Insurance news

19 May 17, 10:43am
Independent complaints body warns: Don't cancel your old life insurance policy until the stand down period of your new one has lapsed
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11 May 17, 11:26am
Rebecca Sellers says conduct by insurers is effectively unregulated and the IMF is calling for some protection for consumers, at least up to Australian levels
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10 May 17, 10:12am
IMF calls for FMA to immediately fill cracks in the system so 'all aspects of the insurance product life cycle' are regulated
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29 Apr 17, 6:02am
EQC levies may be affected by changes to disaster fund set to be announced after drawn-out review, Joyce says; Flags changes to reinsurance excess, operational detail
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19 Apr 17, 8:44am
Allan Barber reviews a cross-party review of how to achieve climate targets, one that will entail a difficult transition for rural economies
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10 Apr 17, 1:07pm
A look at whether your insurer will pay for what the Government won't if you get cancer
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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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30 Mar 17, 3:53pm
Michael Stiassny says bidders eyeing a Tower takeover will need to pay at least $1.40 per share; Says the Board's considering a capital raising
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30 Mar 17, 5:02am
New rates set to fund amalgamated fire and emergency service; Changes to see people with home, contents and car insurance pay around $38 more a year
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29 Mar 17, 11:19am
When and under what conditions different insurance companies will provide cover for meth contamination to your home or rental property 
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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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14 Mar 17, 3:08pm
Vero agrees to pay 10 cents more per share in $15.8 million deal to increase its stake in Tower to nearly 20%; Move could bump up Vero's offer in takeover bid
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9 Mar 17, 8:47am
Psychiatrists call for government review on the way life insurers treat people with mental illness; Underwriter explains extent to which industry goes to fairly assess possible risks of mental illness
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6 Mar 17, 5:16pm
Suncorp confirms it's transferring 'a number' of New Zealand admin jobs to its 'strategic partners in Asia'
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6 Mar 17, 10:33am
Revenue Minister Judith Collins says government yet to decide whether bank capital will be included in the crackdown on corporates' use of hybrid mismatches
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3 Mar 17, 1:05pm
Suncorp argues if the ComCom allowed IAG to acquire AMI and Lumley, it's only fair it approves its application to take over Tower
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2 Mar 17, 1:19pm
Suncorp attempts to win over Tower shareholders in its takeover battle with 'escalation payment' agreements
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24 Feb 17, 10:07am
Youi's boss to take up new role as CEO of OUTsurance - a South African insurer with the same parent as Youi
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23 Feb 17, 7:40am
IAG commits to employing 'targeted rates increases' in the wake of the Kaikoura quakes; Says it has been hiking motor insurance premiums throughout the country as more car owners are making claims
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22 Feb 17, 9:48am
New Zealand's second largest general insurer aims to increase its market share to 30%, offering to pay more than 'Canada's Berkshire Hathaway' to buy Tower
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