Tag Archives | feature


2020 Industry Outlook – Marriage of Tech and ‘Human Touch’

Finding the right balance between the human touch and digital efficiency is one of the key messages stemming from a newly-released analysis of life insurance industry trends in the Asia-Pacific region. (more…)

Continue Reading
1 · December 10, 2019 in General, Technology  

Adviser Heads-Up on 2020 Commissions

Advisers have been reminded that any new life insurance business submitted in 2019 but completed in 2020 will be subject to the 2020 Life Insurance Framework remuneration levels. (more…)

Continue Reading
2 · December 10, 2019 in Compliance & Regulation, Remuneration  

Advisers Divided on APRA’s IP Intervention

Advisers are evenly divided on the question of whether APRA should have intervened on income protection insurance sustainability (see: APRA Sets New Course For IP Sustainability). (more…)

Continue Reading
9 · December 10, 2019 in Compliance & Regulation, Polls, Products  

AMP Moves to Annual Advice Agreements

AMP has announced a new system of annual agreements for clients who currently receive ongoing financial advice, set to be introduced in 2020. (more…)

Continue Reading
2 · December 6, 2019 in Company News  

Zurich Dominates New BDM Awards

Beddoes Institute has this week announced the winners of its inaugural Most Valued BDM of the Year Awards. (more…)

Continue Reading
1 · December 3, 2019 in General  

TAL Launches National Skin Check Initiative

In a consumer-facing value-added initiative, TAL has launched its national skin check initiative, TAL SpotChecker. (more…)

Continue Reading
0 · December 3, 2019 in Company News, General  

Latest Poll – APRA’s Action on Income Protection Insurance

Our latest poll is asking whether you support APRA’s intervention on income protection insurance products. (more…)

Continue Reading
2 · December 3, 2019 in Compliance & Regulation, Polls, Products  

APRA Sets New Course for IP Sustainability

In a momentous development, APRA has imposed a prescriptive set of changes on life companies designed to revive the flagging sustainability of individual income protection insurance products in Australia. (more…)

Continue Reading
6 · December 3, 2019 in Compliance & Regulation  

ASIC to Take ‘Facilitative Approach’ to Adviser Code Standard 3

In what has been welcomed as a victory for common sense, ASIC has announced it will take a facilitative approach to compliance with the controversial Standard 3 in FASEA’s proposed Adviser Code of Ethics until the Government’s new single disciplinary body becomes operational. (more…)

Continue Reading
4 · November 26, 2019 in Compliance & Regulation  

AFA Calls Out FASEA ‘Inconsistencies’ in Recognition of Prior Learning for Advisers

The AFA has called out what it says are inconsistencies in FASEA’s approach towards recognition of prior learning applicable for existing advisers. (more…)

Continue Reading
9 · November 25, 2019 in Associations, Compliance & Regulation