About the Team at Stephanie Murray Mortgages 

Expert Mortgage Advice


Mortgage brokers in New Plymouth, South Taranaki, Bay of Plenty, Coromandel, Thames, Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Wellington



Stephanie Murray LinkedIn

Mortgage Advisor/Director

Phone: 027 330 0225

Servicing Taranaki, Wellington, Coromandel/Thames

Stephanie Murray is an experienced lender with over 13 years background as a Mobile Mortgage Manager for two major banks.  As a consistent high achiever, she has helped hundreds of clients fulfill their property dreams.

It was the "outside of the square " attitude that led Stephanie to create Stephanie Murray Mortgages (SMM) in 2015.

Her desire was to be able to offer "all banking options" to every client, both past, and present,  to ensure they have a solution best fit for their individual needs.

Stephanie has a wealth of knowledge through personal experience in buying and selling, rental property investment, building, and property development.  She is passionate about property investment and is the Vice President of the Taranaki Property Investors Association.

A major highlight for Stephanie and her Team has been winning the TSB Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards for Best New & Emerging  Business and highly commended for the Employer of Choice Award.

Stephanie is proud to support the Roderique Hope Trust through SMM and holds fundraising events during the year. 

Stephanie is also the Chair of the New Plymouth Business & Retails Association and is a Mentor for Business Mentors New Zealand, along with various school age mentoring programmes.

Obtaining a mortgage can be a daunting prospect Stephanie prides herself on making the process stress free and seamless from start to finish she is always available on hand to answer questions, whether by phone, email or text, 7 days a week.  A Mortgage Expert, Stephanie is able to offer and tailor the best lending structures and pricing from a range of lenders.

Contact Stephanie


Dave Fleming LinkedIn

General Manager

Phone: 021 660 007

Dave Fleming joins the Stephanie Murray team as the newly appointment General Manager. With over 30 years in the financial services industry, Dave is recognised as a strategic and visionary leader, who enjoys inspiring others and who has delivered extraordinary outcomes for a number of major banking brands.

Dave has a extensive and highly successful track record in Retail Banking. Considerable depth of experience in driving growth strategies across a variety of branch banking, lending and operational platforms, including Retail Credit, Branch Networks, Migrant Banking, Operational Risk and Mobile Manager channels.

With the growing success of Stephanie Murray Mortgages and the launch of a national wide brand, Dave will be looking to help take SMM to the next phase.

Natasha VilIamu

Natasha VilIamu LinkedIn

Mortgage Broker & Insurance Advisor

Phone: 021 751 902

Servicing Taranaki

Natasha Viliamu joined the team in 2015 after 8 years in finance for two major banks in both New Zealand and Australia.

Natasha has been securing mortgage finance for her clients for over a decade now, with a particular focus on first home buyers, construction lending and complex lending scenarios, and enjoys the challenge of finding the right approval, with the right lender, for all of her client’s mortgage lending needs.

Natasha’s area of expertise lies in personal risk insurance and considers it a privilege to be able to help you protect the things that are the most vitally important to you – your family, your health, your financial well-being and your ability to generate an income for yourself and your dependents. Natasha can tailor personal risk solutions to suit both your changing needs and your budget and believes good quality insurance should also be affordable.

Natasha is actively involved with the Taranaki Property Investors Association and has previously held the position of treasurer and more recently membership officer.

Contact Natasha

Jo Taylor

Jo Taylor LinkedIn

Mortgage Advisor

Phone: 027 589 4778

Servicing South Taranaki

Jo joins the team at Stephanie Murray Mortgages (SMM) with experience from roles in accounting, conveyancing, real estate and most recently the building industry. Jo’s involvement in these business types has left her ideally suited for her new role at SMM.

Financially savvy, with an understanding of the banking, real estate and property transaction sectors Jo is your most valuable advocate and assistant when it comes to getting into your first home or next home! Jo ensures that the process of lending, from start to finish, is as straightforward and simple as possible. She takes pride in providing exceptional, professional, prompt and friendly service to all of her clients.

Jo provides service, not only in New Plymouth but is also taking Stephanie Murray mortgages to the greater Taranaki area. South Taranaki was where Jo was born and bred, so Jo is looking forward to the opportunity to work all over the province. Jo is available by phone, email or text 7 days a week.

Contact Jo

Jodie Dalton

Jodie Dalton LinkedIn

Mortgage Advisor

Phone: 027 551 5093

Servicing Hawkes Bay, BoP & Central North Island

Jodie joins the team at Stephanie Murray Mortgages with a broad and diverse range of experience in corporate banking, accounting, finance, real estate and property management.   Her new role as a Mortgage Advisor allows Jodie to pull past knowledge and experience into a comprehensive, all-inclusive service for her clients. 

In past roles Jodie has worked closely with all spectrums of the house buying process including banks, solicitors, valuers, real estate agents, property managers and accountants.  She understands the entire property buying process and can provide insight from the moment you think about buying, to the day of settlement and beyond.

Jodie’s fundamental focus is her clients. She prides herself on her professionalism and a solution-based service.  All communication is timely, straight forward, and easy to understand. Her territory is vast and covers the central/eastern North Island and is available to chat seven days a week at a time convenient to you.

Contact Jodie


David Quinn LinkedIn

Mortgage Advisor

Phone: 022 638 8564

Servicing Wellington & Hutt Valley

David joins our established Wellington team and has lived in the capital for the past 22 years.  Originally born in London, David moved to NZ as a youngster and has enjoyed various roles helping clients with their home finance needs.   He's worked for two major Banks in NZ, and comes to our SMM team from a Personal Manager role with Westpac where he looked after the financial needs of a high-value customer portfolio.   

Property finance quickly became a real passion for David where he gained huge satisfaction from helping his customers in the property market.  Having developed strong relationships with local real estate agents, solicitors, accountants and insurance advisors, he was able to deliver a seamless experience for his customers to achieve their financial goals.   He particularly enjoys problem-solving the trickier finance applications to meet any client's needs.

An avid sportsman in all seasons, David is a keen participant in various club level codes in his community.  He's passionate about helping local community causes and trains hard for the annual Rimutaka Trail Run for the Mental Health Association. 

Contact David

Nicky Ferguson

Nicky Ferguson LinkedIn

Mortgage Advisor

Phone: 027 292 3387

Servicing Hutt Valley

Nicky joins the Stephanie Murray Mortgages Team as a Financial Professional with over 20 years’ experience in the banking industry, most recently working across the 3 major New Zealand banks ASB, BNZ and ANZ which included close to 7 years as an experienced home lender.

Nicky brings to the team a wealth of knowledge, experience and a proven record of delivering exceptional customer service. Nicky has an absolute commitment to putting her clients first, to make sure the journey to either buying your first home, second home, investment property, to refinance or a top up is smooth and as seamless as possible.

Nicky is based in the Hutt Valley where she has lived not only here but in the wider Wellington area for the best part of 35 years, and is more than happy to help with a vast array of local knowledge. Nicky is looking forward to the opportunity to work with you and is available by phone, email or text 7 days a week.

Contact Nicky

Jon Hyde-Smith, Mortgage Broker from Stephanie Murray Mortgages Wellington

Jon Hyde-Smith LinkedIn

Mortgage Advisor

Phone: 027 271 6021

Servicing Wellington & Christchurch

Jon joins the team in 2018 with over 22 years in the banking industry, both here in New Zealand and England.

Jon has worked in the areas of Retail, Business, Corporate/Commercial and Private Banking for three of the largest banks here in New Zealand. He brings a wide range of experience across the different banking sectors from offering advice and expertise in Home lending through to Commercial property lending transactions.

Jon’s main goal is to ensure a smooth process for his clients from beginning to end giving them options along the way which works best for their work and family situations.

Jon is now based in the Christchurch region but returns to the capital once a month to keep in touch with his established network. He looks forward to assisting his client's financial journey, whether purchasing their first homes through to subsequent properties and investment opportunities along the way! He is available by phone, email or text 7 days a week.

Contact Jon


Michelle Lindsay LinkedIn

Mortgage Advisor

Phone: 021 346 265

Servicing Christchurch

Our first Christchurch-based Mortgage Advisor is Michelle Lindsay.   Born and bred in Canterbury, Michelle has a considerable depth of 25 years experience in the banking industry.   She's worked in several major Banks in a wide variety of roles, culminating in the past 16 years as a highly successful Mobile Mortgage Manager across the Canterbury region.   Helping her customers realise their property aspirations is a real passion!
Specialising in property finance, Michelle has helped over a thousand clients into their first home, subsequent home and multiple investment properties over many years.   She's also an expert in construction/builds across the residential sector and has an unparalleled knowledge of the local property markets.   With a vast network of local professionals to call on, Michelle can connect her clients with accountants, registered valuers, solicitors, real estate agents and architects to bring their property dreams to reality.
When not helping her clients, Michelle enjoys the outdoors and can often be found cycling/running or with a camera in hand.

Contact Michelle

Marcus Cranfield

Marcus Cranfield LinkedIn

Risk/Insurance Advisor

Marcus is an experienced financial advisor, having returned to NZ 12 years ago after working in the banking industries of both London and Amsterdam.   He has been providing specialist Risk and Insurance advice to his clients for over a decade and has considerable expertise in:
  • Individual and families
  • Helping self-employed/business owners with their overall risk protection strategies in conjunction with ACC structures
  • KiwiSaver options and first home buyer KiwiSaver subsidies

Contact Marcus

Tony Horvath

Tony Horvath LinkedIn

Risk/Insurance Advisor


Tony has a considerable depth of experience having been working in the Insurance industry for nearly 15 years.   During this time, he's undertaken a variety of roles from Insurance Advisor to Shareholder to Company Director.  

He provides sound Risk and Insurance protection solutions to his clients in most facets of personal, SME and commercial fields with an ability to match appropriate solutions to complex insurance needs.

Contact Tony

Emma Kain, Client & Administration Assistant from Stephanie Murray Mortgages

Emma Kain LinkedIn

Executive Assistant

Emma joins Stephanie Murray Mortgages as Executive Assistant to Stephanie.   After several years in Nelson, Emma and her family decided to return to Wellington in 2018 and have recently purchased a home.   With a long and successful retail banking career spanning 17 years, she brings with her extensive experience in Commercial and Personal lending that will be put to very good use in her current role.

Priding herself on being organised, energetic, positive and client-focused, Emma is relishing the challenges of assisting Stephanie's clients with their lending needs, and helping them to achieve their financial dreams.
Stephanie Murray Mortgages is very fortunate to have such strong expertise and experience  supporting our Managing Director, and Emma is already an integral part of our team. 
Venessa Jones-Dutton

Venessa Jones-Dutton LinkedIn

Executive Assistant

Venessa joins Stephanie Murray Mortgages as Executive Assistant to Natasha Viliamu.  Venessa has had a long and successful career for two major banks spanning 13 years prior to joining Stephanie Murray Mortgages, she brings with her an extensive knowledge of lending and insurance that will be put to good use in her current role.

Venessa prides herself on being organised, with attention to detail and a client-focused attitude being paramount, she is looking forward to the challenge of assisting Natasha's clients with their insurance and lending needs, and helping them to achieve their financial dreams.




We work for you by finding the best borrowing solution available for your circumstances.

Everyone is individual.

With expert advice and options we can arrange a loan for you through main banks such as ANZ, Westpac, TSB, ASB, BNZ and other non-bank providers such as Sovereign.

Our advice is unbiased and we lay out all the options for you to decide.



Now Hiring

Now Hiring

We’re looking for experienced mortgage advisors and insurance specialists to join our rapidly growing team.  If you’re interested in delivering great value to people and finding them the best mortgage rates possible.

If this sounds like you then please email your CV by clicking on the button:

Click here to send us your CV

Service is seven days a week and at no cost to yourself.

Book a Free 30 min consultation with one of our experts