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17 Feb 2017

The Insurance Council of New Zealand released today its first Fair Insurance Code annual report of the number of claims received, the number of complaints made to internal and external dispute resolution schemes, along with the...

07 Feb 2017

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have paid out nearly $2.7 billion in 2016 to settle commercial and residential claims resulting from the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.  ...

01 Feb 2017

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have received business claims valued at more than $900 million from the 14 November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.  Insurance Council Chief Executive Tim...

21 Dec 2016

The Insurance Council of New Zealand are warning boaties that the number of trailered boats stolen from yards and driveways is on the rise as summer kicks off. Insurance Council Chief Executive Tim Grafton said “New Zealand...

20 Dec 2016

Christmas time is the busy season for burglars with a higher chance of homeowners being away from home on holidays, out shopping or socialising with friends and family. Insurance Council figures show that there is traditionally...

13 Dec 2016

An agreement between private insurers and the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will simplify how home and contents insurance claims are resolved for people affected by the Kaikoura Earthquake. Under the agreement, private insurers...

23 Nov 2016

The Insurance Council of New Zealand believes a significant cause of damage to commercial property buildings following the 14 November Kaikoura earthquake series is a failure to comply with non-structural, seismic restraint...

18 Nov 2016

The Insurance Council of New Zealand advise people who have uninhabitable homes due to earthquake damage to contact their insurer directly for help with temporary accommodation. Most home policies as well as contents policies...

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