TAL Announces Regtech Solution for Phone-Based Sales Calls

Life insurer TAL has partnered with Deloitte to deploy a regtech solution which it states is part of its ongoing commitment to ensuring positive consumer outcomes. (more…)

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0 · November 19, 2019 in Company News, Compliance & Regulation, Services, Technology  

FASEA Exam Results Not Inspiring Confidence

The high pass rate experienced in the first two FASEA Adviser Exam series doesn’t necessarily appear to have bolstered confidence among many advisers who are yet to sit the exam. (more…)

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2 · November 19, 2019 in Compliance & Regulation, Polls  
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Specialist Risk Adviser Numbers Continue to Decline

Risk specialist advisers are becoming an ‘industry niche’, according to latest research released by Investment Trends. (more…)

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6 · November 19, 2019 in General  
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CommInsure Pleads Guilty to Hawking Offences

CommInsure has pleaded guilty this week to 87 counts of offering to sell insurance products in the course of unlawful, unsolicited telephone calls. (more…)

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· November 19, 2019 in Company News, Compliance & Regulation  

ASIC Confirms Relief From Compliance Scheme Obligations in Effect

ASIC has taken action to provide certainty to Australian financial services licensees that they will not be in breach of the law because their financial advisers were not able to register with an ASIC-approved compliance scheme by 1 January 2020, as originally required. (more…)

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0 · November 15, 2019 in Compliance & Regulation  
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MLC Pass-Back Definitions Upgrade

MLC Life Insurance has released a set of enhancements for its now-closed Personal Protection Portfolio and Protectionfirst product ranges. (more…)

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0 · November 15, 2019 in Products  
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Latest APRA Claims Data Reinforces Adviser Value

Latest APRA claims data continues to reinforce the value of financial advisers when the rubber hits the road. (more…)

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1 · November 15, 2019 in Claims, Compliance & Regulation, General  

BT Financial Group Wins 2019 Consumer Choice Award

BT Financial Group has won the AFA and Beddoes Institute 2019 Consumer Choice Award, while OnePath Life and Clearview were runners-up. (more…)

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0 · November 15, 2019 in Associations, Company News, Conferences and Events  

TAL Wins 2019 Life Company of the Year

TAL has been announced as the overall Platinum Winner in the 2019 Plan For Life/AFA Life Company of the Year Awards. (more…)

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0 · November 14, 2019 in Associations, Company News, Conferences and Events  
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The Three Critical Elements Of “Value”

As the life insurance industry continues its transition under the Life Insurance Framework remuneration reforms, respected industry contributor, Chris Unwin, says it’s becoming more critical than ever for advisers to deliver a quality advice experience for their clients, which in turn creates the perception of value in their mind. His message in highlighting the critical […]

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0 · November 14, 2019 in AdviserFocus