Hot Seat

  • Hot Seat: Hayden Cush

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Hot Seat: Simon Orbell by AB

    Director and senior mortgage adviser of Smartmove, Simon Orbell, on how fate led him to mortgage broking and how a client ended up sleeping on his couch

  • Hot Seat: Mardee Thomas by AB

    1st Street Home Loans broker Mardee Thomas on travelling by boat to visit a client and what superpower she wishes she had

  • Hot Seat: David Ray by AB

    Director of Elite Finance Professionals, David Ray, on saving his client almost $400,000 and why he would trade Bondi for Noosa

  • Hot Seat: Otto Dargan by AB

    Home Loan Experts’ Otto Dargan on the value of seeing others’ points of view

  • Hot Seat: Melissa Gielnik by AB

    Melissa Gielnik of Smart Lending on challenges, rewards and the perfect actress to play her in a biopic

  • Hot Seat: Damien Roylance by AB

    The winner of this year’s AMA for Broker of the Year Productivity discusses how pouring beers at the Australian Open led to a career in mortgages