About Moneybox.

We’re committed to providing Kiwis with convenient, personalised mortgage and insurance solutions.

Our dedicated team of advisers supports and empowers New Zealanders and New Zealand businesses to make more informed mortgage and insurance decisions, so they can achieve their financial goals and protect what matters most.

We know just how busy life can get. So we do the research and negotiate on your behalf to make sure you’re getting the best mortgage and insurance options to suit your unique needs and circumstances.

Based in Wellington, we’re widely known and referred by homeowners and businesses in the area as one of the best mortgage and insurance brokers, offering a highly personalised service. But we also serve clients all over New Zealand.

To secure the best mortgage and insurance options for you, your family or your business, get in touch with us for a chat!

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Our story.

Moneybox was established in 2004 with a clear vision to provide unwavering support to real estate customers.

Purchasing a new home or investment property is a big deal, yet there was a noticeable absence of dedicated guidance for real estate customers throughout this journey. When large sums of money are involved, empathy often takes a backseat as the focus shifts to transactions and numbers.

Determined to make a difference, we took it upon ourselves to change the landscape.

Here at Moneybox, we acknowledge that life is already busy enough, without the added pressure of searching for the ideal mortgage and insurance deals while anxiously questioning your decisions.

When you choose Moneybox, you’re not dealing with impersonal departments or faceless institutions. We’re a team of specialists dedicated to providing honest, independent, and unbiased advice. We support every customer with genuine empathy and respect, offering personalised guidance to ensure a smoother financial journey.

Our values.


This is more than a financial transaction.

At Moneybox, our focus is first and foremost on you, the client. We take the time to gain a clear understanding of what stage of life you’re at, what’s important to you and your family, what you want for your future, and what might be worrying you. While borrowing money or purchasing insurance can be stressful, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands with your Moneybox advisor.


We’re there for you when you really need us.

When you need us, we’re just a phone call away. We understand that when it comes to securing financing, buying a property or negotiating insurance, things happen quickly and circumstances can change unexpectedly. Your Moneybox advisor works on your behalf, liaising with trusted financial partners to make sure you get the best deal when you need it.


Providing all the information you need, and then some.

There is no such thing as too much information when it comes to mortgages and insurance. What you need, however, is someone you trust to help decipher all of that data and information to turn it into useful insights. Your Moneybox advisor will help you make informed decisions, and will keep you up-to-date of any changes we now are coming from the lenders and insurance companies.

Meet the team.

Meet the Moneybox team. We’re a diverse and dynamic bunch who bring a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience to everything we do.

Feel free to reach out to one of our advisers directly, or get in touch using the form below.

John Cameron


With over 30 years’ of experience, John is a true veteran of the financial services industry. As a founding shareholder of Moneybox in 2004, John is committed to maintaining the business’s customer-focused philosophy and to keeping Moneybox at the forefront of innovation when it comes to insurance and mortgage solutions. On weekends you’ll find John spending time with family and friends, or on the sports grounds.

Dharmesh Lala


Dharmesh is a shareholder and Director of Moneybox. Since joining Moneybox in 2007 as a Mortgage Advisor, Dharmesh has established a reputation for achieving outstanding results for his clients. With the benefit of a banking career, a BCA from Victoria University and 15 years working as a mortgage broker, Dharmesh is one of the most experienced members of the Moneybox team. Outside of his busy work schedule, Dharmesh’s young family and passion for sports keep him on his toes.

Benn Florance, Moneybox

Benn Florance

General Insurance Manager

Benn heads up the Moneybox General Insurance team and is your go-to for House & Contents and Business Insurance. Prior to joining Moneybox in 2014, Benn obtained several years of financial services experience, with previous roles in NZ and the UK. Benn is a keen golfer and footballer (living and breathing all things Arsenal). He’s also a bit of a foodie and has a passion for travel.

Hiren Mani

Mortgage Advisor

Hiren has been with Moneybox for more than 5 years after coming through the Moneybox Graduate Programme. After spending his earlier years understanding the inner workings of the lending side of our business, while completing his Bachelor of Business majoring in Finance and Property, he’s now a valued full-time member of the team. With his wealth of knowledge and innovative thinking, Hiren is driven to obtain the best outcomes for our customers. Outside work, you’ll find him playing hockey at Premier One Level for his beloved Wellington Indian Sports Club.

Hiren, Moneybox

Kirsty Williams

Mortgage Advisor

Kirsty joined Moneybox in 2016, bringing four and a half years of retail banking experience, specialising in mortgage lending. Kirsty is committed to delivering the best possible service to every client. In her spare time, she enjoys dining out, travelling and spending time with friends and family.

Teresa Kavanagh

General Insurance Advisor

Teresa joined the Moneybox Team in 2020, gaining her General Insurance accreditation in October 2022. While supporting the team in many areas, Teresa’s  primary role is managing the needs of our existing client base. Teresa is a keen traveller and with her background in Education, she’s lived in Japan, England and Australia. Now back in her hometown of Wellington, Teresa enjoys live music, dining out, staying active and baking up a storm!

Jarod Jarvis - Moneybox

Jarrod Jarvis

General Insurance Advisor

Jarrod began his journey with the Moneybox General Insurance team, initially in a domestic and commercial broker support role. His rapid progression has led him to become a General Insurance Advisor. With a robust foundation in financial services, including lending and finance at Moneybox, as well as seven years of banking experience at Westpac, Jarrod brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team. Outside the office, you can spot him on the football field or golf course, or enjoying a hazy pale ale in the afternoon sun.

Jo Hurley

Office Manager

Jo provides EA support to John and being highly organised, takes onboard all office administration tasks. She has a background in banking and real estate. When she’s not working, you’ll find Jo either in the garden, at Pilates, out walking or enjoying the company of family and friends with a chardonnay or two.