Hot Seat

  • In the hot seat: Josh Bartlett

    Over a decade ago, Josh Bartlett, founder and managing director of MAB Melbourne, made the pivot from personal training into mortgage broking: 'I was telling people how to do push-ups one day, and how to get a loan the next!'

  • In the hot seat: Paul Herbert

    A chance opportunity at a university careers day led Paul Herbert, MyState Bank's head of home lending distribution, into banking. Previously, a career in landscaping beckoned: 'I still crave the creative aspects of seeing something physical from my efforts, so it’s an important outlet for me,' he says

  • Deanna Ezzy in the hot seat

    It may have been a "fluke" principal mortgage broker of More Than Mortgages got into broking but 10 years later she says there’s nowhere she'd rather be

  • Stephen Moore in the hot seat

    While Choice CEO sees ‘tough times ahead’, he's confident broker market will come out even stronger

  • In the hot seat: Daniel O'Brien by AB

    In a burst of optimism and 'arrogance', Daniel O’Brien quit his banking job and launched PFS Financial Services in 2004. Since then, the broker has seen every possible loan scenario cross his desk – including an extramarital aff air that caused fi nancial carnage

  • Louisa Sanghera in the hot seat by AB

    Director and principal broker at Zippy Financial reflects on the "crazy but wonderful world" of mortgage broking

  • In the hot seat: Daniel Hustwaite by AB

    Daniel Hustwaite, principal at Aqua Financial Services, discusses the biggest challenges for brokers in these uncertain times of COVID-19, and how fi nancial services are working to improve consumer experiences

  • In the hot seat: Nick McGrath by AB

    Moneytech CEO Nick McGrath discusses what the biggest challenges for financial services will be this year, and why it’s important for brokers to be resilient and have thick skin

  • In the hot seat: Chris Hall by AB

    Chris Hall, managing director at Bluecranecapital, talks about how to survive a career in finance, explaining the importance of resilience, respect and consistency and offering some key tips for mentee brokers

  • In the hot seat: Mark Middleton by AB

    Mark Middleton, head of third party distribution at Teachers Mutual Bank Limited, discusses some of his top survival tips for working in finance, and his ambitions for the year ahead