Squirrel Money Borrower Reviews

About this Company

Squirrel is not a tech start-up. We’ve been in the business of helping Kiwis borrow money since 2008.

Squirrel was born during the Global Financial Crisis so we’ve got a natural cynicism about the economy and being prudent. We’ve worked hard for our clients and built a strong and trusted brand in the Auckland housing market, arranging over $2 billion in mortgages. And along the way we’ve also won a heap of awards.

Our business is all about helping Kiwis make better financial decisions.

Peer-to-peer – or as we like to call it, person-to-person lending, was an obvious next step for us. It gives everyday investors better returns at the same time as saving borrowers their hard-earned money. By putting Loan Shield in place and building a world class IT platform (the Squirrel Money Marketplace) we also take looking after our investors’ money seriously.

Squirrel p2p lending is about us challenging lending traditions to create more value for our clients. It’s not revolutionary or scary, it’s just personal lending, done better. We believe in total transparency and you’ll find we’re honest and open about how we work, where our funding comes from and what’s happening with your money.

Visit squirrel.co.nz/personal-loans

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119 Verified Customer Reviews

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4.8

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5 Shopper Approved - Review Star
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Loan Process
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Price Satisfaction
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About This Company

Squirrel is not a tech start-up. We’ve been in the business of helping Kiwis borrow money since 2008.

Squirrel was born during the Global Financial Crisis so we’ve got a natural cynicism about the economy and being prudent. We’ve worked hard for our clients and built a strong and trusted brand in the Auckland housing market, arranging over $2 billion in mortgages. And along the way we’ve also won a heap of awards.

Our business is all about helping Kiwis make better financial decisions.

Peer-to-peer – or as we like to call it, person-to-person lending, was an obvious next step for us. It gives everyday investors better returns at the same time as saving borrowers their hard-earned money. By putting Loan Shield in place and building a world class IT platform (the Squirrel Money Marketplace) we also take looking after our investors’ money seriously.

Squirrel p2p lending is about us challenging lending traditions to create more value for our clients. It’s not revolutionary or scary, it’s just personal lending, done better. We believe in total transparency and you’ll find we’re honest and open about how we work, where our funding comes from and what’s happening with your money.

Visit squirrel.co.nz/personal-loans

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Joshua D.
10/22/2021 , Hamilton

We had a great advisor Tim Martin who was easy to contact, friendly and willing to help. We are really glad he was able to assist us with our loan and would happily recommend him to anyone in need.
My only feedback is that I wish the loan was pre-approved like a regular bank loan.

Would Recommend
5/5
Price
4/5
Loan Process
4/5

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Elisa T.
09/16/2021 , Wellington

Overall great and quick service!

The only issue I had was that the loan documents ended up in the span folder with only 24 hours to be signed. I was not expecting this documents and did not find them in time. I though emails were already coming in fine and the sender to be recognized as 'safe'.

Perhaps giving clients a clear heads up that they can expect this quick expiring documents to be sent soon and to check their junk box frequently would help resolving this issue.

Apart from this small issue, I am overall very satisfied so far!
Thanks!

Would Recommend
5/5
Price
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Loan Process
4/5

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Glen R.
02/19/2021 , Auckland

The online system could do with some tweaks. We are home owners but do not live in our home, so whilst we can get a homeowner's loan there is a question asking if we own the home we live in, which if we answer correctly prevents us going further. Also if you do have to switch to a different loan type none of the info you've given so far is taken over, you have to start again. Once you finished it tells you you have logged in from a different computer, even though this is the only time you have logged in, this made me think someone else must have hacked the system and logged in first, so that message could be changed.

Would Recommend
4/5
Price
2/5
Customer Service
4/5
Loan Process
2/5

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Emily
09/07/2020 , Auckland

Such an easy & efficient process. Very happy with the interest rate offered & money was in my account by the end of the day.

Would Recommend
5/5
Price
5/5
Loan Process
5/5

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Magnus K.
07/30/2020 , Auckland

The application process was easy and super fast. Just the right amount of questions to get an accurate quote. Interest rate was the best compared to competitor quotes.

Would Recommend
5/5
Price
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Loan Process
5/5

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