That’s when Squirrel was born. On the surface it’s a mortgage brokerage, but it’s also a whole lot more. In a market where everyone works for the seller, JB wanted a business that would ﬁght for the buyer.
And he was plenty qualiﬁed for it. JB had been a big cheese in bank world, dealing with more than $40b in mortgages and deposits over his time with some of New Zealand’s leading banks.
He’s also a property investor himself, so he brought insight and experience from both sides of the fence.
Now, all this time later, JB and the Squirrel team help ﬁrst home buyers, new investors and old hands cut through the spin, make better purchasing decisions, get better terms from their banks and generally have a nicer time of it in the market. We write more than $25m in mortgages every month – that’s over $300m per year.
And for our efforts, we’ve won just about every award for brokering there is. But what makes us feel happiest is the feedback we get from happy clients.
WHAT WE’RE ALL ABOUT
We run like a company full of people who love what they do. So, we do smart. We do professional. But we also do fun. It’s because we’re not just about being a great business 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 jandals make their appearances over summer.