About Alastair Watson
Finance is a complicated web with heaps options, lots of hurdles, plenty of detail, stress & pressure to deliver on time frames. Our aim is to take care of all the detail (our fun stuff) so you can focus on your goals (your fun stuff). From start to finish we’ll make sure to remove the risk, manage time frames, provide recommendations & advice and make sure to get you the best possible deal from the right lender.
Our ambition is to become your lifelong bank manager. We continue to track fixed rate rollovers, offer continuous advice as your property journey evolves and cover all basis be it homes, investments and even business lending.
Everything. I’m keen to help any situation and have experience with all the different stages of the borrowing cycle from First Home Buyers to downsizers and retirees, up/down sizers, investors to business owners.
We have access to more lenders than any other Mortgage Broker in NZ which includes Kiwibank. Every lender suits your situation better than the rest, that’s where we go straight to the best recommendation so you can avoid approaching multiple banks yourself. They all differ in products, policy and pricing so access to multiple lenders is very important.
What’s In Store for the NZ Economy as Coronavirus Fever Heats Up Worldwide?
The rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation is sending instant shockwaves through world economies and health systems and the fallout will have longer term impacts on the New Zealand economy and housing market. We look at the situation this far and analyse the key impacts and the response. COVID-19 has hit the global system with the sledge hammer, we analyse the fallout and New Zealand's response and how it will impact our housing market.
NZ Property Market Braced For Full Impact Of Coronavirus
The World Health Organization’s declaration of a coronavirus pandemic has seen the economic crisis associated with COVID-19 ramp up to a whole new level, with a global recession seen as a near certainty. The surprise announcement of the Reserve Bank to cut the official cash rate to 0.25% for a year, along with the government’s $12.2 billion package of support measures is designed to help bolster the economy. Representing 4% of GDP this is a substantial investment.
Housing Market starts strongly but coronavirus clouds forecasts.
The housing market has continued its strong momentum from 2019, with Auckland finally arriving at the party to join the rest of the country. However despite The Reserve Bank’s recent confidence that the economic effects of the coronavirus will be short-lived, there is a danger some NZ property markets could suffer ill health.