Hot Seat

  • In the hot seat: Sam Farha

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Hot Seat: Graeme Salt by AB

    Graeme Salt, broker and consultant for Origin Finance, reflects on his transition from town planner to broker

  • Hot Seat: Melissa Gielnik by AB

    MFAA non-executive director, Melissa Gielnik reflects on her award winning career

  • Hot Seat: Nancy Youssef by

    Celebrating 15 years in the industry, founder and mentor Nancy Youssef shares her career highlights and goals

  • Hot Seat: Matthew Andrews by

    The GM of Pivotal Financial, Matthew Andrews, reflects on the launch of RE/MAX Australia’s finance arm, his first job, and the lessons he has learned from a 20 year career in finance

  • Hot seat: Mardee Blackwood by AB

    Award-winning broker Mardee Blackwood shares her tips for balancing deadlines and downtime

  • Hot seat: Business Initiatives MD Matthew White by AB

    Business Initiatives MD Matthew White didn’t intend to become a broker, but seeing an opportunity to improve customer outcomes he followed the calling. Here he talks about the importance of satisfaction – and humor