Funding Partners Limited
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About Us

Funding Partners is a bespoke financial service provider that can tailor solutions for all aspects of your funding requirements. Specialising in property finance and loan administration, our expert team is skilled in finance, lending and property.

Funding Partners is a broad-based finance firm that can provide a full range of solutions from structuring lending entities, sourcing lending transactions, and deploying capital.

With credit due diligence, AML/CFT compliance, arranging all legal documentation, and loan administration services, Funding Partners has a full end-to-end funding service.


Fund Deployment & Loan Sourcing

Deploying capital for our partners who range from large Managed Investment Schemes, Investment Managers and Solicitor Nominee Companies, through to private capital placement.

Access to transaction volume via our referral network and direct channels to all the major advisor aggregation groups with whom we hold Head Lending Agreements for our partners.

Distribution capability for both branded and white label products or via a Limited Partnership structure.

Loan Administration Services

Funding Partners delivers fully integrated loan administration services.

All aspects of the loan lifecycle can be built into specifically tailored process that meets our funding partners objectives.

This can include application reviews, issuing term sheets, credit assessments, managing legal documentation, payment oversight through to enforcement.

Assistance with credit, risk and compliance obligations as well as complete support for AML/CFT programs.

We run a robust FinTech platform for loan account management that can generate all required reporting for our funding partners and the borrowers.

Commercial Property Consultancy

With our expertise in property and finance, we are ideally placed to secure the most advantageous structures and terms for the client’s specific needs.

We have the ability to access funds from the property finance units at all the major banks, offshore capital, private equity or directly via our funding partners.

Funding can be sourced for commercial property acquisitions, development projects and bridging facilities.

We can also review your existing funding facilities for you property portfolio, or for individual assets and then negotiate on your behalf to achieve beneficial terms for refinancing or refixing.

Our Team

Evan Barnes

Evan Barnes


Managing Director

Evan prides himself in delivering results with a solution-based approach and provides his expertise and experience to achieve client goals. Prior to establishing Funding Partners Evan held senior lending roles at First Mortgage Trust, Heartland Bank and MARAC Finance. He also gained in-depth commercial property knowledge at Colliers International.

Donald Reid

Donald Reid



With over 28 years of commercial property experience in New Zealand and Australia, Donald has worked in wide and varied property transactions and structures. Having an extensive background in property including acquisitions, corporate advisory, and individual property asset and portfolio management, Donald has worked in broad-reach private and corporate property firms.

Michael Deegan

Michael Deegan


Business Development Manager

Originally from Ireland Michael has had experience working in financial services in international locations including Ireland, Canada & Australia. Since moving to New Zealand in 2012, Michael brings with him valuable experience and expertise in Commercial Banking and Property Finance, having worked for ANZ in Auckland for over 7 years.

Yuan Fang

Yuan Fang | 方媛


Business Development Manager

Yuan joins the Funding Partner’s team with a depth of banking & lending experience in New Zealand having worked at ASB for the last 12 years. She was a very experienced lender at ASB in retail, business & commercial banking divisions with a real focus on establishing relationships and supporting clients through their financial goals. Yuan is also fluent in Mandarin.

Noel Kirkwood

Noel Kirkwood

Lending Manager

Noel holds a B. Agr. Com (Economics) from Lincoln University. A New Zealand resident with over 30 years’ experience in banking and finance, he has held senior credit and lending roles covering rural, business and property transactions. Noel places emphasis on customer service and assisting clients achieve the best finance arrangements.

Penny Law

Penny Law

Office Manager

BA (Hons), BHSc, PGCert

Penny is formerly a physiotherapist and joined Funding Partners to assist with the day to day running and management of the office. Penny is responsible for settlements and accounts payable.

Kathy Daverne

Kathy Daverne

Loans Administration Manager

Kathy joined Funding Partners in 2018 after time off from having her son Ashton. She has previously worked in Sovereign as a Lending Support Officer then NZ Home Loans as a Personal Assistant and Loan and Insurance Analyst.

Makayla Edwards-Russell

Makayla Edwards-Russell

Loans Administrator

Makayla hails from the west coast of Canada and has worked previously as an advisor at the Bank of Montreal, as well as doing Mortgage Administration for QuadReal Finance. Makayla has several years of experience in finance and property lending.


Funding Partners Limited

Level 17, 55 Shortland Street
Auckland 1010

PO Box 37-292
Auckland, New Zealand

IFSO Scheme
We are a Participant of the Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman Scheme (IFSO Scheme). The IFSO Scheme resolves complaints about insurance and financial services. It is a free service for our customers. If we are unable to resolve your problem, contact the IFSO Scheme.

Evan Barnes: 200 1827
Funding Partners Administration Limited: 500 4083
Funding Partners Limited: 200 1822

FSP Number: FSP545927

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