Managing Director & Team Leader
Dougal started Admiral Finance to help people who needed short term personal and cash loans but who struggled to get their bank to take them seriously. His goal was to serve the financial needs of people who usually pay their debts back on time but are often overlooked by the big banks. With his extensive experience in financial services and the credit industries, Dougal was just the man for the job.
Dougal has a B.B.S degree from Massey University and is a Chartered Accountant. Dougal is a registered Financial Adviser. Check out Dougal’s disclosure statement. Prior to starting Admiral Finance Dougal worked in New Zealand, the US and Europe, as both Audit Manager and Management Consultant for KPMG and as Financial Controller for Auto Credit Trust in London.
What Dougal enjoys most about his role at Admiral Finance is meeting customers, learning their stories and helping them get what they need through great financial advice and monetary support.
Dougal lives in Christchurch with his wife and three children. In his spare time, Dougal is a man of action. He loves mountain biking, jet boating and shooting clay birds. He’s an accomplished skier and qualified ski patroller. He also enjoys a good book on the Kindle, going to the theatre and adding to his large collection of rubber insects and loud, eccentric shirts. Dougal’s burning desire is to learn to fly airplanes and he’s indulged his passion of high flying by skydiving and flying on Concorde.
Joanna’s role at Admiral Finance is as varied as her background. She has a BA degree from Canterbury University, a Nannying and Childcare Diploma, has worked in the Photo Archives at Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington and as an Interior Designer in London.
Joanna is one of our friendly customer service people and not only looks after our customers but also assists the rest of the team with administration, filing and credit checks.
Joanna lives in Christchurch with her husband and three children. She loves mountain biking, walking , reading and spending time with her family. She once flew over the Victoria Falls on a microlite. She also enjoys gardening, cooking and travelling.
Lending Officer / Credit Control
Sophie came to us from Wellington University where she studied Commerce majoring in Economics.
Originally from Invercargill, she made the move to the big smoke. In her weekends, she enjoys going to brunch in the city and has a big love for dogs.
Candice has recently joined our team as a new lending officer. She has over 6 years’ experience in the finance industry, working in a variety of different roles.
Candice has recently made a move from rainy Auckland to enjoy the warm sunshine Christchurch has to offer.
Victoria is one of the lending officers in our office. Coming from a wide variety of experience in law and accounts, she is currently studying to work towards becoming an accredited Chartered Accountant.
Victoria loves the outdoors and her favourite animal is a cat.
Mark currently works as one of our friendly Field Agents and does many jobs throughout the wider Canterbury region, often after hours and in all types of weather.
A man of many talents, Mark is a pro surfer and an avid skier, rumour has it that he was once bitten by a shark!
Our documentation specialist and loan administrator Anita is a vital part of the loan process – disbursing loans, organising loan documentation, and administration of loans. She has extensive experience in the banking and insurance industry and joins us with nearly 40 years of banking and finance experience!
In her spare time, Anita is kept very busy with her gorgeous garden, book club and Ratbag the cat.
Why Choose Admiral Finance For Your Next Loan?
Borrow From A Company You Can Trust
Our staff are locals who understand the financial demands of living in New Zealand. We’ll treat you with respect, outline your best options, and give you a fair loan that suits your personal circumstances. You can even come and visit us in our Christchurch office.
Get The Funds You Need Within 24-Hours
Apply for a loan today with Admiral and you’ll get approval within 60-minutes and your funds released within 24-hours, sometimes even earlier.
Competitive Loans That Suit Your Lifestyle
You can potentially save thousands with an Admiral Finance loan. Our rates are extremely competitive, and designed to suit your lifestyle and budget. So you can rest assured that when you apply for an Admiral loan you’re improving your life and financial situation, not just adding another financial burden.
Flexible Options For All Financial Situations
Admiral is run by real people, not computers. So when we consider your application we’ll review your current situation and ability to pay without focusing on your past credit history . Even if you’ve had difficulties securing funds in the past, it’s quite possible we can find a flexible solution for your situation.
Applying is easy
Apply in only 5 minutes online, or give us a call to discuss on our Freephone number 0800 200 261
One of our friendly team will personally assess your application and be in touch within 60 minutes (during business hours)
If you’re loan is approved, we’ll release your funds, usually within 24hrs of applying directly into your account or by cash cheque.
If you want to talk to one of our friendly team about your loan, give us a call now for free on 0800 200 261. Or, if you’re in Nelson, Dunedin, Invercargill, Timaru, or in and around Christchurch, we can even send someone over to see you at home.
Michael borrowed $8,750 to purchase a van for his new business
"Admiral Finance are definitely the only finance company we would deal with in the future. They provide an excellent, hassle-free service and are very user friendly. I would seriously advise people to approach them if they need finance."Read their full story
Jan needed $1500 to buy some furniture for her home
Jan needed $1500 to buy some furniture for her home Jan is a lady with her hands full. She manages a pharmacy during the day and has dogs and home renovations that keep her busy after hours. She wanted to buy some new furniture for her home. Jan called on Friday and had her loan approved the same day.Read their full story
Brian needed $700 for urgent car repairs
Brian needed $700 for urgent car repairs Brian’s car broke down in the car park at the local supermarket. With steam bellowing everywhere, it was obvious that the engine had overheated and needed urgent repair. Brian saw an advertisement for Admiral Finance in the newspaper and called us. As Brian worked full-time as the operations manager for a paper company, he was unable to sign the legal documents during work hours. So we went to him after hours and signed him up right there and then. We also gave him the money straight away.Read their full story
Stuart borrowed $500 to pay school fees
There were no problems at all, the mobile manager came direct to my house to sign up the contract. The people are friendly and the access to loans is easy. They don’t take long to get.Read their full story
Brent borrowed $14,000 for debt consolidation
We worked out a way that Brent could repay the money with payments coinciding with his payday. We got him the $14,000 and Brent was able to pay off his credit cards straight away.Read their full story
With us, getting finance from $1,000 – $50,000 couldn’t be easier
over the course of your loan competitive rates
Enjoy flexible payment
options that suit your lifestyle and pay cycle
Get a zero-deposit loan
secured by a vehicle, household items, or property
And get approved fast
– in as little as 60-minutes – so you can get back to enjoying your life, not focusing on bills.
If you want to talk to one of our friendly team about your loan, give us a call now for free on 0800 200 261.
Lending criteria, terms and conditions, and fees apply to all Admiral Finance personal loans.