Tim Grafton

11 Sep 17, 11:31am
Insurance lawyer takes aim at Insurance Council for shooting down Labour's proposal to form a Canterbury quake tribunal
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31 Jul 17, 12:05pm
How longer term insurance policies could prevent mortgage defaults in the future
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5 Jul 17, 5:02am
How a light touch approach to regulating insurers doesn't work while companies consider disclosing key financial information a box ticking rather than a consumer protection exercise
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26 Jun 17, 3:27pm
EQC Act reform to see private insurers receive claims on behalf of EQC; Private insurers urge Government to go all the way and let them assess and settle claims too
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25 May 17, 3:28pm
EQC levy to be bumped up 33%; Hike for insured homeowners comes further to 39% fire service levy increase; Decision on EQC Act Review on the way 
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3 Apr 17, 5:02am
RBNZ considers whether to: take a more 'graduated approach' in monitoring insurers' solvency, make insurers disclose as much information as banks, and require all insurers that operate in NZ to be locally incorporated 
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16 Mar 17, 9:06am
Insurance Council says the Government consulting on how to levy insurance to fund new fire and emergency service shows how complicated and costly the regime is
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24 Jan 17, 4:16pm
Insurers expected to cover 60% of Kaikoura quake losses; climate change expected to keep escalating risk of natural disasters
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13 Dec 16, 2:40pm
Agreement reached to see private insurers receive, assess and settle Kaikoura quake claims on behalf of EQC
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3 Dec 16, 5:02am
Banks don't know how vulnerable they are to underinsurance; Insurers don’t see major underinsurance risks post-Kaikoura
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30 Nov 16, 10:50am
Youi says it's part of its 'business practice' to keep writing new insurance policies in most cases in disaster struck areas, even if its competitors don't
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23 Nov 16, 2:29pm
Insurance Council calls for law change to oblige authorities to check businesses' air con units, lights, sprinklers, etc will be secure in an earthquake; Attributes up to 70% of commercial building damage to seismic restraint failures
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17 Nov 16, 10:23am
Insurers put embargo on transferring home insurance from vendors to buyers from Rakaia to Masterton; Wellington deals frozen as mortgages impossible without insurance, say agents; Boom stopped dead in its tracks
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14 Nov 16, 12:26pm
Insurers urge those affected by the quakes to document damage, lodge claims with EQC in the first instance, and be assured there's money in the kitty to cover the costs
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27 Oct 16, 7:36am
EQC Act review stalled by 'the complexity of the issues and ongoing engagement with insurance industry stakeholders', Treasury says
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26 Aug 16, 5:05am
Insurers deny Labour Party claims a scrapped Government guide on cash settlements would have helped Cantabs get higher settlements ​
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12 Aug 16, 1:50pm
Youi may be ditched or fined by the Insurance Council, as it's expected to plead guilty to 15 Fair Trading Act charges
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22 Jul 16, 5:03am
Insurance Council on why it's taking so long for quake claims to be settled; highlights inaccuracies in govt data on the matter
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18 Jul 16, 9:04am
Cameron Preston crunches the numbers to see what's in it for insurers to delay settling Canterbury earthquake claims
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15 Jul 16, 2:30pm
Environment Commissioner warns getting insurance will become harder as sea levels rise and insurers take cover
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