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Steve has made it possible for our family to growth wealth and safeguard ourselves with the right insurance package...

My wife and I have dealt with Steve over the past 10 years for mortgage and insurance needs. We have always found him totally professional and prepared, while never losing that human touch important in matters that impact so much on our financial lives.

As journalists we can see through the BS that you sometimes get but Steve is refreshingly straight-forward and up front about all costs and options.

In short, he's a bloody good guy who you can trust.

Steve has made it possible for our family to growth wealth and safeguard ourselves with the right insurance package.

I would recommend him to anyone seeking advice/action in financial/insurance/mortgage matters.

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which just goes to show that signing an agreement with Steve is just the beginning not the end of his service to his clients...

When my wife and I were looking to purchase our first house we tried to go to the banks first and soon found that they weren’t that helpful with providing first time buyers with the information we needed.

We decided to go with a mortgage broker and were lucky enough to find Steve McGowan. Steve was more than happy to meet with my wife and at times that was convenient for us and provided us with the information we needed.

Steve presented us with options that suited us and just made the whole process run smoothly. Throughout the last 8 years he has been there to give good advice and always keeps in touch which just goes to show that signing an agreement with Steve is just the beginning not the end of his service to his clients, this is why we have had no hesitation in recommending him to our family and friends.

Kind Regards, Jason & Marlene.


Thank you Steve for your confidence
& knowledge...

My experience with banks has not been good, so finding Steve was just the best thing for me & my growing property portfolio.

Steve took all the stress out of financing and made it all happen with ease, even when I had my doubts! I always felt like I was being helped by a friend.

Thank you Steve for your confidence & knowledge. You helped me make some dramatic changes in my lifestyle.

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spent time with me working through my insurance requirements and making changes and recommendations...

I recently required finance to buy out my business partners and was interested in increasing my life cover. I contacted Steve and explained how complicated my financial situation was because of the way my family trust and business ownership was structured.

He fully understood and worked with my accountant to make things flow smoothly. It all came together and the finance for purchasing my partners shares went through without a hitch.

Steve spent time with me working through my insurance requirements and making changes and recommendations. His communication with the underwriters and myself was excellent.

Steve is a friendly professional who knows his stuff and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to friends and acquaintances, in fact I have on more than one occasion.

Regards
Bryce Frewin
Auckland Lock Services Ltd
Ph: 0800 856 257 (+64 9 827 5425)
Fax: 0800 756 257 (+64 9 827 5458)
Email: bryce@aucklandlock.co.nz
Web: www.aucklandlock.co.n
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I have never met a person who gives so much of his personal time to make sure you get what you want when you want it...

I have known Steve for over 5 years and in that time have used his services many times including arranging re-mortgage finance for my son & daughter to buy a business, as well as trying to help my sister and her husband with their mortgage.

I have never met a person who gives so much of his personal time to make sure you get what you want when you want it. He worked tirelessly after hours to help my son & daughter secure the business they wanted.

Every year we all receive a birthday and Christmas card without fail, just one of the many lovely things that Steve does for his clients, or should I say friends, because that’s what you become after meeting him.

If you love the personal touches and excellent customer service then you can’t go past Steve at Advoco Mortgages & Insurance Limited.

You won’t be disappointed…
Yours sincerely

Ira Rawiri
027 242-3552 or 09 570 4887
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I highly recommend using Steve as a Mortgage Broker...

I have always found dealing with Steve McGowan very comforting. Refinancing can be stressful, especially when accounting is not your forte’. Steve has always taken over the process, telling us exactly what to do and what not to do and has made the process very smooth. I highly recommend using Steve as a Mortgage Broker.

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Steve’s expertise and persistence proved to be a god send...

I was first introduced to Steve back in 2003 when we were buying our first property on the North Shore. Despite people saying that the process is one of the more stressful times in your life, Steve’s expertise and persistence proved to be a god send. The whole experience was smooth and felt effortless.

Since that first purchase we have sold and relocated to Hawkes Bay. Again we called on Steve to take the stress out of the situation with our next house purchase. Even with the distance involved the sale went through seamlessly.

I will be in no doubt as to who I call next time we decide to move or upgrade.

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I regard him as a friend and would recommend Steve to anyone...

Steve McGowan is a caring family man. I have known Steve since 1985 when we worked together at ANZ. He has been looking after my mortgage needs for over ten years now. He is good at what he does and I rate him very highly in both business and personal dealings. I regard him as a friend and would recommend Steve to anyone.

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I found Steve was the only guy who really understood our business and our needs...

I had Steve secure our home loan in December 2010. We are self employed and my first involvement with Steve was in 2005 during raising finance on a property development.

He had since he had made the point of making contact once a year since and as a result I gave him the opportunity to broker our most recent mortgage.

Times have changed since 2005 especially for the self employed raising finance and I have found the majority of other brokers and most certainly the banks continually run on a hopeless “form filling, box ticking mentality”.

Steve’s banking knowledge, resourcefulness and hardened business experience ensured we had the best chance of getting the deal across the line which he achieved. I found Steve was the only guy who really understood our business and our needs, being a self employed operator himself.

I would certainly engage Steve again as a first option when the time comes for us to refinance.
I am happy to comment on request.

Justin Sollitt
Director, Sollitt Group of Companies.
Warkworth
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We found Steve very professional and approachable with down-to-earth advice...

Having approached a number of banks for refinancing and being declined in each case, Steve was our last resort.

Through Steve’s expertise, contacts and hard work, he was able to successfully gain approval for refinancing on our behalf.

We found Steve very professional and approachable with down-to-earth advice. We are very grateful to Steve for this opportunity, as it enabled us to keep our home and start afresh from a clean slate.

The refinance has also enabled us to make savings and live within our means, whereas previously, we were struggling to pay the mortgage and debts. This has made our lives easier and a lot less stressful.

Thank you again Steve.

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I trust him implicitly and have no hesitation in recommending him...

I have known Steve for more than 3 years through our BNI Group (Business Network International Group). During that time I have found him very professional and prompt in all my dealings with him.

I run my own business so time is a huge priority for me and Steve dealt all aspects of my recent purchase of a property. He removed all stress and procured the best deal for my needs.

I found his communication excellent in keeping me up to date with his progress on the project. I trust him implicitly and have no hesitation in recommending him.


Craig Davies
155 Beach Haven Rd
BEACH HAVEN 0626
Ph: 09 483 2371
Fax: 09 483 2371
Mobile: 021 841 171
Email: craig@hmsltd.co.nz
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was amazed how simple he made a complicated process

I acquired the services of Steve McGowan from Advoco Mortgages & Insurance Ltd. He was brilliant given a very short time frame in obtaining me pre-approval from two Banks 3 hours before the Auction which I wanted to attend.

He attended the Auction with me providing advice and support as I bid for the house. I was very happy with the mortgage that he brokered and was amazed how simple he made a complicated process.

Thanks again Steve for helping me buy my first home.

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Steve takes the time to get to know you as his client and listens to your needs., gaining your trust to discuss financial matters and requirements in a fully-informed professional manner.

I have known Steve McGowan for the past 20 years, originally as a work colleague at the ANZ Bank and in the later years I have used his services as my mortgage broker.

During this time I have always found Steve to be very professional in all aspects of his work. He is always available to meet with his clients and discuss financial matters and keeps his clients fully informed about what is happening in the market through regular contact. He has an excellent knowledge of his products and services he works with and is always well informed about the options available for his clients.

Steve takes the time to get to know you as his client and listens to your needs., gaining your trust to discuss financial matters and requirements in a fully-informed professional manner.

I have found Steve easy to deal with. He always gets back to my enquiries as promised and I have never had to chase him to follow up an enquiry.

I would be happy to recommend Steve McGowan to anyone looking for a mortgage or insurance broker.

Yours sincerely

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in my dealings with Steve I was impressed with his execution and attention to detail.

I had a need for some urgent funds which were not the easiest to secure, a friend suggested I contact Steve McGowan a mortgage broker in Auckland.

I duly contacted Steve who after a short period of time (it seemed like forever) he was able to provide $400k of secure finance at little more than the existing money market rates offered by the NZ trading banks.

Steve was on time and assisted me when I needed help, all his paperwork was correct, his dealing with the entities left no questions unanswered and allowed the funds required to be introduced when required.

Steve communicated with the Banks with total aplomb, in my dealings with Steve I was impressed with his execution and attention to detail.

Yours sincerely

Roger Thomas
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we found his service to be honest and as helpful as possible

We used Steve McGowan as a mortgage broker and all times we found his service to be honest and as helpful as possible. At all times Steve to be made an effort to help us, I would highly recommend his services.

Yours faithfully


Chris Doreen and Natasha Ward
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he was referred to me with excellent references for his services of mortgage broking

I have known Mr Steve McGowan for the past seven months as he was referred to me with excellent references for his services of mortgage broking

I have found Steve very friendly and sincere, with an approachable manner. His understanding was welcomed, as he gave clear direction and guidance which helped me immensely on our first consultation.

His advice was precise and efficient (due to his business resources and experience) and the outcome for me was positive and speedy due to this.

Steve’s manner was very professional and I would highly recommend his business services and would not hesitate to refer friends and work colleges for Steve’s services.

Sincerely

Ana Simiona
Satisfied client
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