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NZI Advocates for Fire Compliance

In London, a charred husk of a building still stands as a grim reminder of the deadly fire that ripped through Grenfell Tower last June. The tragedy resulted in 72 deaths and left dozens of families homeless. Th...

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Simplification, people and partnerships - key t...

In an evolving market, removing complexity and maintaining a focus on people and partnerships will be crucial for ensuring insurance affordability in the future. NZI’s executive general manager, Garry Taylor says NZI is comm...

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The rewards of innovation

Instead of thinking outside the box, Rothbury Insurance Brokers has got rid of the box and is using a virtual underwriter.   Steadfast New Zealand’s Virtual Underwriter (VU) turned one last month and has paved the way f...

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Sunny outlook from Paul Smeaton

by Michael Botur

August 9 is a good day to catch up with Paul Smeaton.  The CEO of Suncorp New Zealand – who was appointed CEO of the country’s second largest insurer in late 2015 – has just helped present strong results to...

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New liability solution for manufacturers

The New Zealand manufacturing sector is experiencing strong growth and is currently a standout on the international stage.  According to Statistics New Zealand, export earnings are approaching $50 billion with manufacturing...

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Consumer acceptance of health telematics

By Mike Naylor, Massey University

One of the forecasted future changes in health insurance is the use of wearable health telematic devices, like Fitbits, to help set clients’ premiums.  It is unclear, however, whether consumers will accept these devices...

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To disclose or not to disclose

Do insureds need to disclose their insurance policy when matters turn litigious?

Plaintiffs want to know a defendant’s financial position so they may determine the enforceability of a judgment. Often the mere knowledge of an insurance policy will steel a plaintiff’s resolve to bring or to continue...

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BIG DATA will change world of insurance

The big data revolution isn’t coming - it’s already started, and it will change insurance in at least two key ways.  The first big change will see insurers being able to build a much deeper and more accurate...

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Damian McDonald

CEO of Advisor Promoter

How long have you been involved in Technology? I actually started my first full time job at Commodore Computers in New Zealand when I was 18 and was running the technical side of the business and managing 52 service centres by...

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Adviser technology you can’t afford to ignore

The foundations of building an adviser’s customer base have been well proven over the years. At the end of the day, it is about getting in front of customers, solving customer needs, building and maintaining relationships and...

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IAG becomes first NZ Insurer to gain Rainbow Tick

IAG New Zealand is the first general insurer in Aotearoa to be certified with the Rainbow Tick. The accreditation indicates the organisation understands, values and welcomes sexual and gender diversity. The certification was...

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QBE and North Harbour Rugby announce renewed pa...

QBE New Zealand (QBE) have announced an agreement with North Harbour Rugby to continue as its principal partner until at least 2021, a move that will see the sponsorship prevail as one of the longest in New Zealand Provincial Rugby....

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Expansion good news for the construction industry

Surety guarantee provider Bonded Global Australia Pty Limited expands its business offering to New Zealand with the exclusive backing of Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd. Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance...

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Significant reform needed for EQC: Report

An independent report has called for wide-ranging reforms to speed up the resolution of outstanding EQC claims. The report was prepared by Christine Stevenson, acting chief executive of New Zealand Customs, who was appointed...

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How to spot 'bad' tenants

Brokers with landlord clients can show them other ways to minimise their expo...

The majority of private landlords are not using available resources to determine the risk profile of prospective tenants. This presents a major risk to the insurers of these landlords. Getting the tenant application process right...

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