- Helping first home loan buyers qualify for mortgages
- Helping clients implement insurance plans which do not increase with age
- A keen understanding of what makes a mortgage right for you
- Creating a simple yet comprehensive health, life and illness plan for clients
- Going the extra mile for the client when the situation looks lost.
- Always putting the clients needs before big business.
Background & Experience
With over 15 years of experience in the finance industry, Mark is well placed to give expert advice over almost any area. Beginning as a bank officer and moving on to home loans, Mark learned a great deal about what makes the Kiwi family tick. In 2013, he moved to Risk Insurance and found his true calling. As an adviser Mark is able to put his clients first and create long-term relationships which ensure that his financial advice will stay relevant to their long-term needs.
The move to Lifetime means that Mark is now able to advise clients on Mortgages as well as Risk Insurance, allowing him to provide a complete financial plan for his clients without any gaps. It is this full range of expertise that sets him apart from the pack. From established businesses to first home buyers, Mark is here to put a financial plan in place which will work now and in the years to come.
As a teenager, Mark moved to New Zealand from the United Kingdom with his family. Originally, this move was only temporary but Mark quickly fell in love with the country and now considers himself a true Kiwi. He is married to Tracey and together they have two young sons, Zekaryah and Elisha. Away from work Mark can usually be found gleefully cheering on the Wellington Phoenix, hunting, fishing or getting up at odd hours to watch Liverpool play.
I went into my local branch and was actually declined a mortgage which 100% disheartened me and thought I’d never get to where I wanted to be.
My brother referred Mark to me with the highest regard and reassured me it would be nice and easy and to put all my confidence with him.
Throughout the whole process, Mark walked me step by step of what the process was and made me feel so at ease and took any stress completely out of the situation and reinstated the confidence that I lost when I was declined my initial mortgage. And not only the mortgage did he sort for me (in what felt like no time) but referred me for insurance and lawyers which I would have had no clue whatsoever about.
He never doubted me even though this was a process I’ve never gone through before and did all he could and sorted everything out for me which I am eternally grateful for.
Thanks so much Mark
I don’t know if we would have believed we were able to buy without Mark’s expertise and unbiased recommendations. He genuinely listened, was approachable and made sure the solution suited us. He kept us from pitfalls and from biting off more than we could chew, there was never any pressure. We have an awesome rate, our ideal home. We went from “maybe we could one day” to “Unconditional” within 2 months! Thank you for your guidance Mark!
Lauren & Pat
Mark was instrumental in ensuring that my home loan needs were appropriately met once we had found a property in the Wellington region that we wished to buy.
His approach was methodical, thorough and friendly, which resulted in an excellent outcome and a great customer experience from my perspective.
Mark went the extra mile to ensure that we were well informed throughout the process and that we were always in good hands if he wasn't handling any part of our process directly.
Thanks in no small part to Mark and his efforts, I am now a homeowner.
David Higgins. Innovation & Technology Enthusiast
Mark was very detailed in setting out how he saw my insurance needs, getting me quotes on various insurance products, and following up.
David Norman. Economist.
years in the finance industry
As a home owner myself, the interest rates changes offered by the banks will often grab my attention. In my role here at Lifetime as a Home Loan Adviser, I work with people from all walks of life who are trying to buy their first home. Most people have to overcome the obstacle of saving a decent deposit and KiwiSaver comes to the rescue for a number of people.