An update on COVID-19
Updated 20/05/2020, 11:30am
This page will be regularly updated as necessary.
Avanti Finance is an essential service – so we’re still here to help you.
As always, we're putting you, our customers, first. We want you to be able to focus on caring on the things that matter: the health and wellbeing of yourself and your families. Putting People First is one of our most important values of our business, and during this difficult time, it's more important than ever that we live up to it.
WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU
It's business as usual for our help lines. If you need to chat about your loan, our phone lines on 0800 808 003 are open.
Help with Personal and Vehicle Loans
We know that Coronavirus may be making it difficult for our customers to meet their usual repayments on their loan, especially with the recent Government announcement to move to alert level 4. This could be due to sickness, a loss of employment or a reduction in business income. If you're struggling to make your loan repayments due to the Coronavirus, you may be eligible for up to 3 months of reduced or deferred repayments on personal loans (including vehicle loans).
If you would prefer to print out the form to complete it, you can download this Change in Circumstance form. Then email the form to COVID19@avantifinance.co.nz and attach any supporting documents, such as a letter from your employer (if possible).
We will be in touch with you as soon as we've had an opportunity to review your form.
Help with your Mortgage
Mortgage Payment Deferrals
As a non-bank lender, Avanti isn’t yet covered by the recently announced Government support package agreed with the Reserve Bank and major banks. However, while we’re still having ongoing discussions with the relevant Government agencies, we believe it’s important to provide our customers with as much certainty as we can during these uncertain times. That’s why we’ve decided to help customers who have been affected by COVID-19 regardless.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for up to 6 months of reduced or deferred repayments on your home loan.
If you have a mortgage with us and would like to apply for financial consideration due to COVID-19, please fill out this online form. The form can be filled out from any device.
Variable Mortgage Interest Rate Review
After reviewing our funding costs we are pleased to confirm that we are able to pass on a .50% (half a percent) rate reduction to all of our Long-term mortgage customers. This change will be effective from your next payment after April 1. All customers affected will receive a letter and confirmation of this over the next 3-7 days.
As all of our other loans are on fixed interest rates there will be no interest changes to these.
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