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A 'she'll be right' attitude towards life insurance

Why New Zealanders are bucking the Asian trend by caring more about insuring their belongings than themselves

Health insurers compared

We kick-off comparisons between insurance providers with a look at what's on offer from health insurers

AIA launches rental payment protection

Insurer AIA introduces rent insurance as home ownership numbers decline

Rising sea level warnings on LIMs?

Commissioner warns property owners that banks and insurers are focusing more on risks of rising sea levels; LIM warnings possible; Maps being drawn up

NZ Super Fund sues Portugal's central bank

Goldman Sachs arranged US$150m (about NZ$200m) Portuguese loan turns sour for NZ Super Fund as gloves come off

Lumley acquisition boosts IAG NZ

IAG NZ's interim profit more than doubles boosted by Lumley takeover, with gross written premiums up 22%; Says NZ market is 'highly competitive'

Are we being too hard on EQC?

Lloyd's of London backs EQC as insurers take aim at it, feels the pinch globally from low interest rates

Canterbury quake insurance payouts still a slog

Forty-three percent of 'over cap' personal Canterbury earthquake insurance claims remain unsettled as new claims continue to roll in

Record ASB interim profit

ASB interim profit up 7% with chunky dividends, net interest margin up 15bps, cost to income ratio down 150bps; CBA's Narev says weak Aussie confidence a significant economic threat

Insurers to become more transparent

New code to see insurers work to set timeframes and be clearer about information customers need to disclose

Re-insurers in limbo post Canterbury quakes

Overdue EQC review sparks uncertainty among re-insurers

Insurance lessons from Warren Buffett

Cam Preston uses Warren Buffett's insurance operations to counter NZ insurers' argument they're not financially better off by delaying claims

Financial services tech wrap

Tech wrap: Apple to overtake Samsung? 'Phablets' to dominate, 'free' smartphone bank, regulated bitcoin, crowdfunding and insurance

EQC 'ready for another disaster'

EQC at 70, a great asset for NZ or an aggressive muddler? Gerry Brownlee, EQC CEO Ian Simpson and lawyer Andrew Hooker have their say. Your view?

NZ banks' growth opportunities

Insurance, KiwiSaver, general wealth management offer opportunities for NZ banks to grow, EY says

Proposed RMA changes to benefit vulnerable

Insurers pleased the Government plans to recognise natural hazards in revamped RMA

Five insurance tips

Insurance & Savings Ombudsman's top tips to avoid holiday havoc

IAG's quake liability jumps

Higher repair costs and adverse court rulings add up to NZ$1 bln more to IAG's Christchurch earthquake liabilities

You'd better watch out ...

Top tips to avoid becoming a festive season burglary statistic

Why so slow?

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