About Laurie Warren
Laurie Warren has the knowledge and experience having worked in the banking and finance industry for a period of 30 years. He is proud to offer home loan consultations based on a reputation for providing high quality customer service.
Laurie began his career in the finance industry with major New Zealand Banks ASB, Westpac and ANZ, working his way up from junior staff roles to the role of senior lending specialist.
Laurie is down to earth with an approachable personality and the ability to relate easily to people. He prides himself on his communication skills and works hard to understand each clients home finance needs.
He finds the most rewarding aspect of his role is “assisting people to realise their financial goals by successfully purchasing their very own home or investment property”.
In his spare time Laurie enjoys watching all types of motorsport as well as rugby league. He is also interested in computer technology.
Laurie is committed to providing excellent service in every aspect of his day to day business.
Laurie will visit your home or office at any time for a no obligation free consultation.
You will receive:
• A choice of lenders
• A professional service
• A personal approach
• Guaranteed confidentiality
• An accurate assessment of costs
• A valuable service at no extra charge
"We first met Laurie in December 2010 after he was highly recommended to us by our Real Estate Buyers Agent. Amanda and I both have full time professional roles, earn above average incomes, pay our bills on time and have a clean credit record. However, we sat just outside of our bank of 5 years credit criteria for some new properties we wanted to purchase. To say this was frustrating would be an understatement, but this is the new age of risk adverse consumer lending. Cue our meeting with Laurie. We outlined our financial position with him, explained what we were hoping to achieve and after a brief period of discussion he agreed to source finance on our behalf. After a very short time frame of a few days only, Laurie
presented us not one, but two letters of offer from banks he had approached. This was an informative, insightful but most importantly stress free process for us and with a more than satisfactory outcome. If you are looking for an honest, upfront and frank Mortgage Broker who has a “no BS” approach and will work hard for you the customer, then Laurie Warren is a must talk to man. He won’t make false promises, he won’t say something if he doesn’t mean it and he will go the extra mile to deliver the best possible result. Importantly, he is pro-active, communicative and acts in a timely manner during a process that is typically tense and high pressure for the Home Buyer. These are traits that made our experience virtually pain free. We would have not the slightest hesitation in utilising Laurie’s knowledge and skill set in Home Lending finance in the future."
Cliff and Amanda Carr
" Very good in all aspects, great communication, dedication and knowledge. Would recommend highly to everyone."
Contact Laurie today!
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