Who we are

HLG Insurances was established in 2007 to provide a network of regional insurance professionals around New Zealand. These insurance advisors assist in arranging one of the most important, and often overlooked, components in a families financial position.

With today's busy lifestyles there are risks and threats to client's and their families financial wellbeing, whether due to sickness, accident, or other events that our outside our client's control. As these events can cause serious financial implications, it is imperative to be able to minimise against them as much as financially possible.

The major role of the Insurance Adviser, is to assist clients to identify the risks that are specific to them and their families, and by utilising specific insurance products this can help to eliminate the impact that these risks will have on the clients, their families and their financial stability.

Today there are many possible solutions, and varied methods of cover that can be used and this is why it is important, to have a trusted professional adviser to provide a comprehensive risk management plan for you, and then assist you in managing this plan in the years ahead.

Introducing Darren Pratley

Director, Darren Pratley, began The Home Loan Group (NZ) Ltd in 1997 in order to grow a successful network of Home Loan franchise businesses located around New Zealand. After graduating with a degree in Commerce and Management, Darren spent time in the real estate industry before moving into Mortgage Broking. With a great passion for real estate and a thorough understanding of mortgage finance and business operations, Darren markets, sells and assists in the management of each individual franchise under The Home Loan Group (NZ) Ltd. Today the Group has grown to 9 franchises, and given the opportunities and changes in the risk market, he went on to develop HLG Insurances Ltd in 2007.

Darren moved to Auckland in 2001 to become the owner of Auckland Home Loans Central, and is therefore still a practicing Mortgage Broker. Being a fully accredited member of the New Zealand Mortgage Brokers Association (NZMBA) you are assured of dealing with someone who is committed to promoting professional standards and ethical behaviour in the New Zealand Mortgage Broking industry.

Interests include tennis and multisport, and in 2007 Darren completed the 2-day Coast to Coast event. Darren is married to Jane, and together they have a three year-old daughter, Sarah.