NZHL are purpose-driven (financial freedom, faster) home loan and insurance advisers. We help over 50,000 Kiwis collectively save millions in interest costs each year by providing personalised service, smart home loan structures, and tools that put clients in control.
Plus, we can arrange an insurance solution to help you protect yourself and your financial freedom if setbacks occur. With around 70 locally-owned businesses right across New Zealand and 25 years of experience in the market, NZHL is a ‘Passionately Kiwi’ (that’s one of our values) business comprised of more than 300 people.
We were founded by Hamilton businessmen John Erkkila and Murray Ferguson in 1996, with a view that there had to be a better financial way for New Zealanders to get ahead and beat the traditional banking system, while also ensuring sufficient insurance protection. And so, the smart home loan structure, supported by insurance protection was born.
With a loan book in excess of $7 billion, NZHL is now a Government owned subsidiary of Kiwi Group Holdings (KGH) who is also the parent company of Kiwibank.
Our Purpose and Values
OUR PURPOSE: Financial freedom, faster for Kiwi’s
1. Be Passionately Kiwi – We’re passionately kiwi and proud to be local every single day.
- We’re passionate about the local communities we work in.
- We are local.
- We give back.
- We want financial freedom for Kiwi’s.
- We’re all about kiwi creativity and innovation – that’s how we came to be!
2. Be Freedom Champions – We believe in creating financial freedom for our people and our clients.
- We believe in freedom.
- We are free thinkers and freedom creators.
- We love new ideas.
- Our challenges are our opportunities.
- We do things differently – our focus is freedom not dependence.
3. Be Excellent Together – We’re better when we drive excellence together.
- We’re in this together.
- Excellence is our normal.
- We’re known for doing the right things always.
- We operate always with integrity.
- We go above and beyond to deliver world class results.
- We’re accountable.
- We learn and grow.
- We make potential reality.
New Zealand Home Loans founded by two Hamilton Businessmen.
NZHL’s first Auckland and South Island office open.
$3 billion of total lending.
NZHL acquired by Kiwi Group Holdings (KGH)
New Zealand Home Loans is purchased by Kiwi Group Holdings (owned by the NZ Government and also the parent company of Kiwibank).
NZHL Wins at Deloitte Fast 50
NZHL wins Fastest Growing Mature Business (Central North Island) and Fastest Growing Services Business.
NZHL XRACE Sponsorship
NZHL becomes a proud partner with XRACE.
NZHL celebrate 20,000 clients
With NZHL you’ll have a dedicated consultant, committed to making the process as easy as possible, so you can start saving sooner.Discover How Easy
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