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RBNZ has revealed that the cyber resilience guidance for regulated entities has been finalised. The guide outlines cyber resilience expectations for all entities regulated by the RBNZ. International and national cybersecurity standards were used to create the guide. The guide... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at moneyblog
During a Financial Advice NZ webinar FMA director of market engagement John Botica concluded that the industry responded well to the regime change. Botica highlighted that over 3,000 financial advice providers, 10,000 advisers, and 12,000 nominated representatives are now on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2021 at moneyblog
Southern Cross has described the change to the public health system as a positive step towards a more aligned health care system. Southern Cross noted that although the private health sector is highly efficient at delivering elective care, the sector... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2021 at moneyblog
Accuro CEO Lance Walker has shared insight on how COVID-19 impacted the industry. Walker has noted that Accuro saw higher than usual levels of policy suspensions and lower claims during the second quarter of 2020, then higher claims towards the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at moneyblog
A Financial Advice firm on the North Shore is seeking an adviser: Are you the person we are looking for? Are you an experienced insurance and/or mortgage adviser who goes out of their way to help customers to make the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at moneyblog
NZ Herald has reported on Mandy Grantley’s cancer story. After Mandy was first diagnosed with bowel cancer she underwent chemo for six months. After finding out that the cancer had spread to her lungs, an additional six months of chemo... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2021 at moneyblog
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AIA has announced AIA Vitality enhancements. Len Elikhis, AIA NZ Chief Product and Vitality Officer, has said that changes have been made to ensure AIA continues motivating and rewarding members. The enhancements means that members have the option of getting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at moneyblog
Fidelity Life CEO Melissa Cantell has said the insurer is looking to improve current legacy systems to ensure a seamless process for advisers. Cantell has said that legacy systems are not equipped with the technology to meet business and customer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2021 at moneyblog
Partners Life has provided more information on the upcoming Customer Outcome Matrix reporting and commission changes. Current bonus rates will remain in place until 30 September 2021 to ensure advisers have time to prepare and adapt before bonus commission rate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at moneyblog
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The FSC has announced that the Christchurch and Dunedin Get in Shape summits will go ahead on 14 and 15 April 2020. The second half of the summit was interrupted due to changes in COVID-19 alert levels. Similar to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2021 at moneyblog
Fidelity Life has announced that it will be conducting customer research on new products and potential service improvements through Qualtrics. The research is intended to understand what is working and what isn’t. Fidelity Life has revealed that new advisers have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2021 at moneyblog
The FMA has said that the new regime is intended for all advisers, including advisers are no longer looking for new clients. Director of market engagement, John Botica, has clarified that all advisers will need to be fully licensed. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2021 at moneyblog
Partners Life has announced a 10% price increase to the Private Medical Cover and the Specialists and Tests option. The new rate will come into effect from 12 April 2021. From 29 March, advisers will be able to quote using... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2021 at moneyblog
It is being reported that Westpac Australia is working alongside JPMorgan Chase & Co. to begin a formal sale process for the life insurance business. It is being reported that the sale process could begin this month, with AIA Group,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2021 at moneyblog
Pinnacle Life has published a piece on their website on the importance of insuring rainbow families. Pinnacle Life noted that families today no longer resemble the typical nuclear family unit. The piece focuses on rainbow families, which are families with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2021 at moneyblog
As part of their well care approach, nib has provided insights into health initiatives and pilot programmes. The free Health Management Programmes are intended to offer members support in managing their health and offering expert advice from nib Wellness Coaches.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2021 at moneyblog
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It has been announced that 60% of the AMP Capital private markets investment business will be purchased by Ares Management. It was previously reported the non-binding sale was off the table. The new sale proposal is a more limited joint-venture... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at moneyblog
AIA chief partnership insurance officer Sam Tremethick shared insights on AIA Vitality to mark the anniversary of the launch. Tremethick noted that AIA Vitality has been embraced by clients and the wider community. Although AIA has reported a high level... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2021 at moneyblog
The FSC has announced that an outlook webinar will be held on 3 March 2021 to hear from Geoff Bascand, Deputy Governor and General Manager of Financial Stability. RBNZ’s first Monetary Policy Statement for the year is set to go... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2021 at moneyblog
MBIE has published a document covering adviser and FAP responsibilities under the new regime. The document first sets out the rules of engagement, stating that every adviser must be engaged or linked to a FAP. Advisers must ensure the FAP... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at moneyblog
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In response to high demand, Asteron Life is set to run three webinars focused on the upcoming regulatory changes. The webinar will walk advisers through the new requirements and will help them understand what they need to do. Asteron Life... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2021 at moneyblog
Southern Cross is reminding advisers and members of the CareHQ service. CareHQ is designed to make virtual medical consultations with New Zealand GPs possible. CareHQ operates from 7am-7pm everyday. The consultations are possible via the CareHQ app. Southern Cross members... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at moneyblog
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FSC CEO Richard Klipin presented the findings of new research at the FSC Get in Shape summit last week. Unlocking the Potential of Professional Financial Advice was centred around the response of those within the industry to the following questions:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2021 at moneyblog
The FMA is currently looking to fill a number of positions within the organisation. The FMA is seeking an experienced accountant to join the Auckland team as a permanent full-time employee. There is a search for a new Wellington based... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2021 at moneyblog
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AIA has announced the introduction of AIA Cancer Care. AIA highlights that the Ministry of Health reported that 23,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with cancer each year. AIA is offering customers the option of purchasing AIA Cancer Care. AIA Cancer... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2021 at moneyblog