Sunday, February 23, 2020

General

FSC Conference to Cover Guardianship, Wellbeing and Sustainability

The theme for this year's Financial Services Council (FSC) conference is Generations. To be held on 9/10 September at the Pullman Hotel, Auckland, the conference...

New Call to Reform the Disability Insurance Sector in Australia

Australia’s $5 billion disability income insurance sector needs urgent reform, according to the country's Actuaries Institute, noting that failure to implement significant changes “...will...

Asteron Life Responds to Coronavirus Challenge

The Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has led to Asteron Life wanting additional information from people applying to them for cover. The change applies to applicants who...

Have Your Say on Future Levy Costs

It's not too late to have your say when it comes to industry levies as the consultation period is still open. More than 600 delegates...

Financial Conduct Bill Clears First Hurdle

New rules governing the financial markets industry are one step closer to becoming law with the Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill having...

Advisers Divided on Handing More Work to Admin Firms

Last week we asked if advisers plan to increase their use of third-party firms to handle the admin and back-office work for their business. In...

Cigna Corp to Sell Life Business

Cigna Corp is selling its group life and disability insurance business for US$6.3 billion (NZ$9.84 billion) to New York Life. Completion of the sale...

Panel to Discuss Insurtech Collaboration With Insurance Sector

A panel discussion on how insurers and insurtechs can better collaborate and improve customer outcomes is being held at Deloitte, 20 Customhouse Quay, Wellington,...

ClearView to Cease Agreed Value IP in Australia

ClearView Wealth in Australia is discontinuing the sale of Agreed Value income protection insurance contracts from 31 March 2020. The insurer made the announcement in...