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Kris Pedersen - Mortgage Broker

October 2017

"We recently had a client situation of extreme urgency where we needed to settle within 24 hours of receiving the finance approval. DBR and Geoff Allen in particular pulled out all stops to make this happen resulting in us getting this across the line with 5 minutes to go. If this hadn't eventuated our client was on the hook for a large amount of additional costs. Thanks guys!!!!"

Shayne - Mortgage Broker

June 2017

It with great pleasure that I contact you to advise that as a Mortgage Broker I used the services of your company and Henry Chen to assist valued clients work towards achieving their short term and long term future goals'.

Henry's communication, efficiency, knowledge and expertise was outstanding. He listened to what our customers wanted, showed genuine passion and interest and derived a financial package to suit the customers immediate needs and on going plans.

It was an absolute pleasure to work alongside Henry and I would have no hesitation in recommending him and DBR to customers now and in the future.

Kindest Regards

Lulu Wang

June 2017

Dear Darryl & Brett,

I am writing this email to express the appreciation that I have received the exceptional service as mortgage broker from Henry Chen.

I spoke with Henry on the phone other day and he did the lending application on weekend for customer which involved a lots hard work from Henry. He was incredibly helpful. He was very professional & knowledgeable. Henry was an excellent loan manager to speak to because he genuinely listened to client's enquiry and he was very patient. He is doing the right things for customer.
Henry has called me to catch up at my office straight away and he answered my phone after office hour. He also offered all of the help he could.

Henry took his time helping me and truly understood the customer’s need. He is wonderful to deal with, and is truly an asset to your organisation.

Kind Regards
Lulu Wang

Phillip – Borrower

April 2017

Thanks Laura

It's very nice to do business with you. I'm looking forward to working with you next time.

Linda and Paul - Borrowers

July 2016

Dear Laura

We appreciate all your help and time in this matter. You have been wonderful to deal with. Your kind assist is great value to us.

We look forward to seeing your again in the future.

Danny - Financial Adviser

July 2016

Thank you to the DBR team for assisting with my deal. The whole process was quite smooth and we settled the property last Friday. Henry was very helpful and efficient.

This is my first deal done with DBR and I look forward to bringing more deals to you guys in the future.

Warren – Property Financier

May 2016

I was very impressed with Geoff’s response times and communications through the approval process. Documentation was timely and faultless with sensible loan conditions given the nature of the security.

The client was suitably happy with the outcome. Thanks again.

Mark - Broker

May 2016

Geoff was great to deal with. He offered a very simple and quick service which was easy for the client to understand and flexibility if the client requires it later.

Geoff kept me up-to-date on progress throughout the process.



Suzanne - Borrower

April 2016

We found DBR to be professional and extremely efficient in all our dealings with them.
Once construction started the drawdown process operated seamlessly and so removed any potential stress that might result from delays in this area.

We would be very happy to work with DBR again for development funding and therefore would have no hesitation in recommending them.


December 2015

Many thanks for the efforts you put in on the loan, appreciated your professionalism and the flexibility you showed when going got a bit difficult.

Hope we can do more together.



Michelle - Broker

October 2015

Hi Darryl,

You guys make it easy to do business with. The team are amazing to deal with and hopefully I can get some more quality deals to you.


Darren - Broker

October 2015

"Can’t wait to find more deals for you. You and the team have been amazing through-out this project.


Bryan - Borrower

October 2015

"I appreciate the loan and the excellent service DBR have provided. The communication throughout has been totally professional.


Mark and Vicki - Borrowers

October 2015

"Hi Laura and Darryl

Thanks once again for your support with our project. Rocky start but smooth finish. Was great to work with you and maybe again in the future.

All the best

Mark and Vicki"


June 2015

Finally turning the corner.

Thank-you for providing the much-needed breathing space; allowing me to concentrate on securing the role.


August 2014

Hi team,

I went to the ASB bank and cancelled the loan payment on Tuesday.

Many thanks to you all in helping us with our property finance.

Property Finance - Mortgage Broker

July 2014

Dear Laura,

Good morning.

I am writing to you to thank you for assisting our mutual clients to have their home loan settled swiftly without any hassles. Your professional service has made my work go easily, thank you again.

Have a nice day.

Mortgage Broker

June 2014

Dear Laura,

Wahoo! And thank you for making it all so easy!

Sue and Paul - Borrowers

May 2014

Hi Geoff,

We really appreciate everything that you have helped us with over the last few years!

We also feel that, DBR, as a company, especially, you have been a fantastic family company to deal with, when we were in what you might call "dire straits" and we thank you guys with all our heart!

We now know where we are, and what to do now, and look forward to a good financial and happy future.

Thank you again!

Kind regards
Sue and Paul.

Terry - Borrower

March 2014

Good morning Darryl, Laura and Sue

Thank you so much for your continued support.

The manner in which you have identified then met our requirements using the solution most beneficial to us is greatly appreciated.

As always time is of the essence.

Have a great day.

Kind regards,

Property Finance - Mortgage Broker

August 2013

Hi Laura,

Many thanks for your very quick and efficient processing of our recent funding.

Mortgage Broker - Auckland

Spec House Developer - Property Finance Loan/Construction Loan

June 2013

I would like to thank DBR for supplying the property finance for my building project which was a spec house, that sold recently for $1,570,000. I required a higher level of finance to fund the project than would fit into the criteria for Trading Banks.

I found DBR very flexible and helpful in the initial process of assessing my suitability. Once approved and the project was underway, the payments came through quickly and without requiring excess paperwork. I received regular updates on the balances and interest throughout the loan period.

When I needed to increase the loan amount, this happened without undue time lag and to the level I required. I found DBR staff helpful, efficient and courteous at all times and overall this was a very positive experience which enabled me to work through a profitable project speedily and without undue hassle.

Thanks again to the team at DBR.

Greg - Borrower

March 2013

Hi Brad

We sold the property for 1.35m. Settlement is 26 April 2013.

Simpson Grierson are handling the conveyancing. A copy of the sale and purchase agreement will be sent to SG by my agent on Monday.

Thank you very much for providing me the lending facility. I appreciate it.


Prateek Malhotra – Horizon Financial

December 2012

Great news Brad, thanks for this and for your help in getting the deal across the line in such a short period of time, it certainly makes the Xmas even better.

Tim Anderson

November 2012

Fired an application at Laura midday today…. And she has come back with an offer two hours later! (Albeit 2nd tier financier terms & conditions – which are appropriate)…. But looks like an awesome alternative for any apps you are getting declined!!

DBR Borrowers - Karen and Peter

November 2012

"Thanks for helping us in “our hour of need”, it made a huge difference, Merry Christmas to everyone
Regards Karen and Peter"

Louise Dunn - Mortgage Adviser

October 2012

Hi Laura

I just wanted to drop you and the team a big Thanks for helping out my clients when they needed funds to make the dream of owning their plane themselves realised.

Also your ongoing support with the rolling of the loan until we could refinance has been much appreciated.

Many Thanks

David Lloyd

October 2012

The Broker's experience was beyond expectations. A 24 hour turnaround from submission to offer coupled with Darryl and Laura's willingness to meet the client on-site and allay any concerns held certainly assisted getting this deal across the line. Settlement with through without issue and all parties were very happy with the outcome. Further business between DBR and the client are a distinct possibility.

David Lloyd

Mike and Dillys Te Hiko - Borrowers

April 2012

Hi Brad,

Now that we've completed and sold the spec house, thanks very much for the DBR bridging loan which made it all possible for us.

Best Regards
Mike and Dilys Te Hiko

Colin Hill - Auckland Home Loans

February 2012

We have an unconditional bank offer to refinance this deal. Many thanks to you from both Jacque and I for your support and assistance in enabling this purchase to proceed. 

Thanks & regards,

Ricky Rhodes - Mike Pero

February 2012

By god that was quick...quickest I have ever seen...well done!


Wayne Oliver - Oliver Mortgage Services

December 2011

Many thanks for your prompt and efficient approval and satisfaction of conditions on this application. We look forward to doing more business with you and the team at DBR in 2011. Thanks to you all, for the support given to us throughout 2010.

Graeme Leigh - The Mortgage Centre Rotorua Limited

December 2011

To whom it may concern,

Earlier this year I needed to urgently seek a large amount of litigation funding to enable a client to proceed with a large Matrimonial Property action. I contacted Geoff Allen at DBR and that funding was approved (and later increased), quickly and on terms and conditions acceptable to my client and supported by her legal advisers.

Funds were approved for the client in a timely manner, and with minimal approval and settlement conditions. In fact, a couple of conditions were waived or modified in order to accommodate the client’s personal situation at that time.

A DBR executive travelled to inspect the security property personally, and interview the borrower with me as the Broker, present.

Fees and loan structures were agreed, client’s Solicitor instructed, and despite a tight timeframe and the proposal being very much ‘outside the square’, proceeds were made available in time to meet client’s large legal fees bill due-date.

Since drawdown, there has been regular communication between Geoff at DBR and me as the Broker, and I have been made to feel very much part of the DBR team. The loan has just been repaid well ahead of schedule, following my client’s success with her court proceedings.

I’m not in the habit of providing testimonials, but the service and communication from Geoff and the DBR team has been outstanding to the extent that I offered to write this, in acknowledgement of DBR’s support and to recommend their services to other brokers.

Yours sincerely,
Graeme Leigh

Karen Tatterson - Loan Market Group

November 2011


Thanks for making this all work on Friday. Cheers, always a pleasure working with you and DBR.

DBR Borrower

November 2011

We are quite excited about these developments, especially to enable us to move on to more normal financial arrangements. But of course we are extremely grateful to DBR and New Build who have supported us over the past 12 months. From the time DBR was approached we have been pleased with the way they worked with us to start up the finance, and also the way they kept us fully informed along the way. We really do appreciate your support.

From a Borrower

October 2011

Hi Darryl,

I just wanted to touch base and say thank you for lending us the money over the last year, it really helped our cash flow, and got us through a tough time. We are now very much on the mend. Effectively, I am not sure I’d still be in business now if it hadn’t been for your company’s help. The loan has been fully repaid now, but I will always be grateful for the bridge you supplied us.

From a Borrower

October 2011

Dear Darryl,

Thank you for the loan you provided. I found DBR to be helpful, with the right approach. I will always be thankful to you and your organisation and will strongly recommend your company to others in the future.

Jo Kneale - Loan Market

October 2011

Hi Brad,

Thanks so much for making this process so easy. Glenn and Suzy thought you were great.
Thanks again.

Christine Lockie - Loanplan

September 2011

We had an urgent request for finance from a client in Lower Hutt. Her family home was going under the bank hammer in just six days. By the time we had received all the information we had just five days before the mortgagee sale. We went straight to DBR. We had an indicative letter of offer from DBR the same day. Our client’s Solicitor was amazed DBR, via numerous emails with Mortgagee Solicitors and a lot of action ‘behind the scenes’, managed to delay bank tactics. The day before the auction, we satisfied all but one condition. On the day of the auction the last condition was met, and DBR refinanced debt outstanding. We now have a very happy customer and a strong source for future referrals.
Thank you DBR.

Wayne Oliver - Oliver Mortgate & Insurance Ltd

August 2011

"It is always a pleasure doing business with you all at DBR – and best of all it is SO EASY."

Wayne Oliver

Tracy Wraith - Mortgage Express

July 2011

Don’t worry, DBR will get first options on any that come across my desk in the specialised field…you won my loyalty on this one, not that you didn’t have it with Laura working for you. I’ll promote as much as I can with the others in my team. Very happy.


Paul Wang - Mortgage Express

May 2011

Brad, I just wanted to say I will definitely refer more clients to DBR. You and your team and have done such a good job and both my client and I are very, very happy.
Thanks so much.


Ross Hyde Global Pacific Corporation

April 2011

Thank you for your support through this quite difficult settlement. Hope to have another one to you shortly.



Warrick - Borrower

April 2011

Let me say without any misgivings DBR were there for us when we were in a financial spot. They provided a professional service of finance, that was there behind us and available as we needed. Brad especially, went that extra mile to be thoughtful and kept in touch when needed. Under the circumstances we found ourselves, needing bridging finance, DBR came through to 'save the day'. I recommend them as good guys to deal with.

Mike Wong - Allfinanz

February 2011

Thanks for your prompt approval; very efficient.


Gary - Borrower

November 2010

I want to take this moment to thank DBR for enabling me to purchase my home. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Suzanne Isherwood - Mortgage Express

October 2010

To be honest, there really isn’t anyone looking at asset lend that has the customer service that you give.

Chris - Borrower

September 2010

Thanks for the great help you have provided for me through a tough part of the journey. All the best to you, and my sincere thanks.

John - Borrower

September 2010

I would like to thank you for supplying us with bridging finance, at short notice, when we were let down so badly by the bank.

Phil Wilson PMW Finance Brokers

September 2010

I noticed funds went through to my account last night so gathered deal had settled yesterday. Thanks heaps for your team's tenacity at your end and supporting me at my end. Much appreciated

Greg McKenzie Advice First

September 2010

Wow! You guys are awesome!

Sarah Taylor - Taylormade Financial Group

August 2010

Thanks for being so amazingly fast and offering a top service. It is certainly a breath of fresh air in these strange times.

Trevor - Borrower

July 2010

Hi. Hope all is well. The stress-relief has been amazing since doing debt consolidation, so thank you for that.

Janice - Borrower

April 2010

Thank you all so much for helping me to achieve my goal and my dream. I appreciate it very much.

Walter - Borrower

February 2010

Hi. Thank you, everything went through, now that was a load of my mind. And yes, I would like to thank you for all your help and time you put to discharging my mortgage and giving me the opportunity to get on with my life. I have purchased two businesses, which will keep me busy for a while.