First tier lenders vs. second tier lenders

Jun 17, 2019 5:30:58 PM

Stricter lending conditions across New Zealand and Australia have led to a rise in the number of borrowers turning to second tier lenders for finance. Second tier lenders – or non-bank lenders - while tightly regulated, are privately owned and often have more flexibility in the rates and fees they can offer. As a borrower who doesn’t quite meet bank lending criteria, a second tier or non-bank lender may be the answer.


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Topics: Lenders, nz mortgage, non-bank lender, lending options, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Loan Advice, Mortgage Advice

Non-bank lending options

Feb 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Choosing a mortgage involves a great deal more than simply approaching your bank for a loan. Shopping around both bank and non-bank lenders is an important part of the process which, regrettably, too many Kiwis neglect to do. It’s true that non-bank lenders haven’t always enjoyed the best reputation, but more and more home buyers are discovering just how effective this type of lending can be, particularly when banks say no.


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Topics: Home Loan, new zealand property, new zealand real estate, nz mortgage, mortgage stress, mortgage adviser, Home loan rates, NZ Property Market, non-bank lender, lending options