MLC Life Appoints New Head of Underwriting

MLC Life Insurance has named a new Head of Underwriting after looking to Asia to make the appointment. (more…)

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0 · July 4, 2018 in Appointments, Company News, Underwriting  

AIA Completes Purchase of CommInsure in NZ

AIA Group, the parent company of AIA Australia and AIA New Zealand has completed the acquisition of Sovereign, CommInsure’s New Zealand life insurance business, on 2 July. (more…)

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0 · July 3, 2018 in Company News, New Zealand, Products, Services  
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AFA Pushes For New Education Deadlines

The AFA has called on the Government to extend the timeframes for financial advisers to meet new education requirements, claiming delays in setting standards will make it difficult to complete required study within current timeframes. (more…)

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2 · July 3, 2018 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation, Training  

Ross Vanderwolf Accepts MDRT Presidency

Queensland adviser, Ross Vanderwolf, has delivered his acceptance speech at this year’s MDRT Annual Meeting, ahead of his elevation to Presidency of the global MDRT organisation in September. (more…)

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0 · July 1, 2018 in Associations, Conferences and Events, General  

2018 MDRT Annual Meeting Wrap

The 2018 MDRT Annual Meeting, held this year in Los Angeles, was attended by more than 15,000 advisers from 53 different countries. (more…)

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0 · July 1, 2018 in Associations, Conferences and Events, General  
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MDRT Honours Stuart Farrell

Long-time adviser and MDRT stalwart, Stuart Farrell, has been honoured for his contribution to the organisation as Australian and New Zealand advisers celebrated at the 2018 MDRT Annual Meeting. (more…)

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0 · July 1, 2018 in Associations, Conferences and Events, General  

Aussie Advisers Shine at MDRT

A number of Australian financial advisers featured under the spotlight at this year’s MDRT Annual Meeting. (more…)

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1 · July 1, 2018 in Associations, Conferences and Events, General  
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ASIC Reveals Reason For Dover Closure as McMaster Exits Industry

ASIC has revealed the closure of Dover Financial Advisers was triggered by concerns it had around the ability of the group to comply with financial services laws, and owner and director, Terry McMaster would be permanently leaving the industry. (more…)

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5 · June 30, 2018 in Compliance & Regulation, Dealer Groups  

MDRT Heading to Sydney

More than eight thousand financial advisers from around the world will be visiting  Australia next year, following the announcement that the MDRT organisation will be bringing its new annual global meeting to Sydney in September 2019. (more…)

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0 · June 29, 2018 in Associations, Conferences and Events, General  
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Fintech Offers Advisers One Hour Risk SoA

Advisers will be able to produce a life insurance Statement of Advice (SoA) in around an hour, according to fintech provide AstuteWheel, which has launched a new digital life insurance advice tool. (more…)

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0 · June 29, 2018 in Products, Services, Technology