Hot Seat

  • In the hot seat: Evelyn Clark

    Embracing a philosophy that you should always surround yourself with people who challenge you to learn, grow and succeed, finance broker Evelyn Clark from Accession Finance believes in the mortgage industry's ability to positively impact people's lives

  • In the hot seat: John Kennedy

    Clocking up almost two decades in finance as a mortgage broker, John Kennedy, principal at Mortgage Choice Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast, has seen the industry evolve almost beyond recognition

  • In the hot seat: Rebecca Walker

    With a passion for helping everyday Australians not just take out the right loans but set themselves up with optimal finances, Infinity Group broker Rebecca Walker believes that 'structure always beats rate'. Her goal? To help borrowers pay off their loans within 10 years – or sooner

  • Dan Peters in the hot seat

    Partner at Edgeview Finance wants to give back in a meaningful way, saying "We want our contribution to charity to be significant, not a token"

  • In the hot seat: Kirsty Dunphey by AB

    When Kirsty Dunphey, director of Launceston-based Up Loans, transitioned from a career in real estate to her own mortgage brokerage, she thought it would be a simple cross-step into a similar industry. But 'it was a steep learning curve,' she says, 'and one I'm still on!'

  • In the hot seat: Josh Bartlett by AB

    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 by AB

    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 by AB

    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 by AB

    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