MetLife Adds to Retail Sales Team

MetLife has continued to expand its retail sales team ahead of its entrance into the retail life insurance market and has appointed a former AIA Australia development manager and shifted one of its own client relationship managers into new roles. (more…)

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0 · March 15, 2018 in Appointments, Company News  

Insurers Campaign to Raise Health Awareness

Two of Australia’s largest life insurers, TAL and AIA Australia are at the centre of campaigns to promote wellness and lift awareness of healthy behaviours to the general public. (more…)

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0 · March 13, 2018 in Company News, Services  

The Value of Your Advice Business?

Our latest poll asks you to consider whether the new minimum professional education standards will have an impact (either way) on the value of your advice business. (more…)

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0 · March 13, 2018 in Compliance & Regulation, General, Polls  

Super Trustees Urged to Adopt Life Insurance Code

The deputy chair of the life insurance regulator has called on superannuation trustees to adopt the Insurance in Super Working Group (ISWG) Code of Practice well ahead of its 2021 final adoption date. (more…)

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0 · March 13, 2018 in Compliance & Regulation, Superannuation  

Insured Numbers Increase, But Young Less Engaged

The total number of lives insured by a risk product in Australia has climbed by around a third to over seven million in the last ten years, according to data released by Strategic Insight. (more…)

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0 · March 13, 2018 in Products, Services  

Life Practices Hold Value But Future Not Clear

Life insurance advice practices have continued to hold their value over the past year but the impact on practice valuations due to changes in professional standards is not yet clear, according to Centurion Market Makers. (more…)

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0 · March 13, 2018 in Practice Marketing, Remuneration, Services  

Risk Specialist Enters Into Fourth Advice Joint Venture

Sydney-based risk specialist practice MBS Insurance has signed its fourth joint venture arrangement in 18 months and will offer life insurance advice to clients of a mid-sized accounting, taxation and audit firm. (more…)

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0 · March 13, 2018 in Company News, Services  

ClearView Appoints New State Manager

ClearView has continued to promote from within and has appointed Michael Fox as its new State Manager for NSW/ACT. (more…)

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0 · March 12, 2018 in Appointments, Company News  

Adviser Education Requirements – Some Clarity?

In a rare second-week turnaround, our latest poll results suggests more advisers may now be developing a clearer picture of what their future minimum educational requirements will be. (more…)

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1 · March 6, 2018 in Compliance & Regulation, Conferences and Events, General, Polls  

MLC to Use Underwriting to Improve Products

MLC Life Insurance will leverage its underwriting capability to better understand the risks faced by clients and to adjust the type of products it will offer, according to its new chief underwriter, Debbie Kennedy. (more…)

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1 · March 6, 2018 in Company News, Services, Technology, Underwriting