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Aflac, a Japanese insurer has developed new technology in cooperation with Fujitsu and Nok Nok Labs which allows customers with cancer insurance the ability to use biometric authentication on their mobile devices to request immediate payment service for their cancer... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at moneyblog
OnePath has announced a number of product enhancements effective 9 April, they have also updated their application form making it easier and shorter for clients to fill out. Here is a list of some of the changes: Mortgage Repayment Cover... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at moneyblog
Partners Life have announced a New Adviser Training Course to be held on the 27 - 29 May at the Crowne Plaza in Christchurch. For advisers in the South Island who are interested please click here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at moneyblog
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AMP recently did a number of workshops around the country presenting product enhancements in the Wealth Protection product suite. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at moneyblog
BNZ has rejected an Australia media post that they are in discussion with Partners Life about buying their Life Insurance business. A BNZ spokesperson told interest.co.nz: “We are not considering selling our insurance business and we’re not in a process... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at moneyblog
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Press release from AIA below: Life and health insurer AIA celebrates its Centennial by partnering with the Mental Health Foundation Significant donation to be used to support the provision of important mental health and wellbeing services in Christchurch as well... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at moneyblog
The conference is set to take place 22-23 August at SkyCity. To ensure a successful event is carried out, Financial Advice NZ is using the theme “Be Brave, Be Bold” and have outlined several events to ensure advisers gain further... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at moneyblog
A number of insurers have workshops happening around the country. AMP have their AMP Adviser Briefings happening throughout March and April - read more here. Partners Life have announced their next New Adviser Training Course to run from the 8... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at moneyblog
Fidelity Life have launched a new campaign targeted at new customers to ensure more New Zealanders are protected and have access to independent financial advice. The campaign aims to attract new customers to their Platinum Plus, Platinum Plus Level or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2019 at moneyblog
Melanie Purdey, former Medical Assurance Society Sales Manager, has been appointed as the new CXO of Newpark Financial Services. She begins her role as Chief Executive on April 2nd. With 25 years industry experience here in New Zealand and Canada,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2019 at moneyblog
Thursday, 28 February 2019 Press Release: nib NZ Limited nib New Zealand offers members genetic testing to help treat ovarian cancer Women with ovarian cancer can now access genetic testing services in the private health system to help determine their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at moneyblog
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Following a successful pilot at New York's Fifth HSBC Avenue branch, the bank will introduce 'Pepper' to other US branches, starting in Beverly Hills. According to this article some of the key features available to customers in Beverly Hills via... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at moneyblog
Zurich has backed the Australian market to retain commissions for advisers. Click here to read more. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at moneyblog
Quote Builder Quote Builder was launched in December by Sovereign. it is a quoting tool that allows advisers to build indicative cover options and insurance plans for families and groups all in a single digital workplace. Quote Builder is set... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at moneyblog
Here is some of the things Asteron Life have been up to: Over the last year Asteron made changes to their Mortgage and Living Cover, Level Premium Options and launched Continuous Trauma. 63% of customers taking stand-alone Trauma have taken... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at moneyblog
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AMP are hosting special briefings around the country to discuss important details about upcoming changes to AMP that may affect advisers. The sessions will also include some life product enhancements and regulatory discussion. Click here to register. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at moneyblog
Release from the Financial Advice Code Working Group: The Code Working Group has submitted the draft Code to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs for consideration. The draft Code is based on the assumption that the Financial Services Legislation... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at moneyblog
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nib have announced that they are extending their current offers for children's cover to the end of March. For Ultimate Health products you can insure one child free for up to 12 months for each adult insured under the policy.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at moneyblog
Clients with Asteron Life personal insurance cover are getting a free Kids Cover Benefit increase from $10,000 to $50,000. Clients must register their child/ren or grandchildren to apply for the cover. Notice will be going out to policy holders on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at moneyblog
Petra Lucioli, claims manager at Delta Insurance points out in this article that insurers were actually some of the earliest adopters of new technology, and says that ongoing change is being increasingly stimulated by newer players entering the market with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at moneyblog
OnePath have received an "Excellent" rating for their new underwriting engine by an independent adviser survey. Click here to read more. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at moneyblog
Key quote: “The conference will explore how the financial services industry can support staff and customers” Why it’s important: The annual conference held by Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings NZ is set to discuss a number of current issues... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at moneyblog
“Australian Government is contemplating the implementation of a flat life insurance commission structure” In response to the recent publications made by the Financial Services Royal Commission, the Australian Government is contemplating on whether or not to introduce legislations that would... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at moneyblog
Asteron Life CEO, Paul Smeaton, assures that the company is taking “steps to improve people’s trust and confidence in our industry”. Cigna CEO, Gail Costa echoed Smeaton’s view stating the need for improvements on existing services. Although Smeaton has publicly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at moneyblog
February 25, 2019 HFANZ: MEDIA RELEASE Insurers funding record healthcare as access to public system worsens Health insurers have been funding record levels of healthcare and covering more surgery as DHBs struggle to meet people’s needs in a reasonable timeframe,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at moneyblog