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Phillips Basile Equipment Finance (PBEF) is a specialist finance brokerage founded by experienced finance consultants and close friends Chris Phillips & Michael Basile. Chris and Michael established the business in 2016 after 20 years combined experience providing financial services to businesses across Australia.

PBEF provides personalised finance brokering and consulting services to businesses of all sizes- with our particular edge being in the heavy equipment industries. The PBEF team is small, selecting only industry best people who share a drive to provide a premium service to our clients. Our heavy equipment focus ensures we have a significant portfolio and the scale needed to negotiate the best results for our clients.

We invest our time to build close personal relationships with a mutual trust and underpinned by our promise of a long term focus. Unlike our competitors and business bankers- who simply facilitate the placement of financial products- we ensure our clients have suitable and competitive products available to them while we are at their side offering independent advice and support for their entire business life. We offer this advice at times that suit our clients and always with clear and honest communication that they can understand.

As brokers, we are independent to the banks and work aggressively on behalf of our clients to provide them with the most competitive finance options available- which are always customised to each client’s personal situation.

PBEF is passionate about working in partnership with our clients to assist them with setting and achieving their business goals.

You’re better with us.

Phillips Basile Group

Our Values

Honesty & Integrity

We aim to be a business clients are proud to be associated with, and thus writing clean business is an integral part of our responsibility. We act with integrity and ensure we exceed all expectations.

Shared Responsibility

To best deliver value and expertise to our clients, we share workloads and collaborate to ensure each client is gaining the best possible service. We are fully accountable for our actions and ensure customers are delighted by them.

Client Success

We focus on fully understanding and appreciating the needs of our clients and stakeholders. Our goal is to help them grow their business and we will add value wherever we can, always acting within their best interests. We appreciate that our success is tied to theirs.

Connected Culture

If our team are happy and motivated, our clients will get the best service. We want to grow, foster and nurture a motivated and connected team. We focus on building an environment where everyone enjoys coming to work. An environment where everyone can be their personal best.

Our Team

Chris Phillips - Co-Founder

+61 414 210 633

Christopher Phillips is a credit representative ( 532754 ) of BLSSA Pty Ltd ACN 117 651 760 (Australian Credit Licence 391237)

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Chris Phillips - Co-Founder

+61 414 210 633

Christopher Phillips is a credit representative ( 532754 ) of BLSSA Pty Ltd ACN 117 651 760 (Australian Credit Licence 391237)

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About Chris Phillips

Chris Phillips has been an Equipment Finance Broker specialising in Heavy Equipment funding since 2006.

Commencing his career with a national brokerage firm, Chris quickly found his passion for providing an exceptional and reliable financial service to all clients. Combining a personal and professional approach to broking, his expert guidance allows his clients to spend their time doing what they do best – improving their own businesses.

Chris has vast experience working with a wide demographic base, and prides himself on his ability to clearly and efficiently communicate with all types of people and businesses. Chris places the utmost value in the relationships he builds with his clients, underpinned by trust and a desire to achieve the best result for his clients. He works consistently to ensure that the finance process is a fully transparent and highly efficient process. Chris holds a bachelor of Business & Commerce from Monash University, and is a co-founder of Phillips Basile Equipment Finance.

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Michael Basile - Co-Founder

+61 411 226 675

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Michael Basile - Co-Founder

+61 411 226 675

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About Michael Basile

Michael Basile has been an equipment finance broker to the heavy equipment industry for 10 years.

Michael prides himself on his personal and genuine approach to business and is passionate about his role as a reliable and trusted advisor to each of his clients across all facets of their business. It is this wider service proposition that complements his financial services and this provides him with a significant edge over his competitors.

Michael hold as bachelor of accounting and finance at Monash University and entered the equipment finance industry at a young age after gaining invaluable experience working at both a mid-sized corporate accounting and large insolvency & reconstruction firms.




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Shona Casey

+61 409 037 922

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Shona Casey

+61 409 037 922

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About Shona Casey

Shona is a dedicated and highly experienced finance consultant, having worked in the heavy equipment finance industry for the last 10 years. Shona has a diverse skill set having experience in all facets of finance from administration through to personally managing large client portfolios, and has international experience previously working in the finance industry in Singapore.

The success of my business is built on relationships developed over time, not just with customers, but also with our suppliers and advisors. Through our engagement with Michael we have been able to leverage financial products tailored to meet our growing and diverse business needs. All the team at PBEF have made it their business.

Michael is far more than a finance broker, he is a key advisor to our business and his financial insights are invaluable. Ours is a relationship built on knowledge and trust, and one which has seen QMC and PBEF successfully grow together. Michael is far more than a finance broker, he is a key advisor to our business and his financial insights are invaluable. Ours is a relationship built on knowledge and trust, and one which has seen QMC and PBEF successfully grow together.

Scott Davidson - QMC Logistics
Scott Davidson

I find when attaining finance and dealing with a finance broker or the bank for that matter you are generally after the best deal on the market, a non-fuss turnaround, timely replies to emails and queries and ultimately the easiest and quickest way to obtain what you are after.

This was certainly the case with Phillips Basile, emails were responded to in minutes sometimes seconds and the process could not have gone smoother from our perspective. We will certainly be using these guys for all our future financing needs.

Brenton Russo - Mulitpanel
Brenton Russo

I was first introduced to Michael Basile around 7 years ago when I was just starting out in Business on my own, Michael arranged the finance for my first set of asphalt paving equipment in my new business.

Since then Michael has gone on to arrange the finance for every plant and equipment purchase. Michael is not only my finance broker but also a close family friend that I can trust and rely on for additional guidance and financial advice.

Steve Cairney - RABS Group
Steve Cairney

Thank you so much for your perseverance and dedication towards getting our finance over the line. You guys are absolutely awesome at what you do and always have a solution to our finance needs no matter how tricky or involved it becomes.

Your team at Phillips Basile Equipment Finance are always more than helpful and polite with any questions that we have. We are forever thankful and appreciate everything you have done and continue to do for our business and look forward to future dealings.

Kerryn & Paul Volk - Paul Volk Contracting
Kerryn & Paul Volk

Soar Aviation has had dealings with Michael Basile for over four years, and Michael looks after all of our equipment finance needs. Michael is unlike typical brokers as he tries to understand the core necessities of the business for the short, medium and long terms and identifies strategies to meet those funding requirements.

His relationship with my business is more along the lines of a partnership than a broker relationship. His core strength is being transparent and builds relationships with ease like no one that I have known. This is obviously paramount when you are trying to build a relationship with banks and for someone to represent your business.

Neel Khokhani - Soar Aviation
Neel Khokhani

Over 10 years ago I was starting my business and looking to finance my very first excavator. Randomly I stumbled across Chris’ photo in a earthmoving magazine and gave him a call. I must say it was by far one of the best phone calls I’ve ever made. Chris has helped me to finance every piece of equipment I have purchased since and helped my business to grow exponentially. Chris provides my company with exceptional service and he is extremely professional in the way he goes about his business.

Nothing is ever a drama and his communication skills are second to none. He is extremely fast at finding me the best finance available and before I know it the deal has been made. Phone and email response is amazing and I always feel like I am a valued client. I know Chris has my business's best interests at heart and it is hard to find people to care about your company as much as you do. I can’t recommend Chris and the Phillips Basile team highly enough.

Luke & Abby - Horsham Excavations & Demolition
Luke & Abby

As a newly formed helicopter company in Horsham, we only have praise for Chris and his amazing team at Phillips Basile. Our finance requirements were quite unique, and having a number of partners involved in our company, added a higher level of complexity to the finance application.

Chris, Shona and Michael went to extraordinary lengths to understand our finance needs, and then went above and beyond to ensure that all requirements would be met by our company, to gain the required financial support. The financial application was successful, and we are now excited to commence operations in Horsham, Victoria.

Pauline - Chopper Aviation Pty Ltd.

Dolphin Products Pty Ltd has been a client of Phillips Basile Equipment Finance since its inception. Recently, we have had the need to finance some equipment purchased for a big contract and I have found Michael Basile and his team of brokers to be professional, well versed in their field of expertise and transparent.

Michael will guide you every step of the process taking the stress out of managing a mountain of paperwork, whilst getting a great deal. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Phillips Basile Equipment Finance to any of my colleagues, family and friends.

Mario - Dolphin Products Pty Ltd.

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