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[Opinion] Comedy of errors at the RBNZ

The development of the Reserve Bank's solvency standards for insurers makes the companies look better than they really are. 

Thursday, April 11th, 6:28AM

The insurance regulation team at the RBNZ have done little to enhance the reputation of the bank over the past two years.

The drama started in 2021 when the RBNZ decided to issue a new solvency standard for insurance companies, replacing the previous standards for life and general insurance respectively.

Some changes were required because the...MORE»

It'll be different this time; Asteron boss on Resolution deal

Thursday, April 11th, 6:00AM

Asteron Life executive general manager Grant Willis is confident Resolution Life has learnt lessons from its purchase of AMP Life and won't repeat them again.


KiwiSaver and Insurance: Assessing lifetime financial needs

Tuesday, April 9th, 6:00AM

As we approach a significant debate on whether insurance should be integrated into KiwiSaver, I personally feel we should shift our focus towards a more fundamental and engaging topic: the assessment of financial needs for one's entire life.



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[Opinion] Will RBNZ demand proof from Resolution on support for Asteron Life customers?

Monday, April 8th, 8:29AM

Resolution Life has said it will buy Asteron Life New Zealand from Australia-based Suncorp Group and the reported price tag is NZ$410 million.


nib: government has no appetite for tax breaks for health ins premiums

Friday, April 5th, 8:34AM

Health insurer nib New Zealand doesn't think the current government has any appetite to provide tax breaks for health insurance premiums.


Asteron Life sold

Thursday, April 4th, 10:42AM

After years of speculation Suncorp has sold Asteron Life.


Is the illusion of knowledge holding your business back?

Friday, March 29th, 6:47AM

Steve Wright asks: Is the illusion of knowledge holding your business back by preventing you from growing your skills as an adviser?


Digital Signatures and Fraud

Thursday, March 28th, 9:58AM

As many of you will have noted, lately, we've seen a distinct shift in providers' approach to document sign-off with digital signature systems.



Insurance Briefs

Asteron Life unveils product enhancements
Asteron Life is proud to announce a series of enhancements and clarifications to multiple covers across Personal and Business Insurance product offerings, reflecting its commitment to understanding and meeting the evolving needs of customers, and making it a more seamless experience for advisers.

Partners helps fund depression recovery centre
New Whakamātūtū Wellington Depression Recovery Centre gets financial boost from Partners Life.

AIA adds cover for prophylactic surgery following cancer
AIA makes changes to policies and adds preventative surgery for several types of cancer.

Chubb appoints David Morrow as Country President for New Zealand
Chubb has appointed David Morrow as Country President for New Zealand.

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