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FSCL Case Study

Agreed value

In December 2015, the insured approached an insurance broking firm to arrange a number of insurance policies. She already had car insurance for a car purchased in November 2015 with a different insurer. Her insurance was for an agreed p...

FSCL Case Study

Lack of servicing

The insured 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. The insured made an insurance claim. ...


Who covers the excess?

Landlord fights for tenants to have to pick up the bill

Background Section 269 of the Property Law Act 2007 has been in force now for approximately 10 years.  That is the section that exonerates the lessee for accidental damage to the lessor's property if the lessor is insure...


Extreme weather – a threat to business

From record heat to vicious storms and flooding. It’s not a hoax, the climate’s changing and insurers are urging businesses to future proof their companies, and quick. According to Niwa’s chief climate scientist...


Insurers, brokers told: Little changes won’t cu...

By Michael Naylor, Massey University

The industry of the future may bear very little similarity to the world you work in today. Here's why. In recent years insurance has lagged other sectors in terms of adoption of IT. This technological lagging means that...


QBE signs on in CBD

QBE Insurance has signed on as the anchor tenant of the renovated office block at 125 Queen St. Through an office leasing process led by CBRE New Zealand, QBE Insurance has confirmed it will be taking 2166 sq m over three levels on...
(March 2018)


IAG cuts jobs

New Zealand’s largest insurer says it is considering a number of options in response to changing market conditions, and the rising numbers and costs of claims. IAG New Zealand says working with offshore partners is one way it...


Submissions sought on code

The Insurance Council of NZ is encouraging consumers of insurance and community and consumer groups to have their say on the review of the Fair Insurance Code.  The code sets standards for general insurers who are members of...


Peters calls for local competitor

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters wants a state-owned insurance company. He said the country needed a domestic competitor because the insurance industry was dominated by international planners.  "[We have]...


Youi drops staff

Youi has cut its New Zealand staff numbers by almost a third. The insurance company was fined $320,000 in December 2016 for misleading sales practices, after the Commerce Commission took it to court. But Michelle Le Long,...

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