Hot Seat

  • In the hot seat: Andy Truong

    Andy Truong worked at Commonwealth Bank for 10 years before setting up Melbourne brokerage Alliance Mortgage Group almost four years ago. The award-winning broker also part-owns a restaurant on the Mornington Peninsula

  • In the hot seat: Chris Hall

    Finance broker Chris Hall is the founder and managing director of Sydney brokerage Blue Crane Capital. The 2019 MPA Young Gun and 2018 MFAA NSW/ACT Newcomer of the Year talks about his move from banking to broking

  • In the hot seat: James Jabbour

    James Jabbour is a Sydney mortgage broker and team leader at Smartmove Professional Mortgage Advisors. The former rugby league player, who represented Lebanon, says the attributes he picked up as a player helped him make the transition to broking

  • In the hot seat: Anusha Haran

    With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, Anusha Haran works alongside her husband, Ram Kota, and specialises in commercial finance

  • In the hot seat: Hilal Aydemir by Antony Field

    Hilal Aydemir is the director of Sydney brokerage Blu Belle Finance. Aydemir specialises in SMSF loans and has more than 30 years’ experience in the finance industry, including BDM roles at Macquarie and Citibank

  • In the hot seat: Sam Farha by Antony Field

    Sam Farha is a mortgage broker with more than 10 years’ experience in banking and finance in roles at Bendigo Bank, CBA, Westpac and Macquarie. In February he joined the brokerage team at LendWealth in Sydney

  • In the hot seat: Natasha Choi by Antony Field

    Natasha Choi is a finance broker at The Australian Lending & Investment Centre in Melbourne and was ranked No. 38 on MPA’s Top 100 broker list in 2020. After starting out as a property investor, Choi became a broker in 2015

  • In the hot seat: Ian Simpson by Antony Field

    Smartline broker Ian Simpson is based in Mudgee, NSW, but looks after many clients in Sydney. The 2020 MPA Top 100 Broker and Smartline Franchise of the Year winner started his career at Mortgage Force in 2003

  • In the hot seat: Fi Dimos by Antony Field

    In 2019, Fi Dimos founded Bloom Finance, an Edgecliff brokerage servicing clients in Sydney and Canberra. Transferring the skills she gained from a career in reinsurance, Dimos succeeded in winning AFG's Excellence Award just four months later

  • In the hot seat: Deslie Taylor by Antony Field

    Mortgage Choice franchise owner Deslie Taylor decided to become a broker in 2007 after 15 years in banking. The MPA Top 100 broker is based in Ormeau on the Gold Coast