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Payouts top $1.1 billion again

New Zealanders were paid $1.132 billion for personal insurance claims in the year ended December 2015, Financial Services Council (FSC) statistics show.

Wednesday, February 10th, 9:15PM

FSC chief executive Peter Neilson said the payout by FSC members of the insurance industry for personal insurance including life and income protection insurance had topped $1 billion a year each year since June 30, 2011.

The FSC’s latest figures show life insurance products comprise about 60% of personal insurance premiums but they are growing more slowly, at 4% a year, than income protection insurance products at 7% a year...MORE»

Sovereign holds on to market top spot

Tuesday, February 9th, 6:00AM

Most insurers grew their books in the December 2015 quarter, new data shows.


Finding new ideas to refresh your marketing

Wednesday, February 3rd, 6:00AM

So you want to grow? That will mean new things – unless you have been on a consistent, year-on-year 10%+ growth track for a while and you simply need to keep turning the handle you will need new ideas.



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Tuesday, February 2nd, 10:08AM

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New industry body proposed

Monday, February 1st, 6:00AM

Discussions are under way about a new professional body to represent insurers who distribute via independent financial advisers (IFAs).


SBW returns to Australia

Friday, January 29th, 1:34PM

Former Sovereign chief executive Symon Bewis-Weston finished up with the company and has returned to Australia. In the meantime an interim CEO has been appointed.


Southern Cross to fund preventative treatment

Tuesday, January 26th, 3:29PM

Southern Cross is adding an allowance for prophylactic treatment and increasing the surgical claim limit on most of its plans.


Life insurance code 'could work'

Tuesday, January 12th, 6:00AM

There is support for the idea of a life insurance industry code of conduct, similar to the general insurance industry’s Fair Insurance Code, which came into force this month.



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