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Could insurers afford a Canterbury-sized earthquake in Wellington? ICNZ’s departing CEO Tim Grafton says it raises ‘some questions’ around reinsurance affordability
5th Apr 24, 7:42am
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Could insurers afford a Canterbury-sized earthquake in Wellington? ICNZ’s departing CEO Tim Grafton says it raises ‘some questions’ around reinsurance affordability
IAG New Zealand’s successful appeal overturns Tribunal’s push for expanded insurer responsibilities in home insurance claims, with Bell Gully highlighting the significance of the judgment
20th Mar 24, 5:00am
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IAG New Zealand’s successful appeal overturns Tribunal’s push for expanded insurer responsibilities in home insurance claims, with Bell Gully highlighting the significance of the judgment
Aon New Zealand climate report highlights New Zealand among list of countries with some of the costliest weather-related insurance events on record
18th Mar 24, 1:30pm
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Aon New Zealand climate report highlights New Zealand among list of countries with some of the costliest weather-related insurance events on record
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Insurance Council says the Fire and Emergency levy ‘attacks’ and loads costs onto insurance as FENZ levy hike looms while DIA says there are ‘no plans’ to move away from the levy
14th Mar 24, 1:25pm
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Insurance Council says the Fire and Emergency levy ‘attacks’ and loads costs onto insurance as FENZ levy hike looms while DIA says there are ‘no plans’ to move away from the levy
Tell us what you think as we seek feedback on our Of Interest Podcast
9th Mar 24, 9:00am
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Tell us what you think as we seek feedback on our Of Interest Podcast
New Zealand needs reinsurance. Does the reinsurance market need New Zealand?
8th Mar 24, 3:22pm
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New Zealand needs reinsurance. Does the reinsurance market need New Zealand?
Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Andrew Bayly says making New Zealanders wealthier is a key step towards good insurance outcomes
7th Mar 24, 11:18am
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Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Andrew Bayly says making New Zealanders wealthier is a key step towards good insurance outcomes
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Financial institutions must report cyber incidents to the RBNZ; can decide themselves if they're 'material'
7th Mar 24, 10:04am
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Financial institutions must report cyber incidents to the RBNZ; can decide themselves if they're 'material'
Toka Tū Ake EQC’s chief financial officer says $225 million catastrophe bond is ‘complementary’ to traditional reinsurance methods
28th Feb 24, 7:42am
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Toka Tū Ake EQC’s chief financial officer says $225 million catastrophe bond is ‘complementary’ to traditional reinsurance methods
Suncorp NZ’s CEO says central government needs to lead on climate adaptation because attempts made by private industry will be seen as ‘profit driven’
27th Feb 24, 9:05am
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Suncorp NZ’s CEO says central government needs to lead on climate adaptation because attempts made by private industry will be seen as ‘profit driven’
Vero owner Suncorp New Zealand reports 20% gross written premium increase to $1.4 billion, CEO Jimmy Higgins is 'hopeful' customers won't see same level of premium increases in 2024
26th Feb 24, 1:13pm
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Vero owner Suncorp New Zealand reports 20% gross written premium increase to $1.4 billion, CEO Jimmy Higgins is 'hopeful' customers won't see same level of premium increases in 2024
Tower CEO Blair Turnbull says the insurer wants to be competitive and affordable with its pricing – as gross written premium jumps 21% in four months
22nd Feb 24, 7:08am
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Tower CEO Blair Turnbull says the insurer wants to be competitive and affordable with its pricing – as gross written premium jumps 21% in four months
Tower’s CEO says insurer’s gross written premium up 21% in four months, expects full-year profit to be upper end of or exceed guidance of $22m to $27m
21st Feb 24, 11:27am
Tower’s CEO says insurer’s gross written premium up 21% in four months, expects full-year profit to be upper end of or exceed guidance of $22m to $27m
IAG New Zealand’s gross written premium leaps 18.8% and insurance margin rises to 20.8%
16th Feb 24, 11:15am
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IAG New Zealand’s gross written premium leaps 18.8% and insurance margin rises to 20.8%
John Tookey says one year on from Cyclone Gabrielle, NZ still needs a plan to fix its failing infrastructure
7th Feb 24, 8:41am
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John Tookey says one year on from Cyclone Gabrielle, NZ still needs a plan to fix its failing infrastructure
Kiwibank's Jarrod Kerr on the war on inflation including how much the RBNZ can influence non-tradeable inflation, and whether its mandate may need changing
26th Jan 24, 10:01am
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Kiwibank's Jarrod Kerr on the war on inflation including how much the RBNZ can influence non-tradeable inflation, and whether its mandate may need changing
Even as the New Zealand labour market has ‘cooled’, Seek says the number of job ads including opportunities to work from home has climbed higher
25th Jan 24, 12:01am
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Even as the New Zealand labour market has ‘cooled’, Seek says the number of job ads including opportunities to work from home has climbed higher
BNZ Head of Research Stephen Toplis on the NZ economy 'bouncing along the bottom' and what to expect in 2024
17th Dec 23, 7:00am
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BNZ Head of Research Stephen Toplis on the NZ economy 'bouncing along the bottom' and what to expect in 2024
Reserve Bank now says 'there may be value in waiting' before removing LVRs, or just easing the restrictions rather than removing them altogether
12th Dec 23, 11:28am
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Reserve Bank now says 'there may be value in waiting' before removing LVRs, or just easing the restrictions rather than removing them altogether
Insurance Council says about three quarters of the $3.6 billion of claims for the massive weather events earlier this year have now been paid
12th Dec 23, 9:35am
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Insurance Council says about three quarters of the $3.6 billion of claims for the massive weather events earlier this year have now been paid
Insurer Tower says it faced significant challenges this financial year, but its underlying result 'demonstrates resilience and strategic delivery' that positions the company well for long-term sustainable growth and performance
23rd Nov 23, 11:00am
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Insurer Tower says it faced significant challenges this financial year, but its underlying result 'demonstrates resilience and strategic delivery' that positions the company well for long-term sustainable growth and performance
Protecting mortgagees' rights 'one of the critical elements of NZ’s financial system,' banks say of climate adaptation moves
15th Nov 23, 9:37am
Protecting mortgagees' rights 'one of the critical elements of NZ’s financial system,' banks say of climate adaptation moves
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Insurer Vero cops $3.9 million fine for not applying multi-policy discounts to customers
12th Oct 23, 11:10am
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Insurer Vero cops $3.9 million fine for not applying multi-policy discounts to customers
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National hopes spreading KiwiSaver funds across multiple providers will drive competition, innovation, and lower fees
17th Aug 23, 10:14am
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National hopes spreading KiwiSaver funds across multiple providers will drive competition, innovation, and lower fees
Insurer Tower says inflation, motor crime and supply chain issues continued to worsen over the third quarter of its financial year to September
19th Jul 23, 10:11am
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Insurer Tower says inflation, motor crime and supply chain issues continued to worsen over the third quarter of its financial year to September