- Specialist in Home Finance advice
- Assisting clients with Life, Trauma, TPD and Medical Insurance
- Ensuring your biggest asset, your income, is protected
- 38 years experience working in the banking and insurance industries
- Extensive experience working with Farming and small businesses
Background & Experience
Robbie has been involved within the Financial Services Industry since 1978.
His career commenced with the ANZ Bank and specialised in Rural &Commercial lending. In 1997 he purchased an interest in Brian Staniford &Associates Ltd, a South Canterbury based Insurance business and this business merged with Lifetime in 2007.
Robbie specialises in Mortgage Brokering and Risk Insurance.
A keen Highlander supporter, Robbie has a passion for most sport and is a keen Harness Racing follower.
Thank you Robbie! We are all settled an and loving it, our son is very happy with all his space. Thank you for all your help you were fantastic, would not think twice about passing on your name. Thanks again :)
Tania and Raniera
Recently the fabulous Robbie Crawford helped myself and my partner purchase our first home by using our KiwiSaver's and the HNZ grants. It was a complex process even with Robbie's assistance - without it I'm sure I would've crawled into a corner and cried after the first couple of enquiries! Neither myself or my partner obviously had any experience in buying a home and it was daunting to think about the amount of lending we’d be taking out with a bank that would far surpass anything that either one of us has done throughout our lives. Having someone who we could trust and who had inside knowledge to weed out time wasters and streamline the whole process truly provided us with peace of mind. I can really see the potential in using a mortgage broker, especially as a first home buyer – and especially when that broker is Robbie Crawford.
If we haven’t said it before – thank you so much! We are living a lot easier these days
As the housing market remains hot and the Reserve Bank dishes out stricter lending rules to New Zealand’s major banks, many first-time home buyers, often younger people, are finding it difficult to get their first mortgage. For many of you, this will be affecting your nearest and dearest, and it’s you, as family, they’re looking to for assistance. Lifetime’s Financial Adviser Robbie Crawford has a few tips (or mortgage hacks) for those hoping to give their loved ones a helping hand onto the property market.
With most banks requiring a 20 percent deposit to obtain a home loan, raising the initial capital can be the most difficult part for many first-time buyers, here’s how you can help.