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 11 reviews
 by Leanne Gabrielsen

Mike helped me wisely invest some money i had and transfer my kiwisaver to a better scheme. His expertise and advise was simple to understand, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Mike for the great service and your knowledge.
Regards Leanne

Leanne, it was my pleasure to help you. Thank you so much for these lovely words. Mike Bennett

 by Charles C, Dunedin
Great service, friendly, informative and professional

Thank you so much Mike for all the time you've made available to me and my partner. I've learned a lot through this process, and it's great to now have an understanding of how it all works, when previously I felt very much in the dark. It's a relief to know we now have better cover in place. In all our interactions, I always felt that you had our best interests in mind. All the best, Charlie

 by Sarah C
Friendly, personable, and always in our corner

You know Mike, one thing that has always impressed me about you is how personable you are. You’ve never made me feel like just a number and always like someone who you want the best for. So I want to thank you for that. I think I've been with you for nearly 20 years now and as I've married and had children during this time you've taken my family under your wing as well. Thank you so much - here's to another 20 years 😉

 by Annette
Excellent service

Hi Mike.
What fantastic service you went above and beyond to help me find the best health policy it was no easy task to find one that fitted my needs and budget .
I am very pleased with the outcome it was a pleasure working with you and I would highly recommend you too any one .great work
Kind regards
Annette flynn

 by Annette
Excellent insurance broker

Hi Mike
Thankyou so very very much for finding the right medical insurance for me. You went above and beyond to find the right policy that fitted my budget and needs you made the whole process painless.
I would highly recommend you to anyone again Thankyou
Annette flynn

 by Jess Fawcett
Lost without him

Can’t Thank or recommend Mike enough, He’s looked After our families insurances now for 9 years and always there to help and look after you. He understands every families budgets and was a big help with the surgery’s we have needed. Thank you again we would be lost without you

 by Jodie Kirk

Mike has been amazing with helping me make the most from my kiwisaver from the dip in the economy due to Covid. He advised me every week on what to do next with my funds, how much to invest and when to pull back and it helped me to almost double my kiwisaver funds in a short 6 months which inevitably meant I was able to put down a deposit on my first house. His advice was amazing and he always explained it in simple terms easy to understand. I cannot thank Mike enough for his help and friendly nature.

 by Vanessa

Hi Mike & Aleisha
Thank you is just not enough but I am unsure what else to say. I have always told friends etc how I trust you implicitly with the advice you give us and that you always do what you say you will do.

Whilst I would prefer not to have ever had to claim for this traumatic event in my life, the peace of mind it brings so I can concentrate on my recovery is a godsend.

Thank you thank you thank you.


 by Stephen
Great service

Always very responsive to any of our queries - Great to deal with

 by Susan Meredith

Thank you Mike for all your good advice over the years. You have always explained how I could achieve a better result with my retirement fund. Now having reached this milestone I am able to use the benefits as I have doubled my savings! "from small acorns oak trees grow"

Thank you so much for those very kind words, Susan. It's been a pleasure to be of service

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23 June, 2016 by Aaron Tily

 “Very happy with service. Mike is easy to understand, useful, friendly, and likes my sense of humour. Love the service and information supplied to me this morning and very happy to be a client.”

By Adele and Neil, Geraldine

“Thanks for your help. I find you really good to deal with – no mucking around and good information!”

By Alan Trenberth, Christchurch

“I called on Mike to get a better deal on my insurance, both in cover and for a lower cost. Over the past 8 years he has answered all my enquiries promptly, without bias, and in my best interest. I highly recommend Mike as he gives a great service”

By Gill Needham, Christchurch

“Mike has been looking after our insurances for 15 years now. He always explains the various insurance options so simply and clearly and helps us decide without pressure. He always gives us immediate responses to our queries and we recommend him highly.”

By Dan Sutherland, Christchurch

“Mike was the first Insurance Adviser to take the time to explain the insurance options in a way that I could easily understand. So I bought some insurance from him and he saved me heaps on my premium.”

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“When my life was turned upside down by depression, I lost my business and my husband. But thankfully Mike looked after me, helped me with my Income Protection claim, and the money I receive monthly has helped me to keep my house so my children and I have a place of our own to live together. Thanks Mike.”

By Nadine Huston, Christchurch

“My partner and I have used an insurance broker (Acorn Insurance and Investments Christchurch) for approximately the last four years. We have both found the service we received to be second to none and feel we receive comprehensive advise and full disclosure.

“Before purchasing any policy we always make a point of doing our own independent research, this is one of the reasons I subscribe to Consumer.

“But no matter what independent results we come up with, we always give our broker the opportunity to come up with something better. And he always does. Thanks.”

By Sarena Tokona, Christchurch

“I cannot thank you enough for the support and understanding you have offered over the last few years Mike. To top it off with this offer,  really makes me believe there is good in the world and I am extremely grateful.”