Actuaries & Researchers
The Royal Commission into the finance sector has come to a close, with Commissioner Haynes and his team having two months to prepare the final report for February 2019.
BT policy waiver extended for Protection Plans
TAL partners with NIB for health insurance
FASEA recognition of prior learning update
CBA possible privacy breach investigation
Financial Circle AFS licence cancelled
AMP replaces CEO
Zurich mixes up leadership team
MetLife expands retail team
AFA Consumer Choice Awards
FPA Adviser and Practice of the Year Awards
New Markets Disciplinary Panel members
The largest of its kind in Australia, MetLife’s most recent client study has found that clients want personalised, tailored advice, and more regular contact.
Australian advisers are still predominantly male, with varying (lowish) numbers of female advisers at the different licensees.
ANZ releases new underwriting engine
TAL product updates
Zurich and Oxford join income protection study
ClearView launches LaVista Licensee Solutions
ASIC now able to hire outside the box
FSC issues revised code draft
FASEA still working on details of education standards framework
Vamos joins Freedom Insurance Group, CEO departs
An Australian study in the effect of EUs on corporate behaviour has found that EUs do have a deterrent effect.
The seventh round of hearings for the Royal Commission into the finance industry will focus on the causes of misconduct, with the previous six hearings focusing on the misconduct itself.
Australian listed companies are falling short when it comes to climate risk disclosure, with ASIC calling for greater efforts.
Tasplan appoints MetLife as group insurer
AMP risk business closed after sale
New life insurance reporting standards launched
ClearView upgrades LifeSolutions
Asteron Life product update
TAL Accelerated Protection upgrades
MLC offering 10 per cent premium discounts via digital underwriting platform
ASIC inviting consultation on proposed licensee competence requirements
AFA and FPA apply for Code Monitoring job
MetLife appoints new head of group product
Yellow Brick Road welcomes new CEO
NEOS Life announces underwriting and sales team
AMP Wealth Solutions and customer team appointments
Commonwealth Bank senior appointments, demerger
MetLife research into the impacts of the Royal Commission have found that consumers’ relationships with their advisers are not being adversely affected; in fact the opposite may be true.
A whitepaper produced by the AFA has found that consumers feel better, and in many cases are better off financially, after seeing a financial adviser.
NEOS appoints underwriting and sales team
AFA board leaders stay put
FPA announces new chair
Aviva CEO to leave in April
TAL adviser centre launch, minor changes to product structure and pricing
ASIC’s inspectors in big banks
CBA fees for no service EU update
Raiz Invest and Swiss Re partner up to launch group insurance products
Electronic advice register launch
BT updates quote and application software, announces policy fee waiver
Corporations Act sections of FASEA exams to be open book
Banks removing trail commissions and grandfathered payments
FOS releases its annual report on disputes, with an increase in complaints of 11 per cent for the last financial year.
ASIC’s report into insurance inside superannuation shows there is room for improvement.
A study has examined the experiences of female CEOs in Australia.
Asteron Life Complete product changes
Zurich launches new adviser portal
MetLife Australia back in retail life business
ASIC taking civil action against ANZ
ASIC report finds unacceptable delays in reporting by institutions
Dover Financial Advisers and sole director taken to court
FASEA announces changes to qualification requirements for advisers
NAB and MLC facing class action over consumer credit insurance
FPA appoints professional practice manager
CFSGAM CEO resigns
NAB head of advice leaving firm
AFA Female Excellence in Advice Award
CommInsure’s latest cover modifications.
Research has revealed what many of you may already know: disclosure documents need work so they can be used as a tool for purchasing decisions.
The latest updates from the Royal Commission into banking and finance industry misconduct.
CBA appoints new director
AFA award finalists announced
AMP updates medical definitions
AIA Australia two year policy fee waiver offer
OnePath premium waivers for drought-affected farmers
New fintech to replace paraplanners launched
Junior financial adviser roles at BT to go, advice restructure
Morgan Stanley false claims of independence
ASIC commences proceedings against NULIS and MLC
AFCA complaints resolution rules, independent assessor terms approved
FASEA shutting down so-called FASEA-approved courses
The cost of living has increased in some ways this quarter, and dropped in others.
The Royal Commission is delving into life insurance companies in the coming weeks, along with regulators.
Yellow Brick Road rejects takeover bid
TAL launches youth mental health initiative, waives premiums for farmers
BT guaranteeing premium rates for two years
MetLife launches digital claims platform with industry super fund
OneCare insurance suite added to HUB24
AMP appoints new CEO
ClearView on top in Planner Risk Survey
IOOF appoints senior executive
MLC Life appoints seven new staff
Pauline Vamos resigns from Regnan
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