About Us

Our mission is to provide you customized, cost-effective end-to-end software in the Premium Finance industry

35+ Years Providing Software for Premium Finance Industry

At RPS, our unwavering dedication to staying ahead of market trends and delivering cutting-edge, cyber-secured software has earned universal trust and recognition.

With a remarkable track record of managing over $8 Billion in repayments annually, we’ve solidified our position as a leading player in the Premium Finance industry.

Our reach extends to Premium Financiers, Brokers, and Agents across diverse global markets, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and now the United Kingdom.

We’re here to make a difference, crafting ingenious software designed to simplify premium funding processes for you.

Our features, such as intermediary and customer portals, loan management, automated approvals, quote generation, online payment facilitation, and valuable financial reporting capabilities, cater to your unique needs.

Empowering your business to streamline operations, enhance efficiency, and maintain a competitive edge is our prime focus. If you’re seeking to harness the potential of premium funding with confidence, you’re in the right place.

Get ready to transform your premium financing experience. Let’s embark on this journey together.

Our Vision

Red Planet’s vision is to be the planet’s provider of choice for Insurance Premium Finance Software and Professional Fee Finance platforms.

Our Mission

Red Planet's mission is to help our customers be great at what they do.

Embark on Our Evolution

In the Beginning

Our story began back in 1987 when an insurance broker in Brisbane, Australia asked us to develop software to handle Premium Financing.

After getting an answer to our first question, “What is Premium Financing” we decided we could enhance our current debtors and creditors modules to provide a solution for this broker.  Our first ever Loan Enquiry screen looked like the image displayed here.

It was written in the COBOL programming language and ran on Unix operating systems.  Those of us old enough will remember the user of Function keys – mice weren’t around then!

Fast forward ten years to 1999.

We weren’t immune to the issue confronting most software in the world, the year 2000 bug.  Combine this with the need to move to a windows based architecture, we rewrote our package and the resultant Loan Enquiry screen looked like the image provided.

This version ran on Windows servers and we were responding to the invention of the mouse by adding LOTS of buttons.

2011 Was A Time of Change

Twelve years later (in 2011) it was time for another re-write, this time to be browser based.  Incorporating the learnings from the previous 20 years,  we changed from programming in COBOL to Microsoft .Net/C# and moved to a SQL database.

Loan Enquiry version 3 looked like the image you see here.

A few less buttons and lots more tabs!

A Sign of the Times

Following the tradition of the past 30 years, i2023 we are redeveloping again.  This redevelopment is using the Blazer programming language and leveraging the latest in AI (while keeping the SQL server backend).

Our latest Loan Enquiry screen is fresh, innovative and easy to use.

Being believers in the Japanese word “Kaizen” (i.e. continuously making small improvements), we don’t let one business day go by without an enhancement to further improve our software.  We are proud of what we are able to offer to the market.

We hope you will join us on our “Odyssey” and look forward to continuing to deliver our technology and learnings for decades to come.

Why Us?

From staring at the stars when we were young, to our first application developed, we have evolved and learned from a lifetime of experience.

With over 35 years of innovation and development, we have unrivaled knowledge and expertise in solution integration and proven concepts. We deliver.

With our extensive client base, we have proven creditability.

Our solutions manage over $8 Billion in repayments every year.

We deliver total loans management and payment solutions. Many providers offer solutions from Funder to Broker, or Broker to Customer; we manage the entire process that will benefit and enhance your customer’s experience.

Red Planet Software is universally trusted to deliver complete payment solutions for Insurance Premium Finance and Professional Fee Finance organizations.

Red Planet Software can help you unlock the profitability in your finance operation, improve your business processes and increase customer retention rates. Many providers offer solutions from Funder to Broker, or Broker to Customer, but we go the extra mile as we manage the entire process that will benefit and enhance your customer’s experience.

Meet RPS’s Leadership Team

Peter Williams

Peter Williams

Managing Director

Peter Williams has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years across Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and the United Kingdom. He founded Red Planet Software in 2002. He is an active member in the Australian Premium Funding Association with some of Australia’s leading funding providers.

Malcolm Macdonald

Malcolm Macdonald

Director: Business Development

Malcolm has worked in the financial services and premium finance sector for over 25 years. With roles spanning IT, Operations, Marketing, Product development, Process Quality and even Sales, he has worked in small startup premium finance companies as well as major financial institutions such as GE Capital, Allianz, Macquarie and NAB. Malcolm now heads up our North American operations, currently based in Canada.

Wendy Allie

Wendy Allie

Client Account Manager

Wendy has worked with over 200 clients implementing IT systems over a period of 30 years.  She has vast experience in recognising and catering for individual client needs and works in conjunction with our clients to achieve the optimal configuration of the Odyssey package for each installation.

Sharon Williams

Sharon Williams

Customer Support Manager

Sharon manages the help desk team and client support requirements.  They are the first point of call for any feature or support request and manage these requests from inception to delivery.

Reeve Vaughan

Reeve Vaughan

Product Development Manager

Reeve is responsible for the technical design and manages the on-going R&D roadmap of the Odyssey application.  Having over 25 years in software design and over 15 specifically in the financial services industry.

Red Planet Software – Universally Trusted

“Over the years Elantis has endured substantial business growth in loan volumes and market share. It is a credit to Peter Williams and his team at Red Planet Software that the Odyssey system has continued to develop and grow to meet our specific requirements in serviceability, adaptability, reliability and local government legislation.”

Ross Clarke – NZ Manager

The Red Planet team’s ability to translate our needs into a custom solution has enhanced our business practices in immeasurable ways. The Odyssey System has surpassed all of our expectations through it’s customized automated processes and integrations. It has allowed us to move away from our manual paper-based processes, become more efficient, productive and optimize performance.”

Karm Lidder – VP Accounting

“As a new company we had a lot of unique requests, and they came through on them all. They were very knowledgeable of their product and their Fresh Desk tool provided additional support. Red Planet understands the importance of providing an exceptional product and outstanding customer service to ensure satisfaction, and they are a partner that we would recommend.”

Sarah-Jane Sharkey – General Manager