About AMI insurance

Caring for New Zealanders for 90 years

Founded in Christchurch in 1926 as the South Island Motor Union (SIMU), AMI Insurance has evolved over 90 years into one of New Zealand's leading fire and general insurers.

On April 5, 2012 AMI began a new era under the ownership of Australia and New Zealand’s largest insurance group IAG.

At the same time, a government-owned company, Southern Response, based in Christchurch, became responsible for settling all claims by AMI customers for earthquake damage which occurred prior to April 5, 2012.

With over 60 stores throughout the country, AMI is a truly national company, with 460,000 customers holding some 1.1 million policies.

In your community

We have an extensive branch and agency network supported by New Zealand-based contact centres. Whether speaking to customers face-to-face or over the phone, our experienced staff share a commitment to care, assist, and deliver for our customers.

AMI has a genuine focus on communities. Our sponsorship support goes beyond just funding. We roll up our sleeves to help organisations with a shared vision to achieve their goals and get things done. Across the country we create partnerships with organisations we sponsor, providing them with the support and resources they need to make New Zealand a better, 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.