New owner for Century 21 Financial
Julius Capilitan is the new owner and managing director of Century 21 Financial New Zealand.
Formerly its general manager, Capilitan ran the home loans and financial services business for nearly two years, before buying it outright from Joseph Lupi, owner of Century 21 First Choice Realty.
Capilitan brings considerable retail and business banking experience including residential and commercial lending, insurance and investments. He has held funds management and specialist roles at ANZ Bank, KiwiBank, AXA Group Investment and NZX.
Century 21 Financial offers a full range of financial and mortgage broking services, with Century 21 real estate offices nationwide also referring clients for financial advice and lending.
“A lot of bankers become brokers, but I’m now fortunate to take it another step and become the New Zealand master franchise owner for C21 Financial. It’s hugely motivating helping Kiwis and providing expert solutions. Clients may be seeking advice on how to build a property portfolio through to having had challenges securing funding. Our value is in helping people to navigate and secure a life-changing outcome,” he said.
As well as first-home and next-home buyers, Century 21 Financial works closely with property investors and developers on funding solutions. The company also provides risk advice around the likes of business insurance cover and advises self-employed clients on issues such as ACC commitments.
The new owner says “the whole landscape for mortgage brokers and financial advisers is going to change within the next 12 months. Advisers will have to deal with a higher level of requirements and challenges under the new FMA regime.”
“C21 Financial is anticipating significant growth. We are now advertising for a number of brokers to join us throughout the country, who we will heavily support.”
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