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Asteron Life announced as finalist for Life Insurance Company of the Year

Asteron Life has been named a finalist for Life Insurance Company of the Year at the 2016 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards.

This award recognises life insurance companies who have demonstrated strong performance, responded to market changes and provided outstanding service for their customers and intermediaries in New Zealand.

Suncorp New Zealand is part of Suncorp Group, a leading general insurance, banking, life insurance and superannuation business with brands in Australia and New Zealand. 

“Suncorp New Zealand and its brands are dedicated to putting our customers first, and generating value for all our stakeholders,” said Paul Smeaton, CEO Suncorp New Zealand which includes the Asteron Life brand.

“Being shortlisted for these awards reflects our commitment to our customers, our strong relationships with our business partners and the hard work and dedication of our people, and we’re delighted to be recognised across the categories we operate in.”

Another Suncorp brand, Vero, has also been named a finalist for Intermediated Insurance Company of the Year.

Vero and Asteron Life both won their respective categories at the 2015 awards.

In March this year, Suncorp announced the new structure of its business, which brings Suncorp's general and life insurance businesses in New Zealand together in a customer-centric model.

“Our vision is to be the number one choice for New Zealanders because we give our customers the freedom and flexibility to look after their financial wellbeing in a way that best suits them,” said Mr Smeaton.

“Bringing our award-winning brands together under the Suncorp name will enable us to better connect New Zealanders to products, services and experiences that enhance and protect their financial wellbeing.”

The winners will be announced at an awards dinner in Auckland on Thursday 10 November. More information about the evening can be found on the ANZIIF website here

About the ANZIIF Awards

The ANZIIF New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards are a celebration of success across the industry, and an opportunity to reflect on the significant contribution our industry makes to the wider community. The awards are now in their fifth consecutive year. 

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