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Disclosing a ‘benign’ lump

In July, a woman discovered a lump in her breast She went for a scan in August and, in September, was told that it was benign, but that it should probably be removed. She scheduled the operation for November. In October, she and he...

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IAG investigating expanding vehicle repair faci...

IAG has completed a review of its trial vehicle repair facility, Repairhub, which opened in East Tamaki, Auckland in November 2019.  IAG executive general manager claims Dean MacGregor said the trial had been a success an...

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­­­Vero survey finds up to one in three SMEs co...

About a third of New Zealand small businesses are thinking about changing their business insurance, research from insurer Vero shows. Vero has surveyed more than 600 New Zealand small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) across the Covid-1...

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Another professional insurance organisation for...

A new insurance organisation hopes to fill a gap in the market for underwriting agents. The New Zealand Underwriting Agencies Council has been set up to cater for what it says are underwriting agents’ unique issues and...

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Insurance Council calls for fire funding

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) is calling on political parties to back volunteer and paid firefighters by funding them appropriately for their services, much like the police are funded. It follows the publication of...

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Financial advice disclosure - issues for insura...

By Crossley Gates

On June 22, the Governor-General made by Order in Council the Financial Markets Conduct (Regulated Financial Advice Disclosure) Amendment Regulations 2020. They require financial advisers (including insurance brokers/advisers) to...

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Suncorp offers support to customers

Suncorp New Zealand reported a $2 million profit drop in the year to June. The New Zealand arm of the insurance company announced a net profit after tax (NPAT) of $259 million, down from $261 million a year earlier. The result...

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Insurers can help world recover from Covid

Lloyd’s, the world’s insurance and reinsurance market, says there are a number of ways the insurance industry could fast-track global economic and societal recovery from the far-reaching impacts of Covid-19. These...

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NZI’s own home brewing ironman

What started as a school project on insurance has transformed into a long-sta...

  "I’ve got an inquisitive mind and I didn’t understand what insurance meant back then. That fuelled a big interest for me, as the more I read about it, I wanted to learn more."  Chris...

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CoFi heralds a new era for insurers

The Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill is set to change the way insurers ...

In September last year, consumer affairs minister Kris Faafoi unveiled plans for a new conduct regime for the financial services sector. The reforms, launched off the back of Australia’s damaging Royal Commission into financial...

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Lloyd’s warns intangible assets at risk

Intangible assets are an increasing proportion of companies’ balance sheets, already accounting for as much as 85% of the total business value across industries according to estimates. With the acceleration of digital business...

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After Covid, what next?

The pandemic has changed the way we distribute insurance. Now it’s for the in...

The Covid-19 crisis has profoundly affected the insurance world. Physical distancing and other lockdown measures have already shifted activities once considered critical to conduct in person to online. This change will affect...

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Suncorp first to adopt renewable energy project

Suncorp New Zealand is the first New Zealand insurer to adopt Meridian Energy’s 100% Certified Renewable Energy product.  As of July 1, nearly 100% of Suncorp New Zealand’s electricity will be...

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Vero launches risk profiler tool

A new risk profiler tool developed by Vero has put risk assessment at the top of the to-do list for small and medium sized enterprise owners (SMEs) and their insurance brokers.  Recent research shows 71% of SMEs want...

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IAG’s Craig Olsen to become ICNZ president

IAG chief executive Craig Olsen is taking over from Paul Smeaton as president of the Insurance Council. Smeaton has returned to Australia to take a senior role with Suncorp. “I want to acknowledge Paul’s valuable...

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