We recently purchased our first family home thanks to help from Chris at First Point. From day one is was the most seamless and easy process, everything was made very clear and easy. Chris made himself available 24/7 first our first home purchase 1000 questions and nothing was to hard or annoying!I couldn’t recommend these guys high enough, thank you all for the invaluable help and helping us secure our first family home.
Absolutely stellar service from Chris and the team. Chris walked us through a slightly tricky self employed application with absolute ease. Given the current rate hike climate, Chris managed to secure us a sensational rate with a big lender that our previous lender couldn't get even remotely near. We will definitely be calling upon Chris for our next purchase.
Chris at FirstPoint has helped us in our mortgage journey from day 1 when we bought our first home. We were recommended to him by friends and its been an absolute pleasure since. He has earned our trust through honest advice and an exceptional service. I don't and wouldn't recommend anyone else.
We found FirstPoint through a friend’s glowing recommendation and now we understand why. What we thought would be a straight forward purchase but due to unforeseen issues Jonathan was agile and through his years of experience had multiple options at the helm ready before stress could even set in.It was an absolute pleasure working with Jonathan. Would highly recommend Jonathan and the team at FirstPoint.
This was the second time we had the pleasure of working with Jonathan. The first he helped us refinance an investment property, this time he helped us buy our family home! Nothing is ever a problem for Jonathan. He is always positive and enthusiastic. He’s a professional and made buying our home remotely so easy for us. Would highly recommend and will definitely be using again for our next purchase!
We have been using First Point for the last 5 years & have just had Jonathan help us settle on another property this month. We cannot recommend Jonathan & the team enough. Very reliable, very professional & an absolute pleasure to deal with. I have recommended Jonathan to friends & colleagues and they have all been exceptionally happy with his service.
Great service. Chris was friendly, responsive and did a great job helping me to re-finance. Terrific communication and was very flexible. I'm very satisfied with the outcome and I highly recommend this group!
I used First Point and Chris for buying my first home and they were amazing. They helped me understand everything, they were easy to get a hold of and did everything I asked without issue. If your looking for someone to help you with all things Home Loans and mortgages look no further than these guys at First Point
Chris Pryer was so helpful. My circumstances were a bit challenging but Chris didn’t give up until he found a way for me to get a loan. He was friendly, easy to communicate with and made everything easy to understand.
We had a wonderful experience with Greg when we recently refinanced with a different bank. He was very understanding and patient, answered all of our questions, and followed up the bank when they were taking their time. Overall we had a great experience and Greg was very down to earth, friendly, and funny! We wouldn't hesitate to use them again in future. Thanks so much for all the time and effort you put in.
Chris and the team were extremely knowledgeable about how we could best structure our loan. We were very happy with their advice and professionalism, always keeping us updated throughout the process and ever so quick to respond to our queries!
FirstPoint Mortage Brokers were fantastic to deal with. From our first meeting we felt at ease with our broker Chris. His professionalism and finance knowledge took us from giving him our initial plans and he took it all the way through to settlement.We would highly recommend FirstPoint Mortage Brokers to our family and friends.
Jonathan Harris and the team are exceptional. Great customer service and they really know their craft. They work to get the best outcomes for clients and go above and beyond the make it happen. Highly recommend.
We had the most seamless experience purchasing our first home through Chris and the team at first point. We had no idea of what to expect and Chris walked us through everything so calmly and professionally so we were continually put at ease and understood all of our options clearly. When it came to purchasing time, Chris was diligent and so quick at putting everything together and we never had a moment of stress. He always responded to emails quickly or followed up with a phone call. I couldnt recomend Chris and the team more!!! Especially if you are a first home buyer.
The FirstPoint team assisted myself & my partner with the loan for our recent purchase, and were a pleasure to deal with. Technically excellent, highly responsive and very efficient, they made the entire process simple and painless. I am happy to recommend their services.
All I can say is wow. The service provided by Jonathan Harris was outstanding. From the first meeting, I knew we had selected the right person to broker a home loan for us. For a first home buyer, the process is daunting, but Jonathan helped ease our fears. He was knowledgeable, confident, prepared and efficient. We couldn’t believe how smooth and stress-feee the process was. I am also impressed that as part of his service (along with the firm’s service), that there will be on-going contact to see how we are travelling with our mortgage. It gives you the confidence that you will be able to get the best rate on an ongoing basis in the future. I couldn’t recommend Jonathan highly enough!
We have been dealing with Chris at FirstPoint since we purchased our home in 2017. Chris is a great communicator, always happy to help, and talk you through the complex world that is home loans and refinancing. Would recommend to anyone looking for a mortgage broker. 5-stars!
We cannot thank Jonathan enough for his services with our home loan and lending over the past couple of years. Jonathan makes the process so seamless and easy.Thanks Jonathan for everything..Susan and Scott
Excellent experience with Jonathan and the team. My home loan approved very quickly and seamlessly. Me being a small business owner, I was expecting more hurdles but this was smoothest property purchase Ive made to date. Thanks guys
This is our second time using FirstPoint for our mortgage needs. Chris and Ethan are great, really make life easy. By refinancing, we were able to save thousands. Without their help, knowledge of the industry and advice we would never have been able to achieve this result. Thank you.
We liaised with Jonathan at FirstPoint to help us purchase our first property, and were extremely grateful for his ongoing support as we navigated the highs and lows of the Sydney market. He was always quick to respond and answer our questions and put our mind at ease throughout the whole process. Thank you Jono!
We dealt with Jonathan at First point to buy our first home. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and guided us step by step through the process. We had to make various changes during the 6-9 months we were looking for a property and Jonathan was always willing to assist and provide advice along the way.
Thanks so much to Jono and the FirstPoint team for a seamless and easy broking experience. Jono was able to tailor and advise on a bespoke mortgage structure that best suited our needs. They were also able to gain access to better than market rates and took away a lot of stress. Highly recommended!
Chris & First Point are professional as always - great advice and quick to respond, we have full trust in them getting the best results and they always deliver! Chris always has time for us and explains things effectively for us to understand and help us make informed decisions. Highly recommend to anyone and will continue using their services going forward!
Best Mortgage Brokers i have ever dealt with! They went above and beyond what was required to ensure a smooth process. Couldn't recommend them more highly. Thanks again to Chris and the team. A great result and very much appreciated
Our mortgage was very bespoke as a result of our complicated financial position due to moving recently to Australia from the UK.Jonathon from FirstPoint worked diligently with the team to achieve an outstanding outcome for us that has enabled us to purchase our first home in Australia!
We dealt with Chris when buying our very first home! He was so helpful and informative from the start and the whole process was so much simpler knowing he was on our side. We took his advice on locking in the interest rate prior to settlement and very glad we did this because the interest rates rises shortly after. I would highly recommend Chris at FirstPoint if you are looking for a reliable and knowledgeable broker. Thanks Chris!
This was our first home purchase and something I thought was going to be very overwhelming. Chris at FirstPoint guided us through every step of the way and turned something complicated into a very easy process. Chris presented all of our mortgage options and helped us understand the most suitable options for us over the long term. Extremely happy with FirstPoint, would absolutely recommend.
Chris from first point at Cronulla was amazing throughout the whole process of buying our first property. From the first phone call until the last he was truly above and beyond. Highly rated! Will definitely recommend to friends and family.
Chris and Ethan were excellent to deal with from start to finish. Chris made the process easy to understand (especially being first home buyers) and quickly answered the many questions we had. Highly recommend to those looking at purchasing a property.
Thanks so much Chris. What a pleasure. Beat financial transactions we have ever had. You where swift and looked after our every need with a smile. If you are looking for a broker look no further. Chris is a champion! Thanks again Chris! Cheers Chris and Lyndell
FirstPoint Mortgage team were fantastic to deal with. Chris and Ethan responded immediately and made everything so easy that I hardly had to do anything. Chris organised a great deal for a fixed and variable rate, within a week. I have recommended them to family and friends. Thanks guys!
Greg and the team at Firstpoint have been managing our mortgages for over 7 years. They are experts in their field and only have their customers best interests in mind, even years after establishing finance. I highly recommend their services.
Chris from FirstPoint feels part of the family now! He is always so helpful and knowledgeable, and took care of us every step of the way. We always feel comfortable and safe knowing he is looking after! We couldn't recommend Chris and his team more highly. Thank you for everything!!
Chris and the team at FirstPoint have been a god send. After having a negative experience with another broker who was not responsive to our questions and needs, we were recommended to call Chris. As first home buyers, Chris has helped us navigate and educate us through the process. He was always willing to answer our questions. Whilst we were awaiting settlement, Chris had the foresight to lock in a fixed rate before the recent rate rises, saving us thousands of dollars. We could not recommend Chris more highly and we look forward to dealing with him again in the future.
FirstPoint Mortgage Brokers were a dream to have guiding us with our first home buyers experience. We liaised with Chris Pryer, and he could not have been more helpful, there was no question he couldn’t answer and was professional and personable throughout the entire time.We would highly recommend and use FirstPoint again.
FirstPoint make refinancing and applying for a loan such a simple process. Chris is always so helpful and answers any questions along the way. After experiencing both, loan applications directly with the bank and with FirstPoint, Chris removed all the stress and was ale to get a quick result.
I was given Chris Pryer's details due to him doing a great job with a friend. From the first email and subsequent phone calls, Chris made the whole process so simple and easy.I would definitely recommend Chris and FirstPoint Mortgage Brokers and will be reaching out again for any future needs.
Throughout the entire process Jon has been so attentive and thorough. He’s always got strategies and options that suited us and has a gift for making the complex simple and easy to understand. It’s cliched to say but he’s helped us get into our dream property and we couldn’t recommend working with him enough.
From the first phone call to the settlement of my unit. Chris Pryer from First Point Mortgage Brokers, kept me up to date every step of the way.I was impressed with his customer service, knowledge and the way he made me feel like I was not just another number in the system. I will definitely be recommending Chris from First Point to my friends.
I had just been stuffed around by a bank on a refinancing matter as i was trying to purchase a business that i currently managed, it was a great deal that needed urgent action. The bank took 5 weeks and we were still no where near completion. I had heard Troy talk the boys on SEN radio in the past and on 15/11/21 Monday morning at work 4.30am and I sent an enquiry via the Firstpoint web page. Chris Pryer called me at 7.45 that morning. The processes was stressful but only because of our time line but the team at Firstpoint and especially Chris work very hard for us. We needed to finalise the deal before the end of the month - 15 Days start to Finish. Today the 30/11/2021 at 3.00pm the finance was settled and we are now the very proud owners of a business that i started for the old directors 6 years ago. Roar Equipment Pty Ltd. I could not recommend Chris and the team any higher and if you are in need of Financial assistance these guys are the only ones i would ever talk to. Thanks so much for getting us over the line and in record time.
Chris and his team were unbelievably helpful in the process of buying my first home. Every question was answered with the highest level of professionalism ensuring the process was seamless. I highly recommend Chris & First Point Mortgage Brokers.
Chris and the team were an absolute joy to deal with. The level of responsiveness and efficiency made me feel at ease and took the stress out of my first home buying experience. I could not recommend these guys more!
I would recommend Chris Pryer and his team at FirstPoint Mortgage Brokers unreservedly. His patience with explaining the process of buying your first home and endless support throughout (even on weekends) is commendable.Chris is extremely knowledgeable and has an answer to every question.Thank you Chris for making our experience seamless.
Firstpoint & Jonathan were an absolute pleasure to work with! Jonathan's knowledge and communication skills kept us informed the whole way through our loan process. Every hurdle we encountered Jonathan was able to keep our minds at ease with his professional advice and guidance. Will be passing his details on to all family and friends for their finance needs. Would highly recommend !!
Seamless and stress-free experience. Jonathan and the FirstPoint team helped facilitate a loan for our first home purchase and always kept us up to date, happily answering any questions throughout the process. Highly recommend.
Can't thank the team at Firstpoint enough. I came to Chris requiring a short turn around to purchase and after recently changing careers. Despite these challenges, Chris was able to get me approved and I was able to purchase my first property.The experience all round was top shelf, and I highly recommend Chris and the rest of the team at Firstpoint.
Once again Jonathan has helped facilitate an amazing deal on a new loan, this time for business purposes. He is always professional, friendly and attentive and ensures you are kept up to date during the process. We highly recommend FirstPoint Mortgage Brokers.
Extremely professional and responsive. As my first experience with a mortgage broker and the housing industry, Jonathan and Ethan were helpful and ensured that I was supported every step of the way. Definitely made my house purchasing journey a great, stress free experience and highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a broker to guide them through the property marketed
Great experience end to end from the FirstPoint team. Jonathan was there every step of the way providing the right guidance at the right time. Homeloans and re-fi's can be painful and stressful - but it was an absolutely breeze via the FirstPoint team. Thank you so much we are thrilled by the outcome. Ben and Izzy.
A really great experience from Chris and his team at First Point on helping us purchase our first home. We're not financially savvy, so having him guide us through the process was comforting and we trusted his expertise and recommendations.
I couldn't rate Jonathan and the team at FirstPoint more highly! As a first home buyer the process was overwhelming at the beginning. However, Jonathan and his team talked me through each step and put my mind at ease. Buying a home can have moments of urgency, but their organisation and attentiveness made sure I had everything ready to go. Highly recommend dealing with FirstPoint Mortgage Brokers -- without their help, I don't think I would have my home today!
Chris, Troy and Ethan were phenomenal. Their advice was practical and easy to understand. Their service included proactive, clear and effective communication about progress and next steps and a laser like focus to deliver on their commitments. Thanks team. Love your work.
Absolutely perfect professional experience. As this is my first time interacting with Mortgage brokers / banks / the housing industry, I definitely felt safe and in the right hands. All my questions were answered immediately and every step was explained in a really easy to understand way. Highly recommend giving them a call, a top quality team!
First Point helped us purchase an investement property and were fantastic to work with. They were proffesional, diligent, organised and went above and beyond to make sure we got the best possible deal. We are extremely happy with their efforts and highly reccomend their services.
Highly recommend Jonathan from FirstPoint!As a first home buyer what I thought was going to be a daunting and stressful process was actually the complete opposite, it was honestly a joy! From the get go there was no question that went unanswered and no step in the process that wasn’t explained clearly and in detail.He was sincerely invested in ensuring I ended up with the best result and that’s exactly what we achieved. There is no doubt in my mind that I made the right decision in using Jono.I simply can’t thank him enough for his efforts and wouldn’t be where I am without him.
Jonathan from FirstPoint was invaluable throughout the process of helping myself and my husband buy our first home. Highly recommend FirstPoint as they are helpful, clear, quick, very responsive and all round lovely to deal with.
Could not recommend Jono and the First Point team more highly. As first home buyers we were a bit nervous about the whole process but Jono took all the stress out of it and was able to answer all our questions in an easy to understand manner.I'll be going back to him for my next purchase. Outstanding service.
Jonathan went above and beyond in helping me purchase my first home. He answered all my questions, explained everything in detail and ensured that I received the best product in the market that was suited to my requirements and goals. Thanks very much to Jonathan and the team for providing quality service.
Jonathon and the crew at first point were unreal with my first finance. I needed some guidance and they made it happen so easy. Even real estates and conveyancers were at ease when I mentioned first point we’re taking care of my finances. Happy as
I had the pleasure of meeting Greg when I was looking for a home loan over 3 years ago. At that point the mortgage we were looking for and in the timeframe I didn't think was achievable.Greg not only provided the outcome we were looking for, he did so at times outside business hours but with always a genuine and down to earth approach.Fast forward 3 years and I went to Greg again recently when we were looking to refinance. He again went over and above to deliver an incredible outcome, helping us every step of the way.I couldn't recommend Greg and First Point enough if you are looking for a solid and dependable Mortgage broker and business.
From day one Chris has gone above and beyond in every aspect possible, I could recommend Chris again and again and I will hope to use him when I buy my next house.The whole process was incredibly easy with the help of Chris - Chris would answer my calls on a Friday afternoon and would contact me on a Sunday night so have everything ready for the Monday I can’t express how kind he is also.He truly cared about what was best for me and allowed only the best deals for my finance.I thank him again and again he Was incredible.
Just settled on our property funded through Chris and his team. Can't recommend them highly enough. Their service was excellent. It's so refreshing to deal with such a responsive professional operation, and one that is so pleasant to work with.
I would use the FirstPoint team again and again and again. Jonathan was exceptionally helpful and was able to remove an enormous amount of stress from the mortgage process for us, explaining every detail, every step of the way. His patience and professionalism was second to none. Our process was a slow and complex one but Jon didn't miss a beat, his depth in knowledge and ability to translate everything into simple terms for us made our experience far more worry-free than it otherwise would have been.Cannot recommend Jonathan and his team highly enough.
We were very grateful that a friend referred us to Greg (and First Point). Greg is a straight-shooter, so will not waste your time, if he feels he cannot be of any benefit. From the start, Greg showed genuine interest in our goals and was confident he could help us get to where we wanted to be. In these times of uncertainty, not to mention a crazy market, Greg navigated us through the process and gave us confidence to embark on our search with a quick pre-approval.After finding our dream home, Greg swung into action and made sure all the stars aligned, in order for us to complete the sale. He did most of the 'heavy lifting' behind the scenes, which resulted in minimal stress and complications from our side.He was very communicative and relatable throughout the entire process and even helped save us money through refinancing our investment properties and introduced us to other great professionals in his network to assist with personal loans, insurance and other services.
Chris and the team at First Point are a pleasure to deal with. Always kept up to date with what is happening and would recommend them to anyone looking for a mortgage broker. As a first time buyer Chris made the process so easy with plenty of guidance to help get me the best deal
Chris Pryer is a hard working Mortgage Broker that will bend over backwards to deliver a desired outcome for his client. I know that my property portfolio can grow with Chris's help. I wouldn't trust anyone else.
Highly recommend Chris Pryer and FirstPoint. The whole process was streamline and simple. Chris was extremely responsive and we were always kept informed as to where the situation was at. We could not have asked for better service in helping us achieve our goal.
The overall experience I had with Jon at First Point was outstanding. Our settlement period was a very delayed procedure but Jon was nothing but helpful and positive throughout. I can’t fault the guy! He went above and beyond what I expected.Thanks again, Chris
I could not fault our experience with First Point! Jonathan was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. He made a very complicated settlement as easy as possible for us. I can’t thank him and the team enough!
Chris recently helped me with purchasing my first property,I can not recommend Chris and First Point Mortgage brokers enough..They helped me through the whole process,made it run very smoothly and I would definitely work with them again with no hesitation!!If you need Finance or anything like that,Use these guys!!10/10 👌
My partner and I would highly recommend Chris Pryer from FirstPoint Mortgage brokers. He helped us with our first home loan and made the whole process easy and stress free. Chris was incredibly helpful, approachable and proactive throughout the entire process. We would not hesitate to recommend or work with Chris again. Thank you once again Chris.
It was our first time dealing with FirstPoint Mortgage Brokers and it definitely won't be our last. We approached Jonathan with little to no knowledge about the mortgage world and armed with lots of questions. Jonathan made us feel very comfortable from the get go, educating us about the best options to fit our unique circumstances and goal. Jonathan's professional, yet down to earth nature made it easy for us to pick up the phone with any questions we had along the way. Jonathan has outstanding knowledge in the industry and willingness to go above and beyond to make amateurs like us feel confident and comfortable with our decisions. We highly recommend Jonathon and the FirstPoint team to anyone looking. They contributed greatly to the positive and stress free experience we had in purchasing our first home together.Linda & Andres
Highly recommend FirstPoint Mortgage Brokers. Greg and the team were able to assist us in refinancing our current home loans and apply for an additional investment loan. The kept us updated throughout the application processes and were always contactable to help answer any questions we had.
First time dealing with First Point. Chris made things very easy for us and was fully sincere in his responses to questions I knew only amateurs like us could ask. Made us feel far less inadequate.5 stars, but more importantly, 2 thumbs up.
This is our second time using Jonathan at FirstPoint Mortgage Brokers and like always it was a pleasant and stress free experience. Jonathan kept us updated throughout the entire process and went over and above for us. I have no hesitations recommending Jonathan Harris at FirstPoint Mortgage Brokers.
I couldn’t recommend Chris Pryer from First Point Mortgage brokers enough.Chris went above and beyond to get me a home loan when nobody else would .He was extremely professional and always took my calls and made the whole process stress freeLisa Wilson
I honestly can not recommend Chris and his team more highly. We were a tricky loan situation being self employed and got knocked back by many other brokers.Chris not only got us the loan to get us into our dream home when we had minimum time on our hands, he also got us an amazing low rate.They were extremely professional, honest and friendly.What a pleasure it was to deal with Chris and Firstpoint.We still cheers them every anniversary.Don’t wast your time anywhere else Firstpoint will deliver what you need with the best rate.. Thank you Chris and team..
Chris has done excellent job organising our home loans. He is very capable and knowledgeable and has found the best option to suite our circumstances. He was, friendly, professional quick and always available if we had any further questions. He has done the best job in the shortest possible time, spot on! I would highly recommend his services. Thank you Chris for make it possible!
My partner and I recently applied for and were granted a mortgage through FirstPoint Mortgage Brokers. Just want to say our broker Jonathon Harris was absolutely amazing and efficient throughout the whole process. Nothing was too much for him and he made it so easy! Would definitely recommend FirstPoint mortgage brokers to anyone applying for a mortgage. Would give this business more than five stars if I could!Thanks again!Riley and Jade
Aside from securing an excellent deal, Chris and the First Point team couldn’t have been more responsive or professional. As a first home buyer the application / approval process seemed overwhelming but having Chris facilitate the process and eliminate the stress was invaluable. I look forward to working together again in the future and would highly recommend Chris and the team.
Could not recommend Jonathan enough. As a first home buyer Jonathan made a daunting process much more enjoyable. He made it clear from the start that I could be comfortable to ask any question and was realistic with what was possible. His communication and efficiency was great, keeping me informed every step of the way. Thanks Jonathan!
Thanks Chris Pryer from First Point for your consistent hard work over the years allowing us to purchase our two properties. We appreciate your direct and effortless communication, allowing the process to be stress free. Couldn’t be happier with your service!
Massive thank you to Chris Pryer at First Point Mortgage Brokers for his support over the past few years. Chris helped us purchase our first apartment four years ago, his expertise recently allowing us to refinance to get the most of our loan. Chris has also just assisted us securing our new home down south all the while being able to keep our investment property. We appreciate his consistent hard work and transparency, especially during the COVID pandemic and all the extra difficulties that has brought. We trust him all the way and would recommend his services to anyone!
I highly, highly recommend Chris and the whole team at First Point. I’m not one to usually write reviews, but the professionalism, speed and quality of service that First Point provided was truely outstanding.
Chris and the FirstPoint team were extremely professional, dedicated and responsive to our needs in refinancing our loan. I would have no hesitation recommending FirstPoint to anyone and have already done so. Thanks FirstPoint!
Cannot recommend Chris and the team at first point highly enough. Chris was recommended to us through a family member who had an outstanding experience with Chris also. We absolutely have not regretted our decision to use Chris and first point. From our first meeting with Chris until now has been excellent. Chris is extremely reliable and on top of everything. Nothing is a hassle for him and his team. They have made the experience for us so easy. We would not have been able to do it without Chris and the teams support. I will be recommending Chris and the team to family and friends and will absolutely be using them again in the future! Outstanding and professional service!
Jonathan and the team at FirstPoint were amazing to work with. From the very beginning they were with us through every step, on call to answer questions and make sure we had everything in order to buy our first home. Incredibly grateful for their support.
We have used Jonathan and his two twice now and not once did he disappoint. Jonathan is a knowledgeable man with a passion for getting people the right loan to suit their needs. In what could have been a whole lot more of a stressful time purchasing our next home almost two years ago, Jonathan’s confidence in his abilities to achieve our goal made it a lot less stressful. Now he has recently refinanced for us to get a better deal and borrow a bit extra to do some renovations. I have shared his contact with quite a few people now and they are optimistic that Jonathan will work his magic.Thank you FirstPoint
Jonathan was extremely knowledgeable when assisting us with remortgaging our home loan. The whole process was incredibly easy and enjoyable, we were able to obtain a great rate which also allowed us to access additional funds to complete our renovations.Would highly recommend FirstPoint Mortgage Brokers.
A work colleague referred my wife and I to FirstPoint as we were in the midst of reviewing options for a new mortgage lender.Our experience with Jonathan and the team was fantastic, they were professional, responsive and provided us with all the information we needed to move forward with our refinancing decision. We look forward to working with them again when it comes time to upgrade to a house.I would recommend FirstPoint to anyone looking to for a great experience while getting a better deal on their mortgage.Thanks Team
We had the pleasure of dealing with Jonathan Harris at First Point Mortgage Brokers . He was very professional and helpful in getting our mortgage refinanced . The is the second time we have dealt with him and look forward to working together on the future . He got us an amazing interest rate which definitely helps us with our finances .