Our why

We believe everyone has the right to financial wellbeing and security. Amidst endless options and confusing jargon, we've drilled down on what works best.

Expect simplified, effective financial advice with ongoing support once we've got you sorted.

We form long-term partnerships with our clients, many for more than a decade.

Over forty collective years of industry experience and relationships with New Zealand's leading financial institutes.

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THE JOURNEY

Finsol: A client-centric financial advice business with a difference.

After founding Finsol in 2010 with a laptop and a handful of clients, Gareth soon realised there was a lack of quality advice and ongoing support in the insurance industry. Many people felt let down by their advisers and insurers at claim time.

He decided it was time to shake things up.

Fast-forward to 2021, and Finsol is a digitally-led, innovative, and award-winning group of financial advisers helping people all over Aotearoa.

Our services
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YOUR TEAM

SERVICES

All
Home loans
Insurance
KiwiSaver

LOCATIONS

All
Auckland
Hawke's Bay
Northland
Wellington
Amanda Morris-Jenkins
Home Loan Manager
Home Loan
View Bio
Hawke's Bay
027 380 1285

Amanda Morris-Jenkins

Home Loan Manager
Hawke's Bay

I studied for three years for my Legal Executive Diploma and worked in law firms before returning to the lovely Hawke’s Bay with my partner. After having my first child, I returned to the workforce as an Executive Assistant for a local Civil Engineering/Project Management firm.

I’m part of the lending team working as a Home Loan Support member at Finsol, generally making life easier and more efficient for our team and clients. I am currently studying towards my Level 5 Financial Advice Services qualification in Residential Lending.

Outside of work, I am a homebody who loves organising, and my husband and I are kept busy with our young family. I enjoy getting out in the garden when the weather and time permits, attending concerts and making new friends.


Andrew Davies
Insurance Adviser
Insurance
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Hawke's Bay
027 249 1212

Andrew Davies

Insurance Adviser
NZFSC (Insurance), BSc (Hons)
Hawke's Bay

Before commencing my career in financial services in New Zealand, I completed a Bachelor of Science in the United Kingdom and worked as a risk and liability consultant for a series of leading international engineering consultancy firms for eight years.

I’m a senior life insurance adviser at Finsol and specialise in advising business owners and professionals on their risk management and business continuity plans.  I want my clients to feel empowered and reassured through the knowledge and understanding gained during our advice process of why they are insured and how this will benefit them in real terms in the event of a claim.  

My wife and many of my extended family members are doctors, so I’ve been surrounded by medicine for over a decade. This has given me a strong knowledge of the medical profession, which is beneficial when discussing pre-existing health conditions with clients and insurance underwriters and helps me obtain the most suitable terms of insurance for our clients.

My young family and I lead an active, healthy lifestyle. We love to surf and ski and spend our free time outdoors at the beach, in the mountains or maintaining our lifestyle block (complete with animals).


Anita Agnew
Insurance Adviser
Insurance
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Hawke's Bay
027 211 6091

Anita Agnew

Insurance Adviser
Hawke's Bay

After completing a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management from Victoria University in Melbourne, I worked in the health and fitness industry, running the New Zealand Institute of Sport's marketing team and franchise management. After moving home to Hawkes Bay to be closer to my family, I started my insurance career.

I'm an insurance adviser specialising in life, income protection, trauma, and health insurance at Finsol. I love working with clients and getting to know them to tailor the best insurance solution for their needs. Ultimately, I want to make sure they are covered where it matters to them.

Outside of work, I live rurally with my husband Nick and our Vizsla Poppy. I love running the river trails with Poppy and keeping fit and active. I have a passion for the snow, both skiing and snowboarding. Another love is the beach; we try to get out there as much as possible.


Anne Oldham
Operations Manager
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Hawke's Bay
06 650 5162

Anne Oldham

Operations Manager
DipBA
Hawke's Bay

I’ve worked in admin support for over twenty years in both New Zealand and Australia. I have completed the Level 5 Financial Advice Services qualification in Life, Disability & Health Insurance, a Diploma in Business Administration, and I have also completed the Strategi Compliance Officer Course.

Day to day, I assist the Insurance team with the ACC CoverPlus Extra process, reviewing exclusions on all insurance policies, keeping track of advice compliance, and managing accounts. It’s a busy, varied role, and it has been exciting to see Finsol grow in the time that I’ve been here.

I’m mum to my two young daughters, who keep me busy outside of work with their after-school activities. My husband and I really enjoy getting away when we can with our girls, and when we get a night off parenting, we enjoy live music.


Danya Kubba
Insurance Support
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Auckland
022 882 1981

Danya Kubba

Insurance Support
Auckland

I've worked in the insurance industry for leading providers - including Southern Cross - for five years. My work has been in strong customer-facing roles, and I am focused on meeting client needs and finding the best solutions for them.

At Finsol, I support the insurance team while completing my Level 5 qualification to become an Insurance Adviser.

I'm mum to a five-year-old boy who keeps me busy. Outside of work, I love to run and do marathons - when Covid allows. I also enjoy socialising with friends.

Doug White
Business Finance Adviser
Home Loan
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Auckland
022 033 7940

Doug White

Business Finance Adviser
NZFSC Level 5 (Residential Lending, Investments)
Auckland

I’ve been in the banking game for the last twenty years, and before joining Finsol, I was a Business Manager for Kiwibank for eight years. I hold both Level 5 Financial Advice with Investment and Residential Lending certificates.

I really enjoy helping Kiwi businesses and their owners succeed and ride the journey with them.

My niche is being honest and real with all interactions with clients and always giving a fit for purpose solution, and at times that’s not always lending related.

Gareth Dobson
Financial Adviser and Company Director
KiwiSaver
Insurance
View Bio
Hawke's Bay
021 556 657

Gareth Dobson

Financial Adviser and Company Director
NZFSC (Insurance, Residential Lending, Investments)
Hawke's Bay

Before starting Finsol in 2010, I was a qualified supply electrician and worked in Australia and all over New Zealand. My trade background has helped me understand my clients' needs, many of whom are self-employed tradespeople.

I'm a Financial Adviser with over eleven years of experience working with business owners and professionals. I've won multiple NZFSG and industry awards, and most recently, Finsol has been nominated for a Hawke's Bay Business Innovation award. I have a relentless passion for learning and have obtained my National Certificate in Insurance and the New Zealand Certificate strands in Residential Lending, Investments and FSCE19.

We have one clear goal at Finsol - to create better and more robust financial futures for our clients. This is reflected in the quality of our advice and dedication to our clients. I'm incredibly proud of what we all stand for here at Finsol – our client-first approach is evident in everything we do.

I believe a healthy mind starts with a healthy body, so I'm a regular at the local Napier gym and out in the ocean, where I love to surf. I'm lucky enough to live out on the coast with my beautiful family.


Hayden Lind
Home Loan and Insurance Adviser
Home Loan
Insurance
View Bio
Hawke's Bay
021 244 0833

Hayden Lind

Home Loan and Insurance Adviser
NZFSC (Residential Lending)
Hawke's Bay

Before joining the financial services industry in 2014, I was a Qualified Automotive Technician for ten years. Mechanics taught me about problem-solving, and these skills learnt have helped me assist clients with their lending and insurance needs. Owning my own business gave me an understanding of SME and self-employment, and I learnt to engage with all kinds of people and personalities.


At Finsol, I'm a Financial Adviser specialising in insurance and home loans. I believe clients deserve honest and relevant advice that suits their needs and affordability. I want to see everyone succeed in life, whether with family and career or property and investments. I'm always keen to share with my clients what I have learnt along the way, personally and professionally. 


Outside of work, I live in Hawke's Bay with my wife Tori and our cat Lumi. We enjoy our local cafes, coffee, and entertaining with good food. I love the outdoors! You'll often find me up Te Mata Peak or out at Eskdale riding my mountain bike (or any mountain bike park in NZ), trail running or hitting up the slopes on my Snowboard.


Jess Pipi
Home Loan Support
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Hawke's Bay
021 117 5587

Jess Pipi

Home Loan Support
Hawke's Bay

I worked for the Department of Conservation (DOC) in Gisborne before moving to Wellington, where I worked in a Recruitment Advertising Agency as the National Admin/HR Manager. My husband and I moved to Napier in 2010, where I took up the role of Compliance Support Officer for the Ministry of Fisheries (now Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

At Finsol, I work alongside Amanda, providing support for our busy team of Home Loan Advisers.

Outside of work, I’m mum to my two lovely girls and wife to Nathan. As a family, we love exploring Hawkes Bay. I enjoy spending quality time with friends and family, visiting our local wineries, and getting amongst many of the cool concerts and events held in Hawkes Bay.

Jordan Jujnovich
Financial Adviser
Insurance
Home Loan
KiwiSaver
View Bio
Northland
027 500 6869

Jordan Jujnovich

Financial Adviser
NZFSC (Residential Lending, Insurance), BSocSc (Hons)
Northland

People come to me with a problem – whether home loan or insurance-related – and I help them find smart solutions. I love empowering my clients and find it rewarding when they reap the benefits of following a plan we have developed together. It’s life changing stuff.


I hold my Level 5 Certificate in Financial Services with Life and Health Insurance and Residential Lending qualifications. Ongoing development in all aspects of one’s life is important to me. 


Outside of work, my wife and I find our daily joy in our daughter, Leo. She’s just so cheeky. I love being on or in the ocean. I am a firm believer in giving back to the community and am the president of the Awanui Rugby Club and a trustee at Mahimaru Marae.


He aha te mea nui o te Ao?

Maku e ki Atu

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata


If I was asked what is the most important thing in the world

I would be compelled to reply

It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.



Nadeesha Ranasinghe
Home Loan Adviser
Home Loan
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Nadeesha Ranasinghe

Home Loan Adviser
NZFSC (Residential Lending), BCom (pending)
Auckland

Since I was in my teens, I've studied accounting: in Sri Lanka, we pick our major at 16. I had my first taste in the sales industry while attending Massey University, Majoring in Accounting, which led to an exciting sales career in 2011 with many years in the ventilation and heat pump industry.


After taking some time out to have my two beautiful children, I returned to the workforce as adviser support at Finsol. I help the lending team and our clients as they navigate the world of home loans. My husband is self-employed, so we had first-hand experience of how difficult it can be for sole traders and small-medium business owners to get a mortgage application approved. This experience stayed with me and has been pivotal in how I choose to work with my clients.

When I'm not working, I spend a lot of time with my family; we love getting out and enjoying bush walks, beaches, and everything nature has to offer. We're also fond of a weekend getaway.




Pat Sellars
Insurance Adviser
Insurance
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Wellington
021 863 365

Pat Sellars

Insurance Adviser
NZFSC (Insurance), BBus
Wellington

I attended Massey University, completing a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in Valuation and Property Management. I had a few years as a Graduate Property Valuer before joining the family business, IT consultancy and recruitment company Venture Consulting Group.

A serious accident overseas in late 2017 gave me some perspective on the importance of insurance. Following my recovery, I moved into the insurance advice space with the support of a good family friend, Denis Thorner, who has decades of experience in insurance advice. Denis mentored me in what it meant to give good insurance advice, and I worked for him before stepping out on my own in 2020. 

I hold a New Zealand Level 5 Certificate for Financial Services, having completed both the Life and General Insurance strands. At Finsol, I'm a Financial Adviser specialising in personal insurance in Wellington. I help clients navigate the best life, health and income insurance products for themselves, their loved ones and their businesses.

I am a reasonably new father; having welcomed Ivy into the world last year with my amazing partner Alice, and spending time with them is the most important thing in my world. We enjoy all sports and in a past life before a number of injuries I was a keen rugby player. These days I focus on running to stay healthy. I grew up in a horse-racing family and love the sport and breed the odd racehorse. I've also spent far too much time watching and rewatching all of the Marvel movies.






Paul Ejamme
Financial Adviser and Company Director
Insurance
Home Loan
KiwiSaver
View Bio
Auckland
021 154 8802

Paul Ejamme

Financial Adviser and Company Director
NZFSC (Residential Lending, Investments), BComAccFin
Auckland

I’ve always been a number lover. My career in the financial services industry started after a long stint at Massey University, completing my Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Economics. I worked as a Lending Consultant for two years, then as Financial Adviser at AMP for three years before joining the Finsol team. I hold both Level 5 Financial Advice and Residential Lending Certificates.


I head up our growing home loan team and guide people from all walks of life through the mortgage process. It’s challenging at times, but I find it so rewarding helping people, especially first home buyers. As well as working on the advice side of the company, I’m one of the directors of Finsol alongside Gareth.


I’m a busy Dad when I’m not working, and I love spending as much time as possible with my wife and two young children. We enjoy getting out and about and exploring beautiful spots around the country when we get the chance.


Pip McFaul
Insurance Manager
View Bio
Hawke's Bay
027 813 7199

Pip McFaul

Insurance Manager
Hawke's Bay

I’ve worked across various customer service and sales roles. I was at Spark for 17 years, and during that time, I worked in nearly every sector, from retail to business sales. More recently, I was with a corporate sportswear company as an account manager and customer support, and before that, I worked in private tertiary education.


At Finsol, I provide support for our insurance advisers around the country. I liaise with clients and insurers and generally keep things moving so the team can work efficiently.


When I’m not at work, I love the outdoors and enjoy getting out and going for walks all over the place with my family – I’m mum to three boys. We also get to the beach as much as possible. I’m also a regular gym-goer and really into health and fitness.


Reuben Herries
Home Loan Adviser
Home Loan
View Bio
Hawke's Bay
027 844 2629

Reuben Herries

Home Loan Adviser
NZFSC (Residential Lending)
Hawke's Bay

I spent fifteen years in the automotive trade – including time spent in a race team in Australia – before changing to financial services. I'm in my second year as a financial adviser, have finished my Level 5 Studies in Residential Lending, and I'm working towards my other industry qualifications.


I head up home loans for Finsol Hawke's Bay. I love helping get Kiwis into their first homes, second homes and income-generating investments. I also enjoy helping clients make a game plan around first home saving and purchasing – it's a super rewarding process.


I have a beautiful wife and three amazing kids that keep me very busy and on my toes. I love to get outdoors, both with the family and on solo missions on my mountain bike. The boys in the office drag me out for the odd lunchtime surf session, which is awesome – although I refuse to stand up.


Stephanie Viatos
Brand and Culture Manager
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Stephanie Viatos

Brand and Culture Manager

I discovered my love of writing in 2009 when I started a beauty blog, and I went on to write for various beauty websites and magazines before starting my career as a freelance copywriter. After completing social media marketing training, I expanded my services and entered the marketing world. I contracted to Finsol for a few years before officially joining the team as Marketing Manager in 2020.


The team at Finsol make my job easy – they're incredibly dedicated, inspired and provide an exceptional level of service to their clients. They're trailblazing their way through what is perceived as a stuffy industry, and it's a delight to deliver the Finsol message in the ever-changing digital era.


I'm mum to a darling two-year-old girl who keeps me on my toes. I'm blessed to live rurally at Waimarama with my daughter and partner, surrounded by native flora and fauna. I'm an avid reader and happiest with my nose in a book and a cup of tea in hand.


Yasmin Fabricante
Insurance Support
View Bio
Hawke's Bay
06 650 5162

Yasmin Fabricante

Insurance Support
Hawke's Bay

I graduated from The University of The Philippines with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology. In 2008 I started working as an Admin Virtual Assistant, assisting clients worldwide. I have over eleven years of experience in email management, client invoicing, calendar management, and seven years of customer service in tech, billing, and collection.


At Finsol, I’m part of the administration team, handling client-related tasks such as CRM Database management, policy issues, renewals and invoices.


Outside work, I am a Local Officer of Junior Chamber International- a volunteer organisation of young active citizens worldwide whose mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. I live in the beautiful Philippines with my family.


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