Our Staff


Scott Albertson

Scott is the General Manager of Union Shopper Mortgage Planners, which he established in partnership with Union Shopper in 2011. Scott has been in the banking and finance industry for over thirty-five years in a range of roles that have given him experience and knowledge across a variety of lending types. This experience allows him to provide union members with the very best service for even the most complicated finance proposals.

Away from work, Scott enjoys all kinds of sport, in particularly the Sydney Swans and Wallabies, and making the most of Queensland’s warm climate.


Ardele Hammond

Ardele is a senior broker with Union Shopper Mortgage Planners. Based in Brisbane, Ardele has been part of the team since day one, and has twenty years experience in the industry – with the last seven as a broker. With a wealth of knowledge across a wide range of borrowing types and options, Ardele enjoys being able to assist members with their unique and personal situations and goals, from first home buyers to complex investment arrangements.

Like most of our consultants, Ardele takes a keen armchair interest in most sports, particularly rugby union and motor racing. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, travelling and honing her Masterchef skills.


Gilbert Albertson

Gilbert is the youngest member of the lending team, joining the business in May 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Business and has completed a Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking Management, giving him a knowledge base that allows him to understand specific lending scenarios, and the wider market too. Gilbert enjoys assisting first home buyers enter the market and likes to focus on how your choice of lenders influences all your banking.

By default he is the office tech manager and can often be heard explaining how to connect to the Wi-Fi or print in colour. Outside the office, Gilbert enjoys backpacking overseas and has an obsessive interest in football.

“Scott Albertson from Union Shopper Mortgage Planners helped us get the best possible deal for our mortgage. It’s so much easier than trying to negotiate with banks yourself. We’ve saved thousands of dollars thanks to Scott and his team. If you’re a union member buying a home or just want to get a better deal, give Union Shopper a call.”
S Miles (United Voice)