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21 July 2022

Squirrel on major growth track with dual merger & partnership announcements

There have been big things in the works at Squirrel! Today we're announcing our merger with The Home Loan Shop under the Squirrel brand, and our newly-minted partnership with enable.me.

09 March 2022

Squirrel appoints new CEO

Today we're announcing the appointment of David Cunningham as Squirrel's new CEO, set to take up the role in July 2022.

22 March 2019

Squirrel challenges the market for home improvement loans

Homeowners want to get things done to their house now, but increasing the mortgage and convincing the bank are both hard work. And let’s face it, it’s only getting harder. Recognise the hurdles of borrowing, Squirrel has launched an online no-fee home improvement loan that makes getting stuff done around the house much easier.

05 March 2019

Squirrel innovation to help Real Estate Agents sell more homes

Squirrel loves helping people into new homes and noticed the challenges with getting things done when it comes to buying and selling. With this in mind, the Homeowner’s Personal Loan was created. The big idea is a simple, online no-fee personal loan designed for homeowners, that can be used to cover selling costs, small renovations, or a quick do-up when buying.

18 July 2017

Squirrel welcomes more bank options and 100% build finance

Squirrel has access to more lenders than any other broker and the only 100% build finance product for builders in New Zealand.

11 August 2016

The Secondary Market is now live

You asked for it and this week it's (finally) here – the Secondary Market is now live.

23 November 2015

Squirrel Money is born

We have been squirrelling away quietly for the past 12 months building our new P2P platform from scratch.

23 November 2015

JB does a double shot interview for interest.co.nz

Hear what JB has to say.

12 November 2015

Peer to peer lending - starting up

We have just launched Squirrel Money which is a new peer-to-peer lending platform. It's early days and we know we have a hard journey ahead of us.

12 August 2015

Squirrel Money gets peer-to-peer license

After almost a year of IT development and scurrying about Squirrel Money has been licensed by the FMA to be a peer-to-peer lender.

08 June 2014

Thanks a Billion

This week Squirrel hit $1 billion of home loans in the 6 years since we started.