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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Margeaux
05/29/2022 , Christchurch

Just really easy and didn't feel pressured into anything because Brad didn't work on commission. He was great at explaining things to us and showing us how to save money on interest

Would Recommend
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Would Buy Again
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Tim
05/26/2022 , Auckland

We were first home buyers and had lots of questions. Squirrel made getting our first mortgage super easy.

Would Recommend
5/5
Would Buy Again
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Graham
05/24/2022 , Auckland 0600

Always a great service, even when what was needed is a little confusing they are able to explain it and help get the best for us.

Would Recommend
5/5
Would Buy Again
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Anthony
05/23/2022 , Auckland

It's a great service. We will highly recommend to other friends especially our broker: Baz

Would Recommend
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Would Buy Again
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Anna-Maree
05/18/2022 , Marton

I was so grateful that Squirrel popped up on the internet when I was searching for something entirely different. Our adviser was absolutely amazing, he stood by us every step of the way for 9 months right up to settlement going through. He had so much knowledge, advice, ease for solving problems we experienced along the way.....plus so much more. Once again I am so grateful I found Squirrel and our adviser. I will certainly be keeping in touch so that in the future I can have a great & successful outcome again.

Thank you so much.

Would Recommend
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Would Buy Again
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