About Us

Connect and Grow is improving the way insurance works in Aotearoa New Zealand. We simplify the process of getting affordable and reliable insurance. Our innovative insurance solutions offer effective ways to help you, your family and/or your business. We are there for our clients in the moments that matter the most to them.

Our Director and Financial Adviser has protected New Zealanders with insurance advice for over 25 years. During this time, she has focused on finding cost efficient insurance solutions that add value our clients’ financial situations, covering them through life’s ups and downs. 

 

Her reputation for doing what is right for clients has also seen her successfully implement and manage insurance for some of New Zealand’s top companies. 

Connect and Grow's transitional Financial Service Provider (FSP) number is 710092.

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Kerstin Bain
Director
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Kerstin has been awarded the Trusted Adviser mark from Financial Advice New Zealand. This award recognises Kerstin's outstanding ethics, advanced level of qualification, continuing professional development, and experience which allows her to go above and beyond for her clients. 

Kerstin is a Financial Adviser, an Associate Life Underwriter and a Practitioner Member of Financial Advice New Zealand.

Kerstin has a Master of Business Administration (specializing in Entrepreneurial Management), 2017, from the Australian Institute of Business. She also has a diploma in Marketing Management from South Africa.

Kerstin particulary enjoys keeping in touch with her clients to help them with any claims and make sure that they are getting the most from their cover.

Kerstin is a member of the Risk Advisory Committee of Financial Advice New Zealand. This committee advises the executive and board on key issues facing the financial services industry.

Kerstin is also a member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand which helps keep her up to date with best-practise governance - something that is vital in today's fast-moving business environment.

 

In her spare time, Kerstin volunteers for the charity IHC and helps to raise funds for Heart Kids. You can also find her paddle surfing along the Canterbury coastline or mountain biking in the Port Hills.

Kerstin's Financial Service Provider number is 53621 which binds her to the duties of the Financial Markets Conduct Act. These duties are: to meet the standards of competence, knowledge, skill, ethical behaviour, conduct and client care as set out in the Code of Conduct; to exercise care, diligence and skills; and, to give priority to client's interests. 

More information about Kerstin Bain is available on request and is free of charge.

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