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Tips for developing a crisis money plan with leading finance company, Yes Finance.

Tips for developing a crisis money plan with leading finance company, Yes Finance.

Post: September 21, 2020

We are all feeling the financial squeeze. Coronavirus and the subsequent economic turndown have us all keeping a closer eye on our wallet and our bottom lines.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take now to help get through these financial hardships, says leading finance experts, Yes Finance.

Step 1: Goals

Think about what you would like to do with your money. Your goal can be as big or as small as you like. The Herald’s Cooking the Books personal finance podcast suggest picking a goal that excites you and makes you happy as that’s what budgeting should be all about.

“Once you have a clear understanding of what you are putting money aside for it makes it a lot simpler to cut out excess spending that is getting in the way of achieving your goal,” advises Yes Finance owner and director, Peter Steel.

Step 2: KiwiSaver

If you have KiwiSaver, you may be anxious about its ups and downs. However, as long as you’re in the right type of fund, feel free to ignore it for a while.

“This is true for the majority of KiwiSaver members unless you plan to use the money to retire or to buy a first home in the next three years,” comments Peter.

If you are planning to retire or buy your first home, have a good to look around for a defensive fund. Check out this FAQs for KiwiSaver members for more information.

Step 3: Incomings and Outgoings

With your budget you need to monitor what’s coming in and what’s going out. “Open up your bank account and write down all the regular bills that you know you have to pay each month and make a note of how much you’re paid each week so that you can balance out the incoming versus outgoing money,” advises Peter. There are a number of different and easy ways to figure it out such as budget apps and excel documents and it’s all about discovering a system that works for you.

You can also try the Sorted Budgeting Tool where you can create multiple budget scenarios and can help you craft your plan.

Step 4: Talk to your Lender/Bank

If you are unable to make repayments on any loans or debts make sure that you talk to your lender or bank right away. Often, they’re willing to make things work with you and your loan as they deal with this kind of thing all the time.

Depending on your situation they could consolidate loans to make repayments more manageable or move you to interest-only payments.

Step 5: Reduce The Pressure

According to research recently released by Sorted, 31% of New Zealanders have resorted to tapping into their savings to pay for the basics and in the May-June period of 2020, 24% of those surveyed missed at least one bill or loan payment. If these statistics are anything to go by, it’s no wonder kiwis are under mounting financial pressure.

There are steps you can take, such as talking to financial experts,  to help reduce the financial pressure you are feeling.

Check out Yes Finances tips for dealing with financial stress

Life is unpredictable, so it’s always best to be prepared and careful. By taking the right steps now you can turn a potential financial disaster into a merely a brief setback.


Personal and Business Lending

Yes Finance specializes in personal loans, including cars, boats and holidays, and business loans for those looking to take the next step up in their business through expansion or upgrade.

Check out Yes Finance’s simple and easy to use online applications

Have a listen to Yes Finance director, Peter Steel, talking to Marcus Lush on Newstalk ZB talking about why Yes Finance is the first choice in finance company for New Zealand businesses:
https://www.facebook.com/YESFinance/posts/2084846968213044

About Yes Finance

Yes Finance can assist you with SME finance, personal finance, travel loans, boat loans, chattel finance, plant and equipment finance, business loans, loans for equipment and machinery and asset finance. But no matter what kind of finance you need, the team at Yes Finance can offer you a real solution.

Yes Finance have been in business for 20 years, making them one of the oldest privately owned finance companies in New Zealand.  They are an alternative to the rigid approach of the banks, providing customer focused solutions for commercial and personal finance. They are based in Auckland but operate throughout New Zealand.

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Please disregard my previous review, just wanted to say thank you to the Manukau branch manager and team for calling me back, had a talk, appreciate your help & honesty. Had problem with an account before now its all sorted, I really appreciated it 🙂 .He explained everything and apologies to me now I am happy with the outcome 🙂 . Building connection with customers is important to any company out there get to know them and understand their situations. . .Thank you to Yes and team esp their manager for your understanding and support. . . . God bless

Lesu

Yes Finance Limited
2019-12-02T23:12:01+00:00

Lesu

Please disregard my previous review, just wanted to say thank you to the Manukau branch manager and team for calling me back, had a talk, appreciate your help & honesty. Had problem with an account before now its all sorted, I really appreciated it 🙂 .He explained everything and apologies to me now I am happy with the outcome 🙂 . Building connection with customers is important to any company out there get to know them and understand their situations. . .Thank you to Yes and team esp their manager for your understanding and support. . . . God bless
Would definitely recommend these guys yes finance very good customer services well mannered and supportive only a couple of days and loan is approved like #BANG if it wasnt for yes finance I wouldn't of had a better xmas thank you Yes Finance

Shan M

Yes Finance Limited
2019-05-09T22:31:30+00:00

Shan M

Would definitely recommend these guys yes finance very good customer services well mannered and supportive only a couple of days and loan is approved like #BANG if it wasnt for yes finance I wouldn't of had a better xmas thank you Yes Finance
Thanks so much for all your kind assistance rendered since the beginning of this year. I think out of all the financials I’ve dealt with during my time of financial hardship, I can boldly say that Yes Finance has been the only finance company who has dealt with me as a person and not just someone to abuse to pay more.

Nunia

Yes Finance Limited
2019-04-15T04:17:33+00:00

Nunia

Thanks so much for all your kind assistance rendered since the beginning of this year. I think out of all the financials I’ve dealt with during my time of financial hardship, I can boldly say that Yes Finance has been the only finance company who has dealt with me as a person and not just someone to abuse to pay more.
AWESOME (even with the interest)!!!!!!! I can’t wait. I will let you know when I have everything. Thank you so much for your efficiency, friendliness and help. I really appreciate it.

Karyn G

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2019-04-15T04:19:31+00:00

Karyn G

AWESOME (even with the interest)!!!!!!! I can’t wait. I will let you know when I have everything. Thank you so much for your efficiency, friendliness and help. I really appreciate it.
Painless process. Excellent service and very, very, quick turnaround from a query to approval. Thank you so much!

Barbara P

Yes Finance Limited
2019-10-22T00:40:15+00:00

Barbara P

Painless process. Excellent service and very, very, quick turnaround from a query to approval. Thank you so much!
Awesome company amazing fast service. I’ll like to thank you so much Shweta Kashyap for your awesome service you helped me out so much and I can’t thank you enough!!
You went above and beyond for me!!! I highly recommend yes finance.

Tina T

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2019-05-09T22:25:38+00:00

Tina T

Awesome company amazing fast service. I’ll like to thank you so much Shweta Kashyap for your awesome service you helped me out so much and I can’t thank you enough!! You went above and beyond for me!!! I highly recommend yes finance.
You advertised a great deal on the radio and promised great service and I received all of the above. Your team are true professionals!

C Walsh - Hamilton

Yes Finance Limited
2019-04-15T04:16:19+00:00

C Walsh - Hamilton

You advertised a great deal on the radio and promised great service and I received all of the above. Your team are true professionals!
Just a short note to acknowledge receipt of payment, and to thank you for your top service.

Peter Smith

Yes Finance Limited
2019-04-15T02:43:39+00:00

Peter Smith

Just a short note to acknowledge receipt of payment, and to thank you for your top service.
Awesome customer service - treated as a human being not a number

Diana C

Yes Finance Limited
2019-10-22T00:43:49+00:00

Diana C

Awesome customer service - treated as a human being not a number
I have been with Yes Finance for like 11 years and every time i need a car travel and extra Y/F has helped me 100%. I love being Y/F client. wouldn't have any other way

Shylo D

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2019-05-09T22:29:05+00:00

Shylo D

I have been with Yes Finance for like 11 years and every time i need a car travel and extra Y/F has helped me 100%. I love being Y/F client. wouldn't have any other way
Hi Anji
Thank you for the excellent service!!!

Timothy M

Yes Finance Limited
2019-10-17T20:51:24+00:00

Timothy M

Hi Anji Thank you for the excellent service!!!
Awesome! Thanks again for being patient with me.
You made this process so easy for me and highly recommend your services!

Talia P

Yes Finance Limited
2019-10-16T21:21:49+00:00

Talia P

Awesome! Thanks again for being patient with me. You made this process so easy for me and highly recommend your services!
Just wanted to say thank you to yourself and please pass it on to Graeme and the rest of the team for helping us over the past few years – you have obviously been a great help for us and it has allowed us to get into a much better position.

Kris

Yes Finance Limited
2019-04-15T02:45:05+00:00

Kris

Just wanted to say thank you to yourself and please pass it on to Graeme and the rest of the team for helping us over the past few years – you have obviously been a great help for us and it has allowed us to get into a much better position.
I would like to thank you Toni for your support and understanding when my family had a change of circumstances hehehe well more than once.It has been fantastic service for the time that the car was on finance thank you again.

Kohu T

Yes Finance Limited
2019-04-15T03:50:32+00:00

Kohu T

I would like to thank you Toni for your support and understanding when my family had a change of circumstances hehehe well more than once.It has been fantastic service for the time that the car was on finance thank you again.
Thanks for sending through the paper work – I received it yesterday. I also wanted to thank you for the great customer service you provided, and also the Events Cinema card (awesome!). If only more companies offered such great service!

De Wet

Yes Finance Limited
2019-04-15T04:18:31+00:00

De Wet

Thanks for sending through the paper work – I received it yesterday. I also wanted to thank you for the great customer service you provided, and also the Events Cinema card (awesome!). If only more companies offered such great service!
They are amazing to deal with very Polite friendly helpful.
Fully reccomend them to anyone looking for a loan of any sort. Extremely quick also

Christine J

Yes Finance Limited
2019-05-09T22:27:30+00:00

Christine J

They are amazing to deal with very Polite friendly helpful. Fully reccomend them to anyone looking for a loan of any sort. Extremely quick also
I would like to thank you for help with my loan application. My husband & I appreciate your hardwork and dedication towards sealing the deal on Monday despite the cut off time you still managed to pull it through!

Nikita H

Yes Finance Limited
2019-04-15T04:20:47+00:00

Nikita H

I would like to thank you for help with my loan application. My husband & I appreciate your hardwork and dedication towards sealing the deal on Monday despite the cut off time you still managed to pull it through!
I would give 100/100 to Yes Finance. Really helped me out. Fast and efficient. Thanks alot Ajeshni for your continuous help really appreciate your hard work and effort. Highly recommend others to use YES FINANCE.

Zaliya M

Yes Finance Limited
2019-05-09T22:30:22+00:00

Zaliya M

I would give 100/100 to Yes Finance. Really helped me out. Fast and efficient. Thanks alot Ajeshni for your continuous help really appreciate your hard work and effort. Highly recommend others to use YES FINANCE.
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