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Want to live til you're 90? Better live like a life insurer

24 April 2017

Stuff: The life and health insurance industry used to be an unhealthy industry to work in. Long hours, a drinking culture, and socialising with insurance advisers took its toll on the waistlines and fitness of the male-dominated industry.  More>  

Tactical calls have harned LifeDirect

1 March 2017

Goodreturns: “Tactical calls” have harmed LifeDirect but Trade Me is not giving up on the insurance platform, the group’s chief executive says. In reporting its first-half profit this month, the online auction website reported a year-on-year decline in revenue of 11.3% for LifeDirect, caused by a drop in traffic. More>

Suncorp's NZ brands profit drop

10 February 2017

Sharechat: Suncorp Group's New Zealand insurance units posted a 57 percent decline in first-half profit, mainly reflecting the Kaikoura earthquake and additional 'over-cap' claims from the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes. More>

Partners Life appoints new chairman

27 January 2017

Scoop: Life, a life insurance company whose owners include private equity firm Blackstone, has appointed Jim Minto as its new chairman. Minto will replace Sam Knowles, who will stay on as a director for both Partners Life and its immediate parent Partners Group Holdings. More>

Paper: genetic testing in New Zealand

4 January 2017

Victoria University: Direct-to-Consumer genentic investing empowers consumers, but there are concerns that life insurance companies or employers can get legal or illegal access to this data.  More>

Naomi Ballantyne in New Year Honours

2 January 2017

NZ Herald: Pioneering insurance boss Naomi Ballantyne has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours. Ballantyne has spent 34 years in the insurance industry. Partners Life is the third insurance company she has helped to found. More>

AXA dispute heads back to court

23 December 2016

Goodreturns: A protracted legal battle over AXA's refusal to pay out on the life insurance policy of a murdered Bangladeshi migrant is heading back to court after the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court's summary judgment against payment. More>

Fidelity Life's key management changes

14 December 2016

Fidelity Life's new chief executive Nadine Tereora has made a number of key management changes to prepare the company for the future. Tereora has been in the role for eight weeks now and decided to make the changes earlier rather than latter as it has been a long transition period between Milton Jenning's retirement and her start date. Goodreturns.co.nz. More>

EY: only 48% of Kiwis trust their banks

14 December 2016

EY consumer banking survey suggests just 48% of New Zealanders feel complete trust in their banks to keep their money safe and protect their personal information. Interest.co.nz. More>

Fidelity Life lifts annual profit

9 November 2016

Fidelity Life Assurance, the country's third-biggest life insurer, lifted annual profit 43% as it grabbed market share and benefited from the sale of a superannuation fund it managed. NBR. More>