The Beyond the Field podcast series provides expert advice and education for anyone who wants to learn about things beyond their normal scope! We cover a range of topics using bite-sized pieces of information, ranging from property, insurance, the basics of budgeting, current industry news, and even guest speakers.

We are lucky to use our charismatic and passionate team on the podcast, bringing their real life experience and insights to drop helpful information.

Beyond the Field Podcast gives you an exclusive behind the scenes insight into the property, insurance, and finance industry to provide you with the power to take back control of your future. Each week BTF releases educational episodes as well as Guest Episodes, where we chat with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, sports stars, and the stories of everyday people.

Join us to chat all things money, property and wealth on #beyondthefield podcast series on Apple Podcast and Spotify.


July 31, 2020

GUEST SPEAKER – Simon Paris, General Manager of Merchant Banking Group – Non bank lenders in the NZ market. | Ep.102

Simon started his career in banking because he wanted to learn about general finance and how to get ahead in life out of school. He worked his way through three of NZ’s traditional banking institutions along with spending time at the Bank of Leumi, where he ended his road in the SME space. He realised the roadblocks he and his clients were meeting through a non-personalised process and wanted to make a difference. This started his Non-bank journey into the Merchant Banking Group where scenarios are looked at holistically. Simon shares his knowledge and education with us on Non-bank lending and how NZ is growing this space fast and is becoming great alternate and opportunity for everyday NZers.
July 29, 2020

Top 10 Tips when visiting an Open Home | Ep. 101

Attending Open Homes is one of the best parts of purchasing property. Seeing your potential new home for the first time is exciting (and quite the achievement getting this far in the process). Now that you have your finances sorted, the next step is to attend open homes in your ideal areas. The BTF share some tips to help maximise each viewing.
July 28, 2020

Should I have a 30 year loan term or a 25 year loan term? | Ep. 100

When you’re ready to settle on your mortgage, you are probably most concerned with interest rates and how long you should lock then in for. However, it’s equally important to consider your loan term – 25yrs vs 30yrs. Kayne & Isa share their opinions on loan terms and how the different options can impact your mortgage down the track.
July 27, 2020

GUEST SPEAKER – Campbell Strachan. Director of Strachan Group Landscape Architects | Ep. 99

The BTF team sit down with Campbell Strachan - Director of Strachan Group Landscape Architects (SGLA) to discuss his journey in business. Cam has been in the industry for 13 years with a love for the outdoors and the natural New Zealand landscape. Despite qualifying from Lincoln University and having built a successful business, Cam shares how everyone thinks he is a glorified gardener - he is anything but! The time, planning and strategy that goes into his projects always delivers the desired outcome for his clients. And the SGLA work speaks for itself - contemporary, sophisticated and unique outdoor spaces that are stylish and functional whilst reflecting the natural site and the client.
July 22, 2020

BTF Listener Question – What will make interest rates rise? | Ep. 98

Shout out to our listener from Gisborne who reached out with the following question… ‘In these times of super-low interest rates, what are scenarios and/or economic conditions which may trigger a rise in interest rates?’
July 20, 2020

Property Market Update | Ep. 97

U or V shape recovery, low interest rates, wage subsidies and unemployment. Why is the property market buoyant and showing confidence? The BTF team discuss all the contributing factors to the current position of the property market.
July 17, 2020

GUEST SPEAKERS – Shenine Dube & Grace Tauber, Founders of Doe Donuts | Ep. 96

The ultimate Donut Duo pack as much fun, personality and energy as their incredible doughnuts! Shenine and Grace are the founders of Doe Donuts, an e-commerce doughnut store taking Auckland and the gram by storm. After spending some time absorbing the food scene in Sydney, the girls returned to NZ and started making doughnuts for friends and family. It wasn't long before the girls' products were in hot demand, and they became available to the public. Doe Donuts is a direct reflection on the girls – every element of the business is them. They are both the brains and the brawn behind the operation – showing how far hard work, commitment and a great attitude can get you.
July 15, 2020

Multiple Borrowers | Ep. 95

It is becoming a more common scenario having two couples team up to get on the property ladder. In situations like this, it's essential to understand how the banks consider applications with multiple borrowers for debt servicing, lending criteria and who intends to occupy the property.
July 13, 2020

BTF Listener Question | Ep. 94

‘I want to purchase an investment property and want to know some key things to look for.’ Today the BTF team discuss an interesting listener question we received last week – there are lots of things to consider when doing your research to purchase an investment property. Listen in to hear our top tips.