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About AMI insurance

We’ve been here for New Zealanders for 90 years

We’ve been looking out for Kiwis since founding in Christchurch in 1926 as the South Island Motor Union (SIMU). From humble beginnings, AMI Insurance has changed a little bit over these past 90 years, which has involved us becoming part of IAG, the largest insurance group in New Zealand and Australia.

We know that the world is changing with technology, lifestyles and attitudes, so we’re making sure that we continue to strive to be readily available and relevantly accessible to all our customers. This thinking has helped us to become one of New Zealand’s leading general insurers. But we haven’t stopped there, we make sure we’re here for you through the thick and thin of it all, for whatever you need – big or small claims. Each one is important to us because we know when someone has your back, you can relax and enjoy life that little bit more.

With over 60 stores nationwide, there’s sure to be a store nearby, so you can come in for a face-to face chat. If you’re after some cover or you’re not sure what claim you need to make, give us a call or just as easily, ask us online. Plus, if your car’s had a bit of a breakdown, we’re here 24/7 to help you get home safely.

We’re a bunch of real people and we’re looking out for over 460,000 customers already, so why don’t you join us and we’ll be right here for you too.

We’re right here in your community

We know not everyone in New Zealand have the same requirements when it comes to insurance. That’s why we’ve got an extensive brand and agency network nationwide, so there’s always a genuine local expert right in your community who understands your personal insurance needs.

As an insurance company, we’re pretty big on being a part of our communities. Understanding Kiwis goes a long way in being there when times are tough. We look to support organisations with more than just funding, we get involved to help achieve goals and get things done. We participate with organisations across the country providing them with the support and resources they need to make New Zealand a better and safer place to live.

Our committed staff

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Our staff are the best in the business, and with our support they put the customer first.

They have ranked AMI as one of the best places to work in the JRA Best Workplaces in New Zealand Survey 11 years in succession, the only company to achieve this recognition.

In 2010 AMI was also awarded the Ten-Year-League Award for consistently ranking as one of New Zealand's Best Workplaces. AMI is the only company to have received this award.

Insurance Council of New Zealand

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AMI is a member of the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ), an industry organisation which represents fire and general insurers in New Zealand.

As an ICNZ member, AMI abides by the ICNZ fair insurance code.

Additional information, including consumer advice about insurance, is available on the Insurance Council of New Zealand website.