Sovereign Home Loans Provide Better Home Loan Rates in NZ

Sovereign Home Loans Provide Better Home Loan Rates in NZ

Almost every Bank out there has a standard when it comes to having an interest rate and a special interest rate. But the thing that you need to keep in your mind is that the special home loan rates are only for those people who have more than 20% equity.  If you have less than 20% it then standard interest rates will be applying for you but if you have more than 20% then a special interest rate will be applying for you. If a standard interest rate is applying…

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AIR Releases Comprehensive Japan Earthquake Model Update following Tohoku

Japan Earthquake Insurance 2011

BOSTON, July 1, 2013 – Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide today announced that it has updated its Earthquake Model for Japan to include insights gained from the Great Tohoku earthquake of March 2011, which yielded a vast amount of ground motion data, damage observations, and detailed claims data. As a result, the AIR model represents the industry’s first and currently only comprehensive view of seismic risk in Japan post-Tohoku. In addition to capturing the complex seismicity of Japan and the changes that took place as a result of the Tohoku…

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Canterbury, New Zealand faces homeowners insurance hikes following earthquakes

Homeowners in Canterbury, New Zealand are facing aftershocks of a financial kind, following the earthquake that struck the area, as the areas insurers hike the rates by up to 30 percent. Insurance companies were slammed by claims for damage from the quake, and by fees from international reinsurers. These insurers say that they are working hard to balance the tremendous costs against their dedication to keeping prices as affordable as possible. However, the most recent renewals for policies, where the terms begin February 1 or afterward, will also include an…

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The cost of reinsurance in New Zealand set to triple starting July 1

As the rebuilding of Christchurch, New Zealand, continues months after a disastrous earthquake struck the nation, insurance companies are going to have a hard time finding reinsurance deals as prices are set to triple by July 1st, according to S&P’s analysts. The rise in reinsurance rates is due to the extent of the damage done in New Zealand by the initial quake and its subsequent aftershocks, which are still occurring today. As the aftershocks continue, so too does the damage worsen, driving reinsurers to raise their rates in an effort…

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