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Humans of NZI

Combining process with creativity

Meet NZI’s new EM Operations and Governance, Nancy So

Driving positive change through good processes and creative thinking has always motivated Nancy So, who has recently been promoted into the new role of executive manager operations and governance for NZI.  Born in Guyana in ...

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Managing bushfires in New Zealand

By Mark Taylor Chartered Loss Adjuster, Major & Complex Loss (MCL) Global Pr...

Bushfires are a foreign disaster for New Zealand. Although there have been wildfires in the past, none have been as intense as the recent cases in Australia. The climate in New Zealand is different, and the land isn’t expansive an...

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Why take the chance, why not just do it?

When is a broker obliged to clarify terms with the underwriter? By Andrew Ho...

The English High Court repeated the question “Why take the chance, why not just do it?” when assessing whether an insurance broker, Edge, was obliged to clarify unusual policy terms with underwriters in order to protect it...

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Changes to class actions and litigation funding...

Andrew Horne and Nick Frith, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Class actions, which under our current rules, are representative actions, are now firmly part of the New Zealand legal landscape. They are also of significant interest to insurers, both in terms of their own potential exposure (e.g....

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Q & A with Dinesh Murali

Dinesh Murali is the chief executive and managing director of Kiwi underwrite...

Tell us about your career so far and how long you’ve been in the insurance market? I’ve been in the insurance business – wholly in New Zealand - for around 15 years. I actually got into the game by accident: I...

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FSLAA so far: how has the industry changed?

More than two months into the new regulatory regime, how have brokers coped w...

The Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (FSLAA) came into effect on 15 March, marking a major change for insurance brokers and the wider financial advice sector. The changes were designed to improve financial advice...

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Cyber losses - which insurance policy applies?

Andrew Horne and Nick Frith, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

On Christmas Day last year, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand suffered a cyber attack. The attack involved a malicious actor gaining access to a third party file sharing application named Accellion FTA, which the Reserve Bank used to...

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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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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...

Humans of NZI

Compassion in spades

NZI’s Richard Whitehead shares how his determination to get back on his feet ...

Determination, resilience and compassion are attributes that Richard Whitehead, Claims Relationship Manager for NZI, takes into both his personal and professional life. Having recently celebrated his 20-year anniversary with NZI,...

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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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