Ready for the Road: Your winter vehicle check
Preparing your car for the conditions is a ‘never-to-miss’ step of getting on the road. And with a huge range of climates across the country and weather that can feel like four seasons in one day, it pays to know you and your car are going to be prepared for whatever’s thrown at it.
Of course, making sure your car’s topped up with water, oil, and fuel are the basics – but here are some extra steps that can keep you and your family safer on the roads this winter, and ready to enjoy what Aotearoa has on offer.
Getting more involved in your local community
MTF Finance has been a proud and enthusiastic member of our local community for over 50 years, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Backing local businesses and communities does so much more than just help the economy. It builds connections, strengthens neighbourhoods, and makes our ‘team of 5 million’ just a little bit stronger.
If you’d like to be more involved in your community but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve asked our local lending experts for their top ideas. These small changes won’t have a big impact on your wallet, so there’s a way for everyone to make a difference.
5 affordable Easter getaway ideas
The Easter long weekend is almost here, which means a few extra days off, a mountain of food and time to relax. If you’ve left your holiday plans to the last minute, the good news is there’s still time to get in – but you’ll need to act quick!
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of five low-cost Easter getaway ideas to help you make the most of the long weekend. Whether you’d prefer to get away or keep it local, New Zealand has something for everyone.
Introducing our new ‘plain English’ loan agreement
Recently, we rewrote one of our most important documents, the loan agreement that outlines the terms of your lending with MTF Finance. After a year of work behind the scenes and consultation with our customers, our new plain English loan agreement was launched on 30 November 2020.
So why did we decide to make this change, and what can our customers expect?
Top ten South Island road trips
New Zealand’s South Island (Te Waipounamu) is a land steeped in immense beauty and history; from the prehistoric through to Māori and European settlement. Check out our top ten favourite South Island road trips below, and keep an eye out for our North Island favourites coming soon.
Finance jargon buster
If you’re new to the world of finance, it might seem like we’re speaking another language!
Finance is filled to the brim with words that seem to be designed to make things unclear, instead of the opposite. We are here to untangle the jargon and make it easy for you to understand the ins and outs of consumer finance.
Protection against the unexpected
At a time when the future feels pretty uncertain, it can be scary to think about applying for a new loan - but for many people, a well-structured vehicle or business loan is essential to ensure ‘life goes on’ through good times and bad.
If you have a loan in place already, or are considering applying for finance, we’ve put this article together to let you know your options when life throws you a curveball. This is part of our commitment to being a responsible lender, as well as doing the right thing for our customers and community.
So read on to find out how, for about the price of a cappuccino per week, you can avoid the cost of the unexpected.