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BNZ Life up for sale, according to Australian reports

A report in The Australian Financial Review has stated that National Australia Bank (the parent company of BNZ) is selling its life insurance company, BNZ Life.

Friday, October 23rd, 4:34PM

While there has been no official confirmation from BNZ in New Zealand, the news report indicated that NAB was in the late stages of negotiation with a potential purchaser. AIA, Resolution Life, and Partners Life have all been put forward as the most likely buyers.  

The sale will be the continuation of a recent trend that has seen retail banks across the Tasman move away from life...MORE»

Financial wellbeing confidence dented by Covid-19 — Cigna study

Thursday, October 22nd, 4:37PM

Covid-19 has led to a significant downturn in New Zealander’s confidence around their financial position, according to a recent report undertaken by Cigna.


Asteron (and Suncorp) appoints new boss

Thursday, October 15th, 1:10PM

Suncorp, which includes Asteron Life, has promoted the head of claims to the role of chief executive.



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Income protection: Lessons from over the ditch

Tuesday, October 13th, 9:56AM

Representatives of Swiss Re give New Zealand insurance sector advice on how to solve unsustainable income protection losses.


Licensing insurance for financial advisers

Tuesday, October 13th, 6:00AM

Russell Hutchinson takes a whimsical look at what this kind of cover might offer.


Hunters v gathers in the new world

Wednesday, October 7th, 1:42PM

Jon-Paul Hale provides his thoughts on how hunters, gatherers and game-keepers will survive in the new financial advice environment.


The power of social media

Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00AM

Russell Hutchinson shows you practical, yet simple, ways you can make social media work for you without being a tech genius.


AIA rolls out new claims management service

Friday, October 2nd, 12:07PM

The country's biggest life insurer, AIA, is launching a new service to help disability policyholders at claims time.



Insurance Briefs

Southern Cross to bring mental health programme to kiwi kids
The programme aimed at helping kiwi kids navigate life’s ups and downs will soon be available free of charge to any primary or intermediate school in New Zealand.

AIA reveals grant winners
AIA has revealed the financial advisers and advice businesses that will be given financial backing for their community initiatives.

Insurer nib backs Ronald McDonald House with $20k investment
Health insurer nib New Zealand and its nib foundation have lent support to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Less stressed during lockdown
New Zealander’s health and wellbeing had surprising benefits from the Covid-19 lockdown.

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