Monday, April 12, 2021

Poll

Will Consumers be Better Advised Under New Regulatory Regime?

It appears there are mixed feelings when it comes to whether consumers will be provided with better quality advice under the new regulatory regime. Last week we posed the statement: New Zealand consumers will access...

Plus4 Cooperative Expands in Napier

Common Sense Financial Planning of Napier has joined the Plus4 Insurance Solutions cooperative. Brad MacDonald is the Director and Financial Adviser at Common Sense Financial Planning, having taken the agency over from Gary Hemmings who...

Cigna Launches Live Stream Event

Cigna is launching Cigna Live, a live streamed video presentation for advisers to get up to speed with changes at the company. Broadcaster and journalist Jehan Casinader will host the event on Thursday 8 April...
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Renewals Underpin Fidelity Life Adviser Commission Model

Advisers working with Fidelity Life will soon see a portion of their remuneration linked to the number of clients who renew their policies. In addition, advisers will enjoy a top initial commission rate of...

Start of Partners Life Matrix Bonus System Delayed

The formal introduction of Partners Life's Customer Outcome Matrix (COM) has been delayed until 1 October to give advisers more time to adjust to the firm's new customer feedback system. The company's COM system involves...
Adrian Riminton, Fidelity Life.

Fidelity Life Appoints Chief Risk Officer

Fidelity Life has a new Chief Risk Officer with the firm's Adrian Riminton (pictured) leaving his role as Chief Distribution Officer to take up the new job. As the head of the company's risk management...

Higher Healthcare Costs Force Premium Increases

The rising costs of medical care is behind nib's decision to increase its health insurance premiums. In a statement to advisers the firm says healthcare expenses continue to grow as the cost and frequency of...
James Greig, FMA Director of Supervision

FMA’s Financial Advice Monitor Named

The FMA's Director of Supervision, James Greig (pictured), is to lead the monitoring and supervision of financial advice at the regulator, now the new financial advice regime is in place. Since joining the FMA in...