Financial Strength

DPL Insurance is regulated by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and holds a Full Insurance licence for Life and Non-life products, in accordance with the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010. Our Full Insurance licence was issued on the 22nd August 2013.


Financial Strength Rating

The Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010 requires all licensed insurers to have a current Financial Strength Rating, given by an approved rating entity. DPL Insurance Limited has been issued a Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and an Issuer Credit Rating of bbb- (Good), with the outlook assigned to both ratings as 'Stable' by A.M. Best. The rating was issued by A.M. Best on 29 June 2017.

The A.M Best company rating scale is

A++, A+ Superior
A, A- Excellent
B++, B+ Good
B, B- Fair
C++, C+ Marginal
C, C- Weak
D Poor
E Under Regular Supervision
F In liquidation
S Suspended

Issuer Credit rating

Investment Grade
aaa (Exceptional)
aa (Superior)
a (Excellent)
bbb (Good)
Non-Investment Grade
bb (Fair)
b (Marginal)
ccc, cc (Weak)
c (Poor)
rs (Regulatory Supervision / Liquidation)

Solvency Margin as at 31 March 2017

  NZ $000

Actual solvency capital 21,827
Calculated minimum solvency capital 12,313
Calculated solvency margin 9,514
Solvency ratio on calculated margin (times) 1.77
Regulatory minimum capital requirement 12,313
Solvency margin on regulatory minimum requirement 9,514
Solvency ratio on regulatory minimum requirement (times) 1.77

Non-life insurance

Actual solvency capital 14,960
Calculated minimum solvency capital 9,315
Solvency margin on calculated minimum requirement 5,645
Solvency ratio (times) 1.61

Life insurance

Actual solvency capital 6,867
Calculated minimum solvency capital 2,998
Solvency margin on calculated minimum requirement 3,869
Solvency ratio (times) 2.29