Back in 2007, just when the global economy was battening down the hatches, John ‘JB’ Bolton had different ideas. He reckoned more than ever, people buying houses needed someone in their corner.

That’s when Squirrel was born. On the surface it’s a mortgage brokerage, but it’s also a whole lot more. In a market where everyone works for the seller, JB wanted a business that would fight for the buyer.

And he was plenty qualified for it. JB had been a big cheese in bank world, dealing with more than $40b in mortgages and deposits over his time with some of New Zealand’s leading banks.

He’s also a property investor himself, so he brought insight and experience from both sides of the fence.

Now, all this time later, JB and the Squirrel team help first home buyers, new investors and old hands cut through the spin, make better purchasing decisions, get better terms from their banks and have a nicer time of it in the market. We currently write more than $90m in mortgages every month – that’s over $1b per year.

We’ve won just about every award for brokering there is. But what makes us feel happiest is the feedback we get from happy clients.

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Back in 2007, just when the global economy was battening down the hatches, John ‘JB’ Bolton had different ideas. He reckoned more than ever, people buying houses needed someone in their corner.

That’s when Squirrel was born. On the surface it’s a mortgage brokerage, but it’s also a whole lot more. In a market where everyone works for the seller, JB wanted a business that would fight for the buyer.

And he was plenty qualified for it. JB had been a big cheese in bank world, dealing with more than $40b in mortgages and deposits over his time with some of New Zealand’s leading banks.

He’s also a property investor himself, so he brought insight and experience from both sides of the fence.

Now, all this time later, JB and the Squirrel team help first home buyers, new investors and old hands cut through the spin, make better purchasing decisions, get better terms from their banks and have a nicer time of it in the market. We currently write more than $90m in mortgages every month – that’s over $1b per year.

We’ve won just about every award for brokering there is. But what makes us feel happiest is the feedback we get from happy clients.

Visit Squirrel.co.nz

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Raymond
Today , Wellington

Very helpful and informative. Information supplied very quickly, great service.

Would Recommend
5/5
Would Buy Again
5/5

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Sam
Today , Kerikeri

Peimin has been truly amazing. We were extremely short on time to get ready for the auction and she had everything sorted ready for us on time. Since the auction she has been extremely helpful and is very clear with everything we have had to do. I highly recommend Peimin

Would Recommend
5/5
Would Buy Again
5/5

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Rohit
4 days ago , Auckland

Overall it was a great experience. There was a slight miscommunication with organising the deposit payment but this was resolved as quickly as possible and we were kept in the loop throughout.

Would happily use them again.

Would Recommend
5/5
Would Buy Again
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Mr. D.
6 days ago , Papakura

Our initial mortgage experience was smooth and very helpful. But during our renewal, there was hardly any communication. We have to follow up like 3 times in order to know the status of our loan. Appreciate if you can advise us and give us options, 2 months before loan refinancing.

Would Recommend
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Would Buy Again
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Grant
6 days ago , Auckland

Kyle's communication, assistance (and patience) were fabulous. This was the 2nd mortgage/re-fi he has organised for us, on referral from a family member. He achieve more and better results from our 2 banks than we could as direct customers ... go figure! Thanks Kyle, thanks Squirrel

Would Recommend
5/5
Would Buy Again
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