About

Branded Financial Services was established to provide premium motor vehicle finance products and services in New Zealand & Australia. In fact we are exclusively a motor vehicle financier so our products are tailored and perfectly suited to assist you purchase your next vehicle. Branded Financial Services is owned and operated by Avanti Finance Limited

Our financial services heritage is born from 30 years experience in the automotive industry in New Zealand & Australia.  The expertise and professionalism of our company and team speaks for itself.

Branded Financial Services continues the heritage by serving New Zealands automotive dealers and their customers.

Whilst we provide financial services for all makes of motor vehicles, we are also proud to be partnered with the following brands for financial services:

New Zealand: Maserati, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Alfa Romeo, Fiat Passenger & Commercial & RAM vehicles.

Australia: Maserati, RAM & LDV vehicles.

Meet our Team:

Andrew Brough

Andrew Brough

Head of Auto

Andrew leads the BFS NZ team, joining us in 2020 with over 25 years of experience in banking and finance, including lead roles in risk and operations.

Raj Datt

Raj Datt

General Manager

Raj has hands-on responsibility for all back office operation including but not limited to Compliance, Settlements, Receivables Management, Customer Service, Wholesale Management and System Administration.

Raj has 20+ years of experience in Risk Management, Operational Risk, Relationship Management, Business Development, Asset Management and Vendor Finance with Westpac, ANZ, Esanda, Textron, Commonwealth Bank and Enterprise Finance Solutions.

Rob Dean

Rob Dean

Credit Relationship Manager

Rob brings a wealth experience to our team and has previously held key credit roles with captive financiers such as Daimler Financial.

Professionally he is all about fostering an environment of trust, impeccable service and fruitful partnerships.

Lisa Climo

Lisa Climo

Settlements Manager

Lisa joined BFS in 2012, bringing with her 5 years of experience in settlement, credit and customer service.

Craig Grib

Craig Grib

North Island Manager

Craig leads the North Island business development managers for Branded Financial Services NZ, building relationships with introducers and advisors and making sure that if a customer needs an auto loan, that they have access to the latest in BFS offerings.

Murray Stevens

Murray Stevens

South Island Manager

Murray has been a part of the motor vehicle industry for over 20 years, initially as a frontline business manager at a variety of dealerships, then moving into the vehicle finance industry. For the past 15 years, Murray has been involved in all aspects of vehicle finance, including floorplan and bailment facilities.

Murray enjoys working with dealerships, especially in providing assistance where he can help maximise finance revenue opportunities and dealership profitability.

Nicole Remkes

Nicole Remkes

Auto Lending Manager

Nicole has worked in the finance industry for the past 15 years, beginning as a receptionist and working her way up and through numerous lending roles over that time.

She has held a managerial position for the past 5 years, and has recently been promoted to Auto Lending Manager for BFS.

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