Matt Ward - Ward Financial Services Limited

Region & Expertise: Mortgage Advisers, Bay of Plenty Mortgage Advisers

Mortgage Adviser

“Supporting you on your financial journey with straight-talk and real solutions.”

Matt Ward has a background in accounting, having worked in the finance industry for several years, both here in New Zealand and in the UK.

As a mortgage adviser, Matt is passionate about empowering his clients to achieve their dreams, whether that be home ownership, owning an investment property, or working towards financial freedom.

“My goal is to make the process as easy as possible whilst providing the right financial options to suit my clients. You’ll benefit by having support throughout your financial journey from a personable adviser who knows what it’s like to be on the other side of the desk.”

An important part of being a successful mortgage adviser is the ability to problem solve and Matt has the background to do just that. At the same time, he believes in straight-talk and is someone who won’t baffle his clients with financial lingo. Instead he’ll explain each step of the process in simple, easy to understand terms.

“I want to offer the best service possible. If you’re looking for a mortgage adviser with solid financial experience and first-hand knowledge of the home buying process, then get in touch with me.”

Born and bred in Te Aroha, outside of work Matt enjoys spending his time either outside at the beach or tinkering with cars in the shed.

 

  • Important information about Ward Financial Services Limited FSP 100272

    Licence status and conditions

    Astute Financial Management Limited FSP641829 (Astute) holds a licence issued by the Financial Markets Authority to provide financial advice service.

    Ward Financial Services Limited FSP 100272 is authorised by that licence to provide financial advice service.

    Our contact details are:

    Address:           124 Grattan Road, RD2, Te Aroha 3392

    Telephone:       021 1425507

    Email:               matt@mx.co.nz

    We provide financial advice on Mortgage Products and Consumer Credit Contracts.

    We encourage you to read the important information given below. It may help you decide whether your financial needs may be met by engaging with us.

    Nature and scope of financial advice service

    We engage financial advisers to provide financial advice on the following financial products:

    Residential and personal loan products
    We, through our advisers, provide financial advice service about loan products only from the following providers (also known as lenders):

     

    ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited          

    DBR Limited

    Oxford Finance Limited

    AIA Services New Zealand Limited

    FICO Finance Limited

    Pepper New Zealand Limited

    ASAP Finance Limited

    First Mortgage Managers Limited

    Pioneer Finance Limited

    ASB Bank Limited              

    Funding Partners Limited

    Plus Finance Limited

    Avanti Finance Limited      

    General Finance Limited

    Resimac Financial Securities Limited

    Bank of China (New Zealand ) Limited

    Gold Band Finance Limited

    Southern Cross Finance Limited

    Bank of New Zealand

    Heartland Bank Limited

    Southland Building Society

    Basecorp Finance Limited

    Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (New Zealand) Limited

    The Co-operative Bank Limited

    Bluestone Mortgages NZ Limited

    Liberty Financial Limited

    TSB Bank Limited

    China Construction Bank (New Zealand) Limited

    Metro Finance Limited

            

    Credit Union Baywide

    Midlands Fund Management Limited

    Wroxton Finance Limited

    Cressida Capital One Limited

     

     

     

    We do not provide financial advice service related to:

    1. Investment products (e.g., shares, bonds, managed funds, etc.) and KiwiSaver products; and
    2. Estate planning (such as Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, and trusts of any description); and
    3. General Insurance products; and
    4. Personal Risk Insurance products.

    You will need to consult appropriate specialists if you would like advice on the products above.

    Fees, expenses, or other amounts payable

    In majority of cases we do not charge any fee, expense or other amount for the financial advice provided to you or for implementing that advice. Our remuneration is paid by the product providers by way of commission.

    However, we may charge a fee for the financial advice service provided to a client where a client repays a residential home loan within a defined time up to 28 months from the date it is drawn down.

    Whether a fee will be charged, the manner in which it will be charged and the date by which the fee will be payable will be advised when the financial advice service is provided to the client.

    Conflicts of interest and commissions or other incentives

    We and Astute will receive commission from the lenders who provide residential and personal loan products. If you decide to take out a residential or personal loan, then the lender will pay commission based on the amount of loan settled with that lender or lenders.

    Our adviser takes drawings from Ward Financial Services Limited.

    From time to time, various product providers (described previously) may also reward us and/or Astute for the overall business provided to them. They may give tickets to sports events, hampers, or other incentives. To ensure that our financial advisers prioritise the client’s interests above their own, we follow an advice process that ensures our recommendations are made based on the client’s personal goals and circumstances. All our financial advisers undergo annual professional development refresher training about how to manage conflicts of interest. We maintain registers of conflicts of interests, and the gifts and incentives received.

    Complaints handling and dispute resolution

    We take all complaints seriously and work to resolve them as quickly as possible.

    If you are unhappy with our financial advice service, and wish to make a complaint, please contact your financial adviser so he or she can try to put things right.

    If you do not feel comfortable discussing your concerns with your adviser, you can:

    • Call Mortgage Express Head Office on 0800 226226 between the hours of 8:30 am - 5 pm week days
    • Email complaints@mx.co.nz
    • Write to Mortgage Express Head Office, PO Box 9268, Newmarket, Auckland 1023.

     

    How your Complaint will be handled

    We will deal with your complaint using our internal complaints handling process. Accordingly,

    • We will investigate your complaint by analysing the information you provided us; and
    • We may contact you to get additional information about your complaint.

    We aim to resolve your complaint within 40 days of its receipt and advise you, in writing, our proposed resolution to your complaint.

    If we cannot resolve your complaint within 40 days of receipt (or any additional time you have given us thereafter, at our request) you can contact the Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL).

    FSCL provides an independent external dispute resolution service to consumers with complaints about their financial service providers. This service will cost you nothing and will help us to investigate or resolve your complaint if it is not resolved to your satisfaction using our internal complaints process.

    You can contact the FSCL Scheme at:

    Email:                                complaints@fscl.org.nz

    Website:                           www.fscl.org.nz

    Telephone:                       0800 347 257 or +64 4 4723725

    Address:                            Level 4, 101 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011

                                               P O Box 5967, Wellington 6140

    Duties

    We, Astute and our financial advisers are bound by the following duties under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 to:

    • meet the standards of competence, knowledge, and skill set out in the Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services (Code of Conduct), which form part of the wider regulatory regime for financial advice and ensure we have the expertise necessary to provide you with advice; and
    • give priority to your interests by taking all reasonable steps to ensure that the advice given to you is not materially influenced by our own interests or the interests of any other person connected with the giving of advice; and
    • exercise care, diligence, and skill that a prudent person engaged in the occupation of giving related financial advice would in the same circumstances; and
    • meet the standards of ethical behaviour, conduct, and client care set out in the Code of Conduct, to treat you as we should and to provide you with suitable advice.