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What’s keeping directors up at night?

People risks, such as the loss of a key person and talent attraction and retention, are top of mind for directors in the fourth Directors’ Risk Survey Report conducted by Marsh and the Institute of Directors. Directors were o...

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Brush up your knowledge

Professional IQ College is pleased to announce the availability of two short videos about the New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5). Find out how you can earn a CPD point by watching these videos for free while learnin...

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Plan now for the future

A new Code of Professional Conduct is being developed. What will it mean for you? This new code will specify minimum standards of competency, knowledge and skill for people working in the insurance and financial services secto...

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Delayed repairs

The insured owns a commercial building in a small town, and was running a café from the premises. In June 2015, the town suffered severe flooding and the building was damaged. The café could no longer trade. There were...

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The insured owned a small business which was “yellow-stickered” as a result of the Kaikoura earthquake on November 14, 2016.  His business was largely undamaged, but the potential for a neighbouring building to...


Smith&Smith welcomes Michelle van Gaalen as the...

Michelle will be heading the vehicle glass repair and replacement business as...

Congratulations on your appointment. Please tell us about your background. Thank you, I’m thrilled to be part of the Smith&Smith® and Laser Plumbing & Electrical team. My background is in service-based...

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