About Alastair Watson
I'm passionate about helping people obtain their goals and, with your best interests at heart, I will introduce you to the best institutions for your individual needs saving you time and money.
Being actively involved in the industry allows me to introduce new concepts, translate the latest regulations and share best practice advice & expertise to everyone including; first home buyers, investors, purchasers, construction loans, bridging finance and other situations whether simple or complex. Best of all, this is at no cost to you.
Having worked in Financial Services for over 13 years I understand how banks operate and what they need. I have worked for ANZ, Barclays Wealth, Lloyds & HSBC in Auckland, Wellington, London, Singapore and Melbourne.
I spend as much family time as possible with my wife Bridie and two boys Hugo & Tom; kicking a ball, bouncing on a trampoline, pushing a swing, exploring and all the good stuff that comes with being the dad of two adventurous little boy's (including the clean up!).
Sport & fitness has always been a big part of my life and now includes golf, running, social squash and the odd game of cricket (also forfeiting far too much sleep watching the English Premier League).
I also enjoy spending time with friends and family particularly when it combines seeing different parts of this beautiful country.
"Alastair provided exceptional service in arranging our mortgage. From the outset he made what was a busy time for us so much less stressful. We felt well informed and supported through every step of the process,
Alastair went over and above what I would expect from a mortgage broker, he put us in touch with agents, spoke with councils and made sure the property we were purchasing was a good investment. He really had our best interests at heart.
What I valued most was that Alastair was accessible whenever we needed anything, and also managed to meet some pretty tight deadlines! I would gladly recommend his service to other home buyers!"
Katie & Paul
"Genuine - having worked with many Mortgage Brokers over the years I have seen the great to the not-so-good. He possesses a diverse skill set and experience positioning him uniquely to best help you. He has your best interests at heart!"
"Alastair went above and beyond to get me a loan. I had a challenging finance situation, and he easily navigated the banks to find me a great deal. Couldn't have got the loan without him. Highly recommend!!"
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.
Election 2020 announced what are the big issues?
The announcement that the election will be held on 19 September has signaled the start of the campaign trail. The relentless electioneering has started and the coming months will be dominated with claim and counterclaim about past achievements or lack of and policy direction for the future.
Regional NZ Roars into 2020
The property market continued to pick up steam during the year to finish the decade with a roar. Buoyed by low interest rates and squeezed by shortage of housing stock, the end of 2019 was marked by very strong price growth in regional markets and Auckland emerging from its slumber. Price records tumbled frequently around the regions and despite low inventory, sales volumes in December hit a three year high reinforcing the energy in the market.