Howden Broking: what we do

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We provide broking services, risk management & data-driven strategy

You can count on us for technical insight, market know-how, and a bit of imagination. 

This goes beyond just buying insurance. 

We see ourselves as a risk partner: helping you limit your exposure wherever possible, and fighting on your side when you need to make a claim.

Be free from the financial & mental burden of risk

You need competitive, tailored insurance, risk planning and claims support, from people who know your sector inside out. We can provide all of this to you.

We're here to challenge incumbency & complacency 

Managing your reputation around the insurance markets
We work with insurers to represent you in the best possible light. 

Access beyond the mainstream 
Insurance that you see online is the tip of the iceberg - we access the whole market, not just the obvious insurers.  

Cutting costs through cutting risks  
We help you learn from the experience of others with up-to-the-minute thinking on risk management trends.

Claims advocacy
We advocate fearlessly on your behalf.

Helping good decision-making 
We explain, advise and simplify; we show you the pros and the cons of your options. 

Protecting your wealth and employees
From balance sheet protection plans to employee wellbeing programmes and cyber security, our advice protects your business and its employees. 

Rene Hattingh
I am looking forward to working with our hand-picked team here in New Zealand, to provide greater choice to prospective staff, clients, and underwriters.
Rene Hattingh
Rene Hattingh, CEO Howden Broking

Building tailored solutions for your precise needs

Financial Lines

Our specialist Financial Lines team is ready to help with tailored insurance that matches your unique risk profile across a range of exposures: Directors' & Officers' / management liability, professional indemnity, general liability, investment managers’ liability, financial institution liability, crime, cyber and mergers & acquisitions.

We work with:

  • Law firms
  • Financial institutions
  • Fintech
  • Information technology
  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Real estate investment management
  • Other financial & professional services

Commercial & Corporate

We provide risk advisory and insurance broking services to a range of businesses, from privately owned SMEs to ASX listed organisations and global multinationals, from a wide range of industry sectors.

We invest time in getting to know your true risk picture and where needed, bringing an international perspective, to help you understand emerging risks, local market nuances, and other global factors that influence modern risk management. 

For businesses large and small, the ethos is the same: make the process as simple as we can, and get you competitive pricing without compromising on coverage. 

People Risk & Employee Benefits

Our People Risk team specialises in illness and injury protection. We can create employee benefits packages from a range of insurances including workers' compensation, group salary continuance, group life, accident & health, corporate travel, and injury recovery solutions. 

We also provide a wide range of allied health services, to give you a modern, employee-centric offering that supports wellbeing and a healthy business culture.

Affinity solutions

If you’re offering insurance as part of a membership or ongoing customer relationship, we have all the expertise you need, backed up with leading-edge technology to make things run smoothly. 

We design insurance and risk solutions for the unique needs of buying groups, professional associations and their members. We're also on hand to help with management of the programme.  

We have particularly in-depth experience working with: 

  • Construction professionals
  • Real estate and property valuers
  • Motor trades
  • Not-for-profits
  • Professional associations
  • Retail
  • Allied health

Alternative risk solutions and self-insurance mechanisms

For businesses of a certain scale, there are other options. You may be able to form a company or trust to handle risk management in-house.

We help you get everything in order, with the right data, governance and day-to-day management to make it work.

Claims Advocacy

One of the most important things a good broker does is manage claims for you, speaking on your behalf and persuading insurers to see things your way.

Ready when you are

Talk to us today

Call us on the following numbers, or send us a message and we'll get back to you.

For Howden Care please call: 0800 083 227.
For claims formally with Gallagher Bassett Injury Management
please call 0508 333 999.

For Howden Broking please call +64 9 200 3530.

For Wallace McLean please call +64 9 358 1407

Howden New Zealand
Level 17, Vero Centre
48 Shortland St
Auckland CBD

Postal Address:
PO Box 784
Shortland Street
Auckland, 1140
New Zealand

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