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AIA offers more commission

AIA is making changes to its commission structure that it says aims to help businesses struggling with cashflow shortfall – and some advisers will qualify for 230% upfront.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 4:00PM

It is also developing a scheme through which it will give financial advisers $500,000 to pursue projects that help them make a difference.

AIA said 2020 had been a challenging year and feedback had indicated that the biggest issue for advisers and their businesses was cashflow.

That had prompted it to launch a 20/20 in 2020 offer that was designed to “share the value of going...MORE»

AIA, ASB join forces to offer cover

Tuesday, June 2nd, 3:20PM

AIA says a new home loan benefit launched for ASB customers will enable it to solidify its relationship with the bank.


Three big things that are forcing consumers to re-think

Tuesday, June 2nd, 8:00AM

Russell Hutchinson on the drivers that are pushing people to seek advice.  



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The Covid edition

Friday, May 29th, 10:36AM

The future is bright for those focused on the right outcomes for clients says Jon-Paul Hale.


Fidelity Life chief executive stands down

Thursday, May 28th, 1:59PM

Life insurer Fidelity Life has announced the resignation of chief executive Nadine Tereora.


Life insurers under threat – or are they?

Thursday, May 28th, 6:00AM

The Reserve Bank came out swinging at life insurers in its latest Financial Stability Report, warning that they faced insolvency challenges as low interest rates, minimal growth in premiums and higher rates of cancellation combined.


Partners Life relaxes some Covid rules

Wednesday, May 27th, 9:45PM

Partners Life is relaxing some of the underwriting restrictions introduced as the Covid-19 pandemic hit, to ensure that new clients who don’t pose a risk aren’t deterred from taking cover.


IP underwriting is complicated – improving, but complicated

Wednesday, May 27th, 8:00AM

The post-Covid IP world could remain complex for some time says Russell Hutchinson.



Insurance Briefs

Southern Cross halves staff numbers
Southern Cross Travel Insurance is slashing its staff numbers from 90 to 45 people.

Fitch runs Covid-19 ruler over industry
AIA has had its Fitch rating affirmed with a stable outlook, while Suncorp is affirmed with outlook revised to negative.

MDRT waives production requirements
MDRT has waived production requirements for its members this year.

Rating agency gives Partners the tick; Here's what it said
A M Best says Partners Life has a very strong balance sheet and has continued to award its current rating.

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