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Same local experts, same local advice

The Home Loan Shop has officially rebranded to the leading mortgage brokerage Squirrel.

If you're a customer of The Home Loan Shop, not much is changing. You'll still be dealing with exactly the same people, and have access to the same local expertise and impartial advice you've always had. We've simply brought together two like-minded businesses as one - and with Squirrel there's an added benefit from the size, technology and expertise of the wider business.

Carley - Mortgage adviser at Squirrel Wellington (formerly The Home Loan Shop)

So who are Squirrel anyway?

Squirrel has been around since 2008 and is one of New Zealand’s largest mortgage brokers. We help people purchase over $3 billion worth of property each year as a mortgage broker, and we’re also a non-bank lender, for those who don't fit inside the bank's box.

Mortgage broker

We get to know you, and work with all the main lenders to find the solution that best fits you and your goals.


Not everyone fits inside the bank box. That's where our own unique lending products come in.

Savings and investments

Earn higher returns on your savings by investing into Squirrel loans or using our high-interest On-Call Account

We've got access to more banks, meaning more choice and a better deal

Personalised advice and a hot interest rate, from anywhere

Pop in to our office for a chat, or do it all online in your pyjamas if you like. You’ll receive personal, impartial advice via phone or email from our team of mortgage brokers and you’ll get a great mortgage rate too.

We’ve got more than 600 five-star Google reviews to show for it.

5 star review from Molly of Sloan - Squirrel mortgage adviser (formerly The Home Loan Shop)
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We’ll compare all the main banks and weigh up the options, so you don’t have to.

We’ll also answer those niggly questions, like:

  • What’s the lowest interest rate in market?
  • Fix or float, or a combination of both?
  • Which bank is best for me?
  • Can I avoid break fees?
  • How much could I be saving?

Ready to get started?

We work for you, not the bank or the real estate agent

Unbiased, personalised advice

Our advisers are paid the same no matter which lender you end up with, so their only motivation is to make you better off.

Simplify things

It might seem like a minefield of jargon but it doesn’t have to be. We're here to make it easy.

Save money

Having the right home loan solution in place will save you thousands.

Keen to apply for a mortgage or refinance?

  1. Fill in our online application
  2. Get assigned your own mortgage adviser
  3. Receive personalised advice and a solution tailored to your situation
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