Saturday, January 23, 2021

Partners Life Preparing for Stock Exchange Listing

Partners Life is preparing to list on the New Zealand Stock Exchange, but only when the time is right, says the firm's Managing Director Naomi Ballantyne. Just before the year-end the firm announced its purchase...

Doing Good is Good for Business

GUEST COLUMNIST – LIZ ZHU Caring about customers is a business imperative as well as an ethical one for insurers, argues Liz Zhu, a Medical Officer at Southern Cross Health Society.   “We have an unfair advantage...

Massey University Offers Adviser Training

Massey University has partnered with Kaplan Professional to help advisers obtain the New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5) . Financial advisers with a transitional licence will have two years in which to achieve...

Poll

Poll Result: NZI’s Professional Indemnity Restriction

Our last poll question of 2020 asked if the decision by NZI to limit its professional indemnity insurance to FAPs with three or more advisers is a cause for concern. An overwhelming 90 per cent...
Naomi Ballantyne, Managing Director, Partners Life.

Partners Life to Buy BNZ Life

Partners Life is to buy BNZ Life from its Australian parent company National Australia Bank (NAB) for $290 million, subject to regulatory approval. Speculation on a possible sale of the firm surfaced in 2019 and...

Cigna NZ Strengthens Country-Wide Support for Advisers

Cigna NZ is expanding its distribution team with a raft of new appointments across the country. Mike Doherty will join Cigna in January as Regional Manager – South Island. He has 20 years in sales...

Audio Book for Risk Advisers

Best seller Skills That Succeed by Australian life industry legend Russell Collins is now available as an audio book. Positioned as a communication guide for financial advisers, Collins' book shares the  wisdom he has gained...

Podcast News Wrap For 15 December 2020

PI Insurance NZI is to limit its professional indemnity insurance to FAPs with three or more advisers, says the firm. The announcement last week surprised Katrina Shanks,CEO of Financial Advice NZ, who says her organisation...

How Insurers Supported the Industry in 2020

Disruption to everyone's normal way of life in 2020 forced many insurers to look at what they could do to soften the blow of the pandemic on their staff, as well as support financial...