Ex-rugby star Mark Swanepoel’s Gold Coast mansion listed amid payday loan probe

Bonogin estate owned by former Super Ruby player Mark Swanepoel is up for sale
Ex-rugby star Mark Swanepoel’s sprawling Gold Coast mansion has been put on the market in the midst of a Federal Court probe into his payday lending company.
The Hamptons-inspired luxury property is set on 3ha of tropical grounds with two dams — including one with a jetty, waterfalls and a private sandy ‘beach’.
It is listed via an expressions of interest campaign, while civil proceedings launched by The Australian Securities and Invements Commission (ASIC) against Cigno Australia Pty Ltd and its director Swanepoel, and BSF Solutions Pty Ltd and its director Brenton James Harrison, go to trial in April.
The sprawling estate for sale on the Gold Coast
There’s a dam with waterfalls and a private sandy ‘beach’ area
ASIC alleges the companies provided credit without a licence to more than 100,000 consumers between July and December 2022, charging “excessive fees” of more than 600 per cent of the total loan amount in some cases.
Swanepoel played for the ACT Brumbies and Western Force Super Rugby sides, later carving a niche in the financial services sector helming a company providing high-fee short-term “emergency cash” loans to battlers.
The Bonogin hinterland estate is marketed by Tina Nenadic, of Gold Coast Property, and described as, “a statement of refined acreage living”.
The main residence has five bedrooms and five bathrooms
Hamptons style in the kitchen
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Features of the five-bedroom, five-bathroom home include an executive office, luxurious kitchen with marble benchtops, cinema room, and an entertaining lounge with a fully equipped stone bar, leading out to the pool and resort-worthy al fresco spaces including sweeping patios, a pavilion and firepit.
There’s a downstairs studio apartment and triple bay shed as well as a separate two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest house, while a creek runs through the manicured grounds.
The home is marketed via an expressions of interest campaign
The bar in the games room
Home cinema
“Nestled within the picturesque landscape of the prestigious and sought-after Bonogin Valley, this property serves as a true sanctuary,” the listing says.
“From grand living spaces to meticulously crafted grounds, the property reflects a commitment to quality and timeless elegance.”
The listing states photo identification is required from potential buyers, while the property is being sold without a price guide.
Property records show the home last changed hands in 2017 for $1.45m.
The ASIC case was last before court in November 2023 when a trial date was set for April 22.

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