AA Insurance a finalist for two industry awards

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Auckland, 13 September 2019 – AA Insurance has been shortlisted in two categories of the 2019 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards; Direct General Insurance Company of the Year, and Innovation of the Year.

“It’s a significant achievement to reach finalist stage of these awards,” says Chief Executive Chris Curtin. “Given the calibre of entries, which get better each year, I’m particularly proud to be shortlisted for both categories we entered this year.

“We’re always looking for better ways to look after our customers, as well as our people, and reaching the finalist stage of these awards shows we’re on the right track.”

The Direct General Insurance Company of the Year award recognises general insurance companies that have demonstrated strong performance and outstanding service for their customers. AA Insurance has been a finalist in this category since the awards began, holding the title from 2012-2015 and again in 2018.

However, it is the first year that AA Insurance has entered Innovation of the Year – an award that recognises new innovations that benefit the company, its customers as well as the New Zealand insurance industry.

Now in its eighth year, the awards are held by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) to celebrate the achievements of individuals and companies across the industry. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 27 November.

About AA Insurance

AA Insurance is an independently operated, New Zealand-based joint venture between the New Zealand Automobile Association Limited (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 1000+ employees look after 500,000+ customers with more than 1,000,000 policies.

We proudly partner with Variety New Zealand – the Children’s Charity (as the lead partner of its Beds for Kids programme), Student Volunteer Army and support grassroot school sports via our Big Little Sponsorship sports grant in partnership with Eden Park. We are consistently recognised in industry awards and honours, including being voted the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted General Insurer for 13 years running, named Canstar’s 2023 Home and Contents Insurer of the Year and Outstanding Value Award winner, and currently ranked 7th amongst 100 of New Zealand’s most successful companies in the Kantar Corporate Reputation Index (since 2015).

Find out more at www.aainsurance.co.nz

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