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.

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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.


English, French, Chinese

Ash Khan

Business Development Manager

Ash has experience working for American Express as a Business Development Manager for the past five years. He is working as The Lending Room’s newest business development manager and believes the best thing about business development is meeting people, shaking their hands, and getting to know their story. Ash is excited to get stuck at The Lending Room and believes that the financial service that we offer will aid in some landmark moments in people’s lives. Ash enjoys Comic books, high fantasy novels, chess, and the pursuit of great food and recipes in his free time.


English, Hindi (Fiji)

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.


English, Hindi

What our customers say

“Lending Legends! Dealing with the Lending Room has been super easy and straightforward. Special thanks to Michelle for understanding the help I needed in such a stressful time.”
-Eva Ryan

“What can I say aside from Priyanka and the team have excelled themselves yet again. Such an uncomplicated and stress free process. Would never use anyone else. 5+ stars.”
-Lara Edwards

“Pleasant and helpful staff. Made it all easy”.

How can we help?


If you’re buying your first home, or want better terms on your home loan, let us take the pitfalls and mystery out of the equation.

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Talk to us about loans to support your business, whether you’re looking to weather the storm or take a major step forward.

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Get the car you need, faster. See us for a pre-approval so you can snap up that perfect deal as soon as it appears.

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Life’s full of twists and turns and sometimes we all need a little help for those unplanned, unexpected expenses. Chat with us today about how we can help with a tailored personal loan.

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Juggling a lot of debts can often become a real hassle, especially when you miss a payment. We can consolidate your debts, so you only have to manage one monthly payment.

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If you have unexpected expenses or you’re waiting until your next payday, a cash advance could be the solution to bridge the gap, with flexible repayment options available to help get things sorted.

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