Mortgage Link Manawatu
I joined Mortgage Link Manawatu in July 2007 after working in the banking/financial sector for over 10 years. During this time I worked for BNZ and Westpac specializing in home lending. I also lived in the UK for 6 years and worked for 2 major investment banks in London. In 2010 I became a co-owner and Director in Mortgage Link Manawatu.
I am a member of the Professional Advisers Association (PAA) formerly the New Zealand Mortgage Brokers Association (NZMBA). From the years 2007-2010 I was a member of the NZMBA and in 2010 was a finalist for the NZMBA broker of the year.
What interested me in becoming an adviser was the fact I can provide multiple home loan solutions for my customers ensuring that I can offer a home loan best suited for their needs. I enjoy meeting new people and work directly with them to achieve their financial goals. I have extensive lending experience on residential and investment home loans and also various loan structures.
With access to over 12 different lenders, I am able to help my clients in a way a normal bank lender cannot. Just recently, I had a client who had been declined by a mainstream lender due to the fact they didn’t get a “tick in all the boxes”, I was able to place them with a comparable product with a competitive rate, allowing them to move into the house of their dreams. As part of the service I also passed them onto our in-house insurance broker to ensure they had adequate cover to protect themselves and their family.
While working for the BNZ as a mobile mortgage manager I became one of the top performers in the country achieving numerous awards for both my customer service and sales, including best new manager in New Zealand.
In 2008 I received the “Rookie of the year” award for the Mortgage Link New Zealand group. At the Mortgage Link New Zealand 2011 conference I won the Individual of the year award.
In my spare time I enjoy most sports, especially golf. I also coach my sons football team and hope to one day be able to do this at a higher level.