Karen Phillips

Having started my career in residential lending i progressed quickly to underwriting loans.  I grew into management roles with ASB Bank, formally Sovereign Home Loans, and I have worked with the Team at NewBuild for almost two decades supporting their goals.

 As an experienced residential lender, I draw on 18 years specialising in both new and existing business.  My last role was managing a residential lending contact centre team -  providing  amazing opportunities to engage and build meaningful relationships with customers.
Taking care of our customers through the stresses of building a home is my priority.

I join NewBuild at an exciting time of growth, especially with the need to increase construction of new homes in New Zealand.  I have a “hands on” approach to my role with my customers, and I also look forward to improving the availability of NewBuild, a specialised home loan designed for people who want to own a new home.

On a personal note I love a challenge.  I have 4 children 8 grandchildren 4 horses and 2 dogs.