Friday 28 June 2019
First home ownership is a huge step in most people’s lives, and ASB has been recognised for its work in helping Kiwis
with this process, winning the Canstar First Home Buyer Award for 2019.
The award recognises the financial institution that provides the best combination of products and services as well as
support for first home buyers across New Zealand, with ASB coming out top ahead of other banks and lending providers.
ASB retail product general manager Glen Martin says the award is recognition of the work ASB has done in the first home
buyer market in particular.
“Buying a first home is an incredibly exciting time but it can also be quite stressful. We’ve spent a lot of time making
sure we’re providing the best products and tools for first home buyers, combined with a team of people who are
passionate about giving quality guidance and advice. We want to make this process easy and enjoyable, so it’s exciting
to have our work recognised by Canstar,” says Martin.
Canstar surveyed ten organisations for the award, with general manager Jose George saying ASB’s offering was strong in a
“With first home buyers making up about a third of the mortgage market, this is an area of intense competition for
banks. With its strong pricing options and its guidance through the house buying process, ASB stands out in its support
for first home buyers,” says George.
This latest award follows ASB being named Canstar Bank of the Year for Home Loans in 2018 and 2019.
“This shows consistency in our focus across the home lending market, especially given how challenging it is to get into
the housing market – for first home buyers in particular,” says Martin.
Helping you get one step ahead.
In 1847, ASB opened as the Auckland Savings Bank with the pledge: 'to serve the community; to grow and to help Kiwis
grow'. And that is very much what ASB is about today.
ASB is a leading provider of integrated financial services in New Zealand including retail, business and rural banking,
funds management and insurance.
ASB strives to consistently provide its customers with outstanding service and innovative financial solutions. They're
dedicated to providing simple financial products that allow their customers to bank with them how and when they want.
We all have our own ways to measure progress, and our own stories about the things that matter to us. Whatever way you
choose to measure progress, and whatever your goals, ASB is there to help you get one step ahead.