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HOW WOULD A PROPERTY SLUMP AFFECT YOU

September 21st, 2017 Posted by Insights, Risk Articles No Comment yet

An Omen?

This season’s final of The Block NZ  felt like a bad omen for the property market, particularly in Auckland. According to data just released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, Auckland’s property market might just be slowing. It shows that Auckland house prices fell by 2.9% in August when compared to the same month last year, making it one of only four regions that experienced a decrease in value (the others being Gisborne, Tasman and the West Coast). (more…)

SIX HEALTH INSURANCE MYTHS BUSTED

August 24th, 2017 Posted by Risk Articles No Comment yet

With another general election just around the corner, once again the hot-topic subject of New Zealand’s public health system is in the spotlight. As usual, most of the major parties’ policies are focused on making limited funds stretch as far as possible. But with the rate of population growth in New Zealand currently outstripping forecasts, public hospitals, along with other areas of vital infrastructure, are struggling to accommodate the influx of extra patients. (more…)

MORTGAGE PROTECTION

April 7th, 2017 Posted by Risk Articles No Comment yet

When is a Mortgage Protection Policy NOT a Mortgage Protection Policy?

When you took out your home loan or mortgage with the bank some years ago, did they encourage you to have some mortgage protection insurance, so that if something happens to you (or your spouse) your mortgage could be repaid? (more…)