Building a new home loan experience

Building a new home loan experience

At Tella, we believe getting a home loan should be an exciting time, not an intimidating one. That’s why we’re challenging the way our industry operates and stripping away all the jargon, paperwork and trips to the bank. Our innovative home loan application process was designed to help make your home loan journey simpler, faster, easier to understand, and more enjoyable. Outside work we’re into the same things you are: spending time with friends and family, travelling (when we can!), keeping fit and making a positive difference in our local communities. We have varied interests but a shared passion for helping Kiwis into homes. Let us help you!

We care about your experience

We get it

The process of getting a home loan can feel overwhelming and stressful. Your home is probably the biggest purchase of your life, and you want to get it right. That’s why we’ve developed an easier home loan experience – one that still gives you peace of mind about your purchase – but is faster, more flexible and fun.

We love what we do

The team at Tella have helped Kiwis into homes for years. It’s a feeling that never gets old.

Our focus is on you

Without you our business wouldn’t exist. That’s why we work hard to make sure you have the best home loan experience with us, and you feel valued and respected. Getting you into the home of your dreams is the reason we’re here.

We're always here for you

We’re here to support you at every stage of your home loan journey. So, use our LiveChat, flick us an email or pick up the phone and let us help.

Trust is everything

We’re asking you to trust us with your finances. It‘s a big ask and we don’t take that responsibility lightly.

Our values

Here’s what you can expect from us. We are:

Empowering

Helping you to develop and grow your knowledge so you can make the best decisions for your financial future with confidence.

Innovative

We’re challenging the way our industry operates by designing our tech to make the home loan application process faster, easier and more fun.

Honest

No jargon. No BS (bank speak). Just honest, practical advice and support to help you into a home.

Accessible

Available whenever you need us, in person or online.

Local

We’re proud to help build and champion our local communities.

Open

Always open for ideas and feedback.

Meet our team

Don’t let our fresh faces fool you – we’ve been doing this a long time!

We know home lending, finance, and banking inside out, with an impressive combined 100 years of experience helping Kiwis into their own homes and achieve their personal financial goals.

Tella’s team of developers clock in at a combined 75 years of creating and delivering intuitive and user-friendly products. And of course, each of us is on our own individual home loan journeys, whether it’s getting into our first homes, renovating, investing, or property development.

We understand home loans from every angle and we’re here to help you.

Team member

Andrew Chambers

Co-founder / CEO

  • 27 years of banking 🏦 and finance experience, including 20+ years at ANZ and CCB
  • Excited about the future of financial technology
  • Loves to build great teams into great businesses. Listens to a lot of music 🎵

Andrew Chambers

Co-founder / CEO

Team member

Stephane Mathieu

Co-founder / Director

  • 26 years of experience as Fintech entrepreneur and investor
  • Co-founder of Boursorama Group, (leading European group in digital financial services => Financial information, e-banking, e-brokerage)
  • Passion for investment and creating innovative tools in the field of personal finance.

Stephane Mathieu

Co-founder / Director

Team member

Chris Stevens

Co-founder / Director

  • 20+ years of experience in the finance industry including at ANZ , CCB and Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Focused on delivering quality results for clients
  • Diverse business experience with investment in alternative industries

Chris Stevens

Co-founder / Director

Team member

Andrea Rowlands

Operations

  • 15 years bank and fintech experience at ANZ and in the peer-to-peer industry
  • Loves how technology can improve overall financial wellbeing – from making knowledge accessible, to simplifying tedious processes.
  • Enjoys listening to and playing music – I will have the space for a piano again soon!

Andrea Rowlands

Operations

Team member

Ben Goldsmith

Lending / Operations

  • 10+ years helping Kiwis in all stages of life get into property with experience at BNZ and ANZ
  • Passionate about building homes and development
  • Lived all over the world and travelled to 37 countries.

Ben Goldsmith

Lending / Operations

Team member

Chrishana Stanley

Home Lending

  • 10+ years of working in banking and finance with Westpac
  • Passionate about: Customer Service, Financial Literacy, Home Renovation and Design
  • Big fan of action and comedy movies. Believes Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie of all time.

Chrishana Stanley

Home Lending

Team member

Krishna Yadav

Home Lending

  • 8 years + experience working in Finance industry.
  • Highly driven to help customers by providing best possible home lending solutions. Believes in having clear communication with clients throughout the process of their home loan journey.
  • Enjoys listening to music, reading books, and volunteering for NGOs.

Krishna Yadav

Home Lending

Team member

Joyce Ram

Home Lending

  • 15+ years of working in banking & finance including at Kiwibank
  • Property is a passion of mine and I’m proud to be able to support my customers through the home buying journey.
  • Ultimate goal is to ensure good customer outcomes. My joy and motivation is to see my customers succeed.

Joyce Ram

Home Lending

Team member

Simran Singh

Technology

  • Tech enthusiast by birth and into cross-platform software development💻 from last 5 years
  • ❤️ playing turn-based strategy games , watching sci-fi + drama movies and enjoys bushwalks

Simran Singh

Technology

Team member

John Trenwith

Technology

  • 20+ years of software development experience in New Zealand and the UK
  • Likes to get hands dirty with data and APIs that turbo-charge our applications
  • Doesn't literally like to get hands dirty, enjoys a good brunch and watching movies

John Trenwith

Technology

Team member

Adam Spice

Technology

  • 25 years working in technology, 5 years experience as a software developer.
  • Love learning about new technologies and what makes them work
  • Bug smasher extraordinaire

Adam Spice

Technology

Team member

Nadiia Syvakivska

Technology

  • 10+ years software development experience, including for Pushpay and Paymark.
  • Loves building software that makes a difference in people's lives, whether it solves a problem or saves time.
  • Enjoys getting creative, whether it’s sewing, crochet or building a miniature house, if I get the idea, I can make it!

Nadiia Syvakivska

Technology

Join the team thats making home loans fun again

If you're a home loan specialist, a software developer with an interest in finance, a social media guru or just someone looking to be part of an innovative fintech start up, contact us today.