About Us

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

 

Our Director has protected clients with insurance advice for over 25 years. During this time she has helped many individuals, families and business get affordable insurance that adds value to their financial situation and has them covered through life’s ups and downs.

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

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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 and continuing professional development and experience which allows her to go above and beyond for her clients. 

Kerstin is an Authorised 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) 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 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 Advice Provider License 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. 

Kerstin's disclosure statement is available on request and is free of charge.

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