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Less stressed during lockdown

1 July 2020 - New Zealander’s health and wellbeing had surprising benefits from the Covid-19 lockdown.

Southern Cross supports new safe haven for at-risk pets

26 June 2020 - Southern Cross Pet Insurance has teamed up with Pet Refuge to provide temporary shelter for animals affected by family violence.

Southern Cross Health latest claims statistics revealed

5 June 2020 - Find out the biggest claims paid out by Southern Cross Health over the years. 

Non-banks see surge in demand

29 April 2020 - Non-bank lenders have noted a sharp increase in demand for home loan products as banks maintain tight restrictions during the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Your guide to medical insurers' Covid 19 customer support options

13 April 2020 - The following is a summary of the support offered by the various HEALTH insurers for customers experiencing financial hardship due to Covid 19.

Southern Cross offers financial support

2 April 2020 - Southern Cross Health Society has announced a range of options it says should help members hit by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Peer-to-peer lending up at Southern Cross

25 February 2020 - While Harmoney dropped out of the peer-to-peer lending market this month, Southern Cross says retail investors are keener than ever to provide funding...

Southern Cross loan book nears $225 million

24 February 2020 - Peer-to-peer lender Southern Cross Partners expects its loan book to reach $225 million in the year to March, an increase of nearly 50% on 2019.

Boielle takes on expanded role at Southern Cross

24 February 2020 - Southern Cross Health Society has tweaked its top team to replace departing chief marketing officer Chris Watney.

Southern Cross: No negative impact from commission change

1 February 2020 - Southern Cross says a change to its adviser commission structures has had no negative effect on the business.

Southern Cross launches advisory group

19 December 2019 - Southern Cross Health Society has announced the establishment of a Māori governance advisory group in a first for New Zealand’s health insurance sector.

Southern Cross's new digital human answers our health insurance questions

24 November 2019 - Southern Cross Health Society is the first health insurance company on a global scale to launch a digital human.

Southern Cross boss joins UniMed

6 November 2019 - Health insurer UniMed has secured the expertise of the former head of the country's largest health insurer.

ANZ rate cut; new look Southern Cross team

1 October 2019 - ANZ has sharpened pricing on 2 year fixed and special rates this morning. See how the rates line up against the market here. Peer-to-peer lender Southern...

Southern Cross builds senior team

30 September 2019 - Peer-to-peer lender Southern Cross Partners has bolstered its senior team following the appointment of new CEO Cliff Carr in August.

Southern Cross Health Society turns around deficit

16 September 2019 - Southern Cross Health Society has turned around last year's deficit to post a surplus of $10.7 million for its most recent financial year.  

Chicken Little and the falling sky

12 August 2019 - It’s been said to me before, J-P how about looking at the glass being half full? Funny thing is the human brain is naturally a bit pessimistic, 60/40% if the studies I’ve read on the subject are right.

Southern Cross recognised

9 August 2019 - Southern Cross Health Society has been recognised as one of Australasia’s top 10 ‘Most Innovative Companies’ for BeingWell, its corporate health and wellness programme.

New Southern Cross CEO; Nelson Building Society rate cut

9 August 2019 - Good morning. Southern Cross Partners has appointed a new CEO from outside of the finance industry. Find out who it is here [READ ON]. On the rates front,...

Southern Cross names new CEO

9 August 2019 - Peer-to-peer lender Southern Cross Partners has appointed a new chief executive from outside of the financial services industry as it looks to grow its loan book.

Advisers slam Southern Cross commission change

24 July 2019 - Advisers are unimpressed by Southern Cross’s move to limit trail commission.

Southern Cross limits trail commission

22 July 2019 - Southern Cross is changing its commission structure, so advisers will not receive increased trail commission as their clients’ premiums rise.

Southern Cross Health Society appoints new strategic advisor

19 July 2019 - Southern Cross Health Society has created a new role to help it meet the future needs of members, appointing health sector leader Dr Lester Levy into the position.

Extending LVR limits to non-banks "nanny state" idea

18 July 2019 - Non-banks have expressed concerns about the Reserve Bank's potential extension of loan to value ratio restrictions and the impact it could have on smaller lenders.

Southern Cross creates new role for top adviser

14 July 2019 - Southern Cross Health Society has created a new role to help it meet the future needs of members.

Southern Cross launches AI assistant

11 April 2019 - Southern Cross Health Society will launch an artificial intelligence-powered digital assistant later this year, in what is believed to be a world-first for a health insurer.

Bank targets criticised

29 March 2019 - Bank targets for mortgage advisers cause more damage to customers than adviser commissions, according to lender Southern Cross Partners.

Southern Cross picks up awards

5 March 2019 - Southern Cross Health Society has been recognised for its revamped member engagement programme, winning four awards at the NZ Direct Marketing Awards, including two golds.

Non-banks head to Hamilton and Christchurch

15 January 2019 - The popular "speed-dating" event for non-banks and mortgage advisers is set to roll into Hamilton and Christchurch early this year as non-traditional lenders look to build on a promising 2018.

Premium increases: An adviser would have helped

9 January 2019 - Southern Cross clients who complained to the media about premium increases could have found ways around it had they sought advice, one financial adviser says.

Southern Cross staff get wellness accreditation

30 November 2018 - Southern Cross Health Society says it has strengthened its workplace wellbeing expertise to help meet growing demand from Kiwi businesses for robust programmes to support the health of their people.

Peer-to-peer lending on the rise

23 November 2018 - More individuals and businesses in New Zealand are turning to peer-to-peer lending, according to new figures from the Financial Markets Authority.

Speed-dating to become regular non-bank event

21 November 2018 - Following a successful second speed dating event in Wellington, New Zealand's non-banks are set to hold more special events in the New Year as adviser interest grows.

Southern Cross trims benefits

1 November 2018 - Southern Cross has cut the range of benefits available on its health policies.

Biggest claims paid by health insurer

30 October 2018 - Southern Cross Health Society has released its latest claims statistics - here's what they pay out on. 

Southern Cross posts first loss since 2014

14 September 2018 - Southern Cross has slipped from surplus into deficit - but its chairman says that's only part of the story.

Southern Cross enjoys strong year

11 September 2018 - Peer-to-peer lender Southern Cross has seen its loan book grow by nearly 25% so far this year, as alternative lenders continue to take a bigger slice of the New Zealand market.

New build financing gap boosts Southern Cross

6 June 2018 - Peer to peer lender Southern Cross Partners has seen an increase in investor demand as first time buyers struggle to finance new-build properties.

Southern Cross joins the movement to help Kiwis Choose Wisely

19 March 2018 - Southern Cross Health Society joins the movement to help Kiwis Choose Wisely As part of its commitment to helping members live their healthiest lives,...

Southern Cross launches gender-inclusive application

18 January 2018 - Southern Cross is giving customers more options when they are asked their biological sex and gender when applying for health insurance.

FMA fast-tracks roboadvice

18 October 2017 - Advisers can expect to see roboadvice in the New Zealand market next year, and the country’s banks and product providers are already developing their platforms.

Southern Cross reports healthy result

15 September 2017 - Southern Cross says its health insurance membership is growing solidly.

Online offer 'more than quote and compare'

14 September 2017 - A new insurance advice firm is promising consumers a more in-depth online service.

nib tackles costs to keep premiums down

6 July 2017 - nib is launching a new network of medical professionals it will work with, to limit surgical claim amounts and help keep insurance affordable.

Insurers could do better: FSC

3 July 2017 - Insurers have work to do to better comply with their disclosure requirements, the Financial Services Council says.

Southern Cross updates policies

25 May 2017 - Health insurer Southern Cross has made changes to its policies and tweaked it affiliated provider programme.

New face at Southern Cross

17 May 2017 - Southern Cross has a new head of distribution.

Southern Cross offers cancer add-on

9 May 2017 - The country’s biggest health insurer is offering bolt-on cover that pays out a chunk of money to cancer sufferers, to do whatever they like with.

New CEO at Southern Cross Healthcare

2 December 2016 - Southern Cross Healthcare has appointed new CEO for its health insurance arm.

Non-bank lender moves into peer to peer lending

22 November 2016 - One of the well-known non-bank lenders is the latest to set up a peer to peer lending business. [READ ON] ...

Southern Cross changes retirees' premiums

27 October 2016 - Southern Cross Health Society is changing the age at which older member shift to a “common rating”.

Southern Cross records $35m surplus

15 September 2016 - Southern Cross added 9000 members over the past financial year, it has revealed with its annual financial results released today.

Tynan steps down

11 July 2016 - Southern Cross Health Society chief executive Peter Tynan is stepping down.

Former Southern Cross boss dies

10 June 2016 - Southern Cross Healthcare's former group chief executive officer Ian McPherson, has died, aged 66.

Southern Cross targets younger market

19 April 2016 - Southern Cross has launched a new health insurance product  designed for younger people.

Southern Cross launches life insurance

30 March 2016 - New Zealand's largest health insurer Southern Cross is launching an online life insurance product which is being backed by Cigna.

Southern Cross to fund preventative treatment

26 January 2016 - Southern Cross is adding an allowance for prophylactic treatment and increasing the surgical claim limit on most of its plans.

Southern Cross tackles fraud

25 November 2015 - Southern Cross has launched a phone line for people to dob in those they suspect of insurance fraud, but it says it does not have any concerns about advisers.

Action needed to keep insurance affordable: Southern Cross

11 September 2015 - Health insurance affordability for retirees is a major problem that needs to be addressed, Southern Cross Health Society's chief executive says.

Southern Cross: Claims keep growing

27 May 2015 - Southern Cross paid out 2.3 million claims last year, worth $803.4 million.

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