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 'Positive' by A.M. Best. The rating was issued by A.M. Best on 19 July 2019.

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 2019

  NZ $000

Actual solvency capital 33,284
Calculated minimum solvency capital 16,714
Calculated solvency margin 16,570
Solvency ratio on calculated margin (times) 1.99
Regulatory minimum capital requirement 16,714
Solvency margin on regulatory minimum requirement 16,570
Solvency ratio on regulatory minimum requirement (times) 1.99

Non-life insurance

Actual solvency capital 21,557
Calculated minimum solvency capital 12,850
Solvency margin on calculated minimum requirement 8,707
Solvency ratio (times) 1.68

Life insurance

Actual solvency capital 11,727
Calculated minimum solvency capital 3,864
Solvency margin on calculated minimum requirement 7,863
Solvency ratio (times) 3.03