Why insurers should treat brokers like their spouse
Richard Davis, national broker relationship manager at NZI, reveals why he thinks insurer/broker relations can be compared to a good marriage, and how his insurance career beat a move to Canada.
Social media ‘the new Yellow Pages’
An expert in social media for the insurance industry has warned businesses not to dismiss digital disruption and social media and praised one major player for their forward-thinking outlook.
IAG’s leadership changes prompt one executive casualty
This major player has reordered its business divisions and changed its operating model but the COO role has been disestablished as a result.
Duncan Cotterill nabs three partners to swell its Auckland ranks
Three partners have departed to this expanding firm to boost its insurance services practice, bringing with them an 11-strong team.
Industry body ANZIIF tackles talent problem head on
The search for good talent has been a recurring theme in the insurance industry. This new initiative aims to turn that around.
Insurer IAG sees huge drop in NZ profit
What’s behind the ‘significant’ drop in insurance profit of this major player’s NZ division?
Weekly Wrap: Big data holds key to scholarship
PLUS: Personal insurance claims payout figures released; Insurance law specialist promoted to partner
Industry giant unveils new regional head
A newly-merged powerhouse has announced who will take the reins of its Australasian region
Kiwi brokers’ concern about ‘old-fashioned’ industry
An annual survey of insurance intermediaries has given vital feedback of industry concerns, and how to change the industry’s fuddy-duddy reputation is a big one
Q&A With… Paul Munton, Rothbury
Paul Munton, EGM – broking branches at Rothbury and chair of the NZ member advisory board of ANZIIF, has this key advice: be commercial, be competitive, but treat your colleagues with kindness