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For those of you that attended the recent Financial Services Council Get in Shape Advice Summits, I recall Sharon Corbett from MBIE commenting on the fact that the first meeting she had to start the review of the Financial Adviser Act w...

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To bailee or not to bailee?

QUESTION My client runs a small self-storage facility, mainly made up of shipping containers. The terms and conditions of storage that he requires all clients to sign state: "The service provided to you, the storer, ...

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Former Lloyd’s exec joins Delta

Kiwi underwriting agency Delta Insurance Group has hired Kent Chaplin, a former senior executive at Lloyd’s of London, as its chief operating officer. Chaplin is a former chief executive and regional head for Lloyd’s in...

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Are businesses prepared for a claims surge event?

By Jon Winsbury and Craig Furness, Gallagher Bassett

The topic of climate change is rapidly rising in prominence on the global public agenda. And, as the world experiences endless parades of catastrophes and significant events on top of the pandemic, claims surge events have become...

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Profits grow at Suncorp

Suncorp New Zealand recorded strong profits in the six months to December and continues to support customers facing Covid-related financial hardship. The insurance group announced a net profit after tax of NZ$129 million for the...

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The implications of England’s business interrup...

As readers now know, the test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority in the English High Court challenging the declinature of many Covid-19 claims under Business Interruption Policies in England was largely successful. Many of...

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Caring for works of art and protecting them aga...

Every art collection faces a range of physical exposures, and natural disasters such as cyclones, earthquakes, and bushfires are all potential risks. However, most art losses are due to transit, water, fire, theft, inadequate storage,...

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Virtual event tackles climate risks

Some of the risk and insurance sector’s leading voices met online to discuss the rising threat of climate risks and how to tackle the issue in New Zealand. Research firm CoreLogic hosted a virtual event, ‘Moving ahead...

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Hard discussions in a hard market

When insurance premiums rise, brokers need to have some frank conversations w...

Insurers in New Zealand, the Pacific region, and across the rest of the globe have increased premium rates in the past year due to a perfect storm of Covid-19, reduced investment returns, and natural catastrophe events. As rates rise...

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Why are insurance costs rising?

Premiums are rising across most parts of New Zealand, and a multitude of fact...

As a small island nation prone to natural disasters, New Zealand is a difficult place for insurance underwriters. Over the past year, insurance premiums have begun to rise across the country following a series of natural catastrophe...

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New regime looms on March 15

By Sadie Beckman

Following a Covid-related delay, the new financial advisers’ regime is finally here. Brokers are confident the changes will be good for the industry After a nine-month delay due to COVID-19, the financial advice industry...

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Lee Garvey: Looking ahead in 2021

Lee Garvey, who has worked for all three major global brokers, was recently appointed as Willis Towers Watson’s head of financial solutions for Australia and New Zealand. Garvey talks to Covernote about the credit,...

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D&O Insurance: Increasingly costly and uncertain

by Andrew Horne

Many companies and their directors, particularly dual-listed companies whose shares are quoted on both the NZX and ASX, have been astonished at the difficulty and cost of renewing their Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance in the...

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Lloyd’s outlines pathway to clarity

Specialist insurance and reinsurance market Lloyd’s has published a new report,  Building simpler insurance products to better protect customers , which sets out a number of ways the global insurance industry could...

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Delta signs international deal

New Zealand-headquartered insurance business Delta Insurance Group has signed an agreement with London-based specialty Lloyd’s-of-London reinsurance brokers Prospect Insurance Brokers to market and...

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