There was no question who took the prize for IBNZ’s most read story in 2016 - in fact this insurer claimed the top two spots by a considerable margin.
The number one most read story was taken by insurer Youi
being charged for deceiving customers, which was published in August.
The South African insurer prompted a shedload of negative press over the year as an investigation was launched into dodgy sales tactics which copped it a $100,000 fine by the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ)
, as revealed in October, and also landed it the second most read story position.
To cap it off it then received a $320,000 fine in court last week
The next two positions were taken by company executives resigning from their roles.
Third place was Marsh
New Zealand’s Grant Milne who stepped down in March
to take up a new role as CEO of ICIB Ltd
Direct insurer Tower’s CFO Brett Wilson quit his job just 16 months into the role
– and this landed in fourth place for most read stories.
Next, the brokers were causing waves, with questions being asked about whether Aon New Zealand’s shift of business should be a cause for concern
in April 2016.
Curiosity was piqued for many when ANZI
IF revealed the finalists for the fifth annual industry awards
The winners of the 2016 awards were revealed
at a prestigious ceremony at Auckland’s Sky City in November.
The next three biggest stories were about exciting new appointments and mergers.
Taking the seventh most read story position was NZ industry darling Jo Mason securing the CEO position at NZbrokers
Following that, was the news in June that Insurance Advisernet NZ and NZbrokers were to join forces
Ninth position was Zurich’s appointment of Rajbir Nanra as the new CEO for its general insurance business in Australia and New Zealand
at the start of the year.
And in 10th
position was Tower again, this time prompting rumours of a buyout across the Tasman
While the numbers were big, no-one has yet surpassed the frenzy of excitement that Ando’s launch prompted back in June 2015.
Read the next edition to find out which stories got you all talking the most…
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