Thursday, April 9, 2020

Podcast News Episode 5

RiskInfoNZ Podcast for 08 April 2020 FMA Warns Adviser The Financial Markets Authority has warned a financial adviser for making misleading claims in news-style advertorials about needing private medical insurance for the treatment and testing of...

Fidelity Life App Updated

The launch of the health & wellness Sharecare app from Fidelity Life has been delayed by 10 days so it can be updated to reflect the COVID-19 situation, says the insurer. It was due to...

FMA Warns Adviser About Misleading Claims

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is warning people about misleading claims that they need health insurance to cover emergency medical bills for COVID-19. Last week the FMA successfully requested the removal of two advertorials a...

FSC Webinars Connecting Advisers

The Financial Services Council is holding a series of webinars for financial advisers via the Zoom network. In a newsletter to advisers, the FSC says that much like its conference programmes, its FSC Connect Webinars...

Insurer Product, Underwriting Responses to Coronavirus Crisis

RiskinfoNZ has canvassed the country's leading retail insurers around two key underwriting and product issues associated with the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on both new and existing policyholders: Q1: How are you taking the...

Poll

Advisers Positive About a Post-Virus Future

Despite the vast majority of people in New Zealand being in lockdown under the Government's COVID-19 Level 4 guidelines, the business sentiment among financial advisers is resoundingly positive according to our latest poll. Last week...

Frontline Healthcare Workers in Australia Supported by Insurers

The Financial Services Council in Australia has announced a commitment, on behalf of participating life insurance FSC member companies, to ensure that frontline healthcare workers are not prevented from obtaining life insurance cover purely...

Design an Armageddon budget and Strengthen Client Relationships

A business mentor says advisers will need to create an Armageddon budget to survive the current economic shock. Speaking during a Financial Advice NZ webinar on 2 April, Tony Vidler – a financial adviser and...

Southern Cross Offers Six-Month Payment Holiday

Southern Cross Health Society is offering premium payment holidays to help New Zealanders struggling financially in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. In a press release it says the options are designed to assist its...