ASB Bank has been named lender of the year by Professional Advisers Association members.
PAA members also voted Avanti Finance as the specialist lender of the year. Avanti is a privately-owned non-bank lender offering a range of products from personal loans to 30 year first mortgages.
Its focus is about finding a tailored solution that meets their clients needs while ensuring a quick and easy process.
Avanti's mantra is to be the "first second choice" for advisers and borrowers across a broad range of lending products.
Justin Cross from ANZ has been named business development manager of the year. Cross has been a high performing BDM with ANZ for more than 15 years.
"He prides himself on the excellent level of service he provides advisers across the South Island," PAA chief executive Rod Severn said.
"His success is proven through the frequent adviser comments and consistently high adviser survey results."
"Justin exemplifies the qualities of an effective BDM through his knowledge, professionalism and dedication to getting the best outcomes for his advisers and customers.