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10 February 2023

FMT appoints new Business Development Manager

First Mortgage Managers Limited (FMML), manager of First Mortgage Trust (FMT), New Zealand’s largest non-bank first mortgage lender has appointed Sam Oughton as a Business Development Manager, based in their Christchurch office.

Sam Burgess, Head of Lending for First Mortgage Trust says, “We are delighted to have Sam join our Christchurch team. First Mortgage Trust have provided investment and property finance opportunities to kiwis for over 25 years, with business continuing to grow.  Our new Christchurch office opened late 2022 and it’s great to have Sam come onboard during this exciting time.”

Sam Oughton brings over 10 years’ experience in the finance, property and real estate sector, as well as experience as a registered property valuer. He is passionate about delivering exceptional customer service and helping people on their property finance journey, with a proven track record of achieving and building strong relationships with key clients and partners.

Burgess adds, ”This appointment reflects our desire to expand our footprint on a national basis.  Sam will be a great addition to the team. His skills and experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow in Christchurch and the wider South Island region.”

Sam originates from Christchurch and is looking forward to moving back to the region.


Sam Oughton – Business Development Manager


First Mortgage Trust is New Zealand’s largest non-bank first mortgage lender and was established in 1996. They provide investments and property finance to New Zealanders. Today they have over $1.5 billion in FUM and over 6,000 investors nationwide.

First Mortgage Managers Limited, the manager of the First Mortgage Trust Group Investment Fund and the First Mortgage PIE Trust, is licensed under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 as a manager of registered schemes. First Mortgage Managers Limited is not a registered bank under the Banking (Prudential Supervision) Act 1989. To view Product Disclosure Statements visit fmt.co.nz.

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