Unlike larger financial service providers in New Zealand, we take the time to get to know our customers and their requirements individually. Our team works alongside you to get the best possible outcome, so you’re not just a number, you’re a fellow Kiwi looking for a little help.

Making Personal Loans, Personal Again


As finance brokers, we have entered into agreements with a large number of credible New Zealand lenders. Therefore, if a certain lender in our network raises their rates or declines an application, we have the ability to pick and choose the best provider for our customers and their specific needs.


Our in-house knowledge means that we have a great understanding of what our finance providers are looking for and how to present a loan application in order for this to be looked at promptly. Furthermore, If we believe your loan application may be declined, we will let you know why and provide advice for what we think will help for future applications.


Repeat business is the ultimate goal for us here, as it shows that we have provided a positive service and experience for our customers, who are happy to come back again and again. With Trustpilot reviews above 4.7 out of 5, we’re delighted to say that a lot of Kiwis do come back to us again and again, and we couldn’t be happier!

We’re 100% New Zealand Owned & Operated

With our team here at The Lending Room, you can be sure that you will be talking to someone in NZ. That understands the needs of fellow kiwis and make sure to treat each customer with respect. Because our customers aren’t just numbers in our system, they’re friends, neighbours or local business owners.

The Lending Room Team

Meet our team of lenders

Michelle Dent

Lending Manager

Michelle is experienced in the NZ finance industry with strong client and lender relationships. She joined The Lending Room six years ago, and over this time has proven to be reputable and highly skilled in this space. Her clients all love working with her, and our reviews definitely prove that to be accurate. On the weekends, she enjoys spending quality time with her daughter and fiancé. She also indulges in her passion for cars and motorsport.

Yan Huang

Financial Advisor

Over the past 13 years, Yan has been working as a Project Manager for large builds and Financial Adviser to home loans and business acquisitions. With a long-term vision and passion in the NZ property market, he is dedicated to staying with his clients to get the financing sorted and move on to their goals. “I love my job because everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission. This truly creates a family environment where everybody is there for each other.” In his spare time, Yan enjoys hiking and skiing.

Laurence Pope


Laurence has an extensive background in the financial space after founding several well-known NZ businesses, a number of those offering financial services to Kiwis. He understands the needs of New Zealanders and is constantly adapting the business to ensure it meets the current requirements of our Lending Room customers. From buying up nearly an entire street to selling down a 140 lot subdivision there isn’t much Laurence hasn’t done when it comes to property.

Priyanka Jindal

Loan Specialist

With more than 11 years of experience in the financial industry, you can be assured that your application is in safe and experienced hands. She loves helping people in understanding their financial needs, analysing and resolving their finances at competitive rates. She loves her job as everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission of helping fellow kiwis. In her free time, she enjoys playing badminton and chess, as well as spending well deserved quality time with family.