Thursday, August 6, 2020

General

Ratings Agency Upbeat On Kiwi Insurers

New Zealand insurers are well placed to absorb the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic according to S&P Global Ratings, although the company expects this...

Guardian Angel Role Of Insurers Under Threat

Insurers must shift to a new operating model that promotes prevention instead of compensation, concludes a white paper published by the UK's SAS Institute. It...

Underinsurance Will Worsen, Advice Harder to Access – Report

Regulatory disruption is making it harder for Australians to obtain life insurance and the declining number of advisers there means there is a danger...

Mood Of The ‘Financial Adviser’ Nation

As New Zealand continues operating under Covid-19 Level 1, it seems an air of cautious optimism is percolating among financial advisers as they start...

Disclosure Required Three Times During Consultation

Lawyers at Buddle Findlay say the new disclosure regime financial advisers will work under from 15 March next year is substantively different from the...

Advisers Divided On Disclosing Soft Commissions – Poll

When it comes to the idea of disclosing all soft commissions to their clients it's clear  financial advisers across New Zealand are divided. Last week...

Webinar With The ACC

Ann Hodgson, a Business Customer Solutions Partner at ACC, will join Katrina Shanks, CEO of Financial Advice NZ, in a webinar starting at 10am Wednesday...

Global Insurers Take An $83 Billion Hit Due To Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic will cost global insurance companies an estimated US$55 billion (NZ$83 billion) according to a report by Swiss Re. However, the firm...

OnePath Ceases Paper Applications

OnePath in Australia will no longer accept paper applications from July 15 2020. In a message to advisers, in its regular monthly update, the insurer...