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Squirrel's been around for over a decade now and it's been a journey, growing from just JB to over 50 strong and counting. But throughout it all, we've never lost sight of what we're all about - getting a better, fairer deal for our clients.
We have written over $4 billion of home loans and $24 million in personal loans – helping out a lot of Kiwis in the process.
Squirrel was the first to offer a secondary market to their P2P investors, offering them a way to sell their investments in the marketplace allowing them to get out early if they need to. Continuing to strive to offer a customer-centric service.
Squirrel Mortgages acquires Aspire Advisers, almost doubling the size of the company overnight.
Squirrel Money peer-to-peer (P2P) lending launches. The first NZ P2P lender to be solely funded by Kiwi retail investors, lending to Kiwi borrowers. No institutions involved. Also the first to use a reserve fund to cover any losses meaning the investors get their monthly payments even if one of our borrowers misses a payment.
Squirrel takes all 27 employees on a trip to the Gold Coast, our first company conference. What goes on tour, stays on tour.
On 29th January, John Bolton (aka JB) founded Squirrel during the midst of the GFC. Never one to shy away from a challenge, JB was sick of seeing the same old issues coming up again and again for home buyers. Nobody was in their corner, everyone was working on behalf of the seller.
JB felt it was time to even up the playing field so that's what he did with Squirrel. Squirrel is all about the buyer.
See for yourself what our clients think with over 1054 5 star reviews on Shopper Approved.
Emma was ultra responsive, very helpful and made the mortgage process for a first time buyer (from overseas) super simple and pain free. Would highly recommend her and Squirrel! Planning to get in touch on the next purchase.K
We worked with Sam Ludbrook. He was great at securing a low rate and explaining the various options for us and tireless in chasing me up despite my travelling vastlyL
Leigh , New Zealand
Shaun is AMAZING! I would highly recommend him to anyone. We are young investors and he assisted us in purchasing our first two investment properties and made the process that was so daunting so easy for us!AL
Auckland, New Zealand
Really efficient and quick. Got a better rate than I could on my own and arranged a bigger loan on short notice. Thanks.K
I have used Squirrel for several years and have brought a friend and family members for help with their mortgages.NS
Tauranga, New Zealand
We have always found Squirrel awesome to work with. They provide informed advice in a timely manner and make the whole process really easy!CS
Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
We had fantastic service right from the word go. With just the right amount of backwards and forwards emailing and phone calls. Our broker was really friendly and professional.GV
Tauranga, New Zealand
Wanted to say: Tell Jess's boss to NEVER let her go, she is absolutely AMAZING! Always helpful, fast and friendlyMR