April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020 | Adviser News


Working together for bushfire relief

Zurich Australia, in close partnership with the Z Zurich Foundation, has donated $927,599 to bushfire relief efforts through several collaborative initiatives which ran between November 2019 and March 2020.


Zurich Australia, in close partnership with the Z Zurich Foundation, has donated $927,599 to bushfire relief efforts through several collaborative initiatives which ran between November 2019 and March 2020.

Our fundraising efforts linked in with employees in Australia and overseas, their families and friends, our customerssuppliers and local distribution network of brokers and advisers. All fundraising initiatives were supported by the Z Zurich Foundation through direct donations and dollar matching.

Excitingly, we raised:

  • Rural Fire Service (RFS), Country Fire Authority (CFA) and other charitable donations: $556,802
  • Australian Red Cross appeal donations: $370,797
  • Total donations to Zurich’s bushfire relief appeal: $927,599

We are also very grateful for the incredible support extended by our key partners who promoted and contributed to the campaign via their own channels. In particular, the AFL, the Melbourne Football Club, the Financial Planning Association, and the Association of Financial Advisers have strongly supported us.

Our flagship activity was supporting the AFL State of Origin for Bushfire Relief match as their largest charitable partner. Through the Z Zurich Foundation, we donated to the AFL Community Relief Fund $10 for every fan who attended the match – raising $510,520.

April 30, 2020

Finding focus and opportunity in this new world

A huge shout out and thank you to our advice partners, I think you are doing a remarkable job of delivering exceptional customer outcomes in the face of a myriad of changes. It is important that we all continue to connect with customers and during this period look for new and meaningful ways to enhance the customer experience.

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Is China a Leading Indicator for the Exit Strategy?

The accountants amongst you will be familiar with the acronym FIFO (First In First Out). This is equally applicable to China when we are talking about COVID 19, where most lock down restrictions have been lifted after 11 weeks of immense economic pain. For Q1, GDP fell 6.8% - a fall in activity unmatched since the 1970’s.

April 30, 2020

COVID-19: Stimulus Packages Unpacked

The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike any other crisis before it, causing a global disruption and a shift in the way we lead our lives. With so much change happening so frequently, _ZONE is bringing you an important webinar hosted by Zurich's Risk Strategy Specialist, Adam Crabbe which unpacks what the recent Federal Government stimulus measures contain.

April 30, 2020

New premium relief options for customers

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Managing challenging conversations: Watch webinar

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