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19 Jun 2020

A landlord policy is similar to a home policy in many ways but has been designed to also reduce the financial impact of loss or damage arising from additional risks that renting out your house brings. Some options included under...

08 May 2020

By Tim Grafton, CE Insurance Council of New Zealand

08 May 2020

In this issue: Insurers role in the economic recover after COVID-19; insurers support of collision repairers, latest Canterbury Q1 stats and recent ICNZ submissions.

06 May 2020

As New Zealand moved to Alert Level 3 last week (28 April) the ability to undertake non-essential repairs were able to get underway. To ensure these repairs comply with tighter health and safety requirements, a number of...

23 Apr 2020

In this issue: what Alert Level 3 means for insurers, frequent landlord insurance questions answered, steps being taken to support SME and commercial customers.

23 Apr 2020

From 28 April New Zealand will move into Alert Level 3 as part of its response to COVID-19. So, what does this mean for insurers? As an essential service provider, insurers have been open and helping customers throughout the...

23 Apr 2020

Since early March, our members have worked proactively to support their customers facing the unique challenges New Zealand’s response to COVID-19 has presented. All have ensured they are fully open for business and have worked to...

22 Apr 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) welcomes the announcement from Finity Consulting that savings on personal motor claims will amount to approximately $35 million during the four-week Level 4 period. Tim Grafton, CE...

17 Apr 2020

Industry's ongoing support of customers, Fair Insurance Code earns WriteMark, CERT advice for scams during COVID-19

17 Apr 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand says that contrary to some reports the insurance industry acted fast and early to actively support its customers facing increased financial hardship. “Since March, our members have ensured...

09 Apr 2020

In this issue: ICNZ acknowledges EQC review, Insurance support for those facing financial hardship due to COVID-19, claims and safety during Alert L4.

09 Apr 2020

The insurance industry is reassuring its customers that claims can still be progressed while New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 4. ICNZ CE Tim Grafton says that customers should not hesitate to contact their insurers to make...

09 Apr 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is encouraging people experiencing financial hardship to contact their insurer to discuss options to keep their insurance in place.  A priority for customers is to keep their assets...

09 Apr 2020

ICNZ supports the move by the Government to provide a ‘safe harbour’ for directors of companies facing significant liquidity problems due to COVID-19 pandemic. The move is part of wider temporary changes being made to the...

02 Apr 2020

In recognition of the widening implications of the Covid-19 crisis, ICNZ has been working closely with regulators and government departments on how to adjust the regulatory and policy programme planned for 2020. Insurance is a...

02 Apr 2020

We are sure that you werent the only kiwi sitting safe at home during our COVID-19 lockdown wondering why have car insurance when you’re not driving your car or why have contents insurance because there’s no chance of a burglary...

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