Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Poll

Advisers Positive Around Risk New Business Levels in 2020

Advisers appear to be mostly 'bullish' when it comes to the level of life insurance new business they're looking to produce in 2020. As we go to press, one in two advisers think they'll be...

Kris Faafoi to Open Advice Summit

Kris Faafoi, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, is to open the 11 February Get In Shape Advice Summit in Wellington. Organised by the FSC, FMA, MBIE and Financial Advice New Zealand – and supported...

Time is Running Out on Your Future

A key industry figure says financial advisers need to act now if they intend to continue in the business after June this year. “We all know that big changes are coming to the financial adviser...

Marie Hosking Lands at Suncorp

Marie Hosking (pictured) is Suncorp New Zealand’s new executive manager, corporate affairs and will take up her role on 28 January. Part of her role includes responsibility for promotion and reputation management for the Asteron...

Southern Cross Appoints Māori Advisory Body 

Southern Cross Health Society has announced the establishment of a Māori governance advisory group, which it claims to be a first for New Zealand’s health insurance sector. The advisory body, part of a wider Southern...

3,000+ Advisers Exit Major Aussie Institutions – New Report

Major regulatory action post the Australian Royal Commission, combined with strategic exits by major banks along with a 50 percent increase in exits from major institutions, is transforming the shape of the financial advice...

Poll

Latest Poll – Life Insurance Business in 2020 

In our first poll of the New Year we ask what levels of life insurance business you expect to write in 2020. The regulatory environment for financial advice is changing significantly and as advisers gear...

Government Introduces Conduct Bill 

The Government introduced the Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill yesterday. The Bill aims to improve the conduct of banks, insurers and other financial service providers in respect of their services and products, to...

Adviser Focus

The Human Impact of Change

Newpark Chief Executive, Melanie Purdey, explores the human impact of change and shares three tips to help advisers handle change… Nigel Latta, a well-known psychologist and TV personality, describes our lives today as “dinosaur brains coping...

2020 Industry Outlook – Marriage of Tech and ‘Human Touch’

Finding the right balance between the human touch and digital efficiency is one of the key messages stemming from a newly-released analysis of life insurance industry trends in the Asia-Pacific region. Global consulting powerhouse, EY...