Better Business 2019 Sponsors





Prospa is a small business lending specialist and provides cash flow products and services that allow small businesses to prosper. Prospa has originated over A$1 billion in loans to date in Australia and New Zealand and has over 19,000 unique small business customers. We currently work with more than 10,000 partners, including aggregators, associations and trusted corporate brands.




Specialist Lending Provider - Committed to helping Financial Advisers:

  • Faster Turnaround                         
  • Local Decisions 
  • Affordable Payments                    
  • Competitive Near Bank Rates
  • Impartial Advice                              
  • Quality Independent Partner


Pepper Money

Pepper Money began in 2001 by not being a bank. Since then, we’ve been helping real people living real lives who don’t tick all the traditional boxes for home loans.

We're proud to offer hard-working Kiwis the same flexible approach that has seen Pepper grow across Australia, Asia and Europe to become a truly global alternative lender.

Our mission is to provide you with first class service and innovative products to help you meet the needs of more clients – and grow your business.

Call us on 0800 945 658 to learn more about Pepper, becoming accredited or submitting scenarios.



ASAP Finance is one of New Zealand’s leading non-bank lenders offering first mortgage finance on residential and commercial properties.

Since 2004, we have been partnering with investors, developers and home builders to provide innovative and competitive property funding solutions and have facilitated over $2 billion in funding for our clients nation-wide.

Our unique team combines in-depth industry knowledge with practical development experience to cater to all aspects of your funding requirements. We are specialists in construction and development funding and each year we fund over 300 dwellings nation-wide.

We also offer value-add development finance services such as pre-sale underwriting and joint venture opportunities



Avanti are a privately owned leading, diversified NZ finance company with over 25 years’ experience in providing specialised financial solutions. We understand that not every borrower has the perfect loan profile and that life happens often resulting in clients falling outside of a main bank offering.

Our solutions range from $1,000 to $2 million+ and can be used for both business and personal use, secured by residential property (Caveat, 2nd, and 1st mortgages), motor vehicles, and commercial property.

We have developed products that enable your clients to maintain their main bank relationship for the majority of their lending, while still having the flexibility to resolve financial hurdles that can occur from time to time, when their main bank lender has said NO. Alternatively, we also have a broad range of 1st mortgage solutions, both short to medium term asset loans, and long term 1st mortgages.

The focus of our experienced and dedicated lending team is to work with you to find a tailored cost effective solution that meets your client’s 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 product.

Our team of experienced BDM’s  would welcome a call to see if we can assist.


Cressida Capital

Established in 2003, Cressida Capital is a specialist non-bank lender with strong ties to the New Zealand Adviser community.

We fund commercial and residential property up to an LVR of 75% and are focused on delivering effective funding solutions at market leading rates with minimal conditions. 

Typical requirements include working capital release, bridging finance, debt consolidation, construction, and property development funding. We also lend to clients who don’t meet traditional bank criteria such as property investors, developers, recent immigrants, non-resident borrowers, and those who are self-employed or have impaired credit.

To assist with cash flow and servicing requirements interest may be capitalised to the loan account with loan terms usually ranging from 3 - 12 months, although 36 months in certain situations. 

For assistance with your next non bank proposal please contact Marty Shepherd 021 715 200 or Bruce McGhie 021 912 006 or Warren Law 021 483 666.


First Mortgage Trust

First Mortgage Trust (FMT) is New Zealand’s largest non-bank first mortgage lender which has been operating for over 23 years. Our loan portfolio covers residential, commercial, industrial and rural properties located throughout NZ. 

FMT provides development finance, interest only and capitalised options. All broker enquiries welcome. Loans from $150,000 to $25 million with terms from 3 months to 4 years.



Funding Partners Limited

Funding Partners provides Loan Sourcing and Loan Administration services to a range of Lenders in the non-bank property finance space. What this means is we are tasked with being the distribution arm for our “funding partners” and find 1 st Mortgage lending opportunities for them. We have exclusive  arrangements with multiple lenders from private family offices to large Managed Investment Schemes (CFML Loans) and access to offshore capital meaning we can provide a wide range of property finance solutions.

Funding Partners prides itself on being quick and responsive, with fast turnaround times for settlements. We know our service proposition is paramount to ensure mortgage advisors meet and exceed their client’s expectations. Please contact us to discuss any mortgage lending requirement.

Evan Barnes | 0274 716 191 |

Michael Deegan | 027 386 3464 (027FUNDING) |

Funding Partners | Level 17, 55 Shortland Street, Auckland CBD |



CFML Loans is new Non-Bank lender. CFML Loans specialises in Residential 1 st Mortgage lending.

CFML Loans works with mortgage advisers throughout New Zealand to ensure customers get a quick response from a highly experienced lending team with over 30 years’ experience.

Our strong focus is on delivering a solution to customers across a wide range of products, while also delivering a positive customer experience. Talk to us today.