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2503, 2016

To Make A Claim or Not To Make A Claim

By |March 25th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

When is an incident a claim, or when is it not a claim – that is the question... In my role as an insurance adviser, it is very common to meet people who have had an event that could lead to a claim and payout on their insurance cover – but who have never claimed as they were not sure or did not know what their cover actually provided. Having [...]

1003, 2016

Flight of A Life Time

By |March 10th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Feb 29th, a leap year day, and I was booked on a helicopter ride from the beautiful seaside village Leigh one hour north of Auckland. Leigh has been our holiday home for a long time and this year we had decided to move here permanently. Although we had been coming to the area for over 40 years there was one thing I had never done and that was to take [...]

2502, 2016

There’s No Such Thing As A Wrong Decision

By |February 25th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I cannot claim all of this as my own – I received an email today and it spoke to me – very loudly! And started me thinking about all of those things we want to do – and think about and prevaricate about forever and just never end up making a decision on! ‘I want to lose weight’, ‘I want to get fit’, ‘I want to buy a new car’, [...]

902, 2016

3 Steps to Happier Mortgage Applications

By |February 9th, 2016|Categories: blog|

By Rupert Gough Forms, forms, wonderful forms. The mortgage application isn’t the most enjoyable part of negotiating a home loan. But there are ways to make it easier, writes Rupert Gough. At Velocity, the majority of our days are spent helping our clients either move to a more suitable bank for them or finding the best bank for their new home purchase. So we deal with a fair few mortgage [...]

2801, 2016

Tune up, Tone up… Or simply Turn Up!

By |January 28th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

New Year’s resolutions often end up being forgotten within the first couple of weeks - or not even planned in the first place. Has that ever happened to you? We know that one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to get fit and/or to lose weight. Great intentions... But how do you get started? That is really the $64 million dollar question. Often we make it way too [...]

2001, 2016

Could you live on $374.53 per week?

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , |

When I asked someone that question today, they instantly responded with ‘Hell No’ - and I suspect you are thinking the same thing. The shocking truth about this amount is that it is what you can expect to receive today if you are single and are at retirement age... Yes, that really is it, after all the years you have worked and the contribution you have made. If you are [...]