About us

Since its inception, over a decade ago, The Adviser has become the pre-eminent and most respected media brand in the mortgage and finance broking industry.

Covering the latest news as well analysis and trends, The Adviser is where mortgage and finance brokers turn for news. The Adviser also produces a series of podcasts for brokers as well as events to celebrate the work done by Australian mortgage and finance brokers.

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The Adviser  is brought to you by one of Australia most progressive and successful media businesses.

With over a decade of experience, Momentum Media has been highly awarded for its ability to create energised and connected professional communities.

Today the business connects an audience of over a million across professional sectors including legal, finance, wealth, retirement, investment, SME, property and real estate.

The Adviser’s Events, Rankings and Webcasts: Everything you need to know!

The Adviser is a pre-eminent media brand in the Australian mortgage and finance broking industry.

The Adviser website — www.theadviser.com.au — delivers breaking news, insightful analyses and features, business intelligence, and exclusive research and reports to help brokers run a successful, efficient and informed business.

In addition to providing professional mortgage and finance brokers with a daily source of news, The Adviser also produces a monthly magazine and hosts a series of award-winning events and rankings — including the Better Business Summit, the Australian Broking Awards and Top 25 Brokerages — as well as workshops, podcasts and webcasts dedicated to professional development in the third-party channel.

As well as producing content for the broker channel, The Adviser is also committed to supporting, shaping and progressing the third-party sector in Australia with a range of industry reports, such as the Third-Party Lending Report and the Consumer Access to Mortgages Report.



Providing brokers with the tools they need on how to navigate the consumer power shift; build smarter, long-lasting relationships with clients; and position their business for growth and prosperity. In the evening, the Better Business Awards showcases the depth of talent and outstanding achievements in Australia’s biggest state-based awards for the mortgage industry.


Delivering the fundamentals of mortgage broking, The Adviser’s New Broker Academy is a practical workshop that will arm new-to-industry brokers with a toolkit to establish a strong foundation and build a strong business. Learn how to set up and build a broking business, discover strategies to find and retain clients, and learn all about the changing lending landscape.


Relevant to brokers at all stages of their professional careers who are serious about looking for opportunities beyond residential lending, the SME bootcamp has been designed to upskill brokers with the tools and knowledge to tap into lending for small and medium-sized businesses, and empower brokers with the confidence to better understand their clients’ financial needs and create a more holistic and sustainable financial services business.


The Australian Broking Awards is the benchmark for excellence in mortgage broking. Since 2011, the awards have celebrated professionalism, best practice and innovation in mortgage broking, and are the most sought-after accolades for Australia’s brokers, brokerages, aggregators and mortgage industry leaders.


These prestigious awards identify the leading women across financial services, from business leaders, mentors and skilled investment managers to client-centric accountants, financial advisers and mortgage brokers.



The Top 25 Brokerages was established in 2009 as The Adviser’s first ranking. It was designed to highlight the achievements of the top brokerages across Australia. The rankings are determined by scores in five key areas, based on the financial year: total book size, total loans settled, total volume of loans settled, book size versus years in business and average broker volumes for the financial year. These five scores are then added to give a final overall score. The lower the score, the better the ranking.


With its own in-house studio, The Adviser uses live-streaming technology to produce and distribute webcasts to audiences around Australia. These enable partners to expand their audience reach through informative, engaging and interactive content. Audiences can watch live on any device and interact through a live chat.

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The Third-Party Lending Report gives lenders visibility on the perceptions of their business in direct comparison to those within their competitive set. Momentum Intelligence’s clients use this report as a diagnostic competitive analysis tool to help understand mortgage brokers’ perceptions of their business to guide their operational and strategic focus.


The Adviser’s Broker Product of Choice is designed to give brokers the opportunity to choose which of the non-bank lenders they think provide the best products across various market segments. This knowledge of the product landscape helps us to determine which lenders are offering the best products for your clients.


Sponsorship on The Adviser products are strictly limited. To discuss how you can partner with The Adviser, contact:

Michael Magee

Head of Strategy

T: +61 2 8045 2004

M: +61 412 170 272

E: [email protected]


For all editorial inquiries, contact:

Annie Kane

T: +61 2 9922 3300

E: [email protected] 

For all ranking or webcast production inquiries, contact:

Demii Kalavritinos

T: +61 2 9922 3300

E: [email protected]



Phillip Tarrant

Phillip Tarrant

Executive Editor – Real Estate and Consumer Wealth,
Momentum Media

Phillip is a media executive with over 20 years’ experience, in a career that spans finance, real estate, business and economics. He has a passion for property and leads the content strategy for the market and business intelligence platforms at Momentum Media (www.momentumemdia.com.au) aimed at the real estate and consumer wealth sectors. This includes REB (realestatebusines.com.au), RPM (residentialpropertymanager.com.au) and Smart Property Investment (www.smartpropertyinvestment.com.au) – the authoritative voice for Australia’s property investment community. As head of the Property Investment Podcast Network, he also steers the largest network of property podcasts in Australia, which collectively generate nearly two million downloads every year.

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan

Deputy Head of Content, Momentum Media
[email protected]

Emma has worked for Momentum Media since 2015, and has since been responsible for breaking some of the biggest stories in corporate Australia – including across the legal, mortgages, real estate and wealth industries. Additionally, Emma has launched several additional sub-brands and events, driven by a passion to deliver quality and timely content to audiences through multiple platforms. Prior to joining Momentum Media, Emma worked in breakfast radio, delivering news to the Central West region of New South Wales, before taking on a radio journalist role for Southern Cross Austereo, based in Townsville, North Queensland. She graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism).

Annie Kane

Annie Kane

Editor, Mortgages
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Annie Kane is the editor of The Adviser and Mortgage Business.

As well as writing about the Australian broking industry, the mortgage market, financial regulation, fintechs and the wider lending landscape – Annie is also the host of the Elite Broker and In Focus podcasts and The Adviser Live webcasts.

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic

Editor, Wealth
[email protected]
+61 2 8045 2049

Maja's career in journalism spans well over a decade across finance, business and politics. Now an experienced editor and reporter across all elements of the financial services sector, prior to joining Momentum Media, Maja reported for several established news outlets in Southeast Europe, scrutinising key processes in post-conflict societies.

Philip King

Philip King

Editor, Accounting
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Philip King is editor of Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser, the leading sources of news, insight, and educational content for professionals in the accounting and SMSF sectors.

Philip joined the titles in March 2022 and brings extensive experience from a variety of roles at The Australian national broadsheet daily, most recently as motoring editor. His background also takes in spells on diverse consumer and trade magazines.

Liam Garman

Liam Garman

Editor, Defence and Security, Momentum Media
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Liam began his career as a speech writer at New South Wales Parliament before working for world-leading campaigns and research agencies in Sydney and Auckland. Throughout his career, Liam has managed and executed a range of international media and communications campaigns spanning politics, business, industrial relations and infrastructure. He’s since shifted his attention to researching and writing extensively on geopolitics and defence, specifically in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is undertaking a Masters in Strategy and Security from UNSW Canberra.


Russell Stephenson

Russell Stephenson

Director – Commercial Growth, Momentum Media
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+61 2 9922 3300

Russell is a media executive with a career spanning 15+ years working across a range of professional sectors, including marketing, mortgages, real estate, wealth, legal and small-to-medium enterprises. He is the commercial growth director at Momentum Media, where he develops and implements strategies with the aim of accelerating growth, realising business outcomes and capitalising on new market opportunities.

Blair Dods

Blair Dods

Head of Technology, Momentum Media
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+61 2 9922 3300

Blair has over 20 years’ experience in the online sector, graduating from university with a Bachelor of Commerce in the late 1990s. Working in marketing, product development and management roles for start-ups as well as established media brands in New Zealand, UK, Germany and Australia, Blair has developed extensive knowledge across all facets of digital technology. With deep technical experience combined with a commercial mindset, Blair leads the development of digital platforms at Momentum Media.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Director, Agile Market Intelligence

Michael leads Agile Market Intelligence, a research agency responsible for delivering internal and external stakeholders with rich audience insights and analysis. His expertise as a Chartered Accountant, data analyst and market research professional has been critical to delivering real-world insights to Australia’s largest financial institutions, corporates and professional services firms. Coupling Agile Market Intelligence’s rich market research expertise with access to current, potential and prospective customers and partners, helps businesses reach their goals.


Lyndsey Fall

Media Production Manager, Momentum Media
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Lyndsey has 11 years’ experience working in media production. Following her Master’s degree in Journalism, she worked across a set of political and public policy magazines in England as a journalist, subeditor and as production manager. Lyndsey has worked at Momentum Media for the past four years heading up the production department and managing the development of its award-winning magazines, including Australian Aviation and World of Aviation, web portals and suite of highly-ranked podcasts.

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About Momentum Media

Momentum Media (www.momentummedia.com.au) has been equipping Australia’s corporate, investor and business sectors with market and business intelligence for over a decade.

Across an integrated business supported by digital, events, live streaming, broadcast, content-on-demand, research, print and social platforms, we are guided by a fundamental principal: Be better informed.

Better informed readers, listeners, viewers, event participants, advertisers, sponsors and commercial partners, government and policy decisionmakers.

This mission for informing, educating and inspiring drives us to build more engaged communities, delivering greater leadership to the markets we connect with and forging closer relationships with our audiences.

Being at the forefront of media innovation, backed by a pioneering spirit, has been central to Momentum Media’s growth.

We’re an evolving, forward-thinking business based on a purpose that supports corporate Australia and the markets critical to our nation’s economic prosperity. We’re also focused on delivering exceptional value to our commercial partners.

We continually adapt to rapidly changing marketplaces; we’re a fluid media business, unshackled to any particular technology, channel or tone of communication.

With a monthly reach spanning over a million professionals, high-net-worth individuals and business owners, we’re connected to the rapidly changing preferences and attitudes of our communities – and we’re making a positive contribution for them to thrive.