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: 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

  • Hot Seat: Kevin Frost by AB

    Kevin Frost, head of lending solutions at Centrepoint Alliance, discusses the benefits of boutique aggregators, as well as the biggest challenges for the industry in 2020 and how best to tackle them