Thursday, January 17, 2019

General

Consumers Seek More Explanation on Fees and Products

Consumers want more explanation around fees and suitability of products from their financial advice providers, according to a recent survey by the Financial Markets...

Poll Results: Underwriters Lead the Way

The results from our latest poll suggest that while some things change, others stay the same. In what is sure to be a pivotal and...

Research Dispels ‘Traditional View’ of Financial Services Sector 

Research released by the Financial Services Council has shone new light on the contribution of the broader financial services sector to the New Zealand...

Asteron Life Research Reveals Women SMEs Seek Advice Less Than Men

Asteron Life research has found that female SMEs are significantly less likely to use advisers than males and do not see the value of...

Latest Poll – Key Adviser Relationships

Our latest adviser poll asks you to tell us who is your most important life insurance company contact. We appreciate the value you place in...

AIA Kids Christmas Gift-Drive a Success 

Staff at AIA/Sovereign have provided over 150 new toys to foster children this Christmas. The donations were handed to charity organisation Foster Hope which provides...

AIA Trials Mental Wellbeing Tech

AIA Australia and New Zealand has announced it will launch a pilot corporate health programme for its staff. Provided by mental health technology company Medibio,...

Regulator Concerned About High Commission Levels

High commission structures continue to present a challenge to efficiency in the life insurance sector, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand has noted in...

FMA Life Insurer Report Due January 

The Financial Markets Authority has advised that its report on the culture and conduct review of life insurers will now be released at the...

Partners Life Reports Record Growth, Expands Team

Partners Life has reported that since 1 April 2018, it has paid more claims and received more new business than any other year since...