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FSCL Case Study

Insurance broker meth dispute

Simon* owns a small rental property in Christchurch and approached an adviser for help with insurance. The adviser gave Simon several policy options, one of which suited his needs. Simon took out the insurance and tenants moved in. ...

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Rothbury makes senior hires

Rothbury Insurance Brokers has made a round of senior hires across New Zealand. Paul Munton, Rothbury’s executive general manager for broking branches, said the appointments would strengthen the business by supporting its bra...

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$1bn NZ auto repair industry under threat from ...

New Zealand’s car repair industry could lose up to 15% of its revenue to offshore-owned rivals, an industry trade body has claimed. It comes as insurers under Australian-owned IAG (AMI, State, NZI and Lumley), rapidly vertica...

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RAM Raids on the rise

Garry Taylor, executive general manager at NZI, reveals how businesses can mi...

If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that ram raid attacks have left a path of destruction across Auckland in recent months.  Multiple targets have been hit, with offenders becoming more and more brazen...

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FMA publishes record-keeping tips

The Financial Markets Authority has published an information sheet for Financial Advice Providers on how to demonstrate compliance with record keeping obligations. Under the new financial advice regime Standard Condition 1 for both...

Humans of NZI

From fishing to phishing, and everything in bet...

Introducing NZI’s Underwriting Liability and Cyber Manager, Andy Beven, whose...

Adventure. Speed. Challenge. These are the three things that get Andy Beven, NZI’s Underwriting Liability and Cyber Manager, up and out of bed in the morning. Not only for the role he plays in protecting businesses against cyber...

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How businesses can avoid common workplace injuries

Did you know that over 90%* of the injuries we see from our clients are muscular strains and sprains? Regardless of whether the role involves highly physical movements that involve lifting and twisting, or whether it is more sedentary...

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CoFi Bill draws closer: the good and bad news

The Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill passed its sec...

Second reading passed The Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill passed its second reading in parliament on May 12 and will proceed to the Committee of the Whole House. The Bill, criticised by many...

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IAG launches Weather Tracker

IAG has launched an online tool to provide weather-related claims data to help customers prepare for severe events. The owner of AMI, NZI, and State Insurance has launched Wild Weather Tracker, a new digital tool to help New...

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NZ catastrophe losses way above long-term avera...

Aon’s latest Weather, Climate and Catastrophe Report revealed 10 catastrophe events in New Zealand last year caused losses of $322.5 million. The figure was a significant increase on the long term average of roughly $70...

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Insurance Contracts Bill: what you should know

Changes to insurance contract law likely to mean more work for brokers, write...

It represents the most wide-ranging changes ever proposed for New Zealand’s insurance contract law. Now, the much-anticipated reform is another step closer with the release of the draft Insurance Contracts Bill. In...

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Claims hit Tower profits

A higher volume of claims hit profits at insurance group Tower.  The insurance company saw profits for the six months to March fall to $2.98 million, down from $11.1 million in the same period the year before....

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Rothbury appoints two established industry leaders

Rothbury Insurance Brokers has appointed two highly experienced and established industry leaders.  The appointments were made at the start of the year and bring significant expertise to the business.   Treena...

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Remembering.....Robyn Gosden

The insurance industry has paid tribute to long-serving IBANZ employee Robyn ...

The much-loved IBANZ employee had worked for the organisation since its formation in 2005, and was responsible for arranging a host of industry events. Tributes flooded in from across the market, led by IBANZ chief...

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Remembering.....Stephen Doecke

21.09.1964 to 01.03.2021

The insurance industry lost one of its true innovators and unique personalities on 1 st  March 2021.  Stephen Doecke was an Australian Import to the NZ insurance industry hailing from Murray Bridge, South...

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