Our Heritage

CBL Insurance Limited is the largest and oldest provider of credit surety and financial risk in New Zealand.

Our founders built a sound and impeccable business underwriting reputation. This has been further enhanced by the strong relationships we have developed with international 'A' rated re-insurers, coupled with our underlying security indemnities and focus on core business.

We offer a wide range of credit insurance, reinsurance and financial surety related products through an international distribution network that we have developed over a number of years. With clients in New Zealand and around the world, we take pride in our ability to tailor products to individual clients, taking into account the regulatory environments in which they operate.

Our years of experience have given us the ability to apply tried and tested financial risk assessment and analysis in an innovative manner and a belief in approaching problems with a 'can do' philosophy. As a result we have a wide portfolio of clients with only one thing in common – they all need to obtain the financial assurance we can offer.

The pioneering work of our founders has meant that our company has developed an excellent reputation, which has supported and underpinned the vision of people and local companies for over 35 years.

In 1996, the company was purchased by our present owners and was given added focus and impetus allowing us to introduce new products into the market and launch an international platform for writing business.

CBL Insurance has a non-rating designation of E (Under Regulatory Supervision) from AM Best.

A.M. Best financial strength rating scale

Secure Vulnerable
Superior Excellent Good Fair Marginal  Weak Poor Regulatory Action
A++, A+ A, A- B++, B+ B, B- C++, C+ C, C- D E, F, S


For more information on Ratings please refer to the Ratings page