Insurance news

13 Sep 17, 7:31am
With a strong economy, modest insurance premium increases, and the EQC Act review set to benefit insurers, S&P says quakes and cyclones aren't deterring reinsurers from the NZ market
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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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6 Sep 17, 1:28pm
How new technology that automates underwriting is set to be a game-changer in health insurance
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29 Aug 17, 5:06pm
Insurance brokers say higher EQC and fire service levies, as well as a changing market post-Kaikoura, could see the cost of insuring some buildings increase by more than 50%
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23 Aug 17, 3:12pm
IAG says 'high risk regions' like Wellington to be hit hardest with further insurance premium increases; Notes households and businesses can also expect to pay higher excesses
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23 Aug 17, 9:14am
Tower supports Vero as it challenges the Commerce Commission's decision to prevent the insurers from merging; Tower to push on with plans to raise capital
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17 Aug 17, 1:27pm
A.M. Best warns Tower's credit rating could be downgraded if it doesn't improve its capital position
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16 Aug 17, 11:16am
Lawyer concerned insurers' archaic practice of good faith risks seeing society take a backwards step when it comes to mental health awareness 
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10 Aug 17, 2:21pm
Jenée Tibshraeny weighs up whether nib's new health insurance products are using gimmicks to sugar-coat, or substance to justify, price increases
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9 Aug 17, 1:30pm
'Business as usual' for Sovereign while its Aussie parent considers selling it
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9 Aug 17, 10:01am
ASB June year net profit after tax surges 17% to NZ$1.069 billion. Parent CBA puts NZ life insurance business Sovereign on the block
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8 Aug 17, 1:44pm
What the Commerce Commission's ruling on the Vero/Tower merger reveals about the state of New Zealand's insurance oligopoly more broadly
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4 Aug 17, 3:14pm
Expensive car repair, building and Kaikoura quake costs prompt Suncorp to flag premium increases in its annual results 
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3 Aug 17, 12:03pm
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister ready to introduce to Parliament new legislation regulating financial advice
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2 Aug 17, 1:46pm
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at reports from Forsyth Barr and Macquarie analysts to consider what the future holds for Tower in the absence of a takeover by Vero
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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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26 Jul 17, 4:06pm
The Commerce Commission said yes to IAG, but no to Vero - Jenée Tibshraney asks its chairman why
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26 Jul 17, 8:26am
Commerce Commission prevents New Zealand's insurance duopoly from getting stronger by declining Vero's bid to buy Tower; Tower's share price tumbles
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25 Jul 17, 8:31am
Revealed: The Commerce Commission is investigating Vero for buying 19.99% of Tower's shares separately to it considering Vero's bid to take over the insurer
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19 Jul 17, 1:32pm
RBNZ says there are enough incentives for financial institutions to protect themselves from cyber attacks, there's no need for it to introduce cyber security regulations
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