Insurance financial strength rating & solvency margin

We're required to provide the financial strength rating, solvency margin and overseas policyholder details of all our insurance providers.

Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Limited

Credit Card Repayment Insurance issued before 10 April 2011 is provided by Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Limited (Cigna).

View information about Cigna's financial strength rating and solvency margin on their website at cigna.co.nz.

Hallmark Life & Hallmark General

Personal Loan Insurance is provided by Hallmark Life Insurance Company Ltd (Hallmark Life) and Hallmark General Insurance Company Ltd (Hallmark General) (incorporated in Australia and operating in New Zealand).

Hallmark Life and Hallmark General have both received Insurer Financial Strength Ratings of BBB+ from Standard & Poors.

Both Hallmark Life and Hallmark General maintain solvency positions in excess of their current requirements or obligations.

For full details regarding these disclosures including the table of Insurance Financial Strength Ratings, as well as the definitions of the ratings, the table of the solvency positions, and Agency & Scale can be found at latitudefinancial.com.

An overseas policyholder preference applies to Hallmark General.

The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd

House, contents and car insurance are provided by The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd (Hollard). Administration of house, contents and car insurance and claims handling services are managed by Ando Insurance Group Limited on behalf of Hollard.

View information about Hollard's financial strength rating and solvency margin on their website at hollard.com.au.

Kiwi Insurance Limited

Life & Living Insurance, home loan insurance and credit card repayment insurance are provided by Kiwi Insurance Limited. Life Insurance issued before 14 November 2012 is also provided by Kiwi Insurance Limited.

Financial strength rating

Kiwi Insurance Limited has a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) from A.M. Best Company.

Rating scale

A++, A+ Superior

C++, C+ Marginal

E Under Supervision

A, A- Excellent

C, C- Weak

F In Liquidation

B++, B+ Good

D Poor

S Suspended

B, B- Fair

Further information on these ratings is available at ambest.com.

Solvency and Statutory Fund

Like all insurers in New Zealand, Kiwi Insurance Limited is required to meet solvency standards which are determined by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

As at 30 June 2019, the Actual Solvency Capital of Kiwi Insurance Limited was $20.475 million, which gave a margin over the Minimum Solvency Capital of $11.214 million. The breakdown of these amounts is shown in the following table.

As at 30 June 2019

 

Actual Solvency Capital (A)

$20.475m

Minimum Solvency Capital (B)

$9.261m

Solvency Margin (A-B)

$11.214m

Solvency Ratio (A/B)

221%

Kiwi Insurance has one statutory fund which constitutes the whole of the company.

Tower Insurance Limited

Travel insurance for eligible Kiwibank Credit Cards is provided by Tower Insurance Limited (Tower). House, contents and vehicle insurance issued before 5 April 2018 are also provided by Tower.

View information about Tower's financial strength rating and solvency margin on their website at tower.co.nz.