Sunday, May 27, 2018

General

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...

Trauma or Critical Illness…?

Our latest poll stems from a call by the Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman for the industry to move away from using the term...

Launch of New International Paraplanning Standard

A new International Paraplanning Standard benchmark has been released in the UK this week. Initiated by UK consulting firm, Standards International, the Paraplanning Standard has...

One in Four New Zealanders Have no Cash Savings 

ANZ’s Financial Wellbeing Survey has found a quarter of Kiwis have no cash savings. The survey of more than 1500 New Zealanders explored the financial...

Asteron Life to Release First SME Insurance Index

Asteron Life has announced it will launch its first SME Index for New Zealand’s life insurance market on 11 April. The Index aims to support...

Adviser Self-Licensing Preference Emerges

Advisers appear to have concluded they want to be responsible for their own licence when the new adviser licensing regime commences later this year. Almost...

Lack of Succession Plans Among Ageing Advisers, Warns AMP

For the majority of advisers, the time for succession planning is now, says AMP General Manager Advice and Sales, Therese Singleton, but she warns it...

Partners Life Announces New Sponsorship Deal

Partners Life has announced it will sponsor the BODY WORLDS Vital exhibition, opening in Auckland this April.   The internationally acclaimed touring global exhibition reveals the...

Financial Advisers Held in High Esteem

Consumers reveal what they think of financial professionals and what they want from them, in a recent study commissioned by the Million Dollar Round...