A team with a mission

We help you protect what matters most

We started Buffer in 2020 with the goal of doing right be our clients

Making insurance easy
Raising the standard of advice
Positively impacting lives
Building lifelong relationships
We know that when things get serious, it all comes down to the cover you put in place. Who you take advice from can make a world of difference when it comes to claim time. We help you to realise your full potential through protecting what matters most to you, that way you can get on with doing what you love while we get on with protecting who you love.
Our Success

Setting the bar high for service and standards

Since the beginning, we’ve strived for excellent customer outcomes, and we’ve achieved exactly that. Our clients have reviewed our services right from our initial meeting through to claiming, and we’ll leave it to you to decide what you think!
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We let our values guide us

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What we do, we do well. We offer quality products and outstanding service.


We do the right thing by our clients and partners, always.


We make everything easy to do and understand


We own our actions. We commit to each and every client and take responsibility for our results.
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Meet the team

We are Peter and Sascha Nettmann, a father and son team with a combined experience of over 40 years combined experience in the financial services industry. Local to Auckland, but originally from Cape Town, South Africa, we believe New Zealand businesses deserve the best when it comes to service and quality of insurance. And we are here to make that happen.

Fun facts about us:

Peter has a law degree, from his home country of South Africa
Sascha is a drummer, and has performed live in front of thousands of people
Sascha is a classic car enthusiast with a special appreciation for collecting and restoring classic BMWs
Peter loves to travel - his favourite country to visit is Germany

A Brilliant Team

Our Founder & CEO Hope Schneider spent over a decade working in creative agencies before breaking away to build Uplift. Our team of dedicated creatives and managers make up the heart of Uplift.
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Sascha Nettmann
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