Hot Seat

  • 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

  • In the hot seat: Deslie Taylor

    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

  • In the hot seat: Sheena Briffa

    She may have started her career in November, but Briffa managed to submit $2.9m worth of loan applications in her first month alone

  • 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

  • In the hot seat: Kirsty Dunphey by AB

    Up Loans co-founder and mortgage broker Kirsty Dunphey reveals her biggest inspirations. From her segue into broking from property management to co-founding a firm, she says it’s all about helping others, having a good mentor, and representation