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Expectation versus reality of distance learning

To a certain extent we all have expectations about future events or occurrences which are in part formed by our beliefs and experiences.  If you have not studied by distance learning before you may have some unreal expectations.&n...

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Top broker ‘not a salesperson’

This year’s Women in Insurance Broker of the Year winner, Faith Owens from Br...

How did you come to be a broker?  I started my career working for AA Insurance in Penrose many years ago, and then carried on working in insurance in London in the early 2000s. This included a stint at loss adjusting ...

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Conduct, Culture and Resilience in insurance

By Tim Grafton

It has been an unparalleled past 12 months of regulatory reviews around insurance and financial services. From the Hayne Royal Commission in Australia to the FMA reviews into the banking and life insurance sectors in New Zealand, and mo...

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Here’s why you need to forget about the competi...

Take a tip from Jeff Bezos and worry less about what others are doing. By Lo...

Jeff Bezos is not without fault. Yes, he’s the wealthiest human on the planet, and while I can’t confirm where he spends his money, it is hoped he chooses to do some good with it. Regardless of whether his moral compass...

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Assisting a business after a work accident

A business is facing the “unthinkable” after the death of an employee in an accident. Fire, ambulance and police take control of the scene. WorkSafe inspectors are on their way.  Co-workers and friends are shocked and...

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Risk under the microscope

A sea change in pricing property insurance by Andrew Horne and Olivia de Pon...

New Zealand’s largest property insurer group recently announced a move towards more risk-based underwriting for property and contents insurance in areas considered prone to natural disasters. These changes will result in premium...

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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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Kevin Horrack celebrates 50 years!

  Kevin Horrack, a keen footie man (and recently lawn bowls!) celebrated 50 years with NZI on 1 September. We caught up with him to find out his secret to a long and happy insurance career. “I landed in...

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Insurers grapple with meth questions

Post-Gluckman Report, what comes next for insurance companies assessing conta...

It was the bombshell report that all but wiped out the lucrative methamphetamine-testing industry. And now, more than 12 months later, the findings of the Gluckman Report may finally be starting to change the insurance industry,...

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IAG commended for cultural diversity initiative

Insurance giant IAG New Zealand has been lauded for its employee-led initiative encouraging the use of te reo Māori within the company at the 2019 Diversity Awards NZ™. The Te Reo Talk programme received a highly commended...

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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...

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QBE pledges support

The QBE Foundation has announced its 2019 charity partners, confirming renewed agreements with seven existing partners. The agreements include new and continuing multi-year support pledges from the insurer’s Australia Pacific...

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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...

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Wellington: What’s really happening here?

By Tim Grafton

To understand what is happening to insurance in Wellington, it’s worth reflecting that the November 2016 Kaikõura earthquake caused about $1.5 billion of insured losses in the city. That’s from an event with an...

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Duty to disclose gets update

by Lloyd Kavanagh, Jeremy Muir, Kara Daly, Andrew Suggate, Maria Collett-Beva...

A little over 20 years ago, the Law Commission published a paper with a title that hinted only vaguely at its contents: “Some Insurance Law Problems”. It examined five unrelated aspects of insurance law that were...

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