ASIC Bans Adviser Over False Insurance Information

ASIC has banned a former Guardian FP adviser for seven years after he provided false information on insurance application forms sent to superannuation funds. (more…)

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0 · June 23, 2017 in Compliance & Regulation, Remuneration, Superannuation  

Preventable Health Risks an Opportunity for Insurers

Four main risk factors are leading to four major non-communicable diseases which are responsible for 90% of deaths in Australia according to AIA Australia and New Zealand, Chief Executive, Damian Mu. (more…)

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0 · June 23, 2017 in Conferences and Events, General  

MLC Digital Push Leads to New Website

MLC Life Insurance has launched a new website as it shifts the business to a more digitally focused organisation and as part of a widespread technology upgrade taking place within the insurer (see: MLC Eyes Digital Driven Future As New Team Named). (more…)

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0 · June 23, 2017 in Company News, Technology  

New Life Insurance Sales Buck Two Year Downward Trend

Sales of individual Death, TPD and Trauma insurance have bucked a long-running trend of decreases with an increase 2.2% per annum for the year to the end of March 2017, according to the latest Life Analysis Report released by DEXX&R. (more…)

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0 · June 23, 2017 in Products  

OnePath Life Appoints New Chief Underwriter

OnePath Life Insurance has named Peter Tilocca as its Chief Underwriter with the appointment coming into effect immediately. (more…)

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0 · June 22, 2017 in Appointments, Company News  

Change Phone Techniques to Reach More Clients

Financial advisers should book times to phone clients and not expect they will take a call despite being in an advice relationship, according to a marketing expert speaking at the 2017 MDRT Annual Meeting…

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· June 21, 2017 in Practice Management, Practice Marketing, Soft Skills  

The Uncertain Future for Specialist Risk Advisers

Our latest poll seeks your view on whether a risk-focussed advice business will remain viable following the implementation of the Life Insurance Framework remuneration reforms. (more…)

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6 · June 20, 2017 in Compliance & Regulation, Remuneration  

MLC Appoints New Head of Claims

MLC Life Insurance has appointed the Chief Executive Office of AIA New Zealand, Natalie Cameron, as its new Chief Claims Officer. (more…)

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0 · June 20, 2017 in Appointments, Claims, Company News  

Vertically Integrated Insurers Overlooking Policy Holders

The mutual life insurance model will continue to attract interest from advisers and consumers who feel they are being overlooked by listed insurers who are more focused on shareholders, the head of PPS Mutual has claimed. (more…)

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0 · June 20, 2017 in General, Products  

AFA Senior Staffer Appointed to Asia Pacific Education Board

AFA General Manager, Member Services, Partnerships and Campus, Nick Hakes has been appointed as the Vice Chair of the of the Asia Pacific Financial Services Association (APFinSA) International Certifications & Standards Board. (more…)

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0 · June 20, 2017 in Appointments, Associations