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Will low interest rates support the property market?

Unsurprisingly, the number of properties sold across New Zealand dropped significantly in April, according to the Real Estate Institute. Will low interest rates provide stimulus to the property market? Here’s what some economists expect for the next few months.

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Home-cooking tips for the ‘new normal’

During the lockdown days, many of us have been honing our skills in the kitchen. From home-made bread through to yoghurt, spreads and sauces, there probably has never been a better time to embrace the pleasure of home-cooking. And echoing this sentiment, New Zealand chefs and foodies have been sharing their top recipes online for everyone to enjoy.

The world will eventually find its ‘new normal’. In the meantime, here are some home-cooking tips we can take with us on the other side – to eat healthier and save money.

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Why you should hang on to your insurance policies

Many households around the country are coming under increasing financial strain as the impact of Covid-19 bites. In these uncertain times, it’s natural to look at the things you can cut from your monthly budget – and think about your personal insurance policies. 

While it might be tempting to write these off as non-essential and trim them from your spending, there are some key reasons why it’s worth holding on to insurances if at all possible.

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How health and life insurance providers are responding to COVID-19

As always, it’s important to note that every insurance policy is different as the type and level of cover you have is based on your situation. So, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: we can talk you through your policy wording and help you get clarity as to what you’re covered for.

Having said, we have been in close contact with insurance providers over the past few weeks, and can tell you that most of them have communicated their stance on COVID-19. As this article from Insurance Business Magazine notes, responses vary from provider to provider. Here’s what some have said about existing policies.

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Applying for insurance during COVID-19

In these uncertain times, having an insurance adviser like us can help you navigate the insurance market for a new policy or an upgrade to an existing one.

Here are a few things to think about if you’re planning to take out new personal insurance at the moment.

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