Monday, April 6, 2020

Underwriting Announcement – Frontline Healthcare Workers

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The Financial Services Council has announced a commitment, on behalf of participating life insurance FSC member companies, to ensure that frontline healthcare workers are not prevented from obtaining life insurance cover purely because of...

Elixir’s Free Offer for Advisers

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Elixir Consulting is launching free weekly webinar sessions to help financial advisers through the business challenges arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is starting its weekly webinar sessions free of charge...

Count Financial Launches Technology Integrations

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Accountants adviser network, Count Financial, says it has solved one of the challenges faced by converged accounting and advice businesses as it launches a series of back-end integrations focused on efficiencies for advisers and...

Pool Safety and Underwriting Risk in Times of Crisis

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At this confronting time in our world, ClearView MD, Simon Swanson, writes that if policyholders are going to stay in the life insurance pool for anywhere from 10 years to life, insurance companies must...

FASEA Approves Additional RPL For FPA

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FASEA has approved additional applications for recognition of coursework undertaken to attain a professional designation from the Financial Planning Association and the Certified Practicing Accountants. The standards authority says in a statement advisers who have...

Reassure Clients by Dealing with the Now and Preparing for the Future

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Industry PR and marketing expert, Joe Perri, reflects on the critical importance for advisers and advice businesses to steadfastly maintain their focus on the fundamentals associated with serving their clients’ needs and placating their...

New Round of PDS Releases as Agreed Value IP Closes to New Business

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APRA indicated late last year that it expected life companies to discontinue writing agreed value DII contracts by March 31 2020 (see: APRA Demands New Course for IP Sustainability). Insurers have subsequently released new PDSs...

Latest Poll: Your Advice Business, Post-Coronavirus

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The world continues to reel from the impact of COVID-19 as our personal and professional lives are upended, on what seems like a daily basis. So as we all adjust to various degrees of lockdown;...

Female IP Claims on the Rise

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A detailed breakdown by CommInsure of all the claims it paid in 2019 reveals that the proportion of income protection claims by female policyholders increased from a year earlier. The insurer’s analysis of its total...

Iress Launches Industry-Wide Resource Hub

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Technology provider, Iress has launched a new hub to provide free technology-related information and support for the financial services industry as the industry adjusts to new ways of working. The company says in a statement...