Squirrel Reviews

5 Stars

4.7 Overall Rating

Based on 842
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Recommend this Company

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Would Buy Again

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About Squirrel

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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Featured Squirrel Reviews

Paul S | Wellington, New Zealand | Submitted 11 Aug 2018

“I have received outstanding service from my Squirrel mortgage broker from the very first contact. He believed in our project even when others didn't.

The journey hasn't been easy, mostly because I wanted to self-build (or at least manage the build), hadn't built before, planned to use a kit set based on a rare domestic construction method, and had tight cash flow. Banks are reluctant to lend in these circumstance and Squirrel had to work hard to gain approval in principal from the bank for the project. He worked tirelessly, back and forth between various banks and myself, always optimistic, constructive, prompt and professional. I can't imagine how many emails and files he manages just for my application, not to mention anyone else's.

Squirrel went far beyond what I expected of him, mentoring me how to complete the budget in a way that would work for the bank, despite pedantic and unfathomable requests or questions from the accessing officer. When the bank doesn't have an example or any instructions (and they should), then such a supportive broker is the only way I would ever have got any money. And we have recently secured the borrowing for the second!

Without Squirrel, I believe that we wouldn't have been able to fund the construction without selling something or taking on an equity partner. He has helped us towards our financial goals.”

Recommend this Company 5 5.0
Would Buy Again 5 5.0
Jonathan W | Auckland, New Zealand | Submitted 10 Aug 2018

“Ash was very helpful, made the experience more fantastic.”

Recommend this Company 5 5.0
Ada R | Submitted 2 Aug 2018

“Not informed with the process, not able to explain/answer my technical questions.”

Recommend this Company 1 1.0
Would Buy Again 1 1.0
Customer Service 2 2.0
Alan M | Auckland, New Zealand | Submitted 28 Jul 2018

“Great communication, prompt attention to any query & a resultant mortgage that alone, I would not have achieved.
Thanks Squirrel.”

Recommend this Company 5 5.0
Would Buy Again 5 5.0
Alan T | Auckland, New Zealand | Submitted 27 Jul 2018

“Excellent as usual”

Recommend this Company 5 5.0
Would Buy Again 5 5.0
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