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Specialised life and health insurance adviser

Ian Dallas founded Riverside Financial Services in July 2012, after a career of nearly twenty years as insurance adviser with one of New Zealand’s largest brokerage firms. The firm continues to value Ian’s experience to such an extent that they still call on him to provide insurance advice to their clients.

Ian and the Riverside team are dedicated to serving the needs of their clients. The Riverside team provide insurance advice and services to clients who live and work in all parts of the country.

“Our goal is to ensure that all our clients know the risks they face and the insurance solutions available to them. It is vital that they have insurance cover that protects them against those risks as well as matches their budget” says Ian.

“Our clients know that we are there, working on their behalf. This is especially valuable when they have an insurance claim. Riverside clients are not alone when dealing with the insurer at what is often a difficult time. We work alongside our clients to assist the process and remove the stress.”

Wide-ranging experience

Ian holds a degree in forestry from Canterbury University. Before joining the insurance industry, his career had taken him from forestry to office equipment and pharmaceutical sales. This wealth of experience equips him with broad insight into the many different ways New Zealanders make a living.

Just to prove that he can get to grips with the most complex of issues, Ian is one of the few people who actually understands the laws of rugby! He has been a member of the Wellington Rugby Referees Association since 1989, and its chairman since 2001. He is active as a referee coach and still takes up the whistle himself when needed.

Ian has been married for over 20 years and has two children at university.



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If you play a key role in a business or are in business with a number of other key players, then you need life insurance as part of the business arrangements.


My clients know that I am there, working on their behalf. This is especially valuable when they have an insurance claim.” - IAN DALLAS


Riverside Financial Services provides specialised life and health insurance advice and services, to people & businesses throughout NZ.