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Top risks facing NZ businesses today

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has today published its survey on ‘ Regional Risks for Doing Business 2020 ’ which has identified that the top risk concern facing businesses in New Zealand today is that of natural catastrophe...
Why insurance is advice-driven, not price-driven

“It’s an enabler, not a panacea.” That is how Shaun Standfield, managing director of  Insurance Advisernet , sees the role of technology as it pertains to broker-client relationships. For many brokers, t...
New pet insurance providers in NZ

PD Insurance, a specialist pet insurer, has entered the New Zealand market. Headquartered in Auckland, the firm is owned by Pacific International Insurance, which has operated in the country for 20 years. Pacific International Insu...
Need for parametric insurance solutions

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for new parametric insurance products for both traditional and new risks, according to a report by insurance group InsTech London. Parametric insurance has the potential to deliver on...
A mutual benefit

Halfway through 2020, there have already been enough major events around the world to populate the better part of a decade. Australia alone has seen major bushfires, flooding, the COVID-19 pandemic and signs of the country’s first...
Is risk aversion holding back your career?

When you work in insurance, thinking about the worst-case scenario is often a vital part of your job - but when it comes to career progression, a “worst case scenario” approach can easily be your worst enemy. Taking...
Insurers investigate misrepresented car parts

The Insurance Council of New Zealand and its members have recently been made aware of a car part supplier allegedly misrepresenting car parts as genuine to New Zealand repairers. Tim Grafton, Chief Executive ICNZ, says; "We...
Rothbury on risk, compliance and transparency

Rothbury  Insurance Brokers has created a new role focusing on risk and compliance, and says it will be focusing on preparing for the new financial advice regime, maintaining transparency, and making risk awareness part of its day...
Mental well being in insurance

This year has put many people’s mental health and well-being to the test. With the spread of the coronavirus upending every aspect of our lives, combined with social movements for racial equality that have underscored the work...
McLarens acquires CNZ Group

McLarens has acquired the entirety of New Zealand loss adjusting and claims management firm CNZ Group and its subsidiaries. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Prior to the acquisition, CNZ Group was an...

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