The "Robin Hood" theory...

I had a few laughs with a client this week when he remarked "so you're pretty much like Robin Hood" after we were able to negotiate a good deal with the bank - Well I wouldn't say what we do is that noble and aside from a dress up for the Wellington Sevens a few years ago I've never been Robin Hood but.... it did get me thinking about our examples of that theory and how it's a pretty simple way of explaining what we do.

The rich
We all know the banks are not short of money, a quick google search will show some astronomical profits for most NZ banks over the last few years. So they're the rich in this situation.

The poor
You're not poor either... but when you compare the average household income in the Waikato of around $70K with the profits of some banks in NZ being $600million plus then we are definitely the poor ones.

The stealing
This is the important part. Unlike the actual Robin Hood who was basically just a thug, out there committing crime and stealing from people, we're finding legitimate ways to ensure the banks are not earning any more money off you than they have to. Here are some of the ways we do that

  • Rate discounts - We always negotiate interest rates to get the best for you
  • Cash contributions - We maximize the cash contributions the bank give you when you buy
  • Repayment plans - We help with budgeting and financial goal setting to ensure you repay your loan faster and save more interest
  • Loan Structures - By having your loan and bank accounts set up right you incur less fees and reduce overall interest cost
All of these things contribute to reducing the amount of money the bank is making from you... therefore shifting some of that wealth from them across to you. It's a lot more fun that way!

So if you're getting advice from the very people who are out to make those big profits, is it really best for you? We think you're best to have someone independent working to save you money.

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If you'd like to learn more about what we do and how it works check out this article from last year

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Adam, Claire and the My Mortgage Team