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Helping you prepare for Fire Service Levy increases

The Fire Service Levy charged on various insurance policies is increasing from 1 July 2017. Use our infographic to calculate your increase so you and your business can be prepared.

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Are you affected by the Port Hills fires?

Our thoughts are with the thousands of people affected by the Port Hills fires. We are here to help. Here's a short guide on what to do, cover for alternate accommodation and claiming for property damage.

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Your home insurance is changing. Again?

Whether you want to change or not the the insurance industry will keep making changes. The Home Insurance goal posts have moved again so we need to think about how we insure our homes again.

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To Specify or Not to Specify - How Sub Limits Can Catch You Out

We all have precious items that we hold near and dear to our hearts. For my wife it's her jewellery and a photo of her puppy. For me it's my golf clubs and (in case my wife reads this) my wedding ring also.

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DIY Improvements - Don't Pay For Them Twice

As a proud nation of DIY handy men and women we like to upgrade, replace, repair and change our most prized of possessions - our homes. If you've done the hard work, remember to increase your sum insured or you may end up paying for those improvements twice.

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Check your sum insured for a stress free claim

We are just coming to the end of a claim for a client based in Christchurch who had damage in the Canterbury earthquakes. This client had done things right on a number of fronts which meant no surprises at claim time.

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10 Tips for Before You Have a Claim

Claiming can be a stressful time. Here are 10 TIPS for before an event occurs that will help with your home, contents and car claims.

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Why don't I get paid the full value?

When you write off your vehicle there is a popular misconception that you will get paid what you Insured the vehicle for or what we call the 'Sum Insured' which is shown on your policy schedule. This is not always the case!

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