Previously known as the Welcome Home Loan, the First Home Loan scheme is one of the New Zealand government's tools for helping Kiwis get into their first home by only requiring a 5% deposit. Laura Sheehan, Mortgage Adviser at Lighthouse Financial, breaks down the First Home Loan, its lending criteria and how much you can expect to borrow.
Meet Amanda! Brace yourselves, because she’s one of the biggest power users in our team. Amanda’s setup for tracking and paying off debt is pretty crafty — so if you’re looking to do the same, you’re going to want to read this!
Meet Jayson! As our Product Coordinator, he informs our development roadmap by keeping tabs on user feedback and requests. He keeps his ear to the ground and meets with key members of our teams to ensure that our projects are constantly moving forward.
I’m 62 and living in sunny Napier; married to a builder and working 4 days a week as a Dental Therapist. I love my work!
I am — first, and foremost — a Dad and Husband, which means I am toy- and house-mender, Lego builder, and head Fort builder.
I am a wandering Kiwi — 13 years into working overseas in Australia and now the UK. I work in tech.
Meet Jason! He’s our CEO and a co-founder of PocketSmith. Jason created the original idea for our product, which has grown by leaps and bounds since its very first version in 2008.
Hannah is a financial force. She is the founder and director of enableMe — Financial Personal Trainers, a Chartered Accountant, a Master of Taxation Studies, Author, TV Personality and Mum of two.
Meet Regan! He’s one of our software engineers. He works on new features for PocketSmith, fixes up those pesky bugs, and makes sure the system runs like a well-oiled machine.
Banqer is an online financial education platform for primary and intermediate schools. It gives kids a hands-on experience with personal finances through a classroom currency that they earn and spend over the course of the school year.
Allan is the founder and Managing Director of Booster, a default Kiwisaver provider based in Wellington that looks after $2 billion for more than 100,000 members.
I’m from the US and grew up in California and Utah. For work, I’m a Product Designer for Degreed.
Think what you could do if you did not have a mortgage repayment every month?
Dean Blair is a Financial Adviser and Director of FoxPlan, one of the largest privately-owned Financial Planning practices in New Zealand.