Renovation Loans

Renovation Loans are ideal whether you’re planning DIY updates or even if you’re getting the professionals in for a large reno project. Regardless, you can count on Crester Credit to help with the financing of your renovations to assist with cash flow. We make it easy to borrow money on a short-term basis for all sorts of home renovations.


Lick & Flick Partners

Crester loves to partner with builders or people that buy houses to renovate them, and then on-sell. Consider us your renovation finance partner to help you grow.


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Previous customer? Proven track record in repayments? You’ll be able to call, ask the amount you can borrow, and we’ll give you quick approval of how much, immediately.


Low Interest Rates

When house prices are rising, the interest cost of home improvement loans are negligible compared to the capital gain you may receive. Regardless, our interest rates are some of the lowest you’ll find, starting from 12%.

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Renovation Loan Calculator

Use our New Zealand online loan calculator to determine the repayments you can afford and how much you should borrow. Usually, you’ll make a deposit towards your home improvement loans, which acts as security, and we then spread the remainder across 48 months.

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I can afford to repay (per week):

$30 per week

Our maximum loan term is 3 years so your repayments on a $6650 loan must be $70 (or more) per week

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* This is an approximate loan duration based on assumed adequate security & collateral, job security, income, residence situation and positive references.
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Our renovation loans help with

  • Flipping property
  • Updating rooms like an old bathroom or kitchen
  • New furniture or building materials
  • Gardening or landscaping
  • Extensions or new interiors
  • Exterior painting
  • Recladding
  • Driveway cleaning & sealing
  • Roofing repairs or replacement

It’s up to you whether you want to do-it-yourself or pay professionals. With our home renovation loans, you tell us how much it will cost to renovate your house, and we will sort the repayments and term for what you can afford. We can even look at using your home or furniture and appliances as the security for the loan.

Need To Know’s About Renovation Loans

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Easy Renovations

More than 80% of our customers return to us for their future renovation loans. The more you work with us, the easier getting a loan will become. In fact, we love to partner with people who use the funds for property improvements.

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Inflation versus interest

If property prices are rising beyond or close to the interest rates that Crester offers, then if you do the math, taking a loan for renovations makes a lot of sense, and the cost is balanced by inflation. Home improvement loans are a fast way to access the cash you need.

Get Cash in 24 hours
Get Cash in 24 hours

Faster than the banks! After you submit your application, you will hear back from us within 60 minutes. Once approved, the funds for the loan for renovations will be deposited into your bank account within 24 hours.

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Home improvement loans NZ-wide.

We lend to people who are looking to improve property anywhere in New Zealand, not just Christchurch. This means renovation loans in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga, etc.

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Handy Tips

  • When renovating, always assume that you’ll have additional costs. Factor an additional 15% and detail all costs in a spreadsheet prior to starting.
  • When working with contractors, create an agreement with a contingency factor. This means, if you’re paying $6000 for a driveway, arrange that you’ll pay $5000 and then the $1000 a month after the job is completed, so any defects are fixed with the money incentive for the contractor to complete the work satisfactorily.
  • Partner with a construction company that can issue a structural report and make suggestions for improvements.
  • If the purpose of renovating is to sell the house, always stage the property using a professional staging company; It’s worth every cent.
  • If selling the house, it’s always smart to incentivise your real estate agent, telling them that if they achieve a certain price, you’ll give them full commission; if not, then their commission should reduce too.
  • If you’re keeping the house, get a valuer to come through and detail a report so that it can be submitted to the bank, which will gain you more equity as the property value will have risen.


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Our renovation loan application form is your instant solution to adding value to your property before selling or revaluing it.

Property finance questions? Ask Our lending team.

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We respond to our property flippers and renovation customers, almost immediately, but in the meantime, please review our commonly asked questions and information about Crester Credit’s terms and conditions. We’ve included detail about establishment fees, annual interest rates, early settlement options, the responsible lending code of New Zealand, and the online finance application process. We’re here to help with everything finance related, so please ask if you have any questions at all.

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