Insurance Partners Group Limited (FSP696211) is a Financial Advice Provider (FAP) and is named as an Authorised Body to provide a financial advice service under the FAP Licence held by PSC Connect NZ Ltd.
PSC Connect NZ Ltd (PSCCNZ) (FSP331526) is the Transitional licence holder, as approved by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).
There are no special licence conditions imposed.
Nature and Scope of the Advice
Insurance Partners Group Limited provides advice to clients about General Insurance and our Financial Advisers provide financial advice in relation to these financial advice products.
We will not provide advice on Life and Health Insurance, Investments, Kiwisaver, Medical Insurance or Mortgages, so you will need to consult a specialist if you would like advice on those products. We can refer a specialist to contact you if you require.
Insurance Partners Group Limited can provide financial advice on a variety of products from a wide range of New Zealand based and overseas providers and includes but is not limited to:
|Financial Advice Products||Providers|
|Business Interruption||Ando||NM Insurance|
|Commercial Vehicles||Berkshire Hathaway||Protectsure|
|Marine||Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s||QBE|
|Liability||Club Auto||Salt Marine|
|Engineering/Contract Works||Concordia||Star Insurance|
|Event Cancellation||Covermore||Sunderland Marine|
|Mobile Plant||Dual||TLC Insurance|
|Private Motor Vehicles||IAG(NZI, Lumley)||Zurich|
| Boat Insurance|
We are not aware of any material limitations or restrictions on the scope of financial advice service we provide. If these are identified, we will disclose them to you.
How We Get Paid
We earn our income from either a fee or commissions earned from providers or a combination of both.
Fees and Expenses
Should you proceed with our financial advice and we arrange insurance for you, then a fee may be charged. This fee will be based on the amount of work and time required to provide and implement our advice and will be shown on your invoice.
If we arrange insurance for you and you cancel it part way through the insurance period, we may keep some or all of that fee from any refund due to you by the provider.
We may charge a fee for making adjustments to your insurance during the insurance period. This fee will show on your invoice.
PSCCNZ retain a percentage of this fee for a range of professional services they provide to Insurance Partners Group Limited
Sometimes other fees are charged that do not relate to the financial advice such as credit card fees. If so, we will advise you of this in our recommendation.
Conflicts of Interest and Incentives
When we arrange insurance for you, the provider(s) may pay us a commission. The amount of the commission varies between providers and products and is based on a percentage of the Company Premium and Natural Disaster premium (if applicable).
If we arrange insurance for you and you cancel it part way through the insurance period, we may keep some or all of the commission from any refund due to you by the provider.
PSCCNZ retain a percentage of this commission for a range of professional services they provide to Insurance Partners Group Limited.
If a person or entity has referred you to us, we may pay them a percentage of the commission and/or fees we receive for their referral.
A financial adviser may have a conflict of interest in circumstances where financial advice has been provided to two clients who later have a dispute. If this occurs the financial adviser will disclose the conflict of interest to you and refer one client to another financial adviser for advice and assistance.
To ensure that our Financial Advisers prioritise your interests above their own, we follow an advice process that ensures our recommendations are made on the basis of the information you have provided and your unique circumstances.
We maintain a register of conflicts of interest, of gifts and any other incentives we may receive.
If we believe there is a conflict of interest – real or perceived – we will discuss this with you.
PSCCNZ and Insurance Partners Group Limited also undertake annual internal reviews to ensure compliance with these statements.
Premium funding enables you to pay the insurance premium by instalments, rather than make a lump sum payment.
Premium funding companies charge interest and they take a power of attorney over your insurance policy. This means they have the ability to cancel your insurance policy if you fail to pay an instalment.
If you enter into a premium funding arrangement, the premium funding company will pay Insurance Partners Group Limited a commission as a percentage of the amount they fund.
We will disclose the amount of this when we know the scope and nature of the advice you need and whether you want to pay by instalments.
Complaints Handling & Dispute Resolution
Please refer to our internal Complaints Procedure that can be found here.
Insurance Partners Group Limited, PSCCNZ and anyone who gives financial advice on their behalf have duties under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 relating to the way that we give advice.
We are required to:
- Give priority to your interests by taking all reasonable steps to make sure our advice isn’t materially influenced by our own interests;
- Exercise care, diligence and skill in providing you with advice;
- Meet standards of competence, knowledge and skill as set by the Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services. These are designed to make sure that we have the expertise needed to provide you with advice.
- Meet standards of ethical behavior, conduct and client care set by the Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services. These are designed to make sure we treat you as we should and give you suitable advice.
This is only a summary of the duties that we have. More information is available by contacting us, or by visiting the FMA website here.
Insurance Partners Group Limited is a Financial Advice Provider (FAP).
Our contact details are:
Phone: 07 571 2144
Address: 100 Spring Street
Robert Redmore (FSP357726) is a Financial Adviser of Insurance Partners and his contact details are:
Phone: 027 594 3613
Paul Johnston (FSP82732) is a Financial Adviser of Insurance Partners and his contact details are:
Phone: 022 170 8258
Levi MacDonald-Pedersen (FSP125525) is a Financial Adviser of Insurance Partners and his contact details are:
Phone: 027 772 7959
Dionne Faith Te Runanga Kuka (FSP101692) is a Financial Adviser of Insurance Partners and her contact details are:
Phone: 027 228 1013
|Authorised Body||is an entity named on a financial advice provider’s licence that can provide the licensed service without needing its own licence. Authorised Bodies must register on the Financial Service Providers Register as a financial advice provider.|
|Financial Advice||a recommendation or an opinion about buying or selling financial advice products|
|Financial Advice Provider||a business or individual who provides a financial advice service.|
|Financial Advice Service||is an individual registered on the Financial Service Providers Register to provide a financial advice service, who is not a financial advice provider.|
|Financial Markets Authority (FMA)||is the New Zealand government agency responsible for enforcing securities, financial reporting and company law as they apply to financial services and securities markets.|
|Financial Service Provider||FSP refers to Financial Service Provider a person who provides or offers to provide a financial service (as per the FSP Act)|
|Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR)||a searchable register of people, businesses and organisations that provide financial services in New Zealand. The register contains key information about FSPs including the financial services they provide, any relevant licences they hold and the dispute resolution scheme they belong to.|
|Transitional Licence||approved by the FMA and must be held with effect from 15th March 2021 by a financial advice provider providing advice to retail clients.|