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It's time to get serious about advice

I was challenged the other day when I was told, "you have to stop thinking about financial planning as being something unrelated to life insurance advice".

Tuesday, May 4th, 11:20AM

While this may be the perception of the person who said it, it isn't strictly my current view. However, it does raise some issues we should discuss as an industry.

To the person who said this to me, thank you! Contrary to belief, I'm not as inflexible as I may seem - often quite the opposite.

The point around this discussion is how far down the rabbit hole should we be going...MORE»

[GRTV] Ballantyne on how new regs are changing advice and the fall in replacement business

Monday, May 3rd, 8:55AM

In this edition of GRTV Good Returns' Philip Macalister speaks to the Partners Life managing director Naomi Ballantyne on how the new regulations are impacting advisers, replacement business and PI.


Sharing is caring - consumer data rights for the advice sector

Friday, April 30th, 8:41AM

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment is consulting on whether New Zealand should offer consumers a "data right".



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Tower launches partnership with NZ Defence Force

Wednesday, April 28th, 10:57AM

Tower Insurance has partnered with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to provide tailored insurance policies to more than 150,000 people, covering current and former service people, and their families.


Bancassurance – an opportunity for advisers?

Thursday, April 22nd, 11:18AM

Advisers love to hate bancassurance – the low or no advice process, the perceived pressure to use bank products alongside mortgage lending (whether that is real or not) and more limited products make it easy for advisers to find fault with bank offers.


If in doubt - disclose

Monday, April 19th, 2:30PM

How's that strange new world looking, different or much the same?


Cigna applies new commissions for advisers

Friday, April 16th, 1:59PM

Cigna New Zealand has released details of its new commission structure that came into force at the beginning of this week.


Compass Life heads in a new direction after buy-out

Friday, April 16th, 6:00AM

Kiwi-owned and operated insurance advisers Compass Life have been bought out by LifeDirect and together hope to become a much larger player in the New Zealand insurance scene.



Insurance Briefs

Tower builds partnerships with CSC and Sentro
Tower Insurance has continued its partnership push announcing it has formed new relationships with CSC Buying Group and InsurTech start-up Sentro.

nib Little Legends $10k Relay gives junior players a healthy funding boost
The nib Little Legends $10k relay, held during half-time at the Blues vs Chiefs match on Saturday, was won by the Pakuranga United Rugby Club.

nib helps protect future rugby stars
nib New Zealand has partnered with the Auckland Blues Super Rugby Aotearoa team to launch its nib Little Legends Little Smiles initiative, giving 1000 junior rugby players OPRO custom-fitted mouthguards – the same ones worn by the professionals.

Insurance professionals get time to shine
The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has launched an initiative aimed at showcasing the success of insurance professionals.

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