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Insurance conduct and culture

A new regulatory focus

Insurers and insurance intermediaries in New Zealand are under intense scrutiny by regulators, the media and customers as the Australian Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry unf...

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Why businesses need to give old-school workforc...

By Garry Taylor, executive general manager, NZ

Workplace flexibility and diversity are hot topics. The antiquated 9-5 business model is no longer suitable for modern workplaces and companies that don’t embrace a new way of doing business will be left behind.  As busi...

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and W...

ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is a collective term for the various technological enhancements present in many modern vehicles.  These technologies aim to enhance both driver and vehicle safety. Often Advanced Driv...

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It’s time to remove the insurance disclosure re...

A good case can be made for a radical change to insurance disclosure law, from an emphasis on non-disclosure to one on misrepresentation. This was the path which the UK reform took, and this option needs an in-depth analysis. What this...

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Boosting your online presence

It’s time broker businesses went social - by Nichole Brown

With the growth of social media and the dominance of online businesses, building your brand online should be a part of any successful business model and strategy. Insurance isn’t a typically social business, but social media can...

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NZI crash scene assistance reducing the impact ...

It’s no surprise that heavy vehicles feature frequently in road accident statistics considering their large mass. In recent years, deaths from crashes involving trucks have made up around 20% of the total road toll in New Zealand,...

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A new entitlement to replacement vehicle hire c...

By Nick Frith, senior associate, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

A recent New Zealand court decision confirms that drivers who are not at fault in accidents may recover the cost of a replacement hire vehicle from the at-fault party’s insurers. The decision will have substantial cost...

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Rural innovation and entrepreneurship showcas...

From a beekeeper to a children’s author, this year’s NZI Rural Women New Zealand business awards winners were as diverse as they are successful.  The awards, held on November 20 in Wellington at Parliament...

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SMEs left vulnerable

There are many gaps in New Zealand’s small business insurance coverage. By A...

Underinsurance is a significant issue across the insurance industry and for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), failure to take out adequate cover could be catastrophic. While bigger businesses and companies can often bounce back...

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New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project ta...

The City Rail Link (CRL) has broken through construction and infrastructure industry norms to win New Zealand’s highest sustainability accolade at the 2018 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards. Garry Taylor, executive...

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Five changes new code of conduct could bring to...

The group developing a new code of conduct for financial advisers has released a draft – and it will mean big changes for insurance brokers. The code will guide everyone who gives financial advice under the new regime. It is...

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Brokers told to adapt for online world

Brokers need to adapt the way they operate to capture businesspeople who want to research and do business online, a report suggests. Vero released its latest SME Index, which showed that more than three-quarters of the owners of...

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Survey shows New Zealand businesses aren't full...

New Zealand businesses are not as prepared as they should be when it comes to dealing with emerging risks, a new survey shows. Marsh’s seventh survey of risk, conducted in September across a range of Kiwi organisations,...

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Aon rings changes

Aon has announced the decision to bring commercial risk solutions, health solutions, and affinity teams across Asia and Pacific together into one APAC region.  This region employs 11,000 staff, comprises 20 countries and more...

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Breakdown insurance stoush breaks out

Consumer NZ is advising car buyers who have been mis-sold mechanical breakdown insurance to demand a refund. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said the insurance was heavily promoted by car dealers and could add more than...

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