About

Jonathan and Mitch have both come from careers in banking. Frustrated at only being able to offer clients one option led to the creation of NineYards Financial Services. Our philosophy is to provide expert advice over a range of financial services and tailor solutions to suit you.

Meet the Team

Our team are carefully chosen, highly skilled and meticulously trained.

Jonathan Liong

Financial Adviser

My Specialities: Commercial Property Finance, Asset Finance, Machinery Finance, Plant & Equipment Finance, Motor Vehicle Finance, Healthcare Equipment Finance

Jonathan’s life and career have taken him all over the world, allowing him to shape personal and business philosophies based on success, honesty and integrity

Jonathan has experience running his own companies and has held multiple corporate roles here in New Zealand and internationally. He started his first business while still at university and has since been the national fundraising manager for World Vision UK, an operations director for UK-based fundraising agency and most recently a business banking manager for ANZ.

When he is not working, Jonathan makes time to travel, plays football and spends time with his wife and young daughter.
He also shares an interest in motorsport with Mitch and races a Honda Civic.

Mitch van der Weert

Financial Adviser

My Specialities: Commercial Property Finance, Asset Finance, Motor Vehicle Finance, Business Consulting

Mitch is a registered financial adviser. He began his finance career with 3 years of study at Canterbury University graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Finance.

Shortly after he entered the banking industry with NZ’s largest bank working in the business banking department for 5 years (four of which as a business manager).
His experience ensures you receive professional and accurate advice from the start.
He is passionate about helping his customers and ensures he provides exceptional service and follow-up with every interaction.

In his spare time Mitch can be found racing around Ruapuna in his Honda Integra Racecar, riding his jetski with mates or working on his vege garden.

Joe Rayen

Financial Adviser

My Specialities: Life, Health and General Insurance, Asset and Vehicle Finance

Joseph is the resident Insurance expert at 9 Yards. He is very hard working and enthusiastic, striving to do his best for customers at every interaction. He is interested in helping clients achieve their goals and making sure they are adequately protected should unforeseen circumstances arise in the future.

Coming from a background of Business banking at BNZ as well as having a Commerce Degree, he has a great knowledge of the financial services industry for both commercial and individual clients around and has built many professional relationships from his exceptional service.

As a side hobby, Joseph also runs his own small business specialising in vintage clothing retailing which has given him substantial business insight.

When he is not at work, Joseph likes to spend his time exploring new bars and cafes around CHCH with his girlfriend. He also drives one of the only electric blue VW Golf Cabriolet’s in the world!