About Us

Who We Are

Sapienza Finance opened its doors in South Perth in October 1998 and its excellent staff has since arranged finance for thousands of satisfied clients.

We specialise in arranging most types of personal and business finance. We have strong connections with all the major banks as well as many other lenders to find the best product to suit your needs.

Both prospective and loyal customers can count on our extensive experience in the mortgage broking industry to ensure a smooth loan application process.

Call us today on (08) 9368 2466 or send us an email to discuss how we can help you move into your dream home or purchase that new car or business.

At Sapienza Finance we take pride in providing personalised attention to our clients as well as continued support and assistance long after your loan is finalised.

Staff Profile

Sapienza Finance is a family-owned and operated licensed finance broker and we go above and beyond to take the stress out of applying for finance by guiding you every step of the way.

The business was established by Sam Sapienza, who has over 40 years of experience in banking and finance. Sam was previously the State Manager of the Italian merchant bank, Monte Paschi Australia Ltd, and also the manager at the busy Osborne Park branch of Westpac.

Connie Sapienza and Joseph Sapienza complete the team at Lyall Street in South Perth.

Our aim is to provide you with a service that is second to none – which is what every customer should expect when embarking on this significant financial journey.


Sam Sapienza F Fin, Dip. FMBM

Sam was granted his Finance Broker’s Licence in August 1998. He is a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and was elevated to the status of Fellow in 2007.

FINSIA is the result of a merger between the Securities Institute of Australia (SIA) and the Australian Institute of Bankers. Sam was a Senior Associate of both organisations.

Sam also holds a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management.

Sam’s experience in the finance industry dates back to 1968, when he commenced his employment at Westpac. He remained at Westpac until 1995, and, during this time, branches under his management consistently won awards for sales and service provided to the bank’s clients.

Early in 1995, Sam was recruited by Monte Paschi Australia as the State Manager to head the Western Australia operations. During Sam’s time at Monte Paschi, the bank was very successful and the assets of the bank grew considerably. The company was so successful during this period that Sam opened a second branch in Fremantle.

Sapienza Finance has built on Sam’s extensive financial experience and his outstanding reputation for leadership and involvement in the community to become a thriving financial services provider.

Sam is an active member of the Italian community and is proud to support a number of organisations. He enjoys watching Formula 1 racing and is a supporter of Inter Milan.

You can email Sam here or connect with him on LinkedIn.


Connie Sapienza

Connie joined the team in 2000 and looks after clerical duties and data input as well as maintaining customer relations.

Connie began working in banking in 1969 with the Bank of NSW (now Westpac) and was one of the first female tellers in the industry. Connie worked there for six years then worked part-time for Westpac and National Australia Bank for a further seven years.

Away from the office Connie enjoys music, reading, sewing and cake decorating.

Click here to email Connie.


Joseph Sapienza

Joseph joined Sapienza Finance in January 2015 after a decade in journalism and communications predominantly in Australia and also in Canada.

He obtained his Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking the same year and assists Sam in liaising with customers and lenders; preparing loan applications; and ensuring the firm complies with ASIC protocols.

Joseph is happily married to Bree and is a fan of the Green Bay Packers.

You can contact Joseph here.