Comparetravelinsurance.co.nz is New Zealand's leading travel insurance comparison site. Each month, we help over 15,000 Kiwis compare the benefits and features of some of New Zealand's top insurers, and we specialise exclusively in travel insurance - it's all we do, and it's why we are the best in the business.
From humble beginnings as a financial services receptionist to an industry-leading expert, Director Natalie Ball is passionate about making travel insurance clear, convenient and compassionate. She's a mum, an entrepreneur, a travel insurance powerhouse, and an expert travel and money writer -- in that order. Whether she's in the boardroom, in the press, or a strategy meeting, Natalie and her decades of expertise are always in the customer's corner.
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Despite what other sites might claim, there's no generalised internal ranking system or algorithm that can know which is the best travel insurance for you, because they haven't factored 'you' in the equation. If you're a young backpacker travelling on a shoestring a basic backpacker travel policy might work for you, while if you've already paid significant travel deposits, you have a pre-existing health condition, or you're a high-altitude trekker, price may be less important than finding a brand that covers the things you need. Our Compare Travel Insurance team help you to find the right policy a little easier, through our quote comparison, handy guides, and travel insurance reviews.
We hold an Australian Financial Services Licence, and our team have ASIC-regulated qualifications to give general advice. By law, we are unable to recommend one insurer over another, as we do not know you, your needs and your full circumstances. If you have a complex query, such as complicated health conditions or need cover for non-residents, for example, we may suggest brands that may offer a particular benefit or coverage, but we will not say that you should choose one brand over another - there's no preferential treatment here. What we do recommend is that you always read your chosen insurer's policy documents before you buy, and email or call them if you're unclear about something.
We have directors, shareholders and entities in common with travel insurance brands 1Cover, TINZ and Zoom Travel Insurance. These brands are included in our quoting engine and research guides in a similar way to other brands. These brands are not preferenced in the quotes, and we will never recommend any one particular policy to you, including any of our affiliated brands.
We don't - our customers do. Our star ratings are an aggregate of reviews for that insurer from customers. We do not give any rating or ranking of our own, just real customers' service and claims experiences.
You can read or write travel insurance reviews for most New Zealand providers in the market, however, we don't compare quotes for the whole market. You can only compare quotes for brands that have agreed to participate in our panel. Within our specialist guides, we compare brands that have a unique offering regardless of whether we have a commercial arrangement with them.