FSC Announces 2018 Life Insurance Award Winners

On the eve of the FSC’s Annual Life Insurance Conference, the Council has unveiled the winners of its 2018 FSC Life Insurance Awards. (more…)

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· March 20, 2018 in Associations, Conferences and Events, General  

Risk Commissions Will Vary Under LIF

Life insurers will pay advisers a range of commissionable premiums under the Life Insurance Framework (LIF) with only a minority opting to include policy fees and frequency loadings in the payments passed on to advisers. (more…)

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0 · March 20, 2018 in Compliance & Regulation, Products, Remuneration  

Advisers Can Meet Education Standard in One Year: FASEA

Financial advisers holding relevant degrees will be required to do only three bridging courses to be compliant with new education standards under new proposed guidelines released by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). (more…)

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0 · March 20, 2018 in Compliance & Regulation, Training, Uncategorized  

Proposed Education Standards Need to Recognise Life Advisers

The AFA has cautiously welcomed the new proposed education guidelines for existing advisers released by FASEA but will continue to call for better recognition of risk specialist advisers and ‘sensible solutions’ for older adviser close to retirement. (more…)

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0 · March 20, 2018 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation, Training  

Professionalism Push Should Come From Advisers

ASIC would recommend further changes in policy to improve the professional standards of advisers but believes the advice sector should drive further change, according to ASIC Chair, James Shipton. (more…)

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0 · March 20, 2018 in Compliance & Regulation, Conferences and Events, Training  

Advisers Unclear About Business Growth Value

The result of our latest poll is in and we’re not sure what to make of it… (more…)

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0 · March 20, 2018 in Compliance & Regulation, General, Polls  

Riskinfo Launches Life Super Quotes Service

Riskinfo has again partnered with life insurance software provider, Omnium, to deliver a new service for Riskinfo readers. (more…)

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· March 20, 2018 in General  

Zurich to Retain OnePath Name and Products

The OnePath brand and products will be retained by Zurich after the completion of its acquisition towards the end of this year, the latter has confirmed to advisers. (more…)

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0 · March 20, 2018 in Company News, Products, Services  

Best Client Service Teams Recognised

BT Financial Group, OnePath and ClearView were the big winners in the AFA/Beddoes Institute/Riskinfo Client Service Team Awards for 2017, as voted by advisers. (more…)

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· March 16, 2018 in Breaking, Compliance & Regulation, Conferences and Events  

TAL Wins Life Company of the Year

TAL Life has been announced as the winner of the prestigious AFA/Strategic Insight 2017 Platinum Award for Life Company of the Year. (more…)

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· March 15, 2018 in Breaking, Company News, Conferences and Events