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: Graeme Holm by Sarah Megginson

    Graeme Holm, co-founder and CEO of Infinity Group Australia, was barely out of school when he got his first job in a big four bank – and he's been on a mission to educate clients and help them pay down their loans as quickly as possible ever since

  • In the hot seat: Evelyn Clark by Sarah Megginson

    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 by Sarah Megginson

    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 by Sarah Megginson

    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 by Sarah Megginson

    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!'