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.

Sean McMillan

Sean McMillan

Property Finance & Operations Manager

With over 24 years of Banking and Finance experience, Sean has the funding expertise to enable the formulation of complex lending arrangements, which support our customers financial objectives. Prior to joining Funding Partners, Sean held senior property lending and asset management roles at UDC Finance, Heartland Bank and MARAC Finance.

Andrew Stevenson

Sue Griffiths

Sales & Marketing Consultant

Sue has a proven track record of Sales success in the financial industry across New Zealand and Australia with over 30+ years’ experience resulting in an enduring personal brand and reputation achieving NZMA Elite Women of the Year 2022. She brings a strong focus on business planning and strategic execution to ensure businesses achieve their goals and continue to grow. A long term passion for the 3rd party channel supporting Mortgage Advisers and Industry partners.

Andrew Stevenson

Andrew Stevenson

Senior Relationship Manager

Over the last 15 years, Andrew has gained solid experience in retail, commercial, wholesale and property finance. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland, and recently returned to Auckland after 6 years in the Bay of Plenty.

Daniel Gay

Daniel Gay

Relationship Manager

Dan is originally from Christchurch and has over 15 years experience in bank and non-bank lending in both NZ and Australia. Working in the space between advisors and lenders with a wide range of funding lines, he enjoys the challenge of finding a home for all manner of scenarios.

Noel Kirkwood

Noel Kirkwood

Lending Consultant

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

BA (Hons), BHSc, PGCert

Office Manager

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

Operations Coordinating 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.

Vincent Connett

Vincent Connett

Credit Writer & Loans Administrator

Vincent has a passion for staying up-to-date on the latest current affairs and economic trends. With a degree focused on finance, economics and property, he delivers accurate and timely results to support our relationship managers and loan administrators.

Katalin Foldesdi

Julian Tng

Credit Writer & Loans Administrator

Julian graduated with a degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Waikato and moved from Waikato to Auckland to join Funding Partners. Having six years experience in retail, he understands the importance of customer satisfaction and strives to deliver exceptional results. He also really enjoys the challenges of finding a solution which will meet the client’s goals.

Katalin Foldesdi

Katalin Foldesdi

Settlement & Loans Administrator

Kata is a qualified Legal Executive with experience in AML compliance, settlements, office coordination, and general administration. She has previously worked for a number of law firms in AML compliance and conveyancing. Away from work she spends her time with her family and enjoys reading, cooking and baking.


Funding Partners Limited

Level 14, Tenancy B
5-7 Byron Ave

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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