Canstar names 2019 First Home Buyer Award winner

by Krizzel Canlas01 Jul 2019

Leading financial institution ASB has received the Canstar First Home Buyer Award for 2019.

The award recognises the financial institution that provides the best combination of products and service, as well as support for first home buyers across New Zealand.

ASB retail product general manager Glen Martin acknowledged that buying a first home is an incredibly exciting time, but also quite stressful.

“We’ve spent a lot of time making sure we’re providing the best products and tools for first home buyers, combined with a team of people who are passionate about giving quality guidance and advice,” Martin said. “We want to make this process easy and enjoyable, so it’s exciting to have our work recognised by Canstar.”

Canstar surveyed ten organisations for the award, with general manager Jose George saying ASB’s offering was strong in a crowded marketplace.

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“With first home buyers making up about a third of the mortgage market, this is an area of intense competition for banks,” George noted. “With its strong pricing options and its guidance through the house buying process, ASB stands out in its support for first home buyers.”

The latest award follows ASB being named Canstar Bank of the Year for Home Loans in 2018 and 2019.

“This shows consistency in our focus across the home lending market, especially given how challenging it is to get into the housing market – for first home buyers in particular,” Martin added.

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