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Rogue employees - The insider threat

Cyber threats aren’t just from hackers outside your business.

The greatest threat to your company and network is not the hackers and crackers on the outside trying to get in but your own employees who want to cause mischief or who inadvertently cause damage from within.   A determined ...

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Who are you, anyway?

Here’s how to build up your personal brand as an independent insurance broker...

Your personal brand is about your reputation and being known for what you do. Have you heard of it? Let me fill you in. Regardless of where you are on the experience scale of insurance brokerage, or how thick your book is, you prob...

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Cyber risk product aims to fill market gap

Delta Insurance has partnered with global security leader DynaRisk to deliver a cyber-protection and insurance product for businesses and their employees and customers across the Asia-Pacific region.  Delta Insurance Group man...

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Data protection - the perfect storm to justify ...

By Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

In 2018, there were more than 2000 data breaches reported to CERT NZ – just the tip of a now mammoth iceberg affecting the personal and confidential information of millions of people and businesses globally.  The...

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Making the most of social media for small business

By Lou Draper

People said social media marketing for business would be an enormous fad. A waste of time and energy, and if it did take off, it would be something to entertain the kids, but not much else. Twenty years on however, social media for...

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New insurance products virtual and intangible

New products available to insurance brokers in 2019 are a sign of the times, ...

Cyber cover is here; crypto still to come Great technology comes with great responsibility, and the insurance industry calls this “emerging risks”.  While self-driving cars aren’t quite in New Zealand...

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My Rothbury App hits the mark with clients

There’s never been more focus on efficient and personalised service than there is today. Breaking news, live updates and instant messaging means we’ve all come to expect instant access to information. Today’s customers...

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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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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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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...

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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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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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