Darren Pratley

Darren Pratley - Director
The Home Loan Group (NZ) Ltd

Who we are

The Home Loan Group (NZ) Ltd was established in 1997 to provide an experienced network of regional home loan professionals around New Zealand.

All franchises are locally owned and operated, and branded in their own regional identity which allows them to gain greater profile and customer loyalty. We provide communities with a trusted home loan service they can rely on. As the regional identity grows over time the office becomes part of the local business community which assists in building a strong referral network.

The creation and highly successful operation of Canterbury Home Loans served as a model for this regionalised franchise system which is unique in New Zealand. Using tried and tested operating systems, a custom-designed database and innovative marketing ideas coupled with a total commitment to excel, The Home Loan Group (NZ) Ltd and all of its franchises have become one of the largest independently owned groups in New Zealand.

The Home Loan Group has built strong relationships with all major home loan providers in New Zealand including the selected retail banks, non bank lenders, insurance companies and building societies, providing the client with a wide variety of choice and options in a competitive and constantly changing industry.

Introducing Darren Pratley

Director, Darren Pratley, began The Home Loan Group (NZ) Ltd in 1997 in order to grow a successful network of Home Loan franchise businesses located around New Zealand. After graduating with a degree in Commerce and Management, Darren spent time in the real estate industry before moving into Mortgage Broking. With a great passion for real estate and a thorough understanding of mortgage finance and business operations, Darren markets, sells and assists in the management of each individual franchise under The Home Loan Group (NZ) Ltd. Today the Group has grown to 9 franchises, and given the opportunities and changes in the risk market, he went on to develop HLG Insurances Ltd in 2007.

Darren moved to Auckland in 2001 to become the owner of Auckland Home Loans Central, and is therefore still a practicing Mortgage Broker. Being a fully accredited member of the New Zealand Mortgage Brokers Association (NZMBA) you are assured of dealing with someone who is committed to promoting professional standards and ethical behaviour in the New Zealand Mortgage Broking industry.

Interests include tennis and multisport, and in 2007 Darren completed the 2-day Coast to Coast event. Darren is married to Jane, and together they have two children, Sarah and Blake.