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Income Insurance Agreed or Indemnity?

May 20th, 2019|Categories: ACC, Blog, Income Insurance|Tags: , , |

When it comes to Income Insurance, the fine print matters, here are a few key areas to consider when getting your Income Insurance sorted. GET AN AGREEMENT FROM OUTSET There are a few policy types but you can bring them down to three core categories which are Agreed Value, Indemnity Value and Loss of Earnings but in this article, we will look at Agreed Value and Indemnity Value. Firstly, an Agreed Value policy means that you and the insurer agree to an insured amount when you take the policy out, so at claim time you will not have to prove [...]

Life Insurance Comparison

April 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Life Insurance|Tags: , |

LIFE INSURANCE COMPARISON  When looking for the right life cover for you, getting a life Insurance comparison between companies is a smart idea, especially when you look at the long term cost, as well as the immediate price. Price is one of the main driving factors when looking for life cover online, but there are a couple of other factors to consider when getting a life insurance comparison. LONGER TERM COST  How much is your cover going to cost you over the long term? As for accumulative premium projections over a ten year and 20 year period, as well [...]

ACC – what is the correct plan for you?

March 20th, 2019|Categories: ACC, Blog|Tags: |

What is the correct ACC plan for you? We are fortunate to have ACC in New Zealand, especially when it comes to being covered for accidents that are not work-related. Everyone in New Zealand is covered by ACC when injured by accident. In plain English, it does not matter what you were doing at the time you were injured, whether you're playing golf of at work you're covered. It does not matter who was at fault. ACC will cover you, as long your injury falls within New Zealand Law. Which ACC Plan is right for you? There are a few [...]

Life Insurance how much do I need?

February 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Life Insurance|

Deciding how much life insurance you need comes down to what are your priorities and current financial commitments.  There are some basics to follow which will give you an idea of how much cover you may need. Repay All Debt You should make sure you repay all debt in the event of either spouse. In most cases, the surviving spouse will struggle financially and will not be able to meet joint financial commitments, especially if the household has lost an income. If you think your spouse will be fine and you don't need any Life Insurance, try living on the [...]

Find a Mortgage Broker

January 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Home Loans|Tags: , , |

If you want to find a mortgage broker when you're looking for a home loan, then here are some tips to choosing a broker, especially if you do not have an existing working relationship with a mortgage broker already. 1. Establish Trust Firstly, you need to find a mortgage broker you can trust. If you don't already use a broker, ask around, ask people you know who have used a broker before, and get a recommendation. Getting a recommendation from someone you know is one of the best "trust" measurement tools you can use, after all, you wouldn't recommend anyone [...]

Business Expenses Insurance

November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Business Expenses Insurance will pay for your fixed business overheads if you are unable to work due to sickness or accident.  It is not a loss of profits type of cover where you can insure against your lost profits if you have a fire or flood.  It's not that; it is to pay your fixed business expenses of a non-capital nature if the person who is insured cannot work. Why would you have Business Expenses Insurance? Usually, small business owners who are responsible for generating most of the income and expenses would have this type of cover.  If the owner has [...]