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Vero SME Insurance
Index 2017

The small to medium sized business (SME) sector is a significant growth engine for the New Zealand economy and a major audience for the insurance industry.

This is why Vero has developed the Vero SME Insurance Index. The research is designed to identify insights and shed light on the opportunities and challenges presented by SMEs to brokers and advisers.


Issue 1

Issue 1 - May 2017

SME market landscape
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Issue 2

Issue 2 - August 2017

SMEs under 50 years
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Issue 3

Issue 3 - November 2017

What makes a satisfied client?
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About the Vero SME Insurance Index

Over 1,000 SMEs across New Zealand have voiced their opinion in the Vero SME Insurance Index this year. The findings show several areas where brokers and advisers can target their offering to add value for SME customers. Vero will work with our business partners in using this research to identify opportunities to target their offerings and provide the right kind of value to customers.

For this research, a SME has been defined as per Statistics New Zealand - a business that employs between 1 and 19 people (including sole traders). The survey has been run in Australia for the last five years, but this is the first time it has run in New Zealand.

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