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Feisal Panjwani - Accredited Mortgage Professional
Feisal is a senior associate and founder of Invis-Feisal & Associates and began his career as a mortgage broker in 1991. He is a graduate of Shawnigan Lake School on Vancouver Island and subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance and Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia.
Feisal is one of Canada’s top producing mortgage brokers and has served on numerous industry and lender advisory boards over the years. In 2010, and again in 2012, he was elected as the BC and Yukon Director for the Canadian Association of Accredited Professionals (CAAMP) and is working with the National board to promote the interests of mortgage brokers in general. He is often quoted in various news media including the Vancouver Sun and Province, National Post and on News 1130 AM, providing financing advice and promoting the benefits and advantages of using mortgage brokers to the Canadian public. See more in our Media Section.
Feisal really enjoys the challenge of finding the perfect solution and product for his clients. Over the years he and his team have successfully helped in excess of 10,000 borrowers with their financing needs. Feisal is extremely proud of the way his team is able to work together to help make sure even the smallest details of the mortgage financing transaction are looked after.
Feisal is married to his wife Shelli and they have a wonderful daughter Azra. When not working, Feisal enjoys travelling and spending quality time with his family.
Shimona Pinto - Accredited Mortgage Professional
Shimona is a licensed mortgage professional offering competitive mortgage products coupled with exceptional service. This unbeatable combination of service and advice, together with her many years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, ensures that our clients enjoy a comfortable mortgage experience handled by a seasoned professional. She works along side Feisal on a daily basis and is an expert at putting deals together.
As an Accredited Mortgage Professional, Shimona works exclusively with mortgage customers…from the first time buyer to the seasoned homeowner. Whether you choose a fixed rate or a variable rate or any one of our innovative mortgage products, Shimona can find the financing choice that works best for you by tailoring a mortgage that suits your needs and long term financial goals. Recently, Shimona has been awarded the prestigious "Associate of the Year" award at our annual B.C. Gala.
Shimona enjoys spending much of her spare time with her husband Kevin and their beautiful girls Isabella and Kaylee.
Yumiko Tamashiro - Office Administrator
Yumiko is our primary contact for Client/Lender Relations. She brings with her many years of administrative experience from a major mortgage firm. Yumiko is responsible for ensuring our brokers and clients receive timely commitment and approvals and packages the applications so as to make sure we meet our deadlines in a timely manner. Yumiko is involved throughout the entire process of the application helping to ensure the process is stress free and pleasant. She is very organized and keeps our office running in a smooth and organized manner. She is married to Mike and is an amazing baker. You have to try her cookies.
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Shimona has helped our daughter and grand-daughter in the past. She is very patient, supportive and helpful. Our family would not think of going elsewhere. Glen & Marjorie G.
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