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Why so slow?

Cameron Preston takes a look at Canterbury earthquake claims settlements and finds IAG and Southern Response apparently struggling

The FMA's 7 strategic risk priorities

FMA's strategic risk focus to include conflicts of interest, mis-selling, KiwiSaver switching, incentive arrangements and fee-driven behaviour

Double standard for ACC payouts: ICNZ

Insurance Council warns of a two-track system of liability for ACC compensation, one where injury results in a conviction, one without

What happened Monday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; retail rates fall, Treasury sees no hikes imminent, terms of trade descends, debtor students paying up, swap rates fall

What happened Friday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Big call on migrant levels, sharing a success story, consumer debt rising fast, swap rates fall & flatten

What happened Thursday

A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; rising sea levels, big trade deficit, RBNZ hands off in October, swap rates keep falling, NZD keeps rising

A liability for us all

Cam Preston is watching the slow settlement progress of Southern Response and the growth of its liability to the taxpayer

Move and save

Elizabeth Davies moves to Tauranga from Auckland and discovers she's now less likely to have her house robbed, have her car stolen or be in a car crash; Her rent's cheaper too

6 NZ registered banks 'globally systemically important'

Third Chinese bank added to global list of 30 'too big to fail' banks; Credit Agricole, UBS downgraded; Nine insurers also deemed globally systemically important

Extension of creditor obligations

MBIE calls for views on proposals to extend laws on what lenders must pay borrowers who repay loans in full early

Sums insured, again

Andrew Hooker questions whether sum-insured policies actually work, calls for better underwriting standards, wonders how households can work with two different approaches

A 15 point plan

Action is required to protect New Zealand from natural hazard impacts says the Insurance Council

Countdown's insurance push

Supermarket chain Countdown enters personal insurance market in partnership with Cigna, Southern Cross

Govt insurance, risk management business on block

MBIE seeks panel of risk financing & insurance intermediary service providers for about $130m of annual government business

Banks 'can and will be allowed to fail'

NZ's stable, if heavily consolidated, financial system creates 'ample scope' for new entrants, RBNZ says

ASB yet to fully assess API revenue opportunity

A key focus of ASB's API move is addressing real issues in corporate, commercial and rural banking, the bank's executive general manager for technology and innovation says

State closing 21 of 22 branches

Insurer State shutting 21 of 22 branches saying 94% of customers now prefer to contact it via the phone or internet

Herbert Insurance boss jailed

Herbert Insurance Group's Grant Herbert jailed for 4 & a half years after using $2.5 mln of clients' money to pay his company's operating expenses

Notional repairs

Andrew Hooker wonders if, when an insurance company loses a test case, it has a responsibility to make good those who believed them before the case was decided