AA Insurance scoops industry award finalist trifecta!

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Auckland, 15 September 2017 – AA Insurance has been named as a finalist in three categories of the 2017 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards; Direct General Insurance Company of the Year, Young Insurance Professionals Employer and Women’s Employer of the Year.

Chief Executive Chris Curtin, says he’s delighted to reach the finalist stage of these awards, especially among a highly competitive field of strong contenders.

“Our purpose at AA Insurance is to eliminates stress and give certainty to our customers, as well as be a place where people want to work.  Being shortlisted for these awards shows we’re on the right track, and reinforces to me that our success is ultimately based on our people, their dedication and diversity. I couldn’t be prouder.”

The Direct General Insurance Company of the Year award recognises general insurance companies that have demonstrated strong performance and outstanding service for their customers.

The Young Insurance Professionals Employer and Women’s Employer of the Year awards recognise organisations that have a demonstrated commitment in these areas, the first to the employment and development of young insurance and finance professionals, the second to improving gender equality and diversity across their organisation and the wider industry. This is the second time AA insurance has been a finalist in these categories after winning both awards with first-time entries in 2016.  

The awards are held by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), as a celebration of success across the industry. Winners will be announced on Thursday 16 November.

About AA Insurance

AA Insurance is an independently operated, New Zealand-based joint venture between the New Zealand Automobile Association (NZAA) and Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited (VINZL). Since 1994 we have demonstrated trusted expertise in home, contents and car insurance in New Zealand, and in 2018 introduced commercial small business insurance. We underwrite our own policies and sell direct to New Zealanders. Our 860 staff look after almost 470,000 customers with 930,000 policies.

We proudly partner with Eden Park and have been consistently recognised by: Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands (11 consecutive years since 2011) and Quality Service Awards for Car, and Home and Contents Insurance (since 2015), Kantar Customer Leadership Index (since 2019), Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers (2011-2018), and the Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index (since 2015) that recognises New Zealand’s most successful companies. Last year, AA Insurance was also named Consumer NZ People’s Choice award winner for car, home and contents (since 2019).

AA Insurance has an A+ (Strong) Insurer Financial Strength Rating given by Standard and Poor’s (Australia) Pty Ltd. For further information visit aainsurance.co.nz.

For more information please contact:

Nicole Steven, Botica Butler Raudon Partners, (09) 303 3862, 021 025 31886 or email nicoles@botica.co.nz

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