Home + Contents Insurance

... all your personal needs covered

 

Commercial + Rural Insurance

… peace of mind to know your business or farm is protected

 

Life + Health Cover

… tailored support for protecting you and loved ones

 

Mortgages

… support to secure your first home through to refinancing and investment properties

Established in 2014, GFS is a family owned company and are local experts with a friendly team to support your all insurance + mortgage needs.

As your insurance adviser/s we not only give you the best insurance advice by providing you with a wide variety of insurance quotes but we look after you once you’ve signed up for any insurance policies with us.

When insurance claim time comes GFS take the stress out of the situation and manages your claim. GFS are an intermediary between insurance customers and clients. We make sure you get the best service and advice from a personal claims assistant.

If you want to discuss Life Insurance, Trauma Insurance, Disablement Cover, Income Protection, Health Insurance, Business Insurance, Fire & General (e.g., car, house, contents, boat, farm & business) or support with all Mortgage needs, talk to our friendly team od advisers today to see what is are right for you and your situation.

When you need to apply for a home loan, we will do the research for you to find the best options that are going to suit your financial needs. Once your loan is in place, we will contact you when your interest rates mature and provide you with recommendations as to how you should structure your home loan going forward. If you need a top up loan to complete those renovations or purchase a car etc, we are also there for you.

Our Team

Paul Mullooly

Life + Health Insurance Adviser

Paul is a Director of Gisborne Financial Services Ltd and has been an Insurance Adviser since August 2004. In 2006 Paul’s efforts were rewarded when he received AXA New Zealand’s coveted top New Adviser Award.

Paul started his working life as a Carpenter. After 15 years he changed direction and joined the New Zealand Police Force, where he served 7½ years before joining Gisborne Financial Services Ltd.

FSP: FSP697911

Shelley Mullooly

Business Manager & Mortgage Adviser 

Shelley is married to Paul and is also a Director of Gisborne Financial Services Ltd. Whilst Shelley was always in the background, she did not formally join the team at GSF until January 2017.

Shelley started her career with ACC and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to GFS.

FSP: FSP740851

Glenn Knight

Commercial & Rural Insurance Adviser

Glenn joined Gisborne Financial Services in January 2021. After 16 years in the education sector, 6 as a school principal, Glenn has chosen a new and fresh career direction and begins his work in the insurance industry. He supports clients in commercial and rural insurance needs for GFS.

Glenn and his 3 children have lived in Gisborne for the past 6 years and are excited to call this piece of paradise home. With strong involvement in surf lifesaving, living an active life through sport and the great outdoors are enjoyed by Glenn and his family.

FSP: FSP773395

Abha Raj

Domestic Insurance Adviser

Abha has been with GFS since August 2020. She is originally from Fiji and has moved to Gisborne with her husband and 2 children.

Abha comes from an insurance background, mainly dealing in Home, Contents and Vehicle. She has worked at State Insurance in Auckland for 2 years and more recently at AMI locally.

She is your first point of contact for any domestic insurance enquiries.

FSP: FSP752831

James McIntosh

Life + Health Insurance Adviser

James joined the GFS team in 2014. Since then he has worked closely with families, farmers and business owners to provide them with suitable and affordable insurance advice.

He specialises in Life, Health, Trauma, Disablement, Income Protection and Key person insurances.

He has a young family and enjoys fishing and surfing.

FSP: FSP697991

Kourtney Shore

Mortgage Adviser

Kourtney recently joined GFS in August. Originally from the South Island, Kourtney has been in Gisborne for 3 years living on a farm with her partner Brad. She enjoys the outdoors and is a keen horse rider.

Kourtney is our newest mortgage adviser at GFS and supports our valued clients with first home purchases, investments, or refinancing options for anyone needing friendly and reliable help.

FSP:FSP1001567

Kieran Kelley

Broker Support

Kieran has been with Gisborne Financial services since March 2021. Kieran has a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies and has had past experience in finance and accounting.

Kieran was born and raised in Gisborne and enjoys travelling when he can.

FSP: FSP697911

Vicki Dobson

Customer Service Administrator

Vicki joined the GFS team in Nov 2020 after working at AMI Insurance Gisborne for the past  25 years.

After the recent office closure of AMI, she wanted to continue working in an environment that still has face to face contact with people.

Vicki is Gisborne born & bred, married to Jason, and kept busy raising their 2 girls.

Our Commitment to You

We appreciate you have many options when it comes to insuring your business. We never take your loyalty for granted and commit to do everything in our power to earn, maintain and continue to build our trusted relationship.

As your appointed General Insurance Broker, GFS commits to:

Conduct an analysis of your risk/needs and recommend the most appropriate covers to protect your assets and liabilities.
Recommend the appropriate insurer to match the risk.
Only recommend secure and stable insurers.
Provide alternatives on your risk retention through various excess options and access to premium funding options to allow you to pay your premiums via instalments.
Provide prompt and timely servicing of your general insurance needs to ensure you are adequately informed of issues that may affect your business.

Our Commitment to You

We appreciate you have many options when it comes to insuring your business. We never take your loyalty for granted and commit to do everything in our power to earn, maintain and continue to build our trusted relationship.

As your appointed General Insurance Broker, GFS commits to:

Conduct an analysis of your risk/needs and recommend the most appropriate covers to protect your assets and liabilities.

Recommend the appropriate insurer to match the risk.

Only recommend secure and stable insurers.
Provide alternatives on your risk retention through various excess options and access to premium funding options to allow you to pay your premiums via instalments.
Provide prompt and timely servicing of your general insurance needs to ensure you are adequately informed of issues that may affect your business.

Products & Services

Home + Contents Insurance

For most New Zealanders the family home is the largest asset they’ll ever own. This means it’s essential to protect it now with the right insurance cover. After all, no one wants to discover they’re inadequately insured when it’s too late.

Motor Insurance / Commercial / Heavy Motor Insurance
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One of the more common types of cover, motor/vehicle insurance protects your business vehicles against costs arising from theft and accidents. Your policy can be tailored to include a range of commercial vehicles from cars and motorbikes to vans, trucks and even buses and heavy motor vehicles.

Commercial + Rural Insurance

 

Having adequate commercial insurance cover is one of the most fundamental parts of being in business, as it provides invaluable protection against a range of risk events – from equipment and assets to legal liability – reducing financial uncertainty and protecting your livelihood and that of your workforce. Insurance companies provide a wide variety of general business insurance policies so it’s essential to get the right one for your needs.

GFS can support all types of commercial/business insurance needs; Directors & Officers / Management Liability Insurance, Cyber Insurance, Business Interruption Insurance, Plant & Equipment Insurance, Liability Insurance, Contract Works Insurance, Body Corporate Insurance.

Our rural insurance cover protects you against damage to farm buildings, contents, farm machinery, vehicles, as well as the many other assets required in your day-to-day operations.

Life + Health Cover
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Health Insurance provides the insured with options relating to Health Care, from the choice of hospital and treatment facility to the choice of specialist. We have a number of providers available and will find the best one for your needs.

Life Insurance pays a lump sum in the event of death or a terminal illness. It provides financial protection for those who depend on you. It pays a one-off cash payment if you die. The amount of cover needed is tailored to suit your individual needs. The eligibility entry age for those who can apply for life insurance is 16 to 75. There is no maximum level of cover, however – the cover is subject to financial & medical assessment.

Contact us to tailor specific cover for your needs.

Mortgages

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For most people, the dream of owning their first home or being able to maximise the benefits of their existing home loans is quite a daunting feeling.

It’s either too hard or too complicated and may feel like an impossible goal to achieve.

Buying your first home is probably the biggest financial decision you will make. It is important to have someone in your corner who knows the process of getting a mortgage inside and out and will walk you through the entire journey. This is where Gisborne Financial Services can make your life less complicated and save you time in your busy schedule. Our goal is to ensure this process is done as easily and smoothly as possible.

For first home buyers we guide you through the entire process from your application to the day you get your keys.

For existing homeowners, if you are looking at purchasing an investment property, buying, or selling your existing home our guidance, advice & help will assist you in achieving your goals & meeting your needs.

As your mortgage broker, we work for you to ensure that you get the best mortgage advise and we only paid a commission from the bank once your mortgage is secured and successful.

To discuss this information further, please contact one of our Advisers.

Do you need more information? Call us on 06 868 8313 or email us.

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Claims

At GFS, we believe the true test of the relationship with your Insurance Broker is when you need to make claim.

Claims Process

Making a claim can be a daunting task, especially as it typically occurs at an already difficult time. With this in mind we see it as one of the most important times in our relationship with you. We’ll do everything we can to make the process and smooth and easy as possible.

This includes:

Providing you with your Insurer’s Claim Form

Arranging for a Loss Assessor to be appointed if necessary

Advising on the completion of the Claim Form

Submitting the Claim Form to the Insurer
Providing advice to ensure you have received your full entitlements

Lodging a claim

Step 1. Contact us so we can discuss what has happened and carefully review the event/s against your insurance cover.

Step 2. We’ll send you the relevant claim form/s and outline any other documentation your Insurer is likely to require.

Step 3. Fill out your claim form in as much detail as you can. (Remember, if you have any questions we’re always here to help!)

Step 4. Post or email your completed claim back to us so we can check everything and then forward it to the Insurer on your behalf.

Local Understanding. National Strength.

GFS are proud to be a Member Broker of Insurance Advisernet New Zealand, a network of more than 250 advisers across New Zealand and Australia. Insurance Advisernet is a principal member of the Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand Inc. and the largest member of the publicly listed AUB Group – one of the leading general broking groups in Australasia with over 450,000 clients. This relationship gives us access to unrivalled financial strength, business efficiencies and buying power that spans every major insurer in New Zealand and Australia, even access to major overseas insurers when required.

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*Disclaimer – total premiums include all taxes and levies (including GST)

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*Disclaimer – total premiums include all taxes and levies (including GST)

Strength Under The Insurance Advisernet Banner

Gisborne Financial Services Ltd (GFS) are a Member Broker of Insurance Advisernet New Zealand Ltd. Founded in 1996, Insurance Advisernet operates in both New Zealand and Australia, delivering strength that allows GFS the benefit of maintaining its local presence whilst also being part of a national group for the products and services needed by our customers in today’s increasingly complex business world.

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    You can also find us at the following location:

    333 Childers Rd, Gisborne
    PO Box 1273, Gisborne 4010

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