In 1986, after 23 years in the banking and finance industry I set up as an independent finance broker, working primarily in the commercial sector. The business thrived and in 1990 I added residential mortgage broking to our range of services. At that stage, NZ banks became increasingly active in accepting and encouraging business from brokers. My company Mortgage Link North , was in on the ground floor.
In 1996, to obtain better recognition from lenders and provide my clients with better than normal finance packages, I teamed up with other brokers to form Mortgage Link (NZ) Ltd.We operate from offices throughout the country .
Our mainstream lending is residential. However, commercial finance and equity release lending is becoming increasingly important within the company.
My focus is on providing existing clients with ongoing advice and service, to meet the ever changing lending criteria, interest rates etc. Accelerated debt reduction and the means to achieve it, is at the top of our recommendations.
Away from the office, I get a lot of pleasure following the progress of my three grand children.
A bit of golf and tennis, plus the occasional bike ride keeps me on the go.
Travel, in New Zealand and Europe, with my wife, is ongoing.