to our decision-making process and execution, leading to our takeover and now we are running a very successful business. It is a big step and compared to smaller investments you need to do your research and due diligence very carefully and in a timely manner, as buying a business is quite a sophisticated challenge which has to be performed with accuracy. The team around Dione worked with us throughout the process, they did not rush us and their guidance was always legitimate. It is good to be working with professional partners such as Finn Franchise Brokers.”