Mike Hallwright - Smarter Financial Solutions Ltd

Region & Expertise: Mortgage Advisers, Auckland Mortgage Advisers

Mortgage Adviser

"I'm passionate about helping my clients get the best finance and helping structure it to save them as much mortgage interest from the bank as possible."

Since his early twenties, Mike Hallwright has owned his own advertising and marketing business, providing strategic marketing solutions that help put businesses in a better position. As a result of his background in the sales and client service industry, Mike has the ability to relate to clients from all walks of life.

Prior to joining Mortgage Express, Mike spent 4 years working with NZHL, a sister company to KiwiBank, providing mortgage and insurance solutions to clients. He was head-hunted by NZ Invest to take up a finance and sales role for investment properties sold from plan.

Mike has considerable experience with second tier lending when the main banks won’t fund the development of construction. His expertise extends to helping his clients structure their loans to save significant costs on mortgage interest payments and take years off loan terms.

In his role with The Advice Hub working under Mortgage Express, Mike is based in the Harcourts Greenlane office, helping clients find the most cost effective finance solutions; be it a First Home Loan (previously Welcome Home Loan) or KiwiBuild, first home purchase using KiwiSaver and First Home Grant (previously HomeStart Grant), right through to standard criteria for homeowners and investors to refinance or purchase residential and commercial property.

 

  • Important information about Smarter Financial Solutions Ltd FSP 720911

    Licence status and conditions

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

    Smarter Financial Solutions Ltd FSP 720911 is authorised by that licence to provide financial advice service.

    Our contact details are:

    Address:         139 Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland, 1051, New Zealand

    Telephone:      0800 226 226

    Email:               mike@tah.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

    Westpac New Zealand 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 the 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 Smarter Financial Solutions Ltd.

    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 David Gopperth, General Manager, Mortgage Express on 027 3489248 between the hours of 8:30 am - 5 pm week days
    • Email complaints@mx.co.nz
    • Write to David Gopperth at Mortgage Express, 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.