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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...

01 Apr 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of its Board following its virtually conducted AGM on the 27th of March, 2020. Paul Smeaton, CEO of Suncorp, was elected President and Craig...

31 Mar 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand has today launched its revised Fair Insurance Code which encourages good conduct and professionalism in the insurance industry and describes how the relationship between insurers and their...

30 Mar 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) and its members have announced a set of core principles they have each pledged to use to guide their individual response to support their customers and suppliers during the Covid-19...

30 Mar 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) has issued advice for car owners whose WOF may fall due during New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 period which started at 11:59pm on 25 March 2020. Tim Grafton, CE ICNZ, assures car owners...

25 Mar 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) has welcomed the confirmation from the New Zealand Government that insurance is one of the identified essential services to New Zealanders during the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 period – in...

03 Mar 2020

As the Coronavirus situation continues to develop the Insurance Council of New Zealand is urging those who have purchased travel insurance to speak with their insurer to clarify what cover they may have. ‘’While some insurers...

02 Mar 2020

Provisional results show that insurers spent more than $118.8* million last year supporting their customers recover from the impact of severe weather events, with over 18,000 claims made. “What was looking to be a benign year...

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