Steve's financial career started straight from high school and he gained his financial knowledge in New Zealand's largest bank - ANZ. After 10 years this gave him the grounding and understanding on "how banks work."
of Banking & Broking Experience
ADVOCO Mortgages & Insurance started when Steve was approached by a very experienced ex-banker who ran a well established mortgage broking business. Steve quickly became a Senior Broker of the company, which became one of New Zealand's larger residential and commercial mortgage broking businesses.
With his 10 years banking experience and a further 19 years experience as a mortgage broker/adviser, Steve has been there and has the know-how to help you, whether you are a first home buyer, second home buyer, investor, developer or business operator.
Steve soon became an expert in the hard to place home loans; mortgagee sales and clients in mortgage arrears or with credit impairment. It's because of this ability to find the best solution for a client's home loan many of Steve's clients refer their friends, family and business associates to him.
During his 19
years of mortgage broking he has written over $753 million in
home loans and saved 141 homes from mortgagee sale.
Steve's ongoing commitment to doing what is best for people was recognised when Steve was publicly acknowledged and thanked by Kevin Milne of TV One's Fair Go program for helping families who were caught up in questionable "buy back" schemes. With the investigative nous of Simon Mercep, all five families had their homes returned to them, thanks to the help of Steve.
Steve also has been interviewed and quoted on the Stuff.co.nz web site and NZ Herald.
Steve is a Registered Financial Adviser, which is an industry requirement in accordance with the Financial Advisers Act and has enrolled to complete the New Zealand Certificate of Financial Services Level 5.
His wife; Joanne McGowan, handles the 'paper war' and looks after the administration of the office and new regulatory compliance. With Joanne making sure the wheels are oiled and everything is in order this allows Steve to concentrate on 'doing the best for his clients'.
Call us on 0800 ADVOCO (0800 238 626) or email us.
Some of the 141 homes Steve has saved from the auctioneers hammer!
King George Avenue, Epsom.
Williamson Avenue, Grey Lynn.
Khyber Pass, Grafton.
Ivy Place, Birkdale.
Evandale Street, Glen Innes.
Whangaparaoa Road, Whangaparaoa.
Layton Road, Manly.
Kenwick Place, Pakuranga.
Scenic Drive, Swanson.
Port Waikato Road, Tuakau.
Layton Road, Manly.
Eyre Street, Henderson.
Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe.
Ivon Road, East Tamaki.
Hillsborough Road, Mt Roskill.
Israel Avenue, Clover Park.
Dawson Road, East Tamaki.
Howell Street, Mt Roskill.
Lake Road, Devonport.
Rangatira Road, Birkdale.
Levesque Street, Birkdale.
Alidade Place, Massey.
Otaua Road, Waiuku.
Ambler Avenue, Glen Eden.
Trojan Crescent, New Lynn.