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dealing with existing medical issues

dealing with existing medical issues

Whenever you apply for personal insurance cover, the insurers will ask you a series of questions to assist them to make an underwriting decision. These will cover things about your current and past health, your occupation, pastimes and family medical history.

are you paying the correct tax?

are you paying the correct tax?

No one enjoys paying tax, even worse is paying too much tax! With tax returns currently being done, now is a good time to check you are paying the correct tax rate on your KiwiSaver or other investments.

Doing things differently...

Doing things differently...

The ability to utilise drone technology is allowing Vero clients to get faster assessments following damage to remote properties and speed up the claims process.

KiwiSaver changes

KiwiSaver changes

Your KiwiSaver Scheme is a great way to save for your first home deposit and retirement, and there have been some recent changes to KiwiSaver that could help you lift your savings.

Insurers tackle genetic testing

Insurers tackle genetic testing

Australia’s Financial Services Council is enacting a moratorium on life insurance genetic test results as a binding standard - and its counterpart in New Zealand says it’s an issue that’s on the agenda here too.

Tax freedom day 2019

Tax freedom day 2019

New research from Baker Tilly Staples Rodway indicates Kiwis overall will actually pay a day’s less tax this year, albeit five more days than two years ago.

Directors in the spotlight

Directors in the spotlight

In a well-publicised High Court judgment former directors of Mainzeal Property and Construction Limited (in liquidation) were found liable for breach of their directors’ duties by trading recklessly whilst the company had been insolvent over a period of years.

Managing time online

Managing time online

How much time is too much time online? If you feel like the time you’re spending online is making you feel unhappy or having a negative impact on other parts of your life then it might be worth looking at some ways to cut down.

Your insurance excess explained

Your insurance excess explained

Most people know that insurance policies include an excess. But if you’ve never made a claim you might not really know what an excess is for, or how they work.

Even if you’ve read your policy information thoroughly or have made claims before, there are a few things about insurance excesses that you may not know.

How to manage work risks

How to manage work risks

Different businesses will have different health and safety risks. It all depends on the type of work you do.

A healthy and safe workplace starts with identifying and understanding what your work-related health and safety risks are; particularly those that have the potential to cause people serious injury or illness.

Brexit - scenarios, next steps and implications

Brexit - scenarios, next steps and implications

The uncertainty created by Brexit is already weighing on UK investment and confidence and could intensify if there is an unfavourable outcome around the withdrawal agreement.

From file servers to Freddie

From file servers to Freddie

We have always known that our clients are fairly special people with many hidden talents and after work activities but John Nelson is busier than most.

How to spend money and feel good about it

How to spend money and feel good about it

Don’t have a budget? – you’re not alone. Many Kiwis avoid the dreaded “b” word, believing that budgets stop you having fun with your money.