Our History

Preferred New Zealand History

Preferred New Zealand, founded by owner Greg Barratt, started its history in the 1990's as a small life insurance brokerage firm in Palmerston North under the name Preferred Brokers. 

In 1995 the company changed its name to Preferred New Zealand to better reflect its expanding services. Since then the company has continued to grow both in size of clients and advisers but also in the scope of services provided. Preferred NZ currently provides advice on a national level, with over 30 insurance advisers throughout New Zealand.


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Our People

Our people are the heart and soul of Preferred NZ. We have a great team that are here to ensure that you, as a valued client, are looked after.

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Contact Us

Phone: 06 353 8750
Freephone: 0800 678 727
Fax: 06 353 8751
Email: office@pnzi.co.nz


Our Address

Preferred NZ
1st Floor
74 Grey Street
Palmerston North 4410