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Tools & Tips

We’ve put together straightforward answers to some commonly asked questions, as well as tips and examples to help you better understand insurance.

Time for a security stocktake?

Fortunately insurance is there to help you pick up the pieces after a break-in. But preventing the crime in the first place would save a serious amount of stress.

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The F word - fraud

Did you know that claiming for an extra pair of trainers that weren’t stolen, or for a mobile that was deliberately broken is considered insurance fraud? How about telling the insurance company that $1,000 worth of belongings had been flood damaged, when it was actually $100?

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Tick tock, change your clock

Remember to set your clocks forward an hour this Saturday night before heading off to bed, so 2am becomes 3am.

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House Insurance for beginners

Like most Kiwis, your home is probably your castle and your most valuable asset. So it makes sense you would want to protect it from potential damage and related costs. The obvious way to do this is by having an appropriate home insurance policy.

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6 ways to put burglars off your place

Wherever your home is – from Bluff to the winterless North – you’ll no doubt shop around to make sure your belongings and home are insured by the experts. But, what do you do to protect your home from break-ins in the first place? It doesn’t take much to deter most burglars if you follow simple home security tips and remain vigilant.

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Random Acts of Kindness

It needn't take much to brighten someone's day, so we've put together a list of simple things you can do to make your friends, family or even a complete stranger smile.

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How to make a claim

Should the unthinkable happen, it's good to know how to make a claim to get your insurance sorted quickly.

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Contents insurance for beginners

Here are five things to consider, to make sure you find the contents insurance that's right for you.

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Car insurance for beginners

Cheap car insurance is tempting but, like most important purchases, price should be only one factor worth considering before handing over your hard earned cash.

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Five tips for renters to take the stress out of renting

The term ‘generation rent’ highlights the fact that 30 per cent of all Kiwis are now renting. As the market grows, it therefore makes sense for tenants to better understand their rights and responsibilities. So, AA Insurance has put together a few tips to help renters protect themselves, and their property, while renting.

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