Mortgage brokers and property experts

Your first home

Mortgage advice

Investing in property

YOUR FIRST HOME

Get into your first home faster.

Getting into your first home doesn't need to be stressful. We'll arm you with all the info, help you steer clear of the traps and go into bat for you with the banks (not with an actual bat, but we've come close).

Work out how much you can afford to borrow.

Figure out where to buy.

Look over LIM, Sale and Purchase agreement and building inspections

MORTGAGE ADVICE

Don't settle for any old mortgage.

A mortgage is a huge sum of money, which means squeezing what feels like loose change out of your bank can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Seriously. Get your mortgage right and it's the easiest money you'll ever make.

Work with you to understand your financial situation.

Build a plan to help you get mortgage free faster

Give honest feedback on existing and potential properties

INVESTING IN PROPERTY

Grow your portfolio, not your stress.

Investing in property is a great way to build your wealth - if you do it right. At Squirrel, we get to know you, your portfolio and your strategy, which makes everything that little bit easier (and cheaper).

Work with you on your longer-term strategy

Work out what you need to do to achieve your strategy

Work out the best structure and negotiate your mortgage

What's going on in the Auckland property market.

We're Auckland's most awarded mortgage broker.

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OUR STORY

Meet the team

We're passionate about helping kiwis make smart property decisions. We're a company of people who love what we do. We do smart, we do professional, but we also do fun. We're not just about getting great results for our clients, we also want to attract the top people. So it's a relaxed vibe in the Squirrel offices. No ties (unless that's your thing), and plenty of jandles make an appearance over summer.

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John Bolton

Chief Squirrel 027 247 7476

8 years ago, Squirrel’s founder JB realised that New Zealand house hunters needed help. As we all know, if you want something doing right, you have to do it yourself. He has since set about changing the game for buyers and Squirrel has written over $1.5bn of mortgages to date. When not embarking on one of his many ventures, JB can be found skiing dangerously or eating sashimi. Naturally, his favourite colour is orange.

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Venu Chawdrapu

Mortgage Adviser and BDM 021 030 2409

Having 15 years of industry experience means there’s not much Venu doesn’t know about home loans. His passion for helping buyers get the best result possible is only rivalled by his love of samosas.

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Charles Chen

Operations manager 027 533 7735

With a background in banking, Charles heads up the Squirrel Operations by day and is a rockstar by night. Look out for him on the cover of Rolling Stone.

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Lindsay Hill

Mortgage Adviser 021 793 274

Lindsay has spent the last 4 years helping New Zealanders get into their homes. In his spare time he saves lives with Surf Life Saving. Yep, we’re pretty proud of him.

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