Hot Seat

  • In the hot seat: Rachel Farrell

    Rachel Farrell has been a broker for six years and runs Bloom Capital in Melbourne. She's been named one of the Australian Business Journal's 20 leading Australian mortgage brokers to watch, and is the only woman featuring on this list

  • In the hot seat: Amber Linzner

    Amber Linzner had her heart set on being a major bank BDM when she joined the finance industry but soon discovered the advantages of mortgage broking. She became a qualified broker 16 years ago and set up AKL Finance Group in 2012

  • In the hot seat: John Contarino

    In 2017, John Contarino started his own brokerage, Mobile Finance Broker, in Atherton, a small rural town in Far North Queensland. Now he’s celebrating winning Broker of the Year Regional at the 2021 Australian Mortgage Awards

  • In the hot seat: Jayden Brown

    Jayden Brown is excited about having set up his own Sydney brokerage, Harrow and Co. He brings the same drive and determination to his career that enabled him to play golf in the US on a university scholarship

  • In the hot seat: Andy Truong by Antony Field

    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 by Antony Field

    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 by Antony Field

    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 by Antony Field

    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