Family-owned, boutique mortgage broking company

Mortgage First - here to help you

You’ll deal direct with our mortgage advisers, Sam Parsons, Rob Parsons or Anthony Yee. Established in 1996, we are one of Canterbury’s original mortgage broking specialists. We have longstanding relationships with our lenders. Their respect for our experience, reliability and honesty means we can often negotiate a better offer for you.

Simple process

The entire process of working with us can easily be done via phone and email. This saves you time by eliminating unnecessary meetings, and enables us to help clients throughout New Zealand, as well as Christchurch and Canterbury. You won’t need to chase lenders at all - we can be your sole point of contact. 95% of our business is through repeat or referred clients – a reflection of how we make the process of obtaining mortgage lending as simple as possible. Our Process

Free mortgage advice

Our mortgage services are absolutely free: no hidden fees or charges. This is because we receive a commission from the home loan provider you choose. For more information about this, see our Disclosure Statements. We’ll provide independent advice, assist with your mortgage application and negotiate with lenders on your behalf. Sam, Rob & Anthony also provide ongoing support - for example, should you need to refinance or restructure your home loan in the future.



Owner & Mortgage Adviser
Registered Financial Adviser


Rob is one of New Zealand’s most experienced mortgage brokers - highly regarded in the industry for his expertise and vast knowledge. Rob and his wife Vicki established the company in 1996, becoming one of Canterbury’s first mortgage broking   specialists.

Prior to becoming a mortgage broker, Rob was a Branch Manager at Trust Bank Canterbury (now Westpac).

He won't go on about it, but Rob won the New Zealand Mortgage Brokers Association - Canterbury Mortgage Broker of the Year award five times – more than any other mortgage broker in Canterbury. He also served as a board member on the NZ Association for five years. In addition to all of this, he has a heavy vehicle licence, can change babies' nappies, and is a keen builder and gardener.




Chief Mortgage Adviser
Registered Financial Adviser


Sam joined the Mortgage First team in 2014. He has quickly developed a great skill set and has a knack for fulfilling clients’ needs with minimal fuss. Sam has professional and personal experience in home buying, building and development, and treats your investments like one of his own. Before moving into the family business, Sam ran a successful outdoor furniture and signage business. Sam and his wife Chloé are also the head keepers of the Mortgage First paper shredder and office dog, Morris!



Mortgage Adviser


Anthony is one of the nicest guys you'll meet, and has brought some more great mortgage broking experience (along with his Bachelor of Commerce) to the team.  Anthony has property development in his blood, and after graduating at Uni. navigated his way into mortgage broking: "I fell in love with the job, meeting and talking to people, learning about their situation and helping them into their own homes or investment properties."

Ant is also a football & NBA fan as well as a gastronomy enthusiast. With his knowledge of food joints around NZ, you can consider him your 'restaurant broker' as well as your financial expert.




Client Services & Broker Support


Ange could well be the first person you speak to at Mortgage First. Like a classy Champagne, her bright, bubbly enthusiasm is paired with deadly efficiency and an ability to make things happen. When she joined Mortgage First in 2016 she brought over 20 years of banking and insurance experience with her and is a huge asset to the team. When she's not in the office, she'll be boating in the Marlborough Sounds, or putting out fires (literally) with the local Volunteer Fire Brigade, where she's been volunteering for 6 years.




Office Manager


Vicki (Vic) has been Rob’s right-hand woman since 1996, when Rob started Mortgage First in their 2m x 4m ‘office’ at home. Juggling between IT & database management and looking after 4 young boys kept her busy as the business grew. Before joining the mortgage world, Vic trained and worked as a nurse, so she’s also our backup medic in case of paper cuts, stapler punctures or other office-related emergencies. Vic’s favourite thing is ‘family time’ and favourite place to be is home where she and Rob love creating endless projects in their large and beautiful garden. If you’re lucky enough to get Vic on the phone, ask her about mortgages, parenting, data management, gardening, the secret to a happy marriage, and Excel. She’ll be happy to help.


Professionalism & Code of Ethics

You also have the assurance of knowing Sam, Rob & Anthony are members of Financial Advice New Zealand. This means we are committed to promoting the professionalism of the industry through regulation and a strong code of ethics. Financial Advice New Zealand supports the professional development of members, to enable them to deliver service and advice with appropriate knowledge and care.

As Registered Financial Advisers, Mortgage First is also part of the NZ Financial Services Group –  being part of the largest mortgage adviser group in NZ gives us increased buying power, and the services of the NZFSG support team.

We have the knowledge and expertise to get you the best home loan result possible. 

Call or email us – Sam, Ant or Rob will get in touch to discuss your options.

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