About Bruce Patten

Since becoming a mortgage broker in 2002, I have written an extremely large volume of home loans for my clients, and am considered one of the most experienced mortgage brokers within both New Zealand as a whole, and Loan Market Australasia. My clients benefit from the strength of relationships I have with the banks which I have worked hard at building up over this time and now insurers too - more recently I have extended my offering to clients to include Risk Protection. I’m known for pushing situations across the line that others may not have been able to achieve.

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Home loans for all borrowers

My customer base covers a broad spectrum of the market, from very high net worth customers who choose to have me manage their affairs over that of the Personal Business Director they have been assigned from their bank, to first home buyers. No client is too big or too small for me, I’ve had plenty of experience with them all.

The greatest thing about the level of business I write is the exposure I have had to unique loan scenarios and varying financial positions. In turn this has also provided my PA and the rest of my team with access to one of the largest loan portfolios in Australasia, which means we grow by having more opportunities to learn from each other through sharing stories and solutions. I have the best PA you could dream of having, and have had the support , loyalty and commitment of Pat Dugdale since 2006.

First home buyers

I thoroughly enjoy working with first home buyers; assisting them through such an exciting time in their lives is a rewarding experience. Applying for your first home loan and buying your first home has the potential to be a stressful and confusing period, but I pride myself on giving first home buyers a thorough understanding of the home loan process and ensuring their finance package is the right one for their individual situation.


Paramount to successfully building wealth through a property portfolio is structuring your investment loans correctly. My experience in complex lending structures means I can present you with the most beneficial investment loan options and assist you in achieving your future financial goals.

Professional achievements

  • NZMBA Broker of the Year 2010
  • NZMBA Broker of the Year- Greater Auckland 2005-2010
  • NZMBA Broker of the Year – Runner up 2009
  • International Broker of the Year (Loan Market) 2006,2007,2009,2010
  • New Zealand Broker of the Year (Loan Market) 2005-2007,2009, 2010

Memberships and community involvement

  • Member of NZMBA (Mortgage Broker Association)
  • Member of BIG (Broker Insurance Group)
  • Director of Designer Mortgages (2002) Ltd
  • Director of The Broker Group
  • Member of the Board, New Zealand Mortgage Broker Association
  • Key Speaker within Mortgage Broking Industry Australasia
  • Key Sponsor Pakuranga Rugby Club
  • Key Sponsor of The Inspector’s Racing Team
  • Director of Loan Market NZ
  • GM Loan Market Insurance NZ

Community involvement

I have two boys still at primary school whom provide my wife and I with plenty of community involvement. From Scouts to soccer, swimming to athletics, numerous"enjoyable" outings to the doctors and A&E clinics on weekends…I would have to say community involvement with kids is one of those things that creeps up and bites you. When I look at my business now it would only be half the size if it wasn’t for the community involvement that escalated as part-and-parcel of becoming a father!

Business community involvement

The business community I associate with is now a strong network of proven successful operators within the property and financial sectors, predominantly in East Auckland. I started with a very large number of contacts and referral sources in the hope I would develop some good relationships with people that could help me as I helped them, grow their businesses. Today I am fortunate in that I have high level relationships with the very best of real estate agents, lawyers, building inspectors, valuers, and other associated professionals. Most of my work now comes from within my existing client base, with the rest coming from the highly successful professionals who share a mutual trust and passion for the customers' best interest with me.

Auckland customers

My business is based in Highland Park, however I write loans for clients throughout wider Auckland and surrounding areas.


You guys do a great job and I can always rely on you to manage everything for me, which certainly takes a lot of the worry off my shoulders.

Jeff Dowler
Air NZ

Thanks for your help on Friday, it was very enlightening to see someone with your expertise work the numbers and make good sense to someone like me that is reliant on your advice.
Dene McKay
National Sales Manager
Premier Bacon Company Ltd

Great to hear from you, everything so far has been going really well, pretty hard getting used to paying a mortgage every fortnight. But very happy, and thankful I got the chance to deal with and get my loan through you and Bruce at Loan Market. Thank you so much.
Sam Head

Hi Bruce,
Just to let you know we are happily settling into our home in WoodGlen Rd ( amongst all the boxes! ) and wish to acknowledge your help, advice & support for us getting this far
Helen & Colin Falla

Good morning Bruce & Pat,
I want to place on record my sincere thanks and appreciation to both of you. You guys have been amazing and give great support and encouragement. Thanks for all you help and assistance, wise and sound counsel.

Jake Isaacs