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: Taylor Kelly by Melanie Mingas

    Taylor Kelly, mortgage broker for Home Loan Connexion, explains how she would use a windfall to develop a micro-finance program for disadvantaged women

  • Hot seat: Matt Bauld by Melanie Mingas

    The GM of sales and business development at Prospa reflects on the lender’s clean sweep of industry awards in 2018 and the clarity he gains from spending time with his son

  • Hot seat: Andrew Russell by Melanie Mingas

    REA Group’s Andrew Russell explains how to maximise the opportunities in finance today

  • Hot Seat: Tian Liu by Melanie Mingas

    uno Home Loans adviser Tian Liu explains how a chance encounter put him on the path to his dream career

  • Hot seat: John de Bree by Melanie Mingas

    Capify's MD explains how knowledge can be used to adapt to change

  • Hot Seat: Michelle Milsom-Wright by

    Lend Wright director Michelle Milsom-Wright shares her professional - and personal - advice for a successful career