Hot Seat

  • In the hot seat: Nicholas Clunes

    After contemplating a move into broking for months, Nicholas Clunes finally took the leap and joined the Aussie family in May, spurred on by the Aussie Bloom incentive. He started his new broking journey at Aussie Home Loans Neutral Bay

  • In the hot seat: Clair George

    Clair George has 19 years’ experience in the finance industry, including working at Aussie Home Loans. The mortgage broker and her close friend Jasmin Wilson set up The Avenue Home Loans in Bondi Beach five years ago to achieve a better work-life balance

  • In the hot seat: Phoebe and Elodie Blamey

    Mother and daughter Phoebe and Elodie Blamey work together at Melbourne brokerage Clover Financial Solutions, which Phoebe set up 12 years ago. Elodie became a broker last December and is a finalist for Young Gun of the Year – Independent at the Australian Mortgage Awards 2021

  • In the hot seat: Leigh Paliwal

    AB sits down to chat with Sydney broker and Property Nerds host Leigh Paliwal

  • 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!'

  • 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