‘Sick Of Kiwis Being Ripped Off’

A Nationwide Rise In Kiwis Trying To Access Their OZ Super Early, Setting Up Gofundme Pages Out Of Hardship From High Interest Loans

Speaking with Mark Berger, Owner & Founder of the huge website NZRelo which assists Kiwis in Australia, he shares how they can combat a variety of pitfalls Kiwis succumb to when they arrive in Australia except for the tricky mine field of loans, finance and credit.

Reports, emails, messages & NZRelo’s Reece Adams Fund applications tell us that many of our members are struggling with debt and high interest rates often years later after they have arrived. Its stemming from a number of things, lack of a preventative mindset, relying on limited or poor social media advice , and finally a lack of sufficient funds allocated or planned for a successful migration.

Today we discuss an exciting addition to the NZRelo ‘Moving To Australia’ section, a nation-wide  solution to this dysfunctional issue repeating itself.

Mark Berger – Owner & Founder of www.nzrelo.com

Ok, So How Does This Happen?

Typically a new arrival gets a job, that’s the hard part, then they need a car,  house, phone and some household items, this is where our people start testing out their credit availability in Australia.

Kiwis arriving to Australia unprepared are choosing any finance they can get instead of shopping around for a good deal to suit their future needs. This is taking place out of desperation, this leads and contributes to the high number of Kiwis making enquiries on how to access their Super early, setting up GoFundMe pages, whilst experiencing hardship from high debt and liability commitments.

Many of our members are signing up for higher interest rates when they arrive, in some cases 21.5%, lenders are making multiple applications on behalf of their clients, making our Kiwis look credit hungry on their credit files jeopardising their future financial options.

Today we unveil an epic solution



Most Kiwis First Focus Is Getting An Income –  Are They Making The Right Decisions When They Get It?

Mark’s team has been ‘collecting’ strategic professional partnerships to benefit Kiwis in Australia for just over a year now.

So far the website NZRelo can get people jobs (200,000 listed) through their employment engine, fix their CV’s, point people to child support solutions, assist with education options through Massey with student allowance eligibility.  They assist funky kiwi businesses like Kia Ora Training which helps get kiwis mining certificates (they even provide hangis on the weekend) just a few of the massive variety of  services on offer, they can comment and post daily across their many FB groups until they are blue in the face…

But Can They Help Kiwis Once They Do Have Money & Jobs?

Hell yes! When talking with Mark it’s obvious he’s borderline obsessed with helping Kiwis here in Australia. His team only works and partners with people and companies that are of the same mindset, a healthy moral compass, correct accreditation, experience and skillsets to benefit our people here.

The crew focus on getting people a better quality of life in Australia by ensuring Kiwis are arriving prepared, educated and organised – for example ensuring that income protection insurance is built into their ‘Super’ funds.

Preventative ‘Mindsets’ & Services Are Essential When Leaving The Safety Net Of NZ

How can we ensure our people are looking after their money and making wise decisions with new liabilities? Who can they trust?


Answer: They Trust Another Kiwi – Introducing Amanda & Our New Finance Support Area


Today NZRelo unveils a superb new partnership with a Kiwi finance specialist – Amanda Pascoe, there’s a whole new area of NZRelo dedicated to Financial Services, for general advice and support. You can call her for a chat, engage some budget planning assistance, ask her questions, apply for car loans, home loans, assistance with selling up here, moving home and much more!

Amanda moved from Wellington to Australia 8 years ago to escape the windy city. She has been in finance for more than 9 years combined in both New Zealand and Australia


Amanda Pascoe – NZRelo finance specialst

“I am delighted to be joining the NZRelo team, my capacity for open, honest and non-judgemental discussion means I can help our people work out what they want and work towards it, without the stress and anguish that can sometimes come with lending.

I am now available to all NZRelo members for a chat about anything financial, or other loans you might have or be in the process of applying for, I’m more than happy to give neutral feedback before you sign the paper work.”

What Else Can I Do?

  • Listen to your specific needs
  • Help you understand your car finance options
  • Help you understand your home finance options
  • Assist with bridging finance options if you’re moving home
  • First home buyers grant info
  • Discuss stamp duty
  • Home loan advice
  • Budget planning
  • Discuss a variety of Insurance products to suit you

My Promise To You

Being a great mortgage adviser is about more than just finding finance  that works. It’s about getting to know my clients and understanding the whole picture – where they’ve been, where they are headed and where they want to be. By working for the client, not the bank, I can find loan solutions that suit each unique individual, both in terms of their current needs and their future life expectations.


Smartline Home Loans PL 1999-2018 / ABN 38 085 370 270 / Australian Credit Licence Number 38532
Amanda Pascoe – Credit representative number 501821
**Information provided on this website is general advice only. It has been prepared without taking into account your personal financial objectives, situation or needs.  It is important that you consider if any product mentioned is right for you.  Please click here for a copy of our credit guide



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