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Mark Scown – Ark Financial Group

Mark Scown - Ark Financial Group

Mobile: 027 531 0611

Company: Ark Financial Group
Postal: PO Box 20335, Bishopdale, Christchurch 8543

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Whilst new to the insurance industry, I bring to the Advisory role, 30 years of being a school principal where I have gained an extensive range of transferable skills, not least of which is a passion for engaging with people.

I feel honoured to have been invited to join the wonderful team at the Ark Financial Group where the ethos of providing a personalised and quality service by a group of individuals who ensure the interests of the client comes first and built on a foundation of integrity, trust and professionalism are attributes that I strongly endorse.

Between my wife Kym and I we have six wonderful adult children. We live on a lifestyle block in North Canterbury where I can indulge my passion of gardening and rearing cattle. I serve on two community based charitable trusts. I look forward to meeting and working with future clients and building strong, supportive relationships.

Ark Financial Group

With impartial, expert advice from your Ark Financial Advisor you can make informed decisions to best protect your financial future and the things and people you care about most.

Using our services will cost you no more in premiums, in fact, we aim to provide options that could save you money or give you better cover for your premiums, wherever possible. Our team are here to help and to support you.

Life Insurance

Who will look after your family if you’re not there?

Life insurance helps you to provide financial security for your loved ones when you die.

Trauma/Disability Insurance

How will you cope if you suffer a major health trauma?

Trauma Protection helps you to cope financially in the event of a major illness or injury, reducing stress at an already stressful time; and letting you get on with the job of recovery.

Income Protection

What will happen if you can’t earn an income? How long will your savings last?

Income Protection gives you additional financial security by providing you with a replacement monthly income when illness or injury prevents you from working and earning an income yourself.

Mortgage Protection

What will happen if you cannot pay your mortgage?

Mortgage Protection is similar to income protection but not offset by on-going income e.g ACC.

Medical Insurance

Could you afford to pay for private medical treatment?

Health insurance gives you the security of knowing you have protection and options available should you experience health issues.

Business and General

Starting a new business or buying a home?

Let us tailor a package that covers your general insurance for assets, fire, and theft based on your individual personal and business requirements.


Will you have enough funds to retire on or will you out live your retirement savings?

A retirement plan will ensure you have the savings in place for when you retire. Don’t leave it to chance. We’ll help you assess what you need and how to get there.

UK Pension Transfers

Moving to NZ from the United Kingdom and want to bring your pension fund with you?

We can give you advice on the pros and cons of transferring your pension so you can make an informed decision.

ACC Levy Advice

Looking for ACC advice?

We understand the inside-outs of ACC for self-employed persons, and can assess whether your premiums are working to give you the best all-round cover.

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