Friday, April 16, 2021

ClearView Key Appointment

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ClearView Wealth has appointed former Australian Unity Financial Advice executive Tony Mantineo to the newly-created position of Head of Business Growth. A statement from the insurer says he will spearhead adviser recruitment for the group’s...

AIA Product Update

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AIA Australia has commenced the first in a two-part product update for its Priority Protection range. Being released in two stages across April and May, the product changes are driven in part by the implementation...

FASEA Chair Re-Appointed

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The Hon Jane Hume, Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy, Minister for Women’s Economic Security, has announced that Catherine Walter AM will continue in her role as the part-time Chairperson of...

ASIC Warns: Time ‘Fast Running Out’ for Claims Handling Licence Applications

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With fewer than 15 applications lodged to date, ASIC has called on insurance claims handling firms to lodge licence applications (new and varied) as soon as possible, and by no later than 7 May...

New Licensee Firms Continue to Emerge – Report

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While there has been no recent net loss of advisers, HFS Consulting's weekly analysis reports significant movement between licensees and the emergence of new licensee firms continuing. The firm's most recent analysis of the ASIC...

Research to Help Advisers Attract New Customers

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Integrity Life has launched new research, Fight for Future Markets, that it says will help advisers understand how to attract and retain new customers. A statement from the insurer says it believes its role in...

Advisers Divided Over Alternatives for Risk Specialists

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Advisers have delivered a mixed response on the question of whether risk specialist advisers might be open to considering related but alternative career pathways. As we go to press, there's an almost even split in...

ASIC Quizzed on Rising Cost of Advice

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ASIC has committed to making a number of changes over the next year or two to improve the way it  communicates the requirements for providing compliant financial advice, according to the AFA. It says the...

MetLife Expands 360Health With Teladoc Health Partnership

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MetLife Australia has announced a major new partnership with virtual health provider, Teladoc Health, which will see the expansion of MetLife’s 360Health program. A statement from the insurer says the new partnership will see it...

Three Firms To Join Count Financial

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Count Financial has announced that three former MLC firms are joining its national network of advice businesses. A statement from the company says these appointments continue the CountPlus-owned licensee’s growth strategy, following the appointment of...