ANZ helps more Kiwis unlock their property dreams
ANZ helps more Kiwis unlock their property
13 February, 2013
ANZ today announced two new initiatives to help New Zealanders get into their own home.
The ANZ Property Unlocked Speaker Series brings together industry experts for a series of public seminars to help buyers through the steps to home ownership.
The six free seminars cover how to buy a first home, how to buy at auction, maximising the value of existing property, buying property for people who are new to New Zealand, and how to become a property investor.
“Buying a home can be a difficult and confusing process. This series arms people with the knowledge they need to avoid the pitfalls and to be in control of one of the biggest purchases of their lives,” said ANZ Retail Managing Director Kerri Thompson.
“The series will also benefit those who are investing in property or renovating property.
We’ve sourced industry experts* to share their experience and knowledge with buyers, renovators and investors,” she said.
The series, which begins in Auckland at the end of February, is expected to be rolled out around New Zealand later in the year.
ANZ has also launched a new package to help New Zealanders save for a home deposit.
ANZ First Home combines all ANZ’s products, services and resources that first-home buyers need.
“For most home buyers, the first step – saving the deposit – is the biggest challenge of all. Staying focused on a major savings goal isn’t easy, especially when it can take months or years,” Mrs Thompson said.
“We wanted to make it easy for home buyers and help keep them on track – from deciding what their target deposit is, to tracking their savings against this target, to providing them information that they need at the time they need it."
Customers can view their progress on the ANZ First Home website, which displays a virtual house that starts from the foundations and comes together as a buyer’s savings grow.
At certain milestones, customers will receive emails marking their progress and providing tips and tricks relevant to that stage.
ANZ is also giving away a $10,000 prize to kick-start the deposit of a customer who registers by 31 March 2013.
For more information on the ANZ Property Unlocked Speaker Series, and to register, go to www.anz.co.nz/propertyunlocked