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The pros and cons of ‘standard’ in compliance

Russell Hutchinson asks what standard of advice do you want to offer your clients.

Wednesday, September 16th, 10:53AM

Standards are great. Minimum standards especially.

Take power sockets. It is easy to see how power sockets have made life easier and safer for consumers and manufacturers of equipment. With DC powered devices the multitude of different cable and power standards creates problems.

Gradually USB-C appears to be winning out as a standard. I look forward to the day I could confidently...MORE»

What the heck is a consumer data right?

Saturday, September 12th, 10:56AM

What the heck is a consumer data right? What would it mean for financial advice?


How to write about money

Friday, August 28th, 6:00AM

Russell Hutchinson's top four tips for better writing about money.



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Buying insurance can be a reassuringly normal thing to achieve

Monday, August 24th, 2:22PM

What Russell Hutchinson learnt from his nutritionist that insurance advisers could use.


What does ‘treat fairly’ mean in new conduct law?

Monday, August 17th, 6:19AM

Russell Hutchinson is a fan of being treated fairly, and thinks we should, of course, treat customers fairly. But how might the fair conduct requirement work in practice?


The clock is ticking on getting a transitional licence…

Wednesday, August 5th, 1:29PM

Even with the deadline now pushed out to March, you wouldn’t want to leave it too much longer without applying if you want to have a licence.


It starts with governance

Wednesday, August 5th, 10:14AM

Russell Hutchinson discusses the importance of governance in achieving a compliant FAP business.


Should we be warning consumers about IP prices?

Thursday, July 23rd, 10:12AM

Russell Hutchinson suggests ways to preposition clients for IP premium increases and discusses the product's potential to keep claimants disabled longer. 



Insurance Briefs

AIA reveals grant winners
AIA has revealed the financial advisers and advice businesses that will be given financial backing for their community initiatives.

Insurer nib backs Ronald McDonald House with $20k investment
Health insurer nib New Zealand and its nib foundation have lent support to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Less stressed during lockdown
New Zealander’s health and wellbeing had surprising benefits from the Covid-19 lockdown.

Southern Cross supports new safe haven for at-risk pets
Southern Cross Pet Insurance has teamed up with Pet Refuge to provide temporary shelter for animals affected by family violence.

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