Revealed: New Zealand Mortgage Awards 2023 Excellence Awardees

Find out who made the list of 64 finalists

Revealed: New Zealand Mortgage Awards 2023 Excellence Awardees

As the New Zealand Mortgage Awards draw closer, NZ Adviser is excited to announce the excellence awardees for 2023.

This year, the New Zealand Mortgage Awards will be held as an in-person cocktail event for the first time.

Brought to you by Key Media and supported by NZ Adviser, the 2023 event will be held on Thursday, April 27, at the Hilton Auckland.  Attendees will have the unique opportunity to support their colleagues and build networks within the mortgage and finance industry.

There are 16 award categories this year, celebrating the best advisers, lenders, BDMs, brokerages and aggregators.

Bluestone is the event partner for the third consecutive year and is the sponsor of the New Brokerage of the Year category. Select is the co-event partner and Avanti Finance, First Mortgage Trust, Mike Pero Mortgages and Prospa are event sponsors. ASB Bank is also backing the NZMAs as associate sponsor.

As sponsors of the Young Gun of the Year, First Mortgage Trust CEO Paul Bendall congratulates all of the excellence awardees in the category.

”It’s great to see so many impressive young professionals coming through the industry and to be able to recognise and acknowledge their achievements so far,” Bendall said. “Well done to all recipients.”

Ahead of the night of nights for the mortgage industry, NZ Adviser is delighted to announce this year’s excellence awardees – all of whom are finalists in the New Zealand Mortgage Awards 2023. You can also see the full list of excellence awardees here.

New Zealand Mortgage Awards 2023 – Excellence Awardees:


Select Adviser of the Year – Independent and Franchise:
Angela Downie, Platinum Mortgages New Zealand (pictured above left)
Cameron Marcroft, Loan Market Central
Eugene Bartsaikin, Twine Financial Advisers
Jaz Bedi, The Mortgage & Loan Guru Ltd
Jessica Pronk, The Mortgage Supply Co - Titirangi
Karen Renwick, Mortgage Link Albany
Nathan Miglani, Loan Market Paramount (pictured above second from left)
Zebunisso Alimova, Mike Pero Mortgages (Wellington/Kapiti)

Avanti Finance Adviser of the Year – Specialist Lending
Jenny Zhou, The Mortgage Centre Group
Nishat Zubair, Max Money Group (t/a Max Mortgages)
Satyan Mehra, iConsult
Shaihnaz Kaur, Kaur Mortgages & Services

Adviser of the Year – Regional
Ashlee Wiblin, The Home Loan Collective
Brent Jaslarz, Youm Limited
Brett Wood, Loan Market Coast to Coast
Elyce Peters, The Mortgage Girls (pictured above second from right)
Jen Taylor, Taylored Mortgages
Scott Jackson, Mike Pero Mortgages - Nelson & Tasman (pictured above right)
Toby Stanley, Roost

Commercial Mortgage Adviser
Gus Evans, Spring Loans
Satyan Mehra, iConsult

First Mortgage Trust Young Gun of the Year
Adam Shepherd, Lending Choice
Alex Toohey, Vega Mortgages
Annabelle (Belle) Lewis, Mortgage Express
Corina Van Der Gulik, Mortgage Studio
Dylan Thomas, Sixtus
Gus Evans, Spring Loans
Isaac Rawsthorne, Aurora Financial
Khushpreet Sidhu, Loan Market Paramount


Best BDM of the Year (Banks, Non-Banks, Aggregators)
Ashlene Prasad, Resimac
Ben Jamieson, Resimac
Bruce Smith, First Mortgage Trust (pictured above left)
Luke Roberts, Bluestone Mortgages
Michael Kinley, Bluestone Home Loans


Best Customer Service of an Individual Office
Loan Market Central
Mike Pero Mortgages Wanaka & Queenstown
Priority Home Loans
The Mortgage Advice Company
The Mortgage Centre
Total Mortgages

Mike Pero Mortgages Brokerage of the Year – 1 to 5 staff
Platinum Mortgages New Zealand
Sanjeev Jangra - Loan Market
Taprobane Finance
Taylored Mortgages
Total Mortgages

Prospa Brokerage of the Year – 6+ staff
EverBright Finance
Loan Market Paramount
Priority Home Loans
Quantum Financial Advisers
The Mortgage Girls

Bluestone New Brokerage of the Year
Ascend Financial Services
Aurora Financial Group
Buddy Financial Advisors
Jamie & Co.
Kaur Mortgages & Services
Sanjeev Jangra - Loan Market


Best Non-Bank of the Year
Avanti Finance
Bluestone Home Loans
First Mortgage Trust
Pepper Money

For more information about the New Zealand Mortgage Awards, including how to register, please visit the New Zealand Mortgage Awards website.