Testimonials

June 21, 2017: Multiple Property Refinance

The speed and the professionalism of Bruce re this loan was first rate and much appreciated by both myself and the client.

May 22, 2017: Residential Construction Funding

Bruce is always an outstanding contact for me to have. I value his hard work and opinion more than other lenders and appreciate the effort that goes into every deal – especially this one! Bruce is the single reason I continue to use Cressida above all other non-banks

April 18, 2017: Investment Property Acquisition

Marty did a great job, very quick turn-around; and good communication.

April 12, 2017: Residential Section Purchase

Cressida is not the cheapest but the most lovely lender to work with. We turn around cases real fast and interest rate are reasonable. There might be enough cases to look at in Auckland. But if we could go outside Auckland, then it is definitely more competitive.

6 April 2016: Investment Property Acquisition

Marty was in constant communication and as this was my first Cressida live deal it was much appreciated. Process very efficient, thanks so much!

April 03, 2016: Working Capital Release

Bruce has been great to deal with.

February 28, 2017: Multiple Property Acquisition

Simply, you deliver on your promise.

February 26, 2016: Refinance and Debt Consolidation

Very good communication, no conditions , quick deal , nice interaction with the clients and BDM… all information fully declared and understood by the clients… and quick settlement… clients very happy πŸ™‚

February 23, 2017: Investment Property Acquisition

It was a great experience overall, Bruce worked so hard despite the size of the loan, especially considering the timing of this deal. Really appreciate his effort on this one!

January 19, 2017: Investment Property Acquisition

Good that when it is a deal you just get on and do it.

November 2016: Working Capital Release

Bruce was excellent, very helpful great communication. First time using Cressida and I will definitely be sending more deals your way on the back of the service received.

October 2016: Residential Reclad

Bruce has been fantastic to deal with and would never hesitate to continue to support him (as well as his support for me). He is available even at night till 10.30pm and what more can I ask!! Well done Bruce.

September 2016; Residential Investment Property

Really love working with Marty. He is great.

September 2016: Bridging Finance

Marty did a good job with somewhat difficult clients. First time they had used a near bank lender and had unrealistic expectations. Problem with the settlement from the clients end and Marty worked to resolve this effectively.

August 2016: Residential Investment Property

Loving Marty – as always.

August 2016: Development Site Acquisition

I was very impressed with Marty’s service and it was an awesome experience, Marty has made the process so simple, easy and efficient. I have told my team about how great Marty was and advise them to work more closely with him and use Cressida as our priority finance provider. I would rate 10 out of 10 for his great job and attitude!

August 2016: Equity Release

We like the speed with which you guys operate. Obviously we don’t always get the ‘right’ answer but we can’t fault the service. Thank you and on the look out for the next one.

August 2016: Bridging Finance

Thank you for the excellent service

June 2016: Bridging Finance

Always a pleasure dealing with Bruce and look forward to writing more business through you

May 2016: Bridging Finance

The Team made this a very nice and simple deal. Bruce and David had great communication. The client is happy, Im happy and got paid so job well done!

May 2016: Residential Property Purchase

Always a pleasure dealing with Bruce and look forward to writing more business through you

April 2016: Working Capital Release

Bruce has been great to deal with.

April 2016: Investment Property Purchase

Marty was in constant communication and as this was my first Cressida live deal it was much appreciated. Process very efficient, thanks so much

February 2016: Debt Consolidation

Very good communication, no conditions , quick deal , nice interaction with the clients and BDM… all information fully declared and understood by the clients… and quick settlement… clients very happy πŸ™‚

NOVEMBER 2015: COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY

Looking forward to our next business connection indeed. Thanks for all the help from Nigel. πŸ™‚

NOVEMBER 2015: FHGC EQUITY RELEASE

Bruce made my job “too easy”. He took over the work I would normally expect to do to complete this application to fruition This could be good and bad – I always like to justify the fees I am charging and therefore the work I need to do In this case, I could justify my fees based on historical work I have undertaken for this client but if Bruce makes it this easy next time, my fees may not be justifiable Many thanks again.

OCTOBER 2015: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION

Marty was absolutely great to deal with, from the time I submitted this application till settlement he kept me informed and the whole process was smooth. At times I had to get hold of him after 6 pm but he always picked up the phone and solved that issue on the spot. Thanks again Marty, you are a very professional lender and I would be more than happy to use Cressida over any other 2nd tier in the market.

SEPTEMBER 2015: PROPERTY ACQUISITION (CONTAMINATION ISSUES)

Prompt and efficient. Bruce went the extra mile with this deal

JULY 2015: INVESTMENT PROPERTY ACQUISITION

Thanks Marty for great service – we love working with you!!

JULY 2015: RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LAND

Excellent communication from Cressida. It’s always great to be kept fully up to speed with deal progress. Being able to speak to all aspects of a transaction – including the challenging – is critical for client satisfaction and repeat business.

JULY 2015: RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY

Marty was absolutely great to deal with, from the time I submitted this application till settlement he kept me informed and the whole process was smooth. At times I had to get hold of him after 6 pm but he always picked up the phone and solved that issue on the spot. Thanks again Marty, you are a very professional lender and I would be more than happy to use Cressida over any other 2nd tier in the market.

JULY 2015: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PURCHASE

Thanks Marty for great service – we love working with you!!

JULY 2015: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FINANCE

Bruce is great to deal with and was flexible with conditions. Enjoy dealing with everyone in the Cressida team.

JUNE 2015: RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION FINANCE

Always a pleasure to work with Marty & Cressida. Great when people find a way to make a deal work instead of working to kill it (like some others do).

JUNE 2015: BRIDGING FINANCE

Marty moved fast and made good sensible lending decisions. All good.

MAY 2015: WORKING CAPITAL RELEASE

Hi this settlement became difficult due to the clients lawyer’s very poor service. Once this was overcome the Cressida team were very helpful with getting the deal settled asap

MAY 2015: RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT ACQUISITION

Marty moved very quickly on this deal, he knew the requirements and, more importantly, knew we would all miss out if settlement didn’t occur in 48 hours, I wasn’t banking on the deal happening given the crazy timeframe we were given but Marty and his team turned it around nicely, everyone was very happy, borrower, broker and lender. I cannot recommend Cressida highly enough after this experience.

MARCH 2015: RESIDENTIAL BRIDGING FINANCE

I like dealing with Marty coz he doesn’t lie about anything and he’s normal which most of the people in this business wouldn’t know the meaning of.

MARCH 2015: LIFESTYLE PROPERTY ACQUISITION

Marty is great. We know where we stand quickly so even when it is no at least we know quickly. Cheers

MARCH 2015: URGENT BRIDGING FINANCE

Bruce was fantastic – the application was received at 2 pm on a Friday and an email offer was received by 3.30. I met the Client on the Saturday morning and we discussed the conditions with Bruce via speaker phone. The purchase at Auction that afternoon was successful and during the following week conditions satisfied to allow settlement the following Friday with additional funds for the deposit on the new property Bruce was superb – many thanks.

MARCH 2015: RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION FINANCE

Good work thank you. Clients are very happy to be able to move forward.

JANUARY 2015: RESIDENTIAL SECTION PURCHASE

Marty is a very effective and professional BDM. He always looks for a solution and ways that he can assist even if it is tricky or difficult. A top bloke!

DECEMBER 2014: LIFESTYLE BLOCK PURCHASE

First time I have used your service, but very happy with the outcome. I do not deal in that field too often but should I need to will come to you again as the service was outstanding. The solution discussed suited our client in full.

OCTOBER 2014: DEVELOPMENT SITE PURCHASE

The whole process was well handled and settlement happened on time with no last minutes “hiccups”

SEPTEMBER 2014: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PURCHASE

Cant say no more, love dealing with Bruce, always helpful and available when I need to talk to him…

SEPTEMBER 2014: INVESTMENT PROPERTY PURCHASE

This was my first deal with Cressida. Both Nigel and Bruce have been exceptional. This is what I call a “WOW” experience. It was nothing but a pleasure. Thanks a lot team.

SEPTEMBER 2014: RESIDENTIAL PURCHASE

Marty. Awesome as always.

AUGUST 2014: RESIDENTIAL REFINANCE

Good assist with challenging client – much appreciated.

AUGUST 2014: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PURCHASE

I’d like to register my satisfaction at dealing with Martin Shepherd of your firm. Marty consistently is a go to guy for deal analysis and is easy to work with in work shopping a deal across financial parameters. What many finance companies miss is the personal marketing element-Marty executes this function very well-staying in touch -which always keeps Cressida top of mind-and is approachable. He does not mind saying no quickly which is an asset for any broker- time being of the essence.

JUNE 2014: COMMERCIAL MULTI UNIT PURCHASE

Marty added a lot of value to the process and it’s great to have a loan over the line with Cressida!

JUNE 2014: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY FINANCE

Great People. Quick service. Quick turnaround time. Great rates.

JUNE 2014: WORKING CAPITAL RELEASE

Excellent engagement and on-going level of communication throughout the application-settlement cycle, very impressive.

APRIL 2014: Working Capital Release

Marty – awesome as always!

APRIL 2014: Investment Property Purchase

Marty turned around an urgent application in 1 week. He communicated throughout the process and the outcome provided the clients with a solution at a very difficult time for them. I expect there will be many more opportunities for Marty and Cressida to assist with finance that doesn’t meet normal bank criteria. Marty proved he can get the job done. Thank you for this.

MARCH 2014: BRIDGING FINANCE

Marty was exceptional and came up with a solution that surpassed expectations. You will be the first cab off the rank with any future need. Thanks!

MARCH 2014: RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION

Love dealing with Marty. I’m sending a lot more through as a result of him coming on board.

NOVEMBER 2013: WORKING CAPITAL RELEASE

Bruce worked very hard to get this deal across the line. It was quite complicated with transferable titles and Bruce worked very closely with the clients and other parties to the project. My clients are very happy.

OCTOBER 2013: RESIDENTIAL REFURBISHMENT

Really appreciate Marty and the effort he makes with the team and expertise he brings. Positive and accomplished!

September 2013: Residential Property Refinance

Marty is great to deal with. He performed above my expectations and delivered all that he promised.

September 2013: Residential Property Refinance

I’ve worked with Marty for years and love the enthusiasm and “can-do” attitude.

August 2013: Residential Property Refinance

I was happy with the service and help I received from Marty. He made it as simple as he possibly could. I appreciated that.

August 2013: Residential Property Purchase

Bruce is always easy to deal with and the process was fairly straight forward.

July 2013: Commercial Property Purchase

Although the process was very drawn out it was no fault of Cressida. The client is very happy with the final result and that is the outcome we desire. Bruce was good to deal with flexible and sympathetic to challenges we faced along the way. Overall a good experience for the broker and a good result for the client.

June 2013: Residential Property Finance

“Bruce was fantastic. Definitely our preferred non-bank lender.”

May 2013: Subdivision Refinance

“Bruce is good to deal with and while we had issues with final settlement amount appreciate the ability to talk these through with Bruce and being able to resolve matters of concern. Cressida’s ability to “fairly manage” clients is appreciated and ultimately helps with the decision as to where to place the loan as all funders are screaming for business and offering incentives. As Bruce knows I require “Best Offer Upfront” rather than having to go backwards and forwards between funders.”

May 2013: Subdivision Finance

“Excellent work.”

May 2013: Residential Property Refinance

“Marty was excellent with this deal considering the speed bumps we were exposed to…which was not within our control. He acted immediately when we saw a problem and investigated and researched the problem with another solicitor who just made the deal happen. He was onto the progress of this deal daily and provided updated information when it occurred. He is a deal maker. Well done.”

May 2013: Residential Property Purchase

“It’s a shame the main stream lenders don’t take a leaf out of your book. Excellent to deal with.”

April 2013: Residential Property Purchase

“I was very pleased with the performance of Marty and Cressida. My clients are also very happy and relieved Cressida was able to provide an excellent solution to their issues.”

April 2013: Debt Refinance and Consolidation

“Great to deal with and very accommodating. First time dealing with Cressida and definitely will again when the need arises”

To discuss your requirements further contact:

Bruce
McGhie

Bruce McGhie

Phone +64 (9) 918 5839
Mobile 021 912 006
bmcghie@cressida.co.nz

Nigel
Staples

Nigel Staples

Phone +64 (9) 918 5842
Mobile 021 687 848
nstaples@cressida.co.nz

Marty
Shepherd

Marty Shepherd

Phone +64 (9) 918 5851
Mobile 021 715 200
mshepherd@cressida.co.nz