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Case Studies

Here are some real life examples of how we have helped our clients achieve a better result...

Savings a client made by switching their $750,000 UK Pension to us

Investment Management fees from their previous provider was approximately 2.5% - we transferred them to our provider of choice who have a 1.5% fee – a saving of 1% per annum.

In addition, they paid a 1% Advice Fee which was non tax-deductible – our advice fee is tax deductible.

On a portfolio of approximately $750,000 this meant a saving of almost $8,500 excluding the savings from tax deductibility.

Savings a client made by switching their $400,000 UK Pension to us

Based on UK Pension transfer of approximately $400,000 we were able to save client almost 1% on their Investment Management fees.

In addition, their Advice Fee was 1% but not tax deductible.

Their investment management savings equated to approximately $3,700 per year.

Their advice fee, which equated to approximately $4,000, is now tax deductible.

Loss of rents claim win!

Phillip has a rental property and his tenant who had had a 12 month lease was shifting out in three days and was in cleaning mode. After finishing the kitchen she left to spend the night at a friend’s place.

Unfortunately, somebody else decided they would take advantage and broke in to steal the hot water cylinder – which they disconnected but could not actually get out of the cupboard. When the tenant arrived the next morning, the water was ankle deep throughout the house.

The insurance company paid for a new floor, wall board, new carpet and drying out, all of which took about three months and more than $20,000. However, they refused to pay for loss of rents, saying that the lease was fully paid up for the remainder of the tenancy and no new tenancy had been completed - No new tenant, no rent actually coming in so there was nothing to reimburse.

After negotiations with the insurer they have now agreed to accept the loss of rents claim which will amount to in the region of $2,500. This negotiation was successful because the insurer was open to discussion, we had the knowledge and the expertise to put a valid case to them and we pay them enough premiums that they wanted to listen.

Landlords often need the rent coming in to service the mortgage, pay the rates, the insurance and many other charges which keep coming in whether there is a tenant installed or not. So when the rent stops coming in, cash flow becomes a very real issue indeed. When we chose the insurer to deal with here, we did not look at the price alone, we also made certain that we had a package which we could make work when it was needed.

Income Protection

David was a 36 year old construction supervisor at a large building site in Wellington. He was recently divorced from his wife, and was the primary care giver of their five year old son, Richard.

One day at work, David slipped and fell awkwardly, injuring his knee. He was taken to hospital where it was determined that he would need knee reconstruction surgery.

Given the physical nature of David's work, he was forced to take four months off work to allow a full recovery from the surgery.

David had taken out Income Protection prior to his accident. As a result he was paid a Total Disability Benefit equivalent to 75% of his income, less any other disability income (e.g. ACC payments). This covered his rent living expenses and the cost of looking after Richard while he recovered.

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