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Loss of Income

July 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Income Insurance|Tags: , , , |

Loss of Income can spell financial disaster for our household.  Think for a moment about COVID-19 and how that has affected most Kiwis because most of us simply do not have the financial reserves to meet our financial commitments if our income stops.  Maybe you've been affected recently and know what it is like to experience a loss of income. Government Assistance Fortunately, there has been some Government assistance for employees and self-employed, and if it were not for that, your financial situation could be much worse.  Your employer would have received income from the Government to help pay your [...]

Trauma Cover for Men

June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Trauma Cover|

Trauma Cover for Men There is no specific trauma cover for men, but there are conditions that only men get such as testicular cancer which is covered with Trauma Cover.  Trauma Cover will pay the insured amount if the person insured is diagnosed with, or suffers a severe medical condition covered by the insurer. The number of conditions depends on the insurer and whether you have basic or comprehensive cover. There are specific insurance benefits that provide trauma cover for men and specific benefits for women. Still, the scope of this article is to talk about what insurance coverage is [...]

Cheapest mortgage rates

May 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Home Loans|

We now have the cheapest mortgage rates...ever! If you're asking yourself, "is now a good time to buy" as far as interest rates go, we've got the cheapest mortgage rates we've ever had.  Let's put it in perspective and compare dollars for dollars on what a mortgage interest could have cost you at 6.00% and what it would cost you today at 2.95% which should help you get an idea what a mortgage repayment will cost. Mortgage 1 If you had a mortgage of $500,000 over 30 years at 6.00% your fortnightly repayment would be $1383 and you would pay [...]

Income Protection Insurance

March 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Income Insurance|Tags: , |

What is Income Protection Insurance, and who needs it? Income Protection Insurance is affordable for most people, especially if you insure for what you need and don't load your policy up to maximums with additional bells and whistles. Remember, if you are earning income for the household, then you're the biggest asset. You are going to earn more than your car is worth, or most likely even what your home is worth, and we don't think twice about insuring our car or house, yet all that, can go out the window if you lose your ability to earn income to [...]

Buy your own home

February 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Home Loans|

Could you buy your own home? More recent news on property prices getting higher and higher while homeownership is at its' lowest levels for 60 years and it's getting harder to buy your own home.  So what does this mean for you and what could you afford to borrow? So what is happening now? In a recent NZ Herald article, there were comments about what factors are driving prices and what could be done to make more homes more affordable. Currently, investors don't pay capital gains tax, so they continue to finance more homes and will continue to do so, [...]

Funeral Cover

January 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Funeral Cover Funeral Cover is very affordable for most people, and there are some great benefits which differ from Life Insurance.  Have you ever heard of the family raising funds to pay for someone’s funeral, or even start a give a little page because there is no money to pay for a funeral? Funeral Cover Benefits There are some unique benefits to funeral cover that you do not get with standard life insurance, and it is vital to understand the difference.  However, if you can get what we call fully underwritten life insurance, then that is what you should do. [...]

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