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

  • Hot Seat: Evelyn Burton by Melanie Mingas

    Franchisee and broker Evelyn Burton explains how she turned a gift for numbers and a knack for customer service into a successful broking and mentoring career

  • Hot Seat: Greg Charlwood by Melanie Mingas

    Greg Charlwood, managing director of Australian Invoice Finance, reflects on the things that have shaped his career to date, including a plumbing apprenticeship, a stint living and working in India, and an appreciation for quality BDMs

  • Hot Seat: Hayden Cush by Melanie Mingas

    Earlier this year, Hayden Cush took on the role of national sales manager at AFG Home Loans. He explains to Australian Broker what the new role means and shares his advice for brokers

  • Hot Seat: Eric Wilson by Melanie Mingas

    In his journey from junior lifeguard to founder and CEO of neobank Xinja, Eric Wilson has been no stranger to the deep end. Reflecting on why he moved into finance, he talks about the importance of putting customers and ethics first

  • Hot Seat: Clive Kirkpatrick by Melanie Mingas

    Clive Kirkpatrick, general manager of Vow, shares his tips for how brokers can thrive in the current environment, and reels off the South African delicacies he would serve to MFAA CEO Mike Felton

  • Hot Seat: Nathan Walsh by Melanie Mingas

    As a former bank exec turned fintech co-founder, Athena Home Loans CEO Nathan Walsh is no stranger to bold moves. Here he explains how his first job laid the foundations for a business model that aims to turn the mortgage industry on its head