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FSCL Case Study

When two brokers get it wrong

An insurance broker arranged insurance cover for a couple’s home, including a swimming pool. Insurance premiums were increasing and the client asked the broker if he could find a cheaper policy. He offered the couple an alternativ...

FSCL Case Study

The stock loss shock

A businessman bought a jewellery store located within a shopping mall. The previous store owner’s insurance broker emailed him a new schedule of insurance in the name of his business. The schedule showed a sum insured of $150,000 ...

FSCL Case Study

The $84 billion problem:

Underinsurance and sum insured

Underinsurance is a big issue in New Zealand. A 2016 Treasury report stated up to 85% of homes could be underinsured by an average of 28%. Across New Zealand, underinsurance of homes is worth an estimated $84 billion.  Whil...

FSCL Case Study

Clients must honour obligations

Parvati owned a fish and chip shop and arranged insurance cover for material damage through her broker. The fat in the shop’s deep fat fryer overheated and caught fire, destroying the shop. Parvati made an insurance claim. ...

FSCL Case Study

Breaking the rules doesn’t always ruin cover

Under New Zealand law (Insurance Law Reform Act 1977, s 11), insurers cannot rely on a policy exclusion unless the excluded event or circumstances caused or contributed to the insured’s loss. The wording of s 11 can be summarised...

IFSO Case Study

Motor Vehicle Insurance

What we can learn from IFSO Scheme complaints

About 44% of complaint enquiries about fire and general insurance to the Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman (IFSO) Scheme relate to motor vehicle insurance. Now is a good time to remind your clients of their motor vehicle...

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