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An update from Chris Hand

June 2024

Hi everyone

It’s been great to catch up with many of you at the various industry events happening across the country over the past month or so. The team and I have thoroughly enjoyed reconnecting and hearing about what’s happening with you and your businesses and appreciate the valuable feedback you’ve shared with us.

A big thank you to everyone who joined our live webinar with Independent Economist Cameron Bagrie on Thursday to hear his insights off the back of the latest Financial Stability Report, Monetary Policy and Budget 2024 as well as his outlook for the next couple years.  There was a fantastic turnout in person and online and we’ve been overwhelmed with your positive feedback about how valuable this session was.

As Cameron discussed, while there are some tough economic times still to come, if you’re good at what you do, the next couple of years are likely to provide you opportunities to grow your business. With that in mind I encourage you and your customers to make the most of our 2 months’ FREE offer as well as our enhanced Multi-benefit discount and 15% Lifetime Reward offers. These offers are available until the end of June so make sure you check out our website for everything you need to know as well as for tools to help you spread the word.

Announcing our Support Person of the Year for 2024.

Where would we be without our incredible support people? Following the success of our 2023 award, last month we called for nominations for our 2024 Support Person of the Year Award and were inundated with nominations. It’s been fantastic to read about the important work that’s being done to ensure good outcomes for your customers and ensure the smooth day-to-day running of your businesses. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated and in particular to this year’s winners. You can read more about them here

Our 2023 Claims Stats are now available

To support the important work you do for New Zealanders and for us to be able to continually improve customer outcomes, understanding claims trends is vital. I’m pleased to share our 2023 claim stats are now available. Make sure you watch our video summary. A PDF is also now available to download from the Adviser Resources page

Our latest appointments

There have been a few new additions to our Distribution Team over the past couple of months. We’re thrilled to share the latest appointments to our team of Business Partnership Managers in the Adviser and Group Space

That’s all from me this month. If you need support or have any questions, please get in touch with your Business Partnership Manager. 

Take care out there.

Chris Hand

General Manager – Distribution