Thursday, June 24, 2021

Persecution of Financial Advisers in Australia ‘Must Stop’ – AFA

Following “unfair criticism” levelled at financial advisers in the Australian Senate last week, the AFA is calling for an end to the persecution of the financial advice sector. AFA Acting CEO, Phil Anderson says in...

Hundreds of Advisers Deregistered by Companies Office

More than 600 financial advisers may have left the industry so far this year, according to the government's Companies Office. Of the estimated 9,000 financial service providers that migrated to become financial advisers by 15...

Poll

One Third of Readers Concerned About Consumers Buying Insurance Online

Last week we asked if you are concerned that consumers are buying life insurance products via websites and apps? From the votes cast so far, 53% aren't concerned, 37% are concerned, and 9% are not...

Health Cover Add-on Provides Access to Unfunded Medicines

Health insurer nib New Zealand has launched a health cover option giving access to medical treatments not funded by government agency Pharmac. Non-Pharmac Plus is available through nib’s adviser and group distribution channels with members...

New Partners Life Products to be Explained During Webinars

Two new products are being launched by Partners Life, Income & Expenses Cover and Moderate Trauma Cover, and to help advisers understand the value they offer the firm is holding two webinars. Steve Wright, the...
Christine Laverty has been appointed to Cigna's newly-created role of National Strategic Alliances Manager.

Cigna Boosts Distribution Team with New Appointments

Cigna says its latest round of Distribution team appointments reinforces its commitment to New Zealanders wanting access to quality, independent financial advice. Its new team includes Karen Smith, who joins Cigna from AIA/Sovereign as Distribution...
Dame Valerie Adams AIA Vitality ambassador.

An AIA Vitality Ambassador Could be Yours for a Day

AIA NZ is asking advisers to share their experiences of the insurer’s flagship AIA Vitality programme to win a day with either Dame Valerie Adams (pictured), model Jess Quinn, or former All Black Ian...

FMA Turns its Attention to Full Licensing

Rollout of the new financial advice regime continues with another milestone this month. As of June 16, all financial advisers should be linked to a Financial Advice Provider (FAP) on the Financial Service Providers Register...