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dm consult mortgages + insurance was established in 2014 by Darrin McCormack.

Prior to this Darrin worked in banking for 17 years before moving into the mortgage adviser industry in 1999 in Hawke’s Bay. Darrin has accumulated a vast amount of knowledge about mortgages & finance throughout his career, and since establishing dm consult mortgage + insurance brokers in 2014 the business has helped clients secure finance to achieve their property, business and lifestyle objectives.

In 2018, Emma Hall joined the dm consult mortgages + insurance team as a Financial Adviser and along with our business partner Brad Collett (Brad Collett Insurance Advisers Ltd), our dm team have gained a reputation of doing the right thing by the client.

The future is looking very bright for those who choose dm consult, so give us a call – we’d love to help you achieve your goals!

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  • This was our second time dealing with DM and Emma Hall. Both times Emma has been nothing but awesome, making both buying and remortgaging easy! Thanks again for everything Emma!

    Jake Matheson Avatar Jake Matheson

    We arranged a meeting with Darrin to try and get a house after talking about getting one for a long time but actully never taking that next step due to the "daunting process" . As soon as we met Darrin he was sensational!!! He was extreamly helpful!!!! Even tho we didn't have any luck for 6 to 7 months buying a house due to investors going in with extreamly ridiculous offers and getting the house . We stuck to it and sure enough we eventually brought a house!!! We seriously appreciate all your help and knowledge Darrin!! You made our "Daunting process"...... not so Daunting!!!!! We will be recommending DM Consult to everyone !!!!! Many thanks Nick and Kali

    nick beck Avatar nick beck

    Darrin and his team communicated promptly throughout the entire process and helped answer any questions we had along the way. We were able to achieve a result we wanted, and would happily recommend DM Consult to anyone looking to mortgage/refinance.

    Scott Kyle Avatar Scott Kyle
  • We have dealt with Darrin and the team on multiple occasions and are extremely happy with the service provided. Darrin offers a no bull approach, sound advise and no hollow promises and excellent after sales service. Added bonus is the insurance contacts with a similar approach.

    James smith Avatar James smith

    I first got in touch with Darrin during level 4 lockdown in 2020 to give us some advice on purchasing our first home. After evaluating our finances Darrin was able to recommend the help of a third party to support our home loan application with our current bank. Without this we would not have been able to purchase the amazing first home we moved into in April 2021. Both having very busy jobs it was great to be able to communicate with Darrin primarily through email with any questions or worries we had along the way. Buying your first house is quite a daunting process and we definitely wouldn't have been able to do it without the help of Darrin as our Mortgage Broker.

    Shannon McDonough Avatar Shannon McDonough

    Fantastic to deal with across the board. Kept us informed throughout the process & would highly recommend to anyone else looking to refinance or purchase another property. Thanks Team!

    Antony Weyer Avatar Antony Weyer
  • I would 100% recommend Darrin, the process is very smooth and his communication is excellent with quick responses to emails and phone calls. Thanks Darrin!!

    Libby Aspden Avatar Libby Aspden

    Darrin is great. We had a very complex loan application with multiple owners, self employed and building an extension, add a pandemic into that as well. Darrin has made the process so easy with great communication and explaining the process. Thanks so much for your hard work on our behalf.

    Lelayna Roberts Avatar Lelayna Roberts

    Darrin was fabulous from the start. He helped achieve our more than we expected and we couldn't be happier. He was honest, likable and so knowledgeable it just made the process a breeze. Can't recommend enough!

    Danielle Anderson Avatar Danielle Anderson

Our Team

Darrin McCormack
Role: Financial Adviser
Emma Hall
Role: Financial Adviser
Pippa Scott-Castles
Role: PA to Emma Hall
Brad Collett
Role: BCIA Ltd – Insurance Adviser
Zoe Love
Role: Office Manager/Compliance officer



We treat each client with dignity and respect. We listen attentively to their goals and needs.

Cost Effective

Generally our services to the client are for free if the lending application is successful. Please read our disclosure statement for fees which may be charged. Banks pay a commission to us upon settlement - see our disclosure document for the lender's commission table.

Entirely Client Focussed

Our focus is entirely on the client and doing the right thing for their situation.

Why dm consult?

In short, a Financial Adviser does the hard work for you when it comes to arranging finance with a lender.

dm consult will meet with you to identify your finance needs and then give you options that best fit your circumstances.  We will explain the process as we go along, in a way you can understand so you don’t have to decipher confusing bank jargon.   Depending on what sort of lending you require, we are happy to offer debt reduction advice, seek a pre-approval for you so you can figure out what you can afford to buy, or seek out other avenues if your current bank is not being helpful.  If there are products you are eligible for e.g. Kiwisaver Withdrawal/Housing New Zealand Homestart Grant, we will help you with your application for this.

We pride ourselves on taking the hassle away from you, and because we deal with lenders directly on a daily basis we can place your loan application according to your requirements, and help you achieve your finance goals.

The best part of the process is that generally we don’t charge you! (Please read our Disclosure Statement to understand which fees may be charged)

To read our Company Disclosure Statement please head to https://www.dmconsult.co.nz/dm-consult-disclosure-statement/

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About us

dm consult mortgages + insurance was established off the back of “doing the right thing” by the clients. We help you by establishing what your financial situation is, what you require, and how we can help you achieve this. Based on our findings, we act on your behalf to approach lenders to attain your goal of property ownership (mortgage), business finance, refinancing from your current bank, refixing your mortgage, top ups to your current lending for smaller loans...


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