Thursday, July 19, 2018

General

Most Kiwis Not Financially Secure if Unable to Work 

Less than one in five New Zealander’s are financially secure if they find they are unable to work, Cigna’s 360 Well-being Survey 2018 has found. However,...

MDRT Heading to Sydney

More than eight thousand financial advisers from around the world will be visiting  Australia next year, following the announcement that the MDRT organisation will...

2018 MDRT Annual Meeting Wrap

The 2018 MDRT Annual Meeting, held this year in Los Angeles, was attended by more than 15,000 advisers from 53 different countries. In addition to...

Helping Your Clients Spot Their Greatest Asset

An Irish adviser and international speaker shared an idea on how advisers can increase business by helping clients identify what their greatest asset is. Anthony Matthews...

Risk Sales Remain Stagnant, While Health Insurance Grows

While New Zealand’s health insurance industry has grown for its twelfth consecutive quarter, its life insurance industry growth remains flat, according to statistics released...

Reserve Bank Questions Risk Commission Levels

While The Reserve Bank has concluded New Zealand’s financial system remains sound, including its insurance sector, it has noted the level of risk commissions...

Nearly Half of Kiwis Turn to Own Judgement For Financial Advice

The Commission for Financial Capability's latest quarterly Financial Capability Barometer survey has found that nearly half of Kiwis rely on their own judgement for...

Robo-Advice to Channel Business For Human Advisers 

Kiwi Wealth has become the first financial services provider to receive robo-advice approval from the FMA and its GM Customer, Product and Innovation, Joe...

Soft Commissions Continue to Fall Among AFAs

The percentage of AFAs who said they received ‘soft commissions’ continues to fall, according to the Financial Markets Authority’s (FMA) latest statistical snapshot on...

Advisers Favour ‘Critical Illness’ Terminology

The results from our latest poll indicate the majority of advisers favour a move that would see the term 'Critical Illness Insurance' adopted across...