March 12, 2020

Will the coronavirus affect the NZ property market?

Coronavirus has hit New Zealand - will it affect the New Zealand property market? We take a closer look.
March 6, 2020

Mortgage broker VS big bank: Which is better for first home buyers?

Which are the best option for first home buyers: Mortgage brokers or big banks? We take a closer look and provide an answer.
February 27, 2020

Personal insurance: What is it and is it worth it?

Personal insurance is a range of products that protect you, your health and your income. Here’s everything you need to know.
February 20, 2020

How to make sure refinancing your mortgage saves you money

If you’re refinancing your home loan to save on your repayments, make sure you look at the fine print first. Here’s everything you need to know.
February 13, 2020

How to use KiwiSaver to buy your first home

Buying your first home can be difficult. Luckily you may be able to use your KiwiSaver to make the purchase easier - find out how.
February 5, 2020

What does the average Kiwi property investor look like?

The average property investor in New Zealand is just an everyday person. Find out how these average Kiwis are growing their portfolios.
January 30, 2020

New Zealand has a huge underinsurance problem

New Zealand has a huge problem with underinsurance and it’s costing Kiwis millions every year. Do you have the right level of cover?
January 23, 2020

How to create a 50-year financial plan

We believe financial security and independence is within the reach of all Kiwis. A 50-year financial plan may be the perfect way to make it happen.
January 16, 2020

How to check and improve your credit score

If you’ve got a bad credit score, you may struggle to secure a loan or apply for more credit. Here’s what you can do about that.

March 6, 2020

Mortgage broker VS big bank: Which is better for first home buyers?

Which are the best option for first home buyers: Mortgage brokers or big banks? We take a closer look and provide an answer.
June 18, 2019

How much deposit do I need to buy my first home?

Getting your first home deposit together is tough, but not impossible. This short guide has everything you need to know.
May 27, 2019

Everything you need to know about accessing your KiwiSaver for your first home

You’re looking to buy your first home, but you aren’t quite sure of the specifics of drawing down on your KiwiSaver. Here are the basics of what you need to know, including some useful links for further reading.
May 23, 2019

Can refinancing help you get mortgage free quicker?

If you had a chance to pay your mortgage off quicker, would you take it? To get you thinking, we’ve looked at how refinancing might give you that chance and save you thousands of dollars.
May 13, 2019

How the Reserve Bank’s OCR cut will affect you

On May 8, New Zealand’s Reserve Bank cut the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to a record low, from 1.75 to 1.5 per cent. This could help you save thousands in interest repayments if you already have a home loan or you’re planning to buy property soon.
May 9, 2019

Property investors: Here’s the secret to the perfect mortgage

Up to 70-80 per cent of the property investors we speak to are breaking their fixed-term mortgages and changing early. The most common reason for this is poor advice and structuring.
May 6, 2019

Our advice on buying property with family and friends in NZ

Buying property with family has quickly become popular, particularly here in Auckland. In fact, Stuff recently reported that over half of first home buyers have parental help of some sort.
April 30, 2019

What is useable equity and how can you make it work for you?

If you’ve owned a property for a few years, there’s a good chance that you’ve amassed useable equity. This can be used to fund the purchase of an investment property or bach, to renovate your current home, and much more.
April 26, 2019

3 reasons why first home buyers need finance pre-approval

Are you about to start searching for your first home in Auckland? Before you do, it’s a great idea to arrange conditional finance pre-approval. Here are a few reasons to consider pre-approval.
March 13, 2019

3 tips for getting into property investment in New Zealand

If you're looking at getting into property investment but don't know where to begin, here are three tips to help start you on your journey.
February 18, 2019

What is over capitalisation and should it be avoided?

Before investing in renovations or improving the fittings and fixtures of your property, it's important to consider over capitalisation. Do you know what it is?
February 4, 2019

Is there a need for female-specific financial advice services?

International Women's Day 2019 is all about promoting gender balance. Is there gender inbalance in financial advice, and does it need addressing?