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Brokerslink launches dedicated international pl...

Global broking business Brokerslink has launched its dedicated international insurance programme management platform to drive the continued growth and digitalisation of its international portfolio across its broker network.  C...

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What you can expect in insurance in 2021

By Craig Furness Managing director of Gallagher Bassett in New Zealand.

A crisis like Covid-19 affects all business sectors. For insurance, the demand to deliver tailored solutions across multiple service lines on a local, national and global scale has certainly increased. The cataclysmic shifts of d...

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Cyber attacks and the insurance response

by Andrew Horne, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

New Zealand’s stock exchange, NZX, suffered cyber-attacks on six consecutive working days earlier this year.  The attacks left it unable to facilitate trading in shares, in its debt market, the Fonterra shareholders’ ma...

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Cyber attacks hit close to home

NZX hack a reminder that any business can fall victim. By Angela Cuming

2020 has exposed our vulnerabilities in unexpected and worrying ways. The ongoing Covid-19 crisis serves as a grim reminder that global pandemics are a real and recurring threat, while the recent cyberattacks on the New Zealand...

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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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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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Insurtech can give traditional insurance a lift

New technology can be a benefit, not a threat, to the industry. By Gallagher...

Insurers know their customers’ lives are being shaped and transformed by new technologies. These technologies are also rapidly transforming the insurance industry, which in undergoing an ecosystem disruption, largely caused by...

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Rise of the bots

Expect chatbots to pick up more of the grunt work, but there’ll still be a ne...

The next decade will mark significant changes in the insurance industry, with insurers working overtime to rebuild trust and keep customers happy. The key to succeeding in those goals may all come down to replacing call centre staff...

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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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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...

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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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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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