About Us

 Our mission is to make it easier for people to buy property.

(It really is that simple.)

Deposit Assure is out to change the game. Based in Melbourne, Australia, we are here to help more people realise their property dreams. We offer a viable and smarter approach to using cash to secure your new property purchase – deposit bonds. And most importantly, we make the whole process easy.

To make our vision a reality, we work closely with mortgage brokers, conveyancers, lenders and developers. Bringing together direct access to our deposit bond service with quality expert advice and resources, we give them everything they need to help their clients. And we won’t stop looking for new and better ways to do this

Our Values

• We are genuine and dependable
• We are transparent
• We are friendly and personable

Our Credentials

Deposit Assure has already made its mark as an innovative provider of deposit bonds. Our bonds are underwritten by QBE, one of the most respected and recognised insurance companies in Australia.
As an ‘A+ Stable’ credit rated insurance partner, QBE has the financial strength and experience to underwrite our deposit bonds and provide our customers with the confidence they are looking for.

Meet our Team

See the faces behind the scenes at Deposit Assure:

James Angus

James has been a mortgage broker for more than 12 years. During that time, he founded award-winning mortgage broking firm FINWEB Mortgage & Commercial Finance and built an expert team of 14 qualified brokers across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.

Between 2007 and 2014, the firm was consistently ranked a Top 30 loan writer for PLAN Australia (based on loan values written) and the 3rd largest loan writer (by transaction numbers). The firm’s settlements almost doubled from $63m in FY2014 to $117m in FY2015.

FINWEB also operates as a training group mentoring new professionals and helping them build a thriving career in the industry. In 2015, FINWEB welcomed 22 new entrants, its largest intake yet.

James is a fully qualified and licensed credit adviser and certified mentor with the MFAA. He is also a Chartered Accountant and, although he specialises in finance, maintains his membership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

When he’s not working with numbers, James loves taking out the jet-ski with his family on the weekend. Living in Melbourne, he spends most of his spare time entertaining his four children and serenading his beautiful fiancée, Tiffany.

Contact James to arrange a meeting:

Email james.angus@depositassure.com.au
Connect on LinkedIn

Etienne Rizzo

Etienne has a French name, an Italian surname, was born in Malta and has lived in seven different countries. After completing a Bachelor Degree in communication and psychology and a Masters in multimedia, Etienne made his mark in the graphic design and advertising industries. For the past decade, he has managed high profile brands across a diverse range of categories, including the likes of Disneyland Resort Paris, BabyLove, The Wiggles, Medibank, Crowe Horwath, AMES, Australian Scholarship Group, Heinz, Infiniti and Jack Link’s.

Building and growing key relationships is what Etienne does best. He enjoys working in a high-pressure environment and will take on any challenge with a positive attitude. As co-founder of Deposit Assure, Etienne is responsible for looking after clients, as well as shaping the design aesthetic and innovating future growth opportunities.

Etienne is a proud father of a little girl and lives in the north west of Melbourne. He loves fishing and enjoys running to keep fit, taking on his first half-marathon in October 2015. Etienne also roasts his own coffee beans and makes a mean coffee.

Etienne will never ever say no to a coffee! Contact him for a discussion:

Email etienne.rizzo@depositassure.com.au
Connect on LinkedIn

Want to find out more?

Discover why you should work with Deposit Assure. Read our blog or be inspired by our real-life success stories.

Apply for a deposit bond



  • Purchasing as an individual.
  • Settling within 6 months.
  • Unconditional finance approval or
    Will not need finance to complete purchase


  • Settling over 6 months.
  • Purchasing off the Plan.
  • Purchasing at Auction.
  • Purchasing in a Super Fund, Company or Trust.

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What our customers are saying about us

4,000 Registered
6,500 Deposit AssureBonds Issued