About Us

Established in 2009, Australian owned and operated Loan Barn is a customer focused, professional company who provides short and medium term loans. Based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia, the business was founded by Paul McLachlan with a plan to be one of the best financial providers in Australia. September 2016 saw Paul’s brother Andrew join the team making it a real family affair. Loan Barn now with a brand new look and feel and with big plans for the future are specializing in Car Loans, Personal Loans, Business Loans and even Second Chance Loans. The brothers believe in excellence in all that we do and it is the motto we live by.


Paul McLachlan
Managing Director

Paul McLachlan has been on the Sunshine Coast since 1988 and has forged many strong ties in the community. He is involved with the University of the Sunshine Coast Basketball Club “Rip City” as sponsorship facilitator and has been in the finance industry since 2002. He has been involved with Loan Barn since its inception in 2009. This year (2016) partnering with his brother Andrew he intends to make Loan Barn’s services and loans available to a larger number of people. Strongly believing in customer service, and giving people “a go” or a “second chance” .

Andrew McLachlan has been on the Sunshine Coast since 1988. While being in the Sunshine Coast Business Community since 1996, Andrew joined Loan Barn in the Capacity of Sales & Marketing Director in September 2016. Andrew is a business owner on the Sunshine Coast and has been the Sales Director of Austral Business Machines for 20+ years managing a very successful sales Team. He is very excited to join Loan Barn. The two Brothers intend to shake up the small loans Industry by taking Loan Barn to the next level. Andrew enjoys spending his spare time with his wife Sarai and daughter Zaice and when time permits, the odd game of golf.

Andrew McLachlan
Sales & Marketing Director
Michelle Horn

Michelle has been on the Sunshine Coast since 1996. When Michelle is not working at Loan Barn, she is Secretary of her beloved Kawana Senior Rugby League Club. She has many years’ experience in Accounts, Marketing and Management and has now moved into the Finance industry. Michelle joined the team at Loan Barn in early 2015.

Audrey McLachlan has been married to Paul since 1997 and works closely with Paul & Andrew in Loan Barn. Audrey has been involved with finance since 2002 as well helping to build another one of our businesses Suncoast Loans with Paul.


Audrey McLachlan
Compliance Manager
Ben Mintoft

Ben only recently joined the team at Loan Barn and has already learnt a great deal. He has been working in the finance industry for just over a year now, previously working for Swoosh finance with small amount loans giving him the experience in customer service and the footing necessary for the day to day workings of Loan Barn.