We are Mortgage Specialists, that's what we do, and we do it well. Square One is here to focus on those who need the extra bit of advice, and the extra assistance that our clients need when doing something for the first time. Today's lending market is more complex than ever, so let us deal with that, and you can focus on what is important to you. Be it a first home, first investment, or a fresh start after one of those curve balls that life can throw at us, we are here with our clients every step of the way.

We're all about getting back to basics, which is walking alongside our customers, keeping them informed at every stage and just providing good quality service and advice. Square One Home Loans is here for those new beginnings, starting from square one. We are here to go the extra mile, and provide our customers the additional help and advice that they need for their personal journey. 

Our strengths come from our backgrounds. We have been working with property for over a decade, in both real estate, and the mortgage advice space, which means we understand the entire process for our clients, and want to take our knowledge to help make your life easy, and get the most out of your new venture. 

We're here for the journey, not just the transaction. Our conversation doesn't end once you get the keys, we're here for your future, and we'll be right here when the next step comes.

Meet The Team

Josh Martin

"I'm here to provide each and everyone of our customers with the care and advice they need"

As a Mortgage Adviser of 8 years, and a Business Development Manger with one of NZ's largest non bank lenders, Josh has all the knowledge and history to help make your plans a reality. Josh has a vast experience across property and home loans, and is here to use his experience to help you achieve the best outcome for your next step. Josh has created Sqaure One, with a view to be able to get back to the basics, and create a process that puts the customer first, and provide the aditional advice and support that people need with their firsts. 

A Tauranga Local Born & Bred, In his spare time, Josh loves getting on the tools and renovating property, something Josh & Katie have been doing since owning their first home. Josh is a father, and in his spare time loves spending time in the water, time at the park, or enjoying some peace and quiet with friends and family.

Katie Whitehead

"I'm here to make the whole process as easy as possible for our customers" 

As a relationship manager, Katies role is to hold your hand throughout the whole process, from our initial conversation, to the day you get the keys. Katie comes from a background in customer service and Real Estate, where she has developed a real passion for people and property, a great fit here at Square One. Katie will guide you through the process, keep you informed, and always be a call away to answer any questions.

Katie has lived in Tauranga for nearly 20 years after moving to New Zealand with her family from the UK. She is a mother first and foremost, and when not being a mum, Katie enjoys spending time with a paint brush renovating, walking with her dogs, or going out with friends and family.