Friday, June 5, 2020

Five Easy Steps to Creating Video for Your Clients

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The world is changing before our eyes, and this includes the way advisers are communicating with their clients and prospective clients. While much may eventually return to ‘normal’, some aspects of our daily narrative...

MLC Life Insurance Announces New CEO

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MLC Life Insurance has announced it has appointed Rodney Cook as its new CEO and Managing Director following an extensive global search. Cook is described in a release announcing his appointment as "...a highly experienced...

FPA Calls for Major Overhaul of AFSL System – Registration for Individual Planners

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) is recommending a professional registration for individual financial planners replace the current system that requires an Australian Financial Services License (AFSL) to provide advice. The recommendation is the...

ASIC Bans Three Directors of Linchpin and Endeavour

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ASIC has banned Ian Williams, Peter Daly and Paul Raftery from providing any financial services for a period of five years each. A statement from ASIC says they were all directors of Linchpin Capital Group...

Lifestyle Positives in Nutrition and Physical Activity from Covid-19 – Report

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A new report from AIA Australia demonstrates the impact of small lifestyle changes on health and well-being, including how Australians have adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic and are experiencing lifestyle ‘silver linings’ as a...

Who Advisers Trust the Most – Poll Results

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Australian financial advisers are a very self-reliant group who trust their own judgement and that of their peers, going by our latest poll results. We asked advisers who they have most relied on in recent...

Life Industry Performance Worsens – APRA

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The life insurance industry’s performance continues to worsen, partly driven by the poor performance of risk business, says APRA in releasing its Quarterly Life Insurance Performance Statistics publication for the March 2020 quarter. A statement...

Misperceptions About IP Cover a Red Flag for Life Industry

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CoreData's Kristen Turnbull considers a recent research finding which indicates nearly half of consumers who currently have income protection insurance believe they would be covered in the event of job loss. She reports: The research,...

TAL Offers Customers Well-Being and Career Support Services

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TAL is expanding its well-being and career support services to support customers who have been impacted by Covid-19. The insurer says in a media release that the well-being and career coaching services include access to...

Latest Poll – Pricing Advice

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A highly-engaging and interactive webinar last week discussed the hot topic of whether the pricing model for financial advice needs to change in light of the changing world we are living in. Hosted by The...