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What is ‘trauma insurance’ all about? Have you ever heard of trauma insurance? Also known as Critical Illness Cover, trauma insurance is a powerful – and sometimes misunderstood – protection tool. So here’s a summary of how it works, and how it can work for...

Mortgage rates are rising: what does it mean for you? After years of decline, mortgage rates have been increasing again of late. So, what does that mean for homeowners and first-home buyers? We’ve put together a quick guide for both. Rising mortgage rates and homeownership...

With Covid-19 variants now in the community, New Zealand is starting to learn how to live with the virus without the risk of strict lockdowns. But as many DHBs around New Zealand scramble to catch up on the backlog of cancelled surgeries, the public health...

Planning to sell your home sooner rather than later? Perhaps you need to relocate for work, or have already found the next house of your dreams and would like to secure it before someone else snaps it up. Whatever your reason for it, here are...

Like to save money at the supermarket? Here are some common ‘tricks of the trade’, and the strategies to keep control of your spending. When money is tight or you’re saving for your family’s future, every dollar counts and that includes grocery spending. But as...

Read on for our latest update on the New Zealand property market. As was widely expected, REINZ’s April 2020 data show an unprecedented decrease in the number of properties sold across the country during lockdown: down 78.5 per cent from April 2019 (and down 82.4 per cent...