Kingbird: Your Trusted Partner for Financial Solutions
Kingbird is a New Zealand-owned financial services company that specializes in providing both Residential and Commercial clients with access to funds for their business, cashflow requirements, asset purchases, or mortgage lending.
Kingbird is a financial services company based near the sunny shores of Takapuna Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. Our team of licensed advisers specialise in residential and commercial finance solutions, including business funding, cashflow support, asset purchases, and mortgages. Our team works with 20+ lenders and provide tailored solutions based on your financial situation so you can achieve you goals.
Kingbird holds a Class 2 Financial Advice Provider (FAP) license from the Financial Markets Authority (FMA): FSP100364. All our advisers have licenses that extend to include Consumer Credit Contracts approved by the Commerce Commission.
Licensed Adviser - FSP1000411
I am an experienced business manager with over 30 years in the finance/lending, capital raising and asset financing markets. I have a “client first” philosophy, think “outside the square”, am innovative and importantly I “Get things done”!
And I am booked with Virgin Galactic to take their commercial space flight as astronaut 365!
Licensed Adviser - FSP1004224
More than just a mortgage advisor, Helen brings to the business a coaching skill set. This means she can tap into a holistic financial well-being approach, ensure your overall financial goals are achieved.
Whether buying or renovating your home, refinancing your loans, reinventing yourself after life-changing events or just making sure you know your options, Helen works with your goals in mind.
If you are looking make changes to your home whether large or small, your mortgage is up for review (your fixed rate is expiring), are purchasing a property, or have a general residential lending enquiry, please reach out for a no obligation chat to see how I can help you.
Licensed Adviser - FSP1004828
I am an experienced lender with over thirty years of banking behind me. I understand financial institutions and what they are looking for. Most importantly I have dealt with customers all my working life and I understand what good service looks like. I care about what customers need and my passion is coming up with solutions for them.
Licensed Adviser - FSP1005706
I am passionate about helping clients to understand their needs and working to meet their desired goals. I have 6 years of experience working as a manager in customer service role and also owns an e-commerce business.
In my spare time I keep myself up to date with current global affairs and read books related to finance. My hobbies include trekking and gyming.
Licensed Adviser - FSP1003889
I possess a deep expertise in Lending, Relationship Management, Investment Advisory, and Team Leadership. Moreover, I have comprehensive knowledge of diverse home loan products, ensuring that I can devise the most fitting solutions for first-time homebuyers, savvy property investors and those seeking refinance or additional loan capabilities.
My primary goal is to provide reliable financial counsel and mortgage brokering services to my clients, empowering them to make informed investment decisions. My diverse cultural experiences further augment my ability to connect with and serve a broad spectrum of clientele.
Jonathan (Jonny) Hodgson
Adviser and Client Support
Service is at the core of everything I do, and nothing brings me more joy than seeing customers/clients walk away with their needs met and their problems solved. I am currently completing my Certificate of Financial Services Level 5, and in the meantime, I am supporting the advisors at Kingbird. I’m here to help and here to learn. My background has been in sales, in the motor industry and beyond. I also trained as a chef for a year.
Outside of work, I am a big fan of tennis and skiing. I am a massive foodie, so if you’ve got any recommendations, please let me know where to go next.
I am in my 3rd year of my business degree in Financial Services at Massey University. I’m passionate about helping our clients throughout their lending journey, whether they’re refinancing, purchasing a new property, or business finance and everything in between.
Digital Marketing Manager
I have over seven years of experience in New Zealand’s digital marketing industry and have a strong background in social media, front-end website development, copywriting, and email marketing automation. My most recent role was with an agency that included mortgage advisory firms in their client list. Before that, I worked for a financial advisory firm where I managed all aspects of their marketing including management of their websites, paid social, and the creation of e-books. I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and currently hold a Certificate in Financial Services Level 5 RPL strand. I came to Kingbird to manage all aspects of the company’s marketing and promotional materials.
Director of Employee Happiness
Hey there, it’s Frida, the top dog at Kingbird. My job? To bring some serious tail-wagging joy and emotional support to my colleagues. I greet clients with my irresistible charm, promote a happy workplace culture, and maintain a clean office (no chewed up papers on my watch!). I’m a good girl, and my role includes stealing the show and reminding everyone who the real boss is. I am currently overseas assisting my Australian support team. Woof woof!