For over 20 years our focus has always been helping families reach their financial goals and manage their money better; ultimately creating wealth for their future. These are just some of the ways in which we can help you.
In 1990, Carey Brunel and Glenn Christie formed Property Pack, with the vision to provide all the services anyone would need when purchasing a property. They wanted to help everyone, from anxious first home buyers to astute property investors. Carey and Glenn were the first people ever to write loans for the banks from outside the banking system in New Zealand. In fact, many of the people they helped back then were only able to purchase their homes because of the work that these two did.
The systems and concepts that lenders and mortgage brokers still use today are a result of the initiatives put forward by these two founding members of our company. Both Directors remain in the business today and still remain involved in the daily operational aspects of assisting brokers and generating new business as well as long term strategic planning.
From there, the company developed purely through referrals and goodwill; the key to success was a dedication to taking care of people’s needs - giving clients the high level of service they wanted and deserved. The company began to focus on the core business of mortgage broking, becoming one of the most respected and successful firms within the industry.
This reputation allowed us to build one of the most experienced teams of advisers in New Zealand, many of whom are still with the company.
In 2002, it was decided that new initiatives and innovative concepts were required to grow the business even more. New roles were established and key personnel introduced to handle brand marketing, IT development, strategic management and special projects, such as redesigning the company’s new corporate head quarters at 30 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland.
In early 2003, the Mortgage People™ brand name was launched, incorporating a clear description of what the company did – “mortgages” as well as highlighting both its core focus, most valuable resource and largest point of differentiation – “people”. The new feel and energy this brought to the company has helped further their ability and passion for taking care of people’s needs. The brand incorporates the core elements of freshness, innovation, professionalism and impeccable service – allowing us to ‘bend over backwards’ for our clients.
Towards the end of 2006 saw the expansion of the group to include Insurance People™; from a two person team supporting the mortgage brokers the Directors bought in specialists in their field which fully complimented our service offering and now allowed the team to truly explore and service their client’s needs.
The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) precipitated by the collapse of Lehman Brothers one of the most respected Banks in the world in 2008 and the subsequent world recession brought challenges to the financial industry in New Zealand. We saw the collapse of many finance companies and closer to home in the mortgage broking industry we also saw close to 50% of our colleagues leave the profession.
However the flip side of adversity is opportunity and at Mortgage People we could see a change occur in peoples attitude to debt, borrowers wanted to know how to pay their mortgages off faster through effective debt consolidation and management. We decided to investigate the market to see what was available and after much research and discussion we were invited to take the Auckland Metro franchise for New Zealand Home Loans a subsidiary of Kiwi Bank. It was agreed that this business could be run in conjunction with our existing businesses of Mortgage People Limited and Insurance People Limited which meant that we were now able to cover every aspect of what a prospective client might want from us.
Our services include a full review/assessment process of our client’s financial position, including current and future goals; and the products we offer include:
- Residential Mortgages
- Debt Management
- Commercial Mortgages
- Business Finance
- Personal Loans
- House & Contents Insurance
- Motor Vehicle Insurance
- Marine Cover
- Landlords Protection
- Life Insurance
- Trauma/Critical Care
- Income Protection
- Mortgage Protection
- Total & Permanent Disability
- Medical/Health Insurance
- Commercial Insurance