Finlay was recommended to us by friends who had recently purchased a house. From our first meeting, we were impressed by his friendly relaxed attitude, professional advice and expertise. He thoroughly explained all aspects of the house purchasing process and freely provided additional time and advice as required. He liaised with a number of banks to get the best deal for us, and ensured the actual purchasing of our home was a transparent and hassle-free process. We have also appreciated Finlay’s follow-up contact and services to ensure we continue to secure the best mortgage deal for us. – Dr Jane Marshall – Senior Researcher & Marc McCaskey – Contracting Project Manager
Having returned to NZ after nearly a decade away I was at a loss as to where to start on buying my first home. I am both grateful and delighted to have been guided through such a painless process by Finlay, I could do it all again in a flash.
The professional manner in which Finlay handled every step of my mortgage process; offering solutions and answers to the abundance of questions, with regular contact and updates along the way. His industry knowledge and networking made every step to buying my first home that much more achievable. – Gina Dal Din, Head of Fund Administration
Finlay was highly recommended to Colin and myself. We found his service personable and relaxing yet highly informative. I was particularly impressed that although we have different levels of knowledge and different motivations for buying our first home Finlay was able to relate and communicate appropriately to each of us. We both left feeling we had all the knowledge and confidence we needed.
We spoke to Finlay quite early in the process and I think that was very useful as we were able to look at houses armed with a good understanding of where our finances were. When we found “our home” Finlay provided accurate, timely information and was able to secure us the mortgage that suits our lifestyle and our goals quickly. It was reassuring that we never felt pressured in any way to which bank we went with. He gave us the information to make our own decision.
We are very happy with the service we received and have referred him to everyone we know looking for a mortgage. – Jane Everett, International Recruitment Manager & Colin Pascoe, IT Analyst/Programmer
Finlay’s clever initiative for strategic financial planning has enabled me on a formerly modest middle management income to create over the last six years a property portfolio of prime Wellington residential rental properties worth $1.8 million…
…Not only does he seem to be able to manage a myriad of complex financial information effortlessly but he also has become far more than a mortgage broker to my family he is actually our strategic financial adviser. I would very strongly recommend his services. – Graham Ford, Director of Marketing & Communications
Finlay has been the financial cornerstone of my business for many years now. Without his knowledge and experience the capacity to grow my business would have been made considerably more difficult. He has always provided outstanding financial service to me and anyone who I have recommended him to. I hold his advice in the highest regard and look forward to working with him as my business continues to grow. – Conwae Langford, Director – Bluekey Properties Ltd
We had been thinking about property investment for a number of years, but not done anything about it. When the market boomed in 2002 we decided it was time to act. After a few months of looking we bought our first investment property in March 2003. We have since gone on to buy two more.
We met Finlay Abbot in 2002. He was full of enthusiasm and new ideas. It is a big decision to buy a first investment property and it is unlikely that we would have done it without Finlay’s encouragement. He provided us with the information we needed to make informed decisions and went into bat on our behalf with our bank. Finlay has an important role for us as a business adviser. He has helped us design a business model that best fits our objectives and has put us in touch with other business experts as the need has arisen. We cannot recommend him highly enough. – Mark Barrett, Consultant & Phillipa Campbell, Public Servant
I came by Finlay through a dear friend of mine’s recommendation 5 years ago and have paid it forward ever since. I figured “Why should I be the only one to benefit from the best – there’s enough of him to go around….” I can categorically say Finlay is the most up-front person I have ever dealt with and has literally dropped everything, over and over, to spring into action to aid both myself and my husband in getting the house(s) of our dreams. If you want peace of mind, the satisfaction of knowing everything will be handled and a smattering of fun to the bargain – I recommend Finlay Abbot. We loved dealing with him so much, we bought a house in a street with his name on it! – Zoe Masters, Designer & Campbell Masters, Corporate Account Manager
Finlay’s contribution to my wife and I being able to build the family home we wanted for our family cannot be underestimated. His involvement meant that finances were simply not a worry. Finlay gives me great confidence that I have the best deal available and that I will continue to get the best deal available as the mortgage market changes over time. – Rob O’Brien – Solicitor
In 2004, we began the process of looking for a family home which would provide a better living environment for us and our infant son, whilst enabling us to retain our small villa as an investment. We knew where we wanted to live, and the price of properties in the area, but had no idea what our “optimal spending range” was and whether we would be able to structure a package which would completely fulfil our aspirations.
Finlay came very highly recommended by a close friend and we are happy to say that he has helped us achieve everything we hoped. Finlay provided his professional guidance in the formation of an investment vehicle, arranging introductions to an Accountant, Valuer, Building Inspector, and most importantly successfully representing our interests to various Financial Institutions – and we only had to fill in one set of forms!
Thanks to Finlay, we moved into our new home just before Christmas, which coincided with the arrival of new tenants into the new rental property. We really like and enjoy dealing with you Finlay – you explained things in plain language and made a potentially stressful process almost seem like fun and we look forward to consulting with you on our future plans. Now, about that BMW X5 we’ve got our eye on… – Karl Cobb, Client Relationship Executive & Angela Natoli, Account Manager, Corporate Sales