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Large Institutions Move on Advice Education Standards

Westpac, AMP and the National Australia Bank (NAB) have all announced new, minimum education standards for planners working in their advice networks.

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6 · August 26, 2014 in Compliance & Regulation, Dealer Groups, Training  

AIA Vitality Now Available on Platforms

Customers who purchase AIA Australia’s Priority Protection insurance range via a platform will now have access to AIA Vitality.

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0 · August 26, 2014 in Products  

Group Insurers Urged to Re-Engineer TPD Cover

The insurance industry needs to revisit total and permanent disability cover if it is to achieve true sustainability, attendees at a recent summit on group insurance have heard.

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· August 25, 2014 in Conferences and Events, Products, Superannuation  

ANZIIF Recognises Insurance Excellence

BT’s Phil Hay and CommInsure were among the winners at last week’s 2014 Australian Insurance Industry Awards.

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0 · August 25, 2014 in Associations, Company News, General  

News in Brief

Life Profits Fall; HUB24 Makes Play for Licensee; CBA Advice Review Appointments; TPB Consults on Law Subject Requirements; Financial Planning Week Underway

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· August 25, 2014 in Associations, Company News, Compliance & Regulation, Dealer Groups, General  

AMP Results Prompt Insurance, Advice Initiatives

AMP has announced it will implement a series of measures across its insurance and advice businesses, with the aim of improving customer retention and delivering quality financial advice.

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0 · August 21, 2014 in Company News, Compliance & Regulation, Dealer Groups, Training  

New Consumer App Promotes Trustworthy Advisers

A new mobile phone application (app) has been launched, designed to help consumers locate the most trustworthy financial advisers in their region.

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0 · August 21, 2014 in Services, Technology  

2014 AdviserEdge Conference Wrap

‘Crank it up’ was the key theme at the AdviserEdge 2014 Conference, held on the Gold Coast this week.

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0 · August 19, 2014 in Conferences and Events, Technology  

CBA, Suncorp Achieve Strong Growth

Despite the Commonwealth Bank’s advice compensation program and Suncorp’s life insurance losses, both companies have reported a strong yearly profit result.

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0 · August 18, 2014 in Company News  

Advice, Insurance Awards Open

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) is calling for nominations for its annual advice awards, and entries are also open for a prestigious life insurance industry scholarship.

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0 · August 18, 2014 in Associations, Conferences and Events