Tony Mounce outlines the focus of his company and his team
After 34 years in personal and business banking with BNZ, in 2009 I set up Tony Mounce Mortgages & Insurance out of a desire to continue helping people set financial goals and build protection against unforeseen circumstances. We now have a highly skilled team of 22 advisers and support staff with vast experience in banking, housing, investment, farming and commercial property.
The Tony Mounce team, in addition to guiding first home buyers and general home buyers, specialise in advising property investors. We also assist with future proofing against risk, via the provision of sensible and affordable insurance products.
To elaborate on that point, our business is approximately 50% investor and we provide our services to clients throughout New Zealand and internationally. Many of our clients recognise that in order to prepare for financial security, one of the best long term methods is property investment.
Tony Mounce Mortgages & Insurance is one of the largest financial advice providers in the South Island. Accordingly, we have access to a wide range of products and are able to offer our clients the best finance and insurance solutions. We are proud of the fact that we have arrangements with every major retail bank and commercial lender in the country, as well as access to non-main stream lenders.
Our business is built around values that guide and educate our clients in finance techniques and investment strategies. We pride ourselves as being trusted advisers, owing to the collective experience of our team members.
The past few years have thrown many hurdles our way. Following the earthquakes and then in the past 15 months, the changes to LVR arrangements have further clouded the mix - especially as the new rules are still moving goalposts. We specialise in problem solving within this environment and our relationships with the lenders allows us to develop strategies and solutions.
I am constantly reminded of the quality of our people as I hear the enthusiasm when our team are able to find a way through obstacles. One of our advisers commented recently that she remembers just how much she didn’t know when she was breaking into property investment herself. Drawing on her own personal experiences, she can provide solutions through patience and careful explanation of options available to the investor for their specific circumstances – that’s the Tony Mounce way.