Who we've helped

We provide safe, fair and affordable loans that change our clients’ lives for the better. Read our client stories to see the many ways we’ve helped low-income New Zealanders to get their money under control … and most importantly, to get ahead in life.

Meet Sonam, who used a GetControl Loan to get back on her feet financially.

At age 28, Sonam discovered she was pregnant to her long-term partner – however, he didn’t want the baby at the time and was planning to leave the relationship. On top of that, her family couldn’t support or help her as they don’t live in New Zealand and their Visas were rejected when trying to come here for her baby’s delivery.

“I had to go on the ‘single mum’ benefit. I was very grateful for it, but it wasn’t enough,” she explains. “I had previous debts from when I was working – things like the car, insurance – all of the things that come with life and children.”

Read Sonam’s full story

Other personal stories

Alison's story
Thanks to careful budgeting and a loan from NTM, Alison is able to make ends meet.
Marnie’s Story
A GetControl loan enabled Marnie to pay off crippling loans and move into a new home.
Noeline’s story
Help from a financial mentor and a loan from NTM has ‘lifted the pressure’ for 79-year old Noeline.
Kaye’s Story
Thanks to a $2k loan from NTM, Kaye has taken charge of her money.
Beverley’s Story
A GetControl loan helped Beverley pay off a car loan that had a whopping 30% interest.
Maria's Story
Maria used a GetControl loan to get on top of her debts.
Lorraine’s Story
Lorraine used a GetControl Loan to pay off spiralling high-interest debts.
Ian’s Story
A GetControl Loan helped Ian to pay off spiralling credit card debt.
Vicki’s story
A GetControl Loan enabled Vicki to spend more time with her granddaughter.
Jude’s Story
Jude used a GetControl Loan to repay crippling debts.
Sandra's Story
Sandra and her husband used a GetControl loan to reduce debt.
Tanya's Story
Tanya used a GetControl loan to reduce debt.
Paula’s Story
Paula used a GetControl loan to save her home
Virginia's Story
Virginia is a Financial Mentor at Budget House Taupo.
Danny's story
A GetControl Loan helped Danny reduce the stress of a disability
Selena’s story
Selena used a GetAhead Loan to buy a new cellphone and avoid ‘truck vendors’.
Denise’s story
A GetControl Loan helped Denise pay down a ‘nightmare’ car loan
Peter's story
Peter used a GetControl Loan to get out of the red and into the black
Julia's story
A GetControl Loan helped Julia pay off massive debt from loan sharks
Jendy's story
Jendy applied for a GetControl Loan to avoid crippling interest
Tui's story
With the help of a GetAhead Loan, Tui was able to move her family into a new home
Eileen's story
How a GetAhead loan helped Eileen find a new home for her and her disabled daughter
Moana's story
A GetAhead Loan meant that Moana’s daughter could have a life-changing hearing test
Dean's story
Dean used a GetAhead Loan to renovate a room so he could rent it out