Disclosure Statement and Terms of Trade

Who are we?

Name of Financial Adviser Provider: Runacres Insurance Limited
Name of Authorised Body: Primesure Brokers Limited and Primesure Financial Services Limited
Telephone Number: 09 818 4247
Address: Level 4, Ferry Building, 99 Quay Street Auckland 1143
Website: https://www.primesure.co.nz/

It is important that you read this information

It will help you (the Client) make an informed decision whether we (Primesure Brokers and Primesure Financial Services) and our adviser’s financial advice and products are suitable for your needs and whether to seek, follow or accept the Financial Advice. This Disclosure Statement is required under the Financial Markets Conduct (Regulated Financial Advice Disclosure) Amendment Regulations 2020.

What sort of Advisers are we?

We are an Authorised Body by the Financial Market Authority of New Zealand (FMA) https://www.fma.govt.nz/. Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act 2019 requires us to hold a current license for our Advisers to provide Financial Advice Services to our Clients.

To view our license go to the Financial Service Providers Register https://fsp-register.companiesoffice.govt.nz/ and search our Financial Service Provider (FSP) number Primesure Brokers Limited FSP35761 and Primesure Financial Services Limited FSP35844. As a Licensed Financial Adviser Provider, we have Standard Conditions on our license, these conditions are not specific to us and does not limit or restrict Advice that may be given.

Currently our license is a transitional license granted by the FMA and in effect from June 2020 and valid for two years or until our Full license application is completed and granted.

What Financial Advice can we provide to you?

Primesure Brokers Limited and Primesure Financial Services Limited and our advisers give Financial Advice on Insurance Products for Retail and Commercial Clients.

Our Insurance product providers are Insurance businesses in New Zealand that are licensed by the Reserve Bank under section 19 of the Insurance (Prudential Supervisor) Act 2010. The Insurers have a financial strength rating from an approved rating agency. To view the Insurer ratings click on the link https://www.rbnz.govt.nz/regulation-and- supervision/insurers/licensing/register.

Primesure Brokers and Primesure Financial Services Insurance product providers are required to have financial strength ratings with a minimum of B++ and above. When you receive a quote from us you will be supplied the current strength ratings for the product providers that we have quoted for. If you accept the financial advice, we will supply a current rating for the product provider that you have selected.

Limitations and restrictions

Primesure Brokers Limited and Primesure Financial Services Limited is committed to providing our clients with good financial advice that is suitable for our client’s needs. We only provide financial advice on Insurance Products.

How do we get paid for the Financial Advice and Products that we provide to you?

Primesure Brokers Limited and Primesure Financial Services Limited and our General Insurance Advisers do not receive any commission or other incentives for giving Financial Advice. Primesure Brokers Limited does receive commission when the client accepts our financial advice and purchases an insurance policy. The commission is paid by the Insurer (product provider’s) for the insurance business on each insurance policy that the Client purchases. The commission is paid to us and can be between the range of 0-27.5% of the insurer portion (total premium of the Insurance Policy less government levies and taxes).

NZbrokers Management Limited
We are a member of NZbrokers Management Limited, NZbrokers Management Limited provides services such as IT, education, training, technical insurance product and claims support and group member benefits to us. When a client accepts our financial advice as your adviser and purchases a policy NZbrokers may receive a service fee or technology fee from the Product Provider.

Life, Health & personal Risk Insurance products
Primesure Brokers Limited and Primesure Financial Services Limited and our Life & Health Advisers do receive commission when the client accepts our financial advice and purchases an insurance policy. The commission is paid by the Insurer (product provider’s) for the insurance business on each insurance policy that the Client purchases. The commission is paid to us and our Advisers can be between the range of 0-200% of the insurer portion (total premium of the Insurance Policy less government levies and taxes).

What fees do we charge?

We may charge clients fees for financial advice. We will tell you what the fee is before you accept any advice from us or our Advisers. We will charge fees that are payable by you the client when our advice is followed, accepted and the insurance policy is purchased. The fees we charge are for our service, placement, implementation, and administration of the insurance policies that you choose to accept and purchase. The total fees payable may increase with the number of insurance policies that you choose to purchase.

The fees are payable by you and are due by the effective date of the policy which is on the invoice. Our Payment terms are also clearly itemised and is on our website under Terms of Trade https://www.primesure.co.nz/

How do we act with Integrity?

To ensure that we and our advisers prioritise your interests above our own, we follow an advice process that ensures recommendations are made based on your individual goals and circumstances. Our advisers complete annual and ongoing training about how to manage conflict of interests and a register of interests is maintained. We monitor these registers and provides additional training where necessary. We perform an annual review of our compliance programme.

You should be aware there may be potential conflicts of interest that you the Client may need to take into consideration when you decide to seek and accept financial advice from us or our advisers, we will make you aware of any conflicts when giving advice.

How can you depend on the Advice you receive?

We have not been subject to any other reliability events that would influence you the Client in deciding whether to seek or obtain advice from us or our Adviser’s.

How to make a Complaint?

If you have a problem, concerns or you are dissatisfied with either a product or financial advice service that has been provided by us or one of our Advisers and you require action to be taken please tell us so that we can help and fix the issue. To make a complaint please follow this https://www.primesure.co.nz/ which will give details on our Complaints Process and how to make a complaint.

If a complaint is received by us, we will approach all complaints with an open mind, listen and treat each complainant as an individual and with courtesy and respect. We will promptly acknowledge the complaint at the earliest possible opportunity and make every attempt will be made to resolve your complaint in a timely manner, with staff escalating as necessary to Senior Management or Complaints Manager. You will receive a written decision, remedies, and resolution as soon as practicable after we have decided the outcome.

What to do if you are not satisfied after making a Complaint?

If you feel your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction using our complaints process, or you are unsatisfied with the response or resolution, you can contact Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL) is a dispute resolution scheme who we are a member of. This service will cost you nothing and is independent service that will help investigate or resolve the complaint. You can click on this link to find out how to make a complaint to Financial Services Complaints Limited http://www.fscl.org.nz/complaints/how-make-complaint

You can contact (FSCL) at:

Postal Address: P.O. Box 5967, Wellington 6145 Email: info@fscl.org.nz
Telephone: 0800 347 257
Website:
http://www.fscl.org.nz/

What are our Advisers duties?

Our Advisers give financial advice to clients on Primesure Brokers’ behalf. When giving advice all our Advisers must:

  • Hold a Level 5 New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services, (upon being granted a Full license by FMA)
  • Maintain competence, knowledge, and skills for giving financial advice by completing continuing professional development.
  • Abide by the Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Services and have Ethical behaviour, good conduct and provide Client Care. https://www.mbie.govt.nz/assets/a96d1b4800/code-of-professional-conduct-for-financial-advice- services.pdf
  • Listen to the client carefully to discover their needs.
  • Recommend products or services that meet the client needs and explain why.
  • Give clear and concise communication.
  • Protect client information.
  • Give priority to the client’s interests when giving financial advice.
  •  Please see below a link to our Client Service Standards Statement found on our website. https://www.primesure.co.nz/client-service-standards-statement/

Who licenses and regulates us?

The Financial Markets Authority. You can report information about us to the Financial Markets Authority at: https://www.fma.govt.nz/contact/ or email questions@fma.govt.nz but if you want to complain you should use our dispute resolution procedures described under How to make a Complaint? And What to do if you are not satisfied after making a complaint?

This disclosure statement was prepared on: February 15th 2021

Terms of Trade

1.0 Definitions

1.1  Company means Primesure Brokers Limited

1.2  Insurer means the provider of the insurance policy or product;

1.3  Client means the person, Company obtaining advice on insurance products and services;

1.4  Premium is the charge of the policy;

1.5  Insurance Policy is the Insurance product provided to the client and combines the policy document, insurance schedule and application form;

1.6  Contract is the agreement by the client to pay the premium in exchange for advice from the Company and for the insurer to provide cover as set out in the Insurer policy document;

1.7  Period means the dates the policy applies to;

2.0 Client Responsibilities

2.1  The Client must pay the Premium as set out below;

2.2  The client must provide all relevant information to the Company

2.3  The client must inform the Company of any material change during the period of this contract;

2.4  If the client fails to follow these responsibilities it may invalidate the policy;

3.0 Company Responsibilities

3.1  The Company will provide insurance broking services with reasonable care, integrity and skill and as defined by the Code of Conduct. All representations made (whether express or implied) and all other implied conditions, warranties and terms as to the provision of the services are otherwise excluded to the extent permitted by law;

3.2  The Company will forward premium payments received to the Insurer as per the Insurance intermediaries Act 1994;

3.3  The Company and Insurer will keep all Client information confidential and will use it for the sole purpose of which it was disclosed in line with the Privacy Act ;

3.4  The Company may correspond with you by electronic communication which may not always be secure and may be read copied or interfered with in transit. We are not responsible for risks associated with electronic communication;

4.0 Commissions and Fees

4.1  The company will receive commission from Insurers;

4.2  We may alternatively or in addition charge a fee for our services;

4.3  Unless mandated by law, commissions and any fee earned on policies are deemed to be earned at the inception of the policy;

5.0 Payment, Late Payment. Default of Payment and Consequences of Default of Payment

5.1  INCLUDED PAYMENT TERMS

5.2  The method of payment will be made by direct credit, credit card or as arranged through Hunters and/ or Bexhill Premium Funding Limited;

5.3  Payment in full of outstanding amounts shall be received no later than 30 days from the effective/inception date of the cover, unless specific written agreement to the contrary;

5.4  If the payment remains outstanding further to the above, then your policy may be cancelled and be null and void. Any claim on the Insurer could be invalid;

5.5  Credit Card payments are subject to a 1.25% surcharge;

6.0 Premium Funding Limited

6.1  The client has the option to pay premiums via a third party Premium Funding provider (Hunters Premium Funding Limited and/or Bexhill Premium Funding Ltd) subject to their terms and conditions;

6.2  Any invoices that are billed outside of the Premium funding arrangement are subject to be paid as stated above in Clause 5.2;

7.0 Cancellation

7.1  The Client is able to cancel policy(ies) with the Insurer at any time by providing written notice to the Company;

7.2  If the Company and/or Insurer are unable to continue to offer the policy and/or services to the Client we will provide written notice subject to the Insurer policy;

7.3  Commission earned and/or fee charged for the Companies services are considered to be earned at the time the insurance cover is placed and are not refundable in the event the cover is terminated early; Any refunds created by the cancellation of a policy either by the Client or the Company or the Insurer will only be paid back to the client once any premiums or outstanding premiums have been received from the Insurer.