How did finance.co.nz come about
Finance.co.nz was conceived and created by Mike Fraher out of a desire to run his own business using the knowledge and skills he had picked up working for 20 years in the finance and IT industries. Discussions with work colleagues and friends made me realise that peoples' understanding of financial products was hugely varied. In fact many people didn’t really have a lot of knowledge about the products they were entering into and what options were available to them and thus the idea of finance.co.nz was born. Those conversations gave rise to this site and a business that provides the information people needed to make a decision about financial products, followed up with an easy delivery to those that provide them.
How does finance.co.nz work
The idea is that you come to our site and find out everything you need to know about a product and then can easily link up with the firms offering it in the market place. Whether it be a guide about how a product works and the different types in the market place or just an understanding of who is out there providing the product. We like to think that you can come to finance.co.nz and get all the information you need. We do not try to provide every single product and provider in the market. We are looking to provide the information you need to make a decision and then a list of companies who offer products you are interested in so that you can decide which is best for you.
How do we make our money
We are proud to offer a completely free service to those who use our site, however we have to make money or else we wouldn’t be able to exist. Finance.co.nz will sometimes receive a referral fee from the organisations on our site when you navigate to their websites and apply for or confirm acceptance of their products. The price you receive is exactly the same as if you went to the provider directly as they are paying us out of their share. We also make money from advertising and featuring some products on our site.
Finance.co.nz went live in August 2014, our team are dedicated to producing a first rate service that people can rely on. I hope you find the site useful and easy to use. We continue to add to the content and look for ways to improve the delivery of information to our users.