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28-year streak for Fidelity

17 March 2024 - Fidelity Life has kept its A- minus rating from AM Best - again.

Fidelity Life opens door to new advisers

7 March 2024 - Fidelity Life is seeking applications for the 2024 intake of its Career connect financial adviser training programme, with a new scholarship on offer for aspiring women advisers.

[GRTV] New report looks at ways to improve access to financial advice + VIDEO

1 March 2024 - Fidelity Life chief executive Campbell Mitchell discusses the finding of a new new report into financial advice take up and outlines things that need to change.

No rush to join Fidelity in publishing turnaround times

15 November 2023 - Other life and health insurers aren't rushing to join Fidelity Life in publishing their turnaround times, although Southern Cross says it may follow suit.

Fidelity opens up on turnaround times

9 November 2023 - Fidelity Life has started publishing its turnaround times with advisers each month to demonstrate its commitment to getting “back in the game.”

Fidelity's three-headed prong back into adviserland

11 October 2023 - Fidelity starts to walk the talk on its adviser re-engagement programme.

Fidelity admits it’s dropped the ball

28 September 2023 - Fidelity Life has admitted it’s dropped the ball with advisers but has vowed to “get back in the game.”

Adviser feedback sees Fidelity Life unbox the goodies

25 September 2023 - Fidelity Life marked its 50th anniversary by announcing a broad suite of digital tools, services, product enhancements and retention initiatives.

Fidelity Life announces 2023 adviser award winners

22 September 2023 - Auckland-based Maurice Trapp of Maurice Trapp Group picked up Fidelity Life’s lifetime award, announced at the life insurer’s Engage 2023 adviser event. The award recognised Trapp’s 20 plus years of experience and strong commitment to the industry.

First graduates from Fidelity's new adviser programme

9 August 2023 - Fidelity Life’s first Career connect graduates step straight into jobs with advice businesses.

Fidelity makes two appoints to support advisers

1 August 2023 - Fidelity Life says new appointment underlines its commitment to the adviser channel.

Fidelity appoints new chief executive

21 July 2023 - Fidelity recruits its new chief executive from general insurer Suncorp.

Former Westpac Life business officially merged into Fidelity Life

13 July 2023 - Fidelity Life has officially transferred its subsidiary Fidelity Insurance – formerly known as Westpac Life - into Fidelity Life Assurance Company, returning to operating as a single licensed insurer.

Giselle Baker is new Fidelity head of data and analytics

28 June 2023 - Fidelity Life has appointed Giselle Baker as head of data and analytics following her return to New Zealand after more than 20 years.

Fidelity waives fees on eligible policies

31 May 2023 - Fidelity Life has launched a campaign to help more New Zealanders realise the benefits of life insurance by waiving policy fees for life on new eligible policies.

Life industry grapples with Level 5 stragglers

30 May 2023 - The life insurance industry is grappling with stragglers who failed to meet the mid-March deadline for achieving Level 5 of the New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services,

Fidelity acting CEO announces temporary appointments to executive team

4 April 2023 - Recently appointed Fidelity acting CEO Ian Clancy has announced two temporary appointments to his executive team.

Fidelity Life and FMG look for new rural adviser talent

31 March 2023 - Filling the adviser gap created by new licensing laws.

Fidelity Life excellence rating 27th consecutive year

20 March 2023 - [UPDATED] Fidelity Life has marked its 27th year in a row for an A- (excellent) financial strength rating from credit rating agency AM Best. AM Best comments added

Fidelity gets acting CEO for six months

15 March 2023 - Fidelity Life has appointed former chief operating officer Ian Clancy as acting chief executive, replacing the departing Melissa Cantell.

Fidelity appoints new regulatory head

7 March 2023 - Fidelity Life has added a head of regulatory affairs who will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with regulators, policy makers and industry bodies.

Fidelity Life CEO departs

20 January 2023 - Fidelity Life chief executive Melissa Cantell has resigned and will finish up later this year.

Fidelity gives temporary relief for customers affected by Cyclone Hale

19 January 2023 - Fidelity Life is helping its customers affected by this month’s wild weather in the Tairāwhiti/Gisborne region with a special financial relief offer.

New Fidelity Life scholarships aim to lift financial adviser diversity

24 November 2022 - Fidelity Life has announced five new scholarships recipients to help aid the growing need to diversify financial advisers in New Zealand communities.

Fidelity makes good on commitment and names Adviser council

14 November 2022 - Fidelity has now named its new Adviser council members.

Fidelity continues to adapt in a challenging environment

9 November 2022 - Fidelity Life's annual report shows it was a year of achievements, but also a tough year.

Fidelity Life on the journey to improvement

7 November 2022 - Fidelity Life has made further improvements to its underwriting terms in the latest update from its recent Unplugged adviser roadshow and follows the company’s higher non-medical limits announced in July.

[GRTV] Where Fidelity Life is heading

18 October 2022 - Fidelity Life chief sales and service officer Bronwyn Kirwan sits down with Philip Macalister of Good Returns to discuss where the company is heading, the future of commissions and what its new shareholders mean to the business.

Fidelity Life appoints head of group insurance

7 September 2022 - Fidelity Life has made a new appointment to lead and manage its growing group insurance portfolio.

Fidelity Life boosts non-medical limits as part of new underwriting package

8 July 2022 - Fidelity Life introduces product changes to make its offers more competitive.

Fidelity Life rolls out marketing toolkit

26 May 2022 - The toolkit is designed to help risk advisers better connect with customers.

The latest on Fidelity's ratings

5 March 2022 - Fidelity Life has kept its ratings post the acquisition of Westpac Life, but the bank business has had its rating lowered.

Deal values Fidelity at $560 million

1 March 2022 - Fidelity Life has completed the acquisition of Westpac Life and taken on significant new shareholder.

New head of distribution at Fidelity

17 February 2022 - Fidelity Life has created a new Head of Distribution role.

Fidelity Life drops the jargon, boosts adviser support

29 November 2021 - Changes to customer documentation, dropping industry jargon from policies and revised wordings are some of the new features Fidelity Life is introducing to make life easier for its advisers and customers.

Three new recruits for Fidelity Life

29 November 2021 - Fidelity Life continues to boost its support for advisers across New Zealand with the appointment of three new business managers for the North Island.

Covid vaccination status a watching brief for NZ insurers

25 November 2021 - New Zealand life insurers are keeping a close eye on developments regarding the vaccination status of their clients but say it's too early to make any policy or underwriting decisions.

If done correctly replacement not a problem

28 October 2021 - The idea of replacing insurance policies part way through their lifespan is making a lot of people very nervous, according to one of the life insurance industry's leading lights.

Fidelity Life forms new solutions and services team

13 October 2021 - Fidelity Life is transforming its support for advisers with the creation of a new team delivering solutions across the areas of advice (including advice-tech) and professional development.

Fidelity aims to take number two spot

12 October 2021 - Fidelity Life has set its sights on becoming the second-largest life insurer in the country but won't be paying any dividends this year, according to the company's annual report.

Fidelity Life brings in three new partnership managers

4 October 2021 - Fidelity Life has made three new key appointments to its strategic alliances team, boosting the firm’s partner proposition.

[OBITUARY] Highly respected adviser passes on

24 September 2021 - Admired for his intense loyalty, honesty, love of family, friends and golf, well-known insurance adviser Steve Richens has passed away suddenly at the age of 66.

Life insurers up for awards

21 September 2021 - Fidelity Life will be defending its title as the top life insurer in the country in this year's edition of the New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards.

FMA licensing workshops popular with Fidelity Life advisers

17 September 2021 - A series of online licensing support workshops jointly hosted by Fidelity Life and the Financial Markets Authority have attracted almost 200 adviser registrations.

[The Wrap] Hurrah! Big banks exit life insurance

11 July 2021 - All the big banks have now exited the life insurance space - and that is probably a good thing.

Fidelity Life appoints new chief sales and service officer

9 July 2021 - The former head of a now large dealer group in New Zealand has taken on the chief sales and service officer role at Fidelity Life.

Fidelity buys Westpac Life

6 July 2021 - Westpac and Fidelity Life have announced a $400 million deal that will see the bank sell its life insurance business to the insurer as part of a long-term strategic alliance.

Fidelity Life steps up for Canterbury farmers

4 June 2021 - Fidelity Life is helping its farming customers affected by the recent Canterbury floods with a special financial relief offer.

Melissa Cantell - more than meets the eye

21 May 2021 - For new Fidelity Life chief executive Melissa Cantell it’s all about transformation.

Covid could come back to bite Kiwi insurers

11 May 2021 - New Zealand's health and life insurers have weathered the initial storm of Covid-related claims but the Reserve Bank says future outbreaks could change the landscape and providers should be ready.

Fidelity Life creates new role for chief operating officer

10 May 2021 - Fidelity Life has recruited a well qualified financial services expert to take up the newly created role of chief operating officer at the company.

Role changes for Fidelity Life executives

14 April 2021 - Fidelity Life’s customer-led transformation has continued under the watchful eye of its chief executive Melissa Cantell.

Shuffling the top deck at Fidelity Life

22 March 2021 - Fidelity Life's transformation continues with some changes to its top team.

Fidelity aims for sustainable commission structure

19 March 2021 - Fidelity Life is rolling out a new commission model which has persistency at the heart of its offering.

Fidelity names its top advisers

8 March 2021 - Fidelity Life has announced the winners of its adviser awards and launched its Customer Engagement initiative for 2021.

(Nearly) top marks for Fidelity Life

26 January 2021 - The life insurance firm have had its A- rating confirmed for the 25th year on the trot.

Fidelity Life and Sharecare part company

8 December 2020 - Covid-19 blamed as Fidelity Life drop the app from their client offerings.

Fidelity Life’s transformation continues with top culture award

27 November 2020 - Fidelity Life's tech team pick up a gong at IT awards.

Fidelity Life dials up new tech

16 November 2020 - Fidelity Life says its new telephony solution deliver immediate benefits to customers and advisers.

Fidelity Life appoints new CEO

29 October 2020 - Fidelity Life appoints new CEO from large international insurer.

High upfront commissions likely to stay

28 October 2020 - Fidelity Life chairman Brian Blake says the government has missed an opportunity to force down commissions on life insurance policies.

Fidelity Life to stop upfront commission on inflation increases

1 October 2020 - Fidelity Life advisers will soon stop receiving upfront commission on inflation-driven increases in client premiums.

Fidelity Life adds to board

7 August 2020 - Fidelity Life has added a new independent director.

Fidelity Life appoints new head of adviser distribution

20 July 2020 - Fidelity Life has promoted from within to fill its head of adviser distribution role.

Industry unites in message to select committee

11 June 2020 - The Finance and Expenditure select committee has heard a “concerted message” from the financial services sector, its chair Deborah Russell says.

CoFI submitters: Slow down

8 June 2020 - New Zealand’s financial services sector has asked for more time to be spent on developing the Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill – and warned there could be unintended consequences of the bill in its current form.

Fidelity Life chief executive stands down

28 May 2020 - Life insurer Fidelity Life has announced the resignation of chief executive Nadine Tereora.

FMA: Insurance, advisers have stepped up

20 May 2020 - New Zealand’s insurance industry has responded well to the outbreak of Covid-19 and the impact of that on its clients, the Financial Markets Authority’s director of banking and insurance, Clare Bolingford, says.

Fidelity Life makes board appointment

8 May 2020 - Fidelity Life has appointed a banking and infrastructure specialist as an independent director on its board.

Sharecare tackles lockdown strife

4 May 2020 - Fidelity Life's Sharecare wellbeing app is offering help to New Zealanders coping with the Covid-19 lockdown.

What life insurers are offering your customers under Covid 19

15 April 2020 - Strategy Financial has provided a checklist, and comment, on the support offered by the various LIFE insurers for customers experiencing financial hardship due to Covid 19.  

Fidelity Life makes Covid-19 changes

19 March 2020 - Fidelity Life has taken the same decision as Partners Life and has stopped selling redundancy cover.

New look Fidelity Life

6 March 2020 - New Zealand-owned Fidelity Life has taken on a new look and added a health care option to its offering.

Insurers tweak discount offers

18 February 2020 - Insurer Fidelity Life is dropping some of its customer loyalty discount programmes – partly because it says not many people are aware they existed.

What the ratings agency said about Fidelity Life

18 February 2020 - Ratings agency AM Best has reviewed Fidelity Life; here's what they said about the business.

Proposed changes should help industry, insurers say

5 December 2019 - New Zealand life insurers are unfazed by proposed changes coming for insurance contract law.

Fidelity scores top award for third consecutive year

3 December 2019 - Fidelity Life has been named 2019 Life Insurance Company of the Year by ANZIIF for the third consecutive year.

Fidelity appoints chief underwriter

21 November 2019 - Fidelity Life has appointed a new chief underwriting manager.

Fidelity adds chief customer officer

1 November 2019 - A new chief customer officer has been appointed at Fidelity Life.

Support for advisers 'vital'

30 October 2019 - It will be important to support financial advisers into the new regulatory regime to ensure that New Zealanders’ access to independent advice is maintained, says Fidelity Life’s chief distribution officer, Adrian Riminton.

Fidelity: Profit down as claims up

22 October 2019 - An increase in claims is partly to blame for a drop in Fidelity Life’s annual profit, the insurer says.

Fidelity hits $1 billion milestone

5 October 2019 - Fidelity Life has now paid out more than $1 billion in claims, and chief executive Nadine Tereora says it’s something to celebrate.

Fidelity Life gets tick

22 September 2019 - Fidelity Life has been awarded the Accessibility Tick.

Asteron and Fidelity go head to head for award

13 September 2019 - Asteron Life and Fidelity Life are again duking it out for the life insurance company of the year Award run by ANZIIF. The Australian and New Zealand...

Fidelity Life appoints adviser professional development support

4 September 2019 - Fidelity life has appointed a product training manager for its professional development team working with advisers.

Fidelity Life updates pricing

1 August 2019 - Fidelity Life has announced updates to its pricing which aim to make its products more competitive.

Change at top of Fidelity customer team

23 July 2019 - Fidelity Life's chief customer officer is moving on.

Insurers put spotlight on conduct processes

11 July 2019 - Insurance companies have supplied regulators with their plans to ensure better industry conduct.

Fidelity support for nib products continues

24 June 2019 - Fidelity Life and health insurer nib have confirmed joint quoting and application capabilities will continue from July 1, when the existing agreement comes to an end.

New chief operating officer for Fidelity Life

13 June 2019 - A former Sovereign manager has been appointed to the role of chief operating officer at Fidelity Life.

Fidelity Life team up for award

19 May 2019 - Fidelity Life chief technology Officer Dan Wilkinson and his team have been named as a finalist in the Best ICT Team Culture category at the 2019 New Zealand CIO Awards.

Fidelity Life extends campaign

6 May 2019 - Fidelity Life has extended its campaign offering new customers their first two months’ premiums free to June 30.

Fidelity Life makes appointments

27 March 2019 - Insurance company Fidelity Life has added faces to its teams that support advisers.

Fidelity Life launches adviser support programme

26 March 2019 - Fidelity Life says its new adviser programme will help smooth the way to the new licensing regime.

Fidelity Life undecided on health plans

26 March 2019 - Fidelity Life says it has not yet determined a path forward for health insurance once its agreement with nib ends on June 30.

Life companies offer support to Christchurch

18 March 2019 - Life insurance companies have reached out to advisers and offered dedicated support after the terrorist attack in Christchurch. Here's some of their messages.

Fidelity Life, nib end relationship

12 March 2019 - Fidelity Life and health insurer nib have mutually agreed not to continue their relationship in its current form when it concludes at the end of June.

Insurers receive individual conduct reports

12 March 2019 - One insurance boss says her company refers two or three advisers a year to the Financial Markets Authority due to concerns about their advice practices – but so far that’s yielded little result.

Life insurance BDM links up with new group

29 January 2019 - Sixteen year veteran leaves Fidelity Life to join one of the growing insurance groups.

Fidelity hires head of underwriting

21 December 2018 - Fidelity Life has announced an appointment to replace its head of underwriting.

Fidelity Life announces retirement

20 December 2018 - One of Fidelity Life's leadership team is stepping down.

AIA hires top underwriter

19 December 2018 - A well-known underwriter with a long history in the personal insurance industry will be leading AIA/Sovereign’s underwriting team in 2019.

Fidelity appoints managers

14 December 2018 - Fidelity Life says it is bolstering its support for advisers with a range of new appointments.

Fidelity Life waives policy fees

6 December 2018 - Fidelity Life has launched a new campaign which helps Kiwis get access to insurance protection for a better price.

Fidelity Life cuts trips for advisers

4 December 2018 - Insurance advisers will soon no longer be able to access offshore incentives from any major life insurer in this country.

Fidelity takes top award

3 December 2018 - Fidelity Life, New Zealand’s largest locally owned and operated life insurer, has been named 2018 Life Insurance Company of the Year for the second year running.

Dodds helps old TFAS advisory group rebirth

31 August 2018 - The former TOWER Financial Advisory group is being reborn and Fred Dodds has returned to the group to help with the rebirth.

Fidelity Life targets young farmers

28 August 2018 - Fidelity Life is eyeing the rural market with a new product for farmers early in their careers.

Fidelity Life appoints key partnerships boss

10 August 2018 - The New Zealand-owned life insurer has created a new role to provide support to stakeholders.

Fidelity Life offers relief to M. bovis farmers

1 August 2018 - Fidelity Life is letting farmers impacted by mycoplasma bovis put their premium payments on hold for up to six months, without affecting their insurance...

[Obituary] Cary Veenhof: The BDM’s BDM

26 June 2018 - Fidelity Life business development manager Cary Veenhof is being remembered as “the BDM’s BDM”.

Fidelity Life: Advisers told us products must improve

7 June 2018 - Fidelity Life has announced more than 40 product upgrades, which it says will deliver more clarity and consistency to customers and advisers. 

Fidelity: Incentives regime changing

11 April 2018 - Fidelity Life says its adviser recognition programme is evolving to emphasise education, professional development and corporate social responsibility.

New head of group risk for Fidelity Life

9 April 2018 - Life insurer hires man with a passion for innovation.

Insurers: Disclosure rules should help clients

22 March 2018 - Insurers are supportive of stricter disclosure requirements for financial advisers.

NZ Super Fund appointee joins Fidelity Life Board

21 March 2018 - Fidelity Life, has welcomed NZ Super Fund appointee Lindsay Smartt to its board. Smartt’s appointment follows the recent completion of the NZ Super Fund’s...

Fidelity Life powers up income protection

16 March 2018 - Fidelity Life, has today launched three new enhancements to its income protection products which aim to power up its competitiveness and benefit customers.

Fidelity Life makes top People and Culture appointment

6 March 2018 - Tanya Hadfield has been appointed as the Head of People and Culture at New Zealand’s largest locally-owned life insurer, Fidelity Life.

Fidelity Life makes key Otago/Southland sales appointment

23 February 2018 - Fidelity Life, has appointed David Telfer as its Otago and Southland Business Development Manager.  “The Otago and Southland economies continue...

Advisers to get development guidance

30 January 2018 - Fidelity Life has appointed a new head of professional development, responsible for coaching independent financial advisers.

Insurers collaborate on fintech

11 January 2018 - An insurance working group has been set up to act as a conduit for fintech development in the sector.

FSC suffers financial blow but integration on cards

7 December 2017 - Insurers giving up their memberships have hit the Financial Services Council in the pocket.

Innovation 'not just digital'

29 November 2017 - New Zealand insurers need to be willing to completely innovate and overhaul their businesses – not just digitise existing systems and processes, says Partners Life managing director Naomi Ballantyne.

New board at FSC

17 November 2017 - The Financial Services Council has elected a new board at its recent annual meeting. Chief executive Richard Klipin said the FSC is in good shape financially...

Next stop: Innovation

16 November 2017 - Fidelity Life chief executive Nadine Tereora says a $100 million investment from the NZ Super Fund has arrived at the perfect time.

What to do with $100 million

16 November 2017 - [GOOD RETURNS TV] The NZ Superannuation Fund is looking to spend $100 million taking a 41% stake in Fidelity Life. The insurer's chief executive Nadine Tereora explains what this means for advisers.

Sovereign boost commissions; nib offers a new model

7 November 2017 - nib moves to spread commission offer as Sovereign boosts its advisers' pay cheques.

The Wrap: Minister acknowledges small firms

3 November 2017 - A look back at a week in which the new Commerce Minister acknowledged concerns, and one insurer received a big boost.

Fidelity Life looks to accelerate growth with new capital

1 November 2017 - One year and one week after taking over the reigns at Fidelity Life chief executive Nadine Tereora announces a $100 million capital injection. What does it mean for the company and advisers? Philip Macalister finds out.   

Fidelity Life gets $100 million injection

31 October 2017 - The NZ Superannuation Fund is looking to take a 41% cornerstone stake in Fidelity Life.

The start of Fidelity's digital transformation

29 September 2017 - Fidelity Life's new website, which coincided with a brand refresh, is the first stage of the company's ongoing digital transformation. Jeff Watling, who...

Transparency, simplicity 'key for insurance growth'

28 September 2017 - More needs to be done to ensure that insurance products and advice are transparent and easy to understand, industry commentators say.

Insurer creates new role

27 September 2017 - Fidelity Life has appointed a new chief technology officer.

Good Returns' columnist takes out top award

11 September 2017 - The Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings handed out awards to industry leaders and funds at its conference last week. Here are all the winners.

Fidelity appoints distribution officer

5 July 2017 - Returning Kiwi picked for new wider distribution role as Fidelity Life says independent advice remains key.

Insurers could do better: FSC

3 July 2017 - Insurers have work to do to better comply with their disclosure requirements, the Financial Services Council says.

New role for Fidelity man

4 April 2017 - Sales manager has a new position within the industry.

Fidelity adds sales boss

20 March 2017 - New role to be filled by distribution executive with 20 years' industry experience.

New chairman for Fidelity

7 March 2017 - Brian Blake has been appointed chairman of Fidelity Life.

Industry stalwart quits

3 February 2017 - A key figure at Fidelity Life has turned down the opportunity to throw his hat in the ring for new role and is moving on, as the company restructures.

Fidelity appoints chief customer officer

23 January 2017 - Fidelity recruits from Suncorp for its new chief customer officer role.

Fidelity's new boss rings in the changes

13 December 2016 - Fidelity Life's new chief executive Nadine Tereora has made a number of key management changes to prepare the company for the future.

Fidelity offers earthquake assistance

15 November 2016 - Fidelity Life is offering to waive risk insurance premiums for three months for client affected by recent earthquakes. 

TPD a higher hurdle to pass

18 October 2016 - New Zealanders are more likely to have a total and permanent disability claim turned down than other types of insurance – but claims are still accepted at much higher rates than across the Tasman.

Tereora in charge at Fidelity Life

17 October 2016 - Nadine Tereora has officially taken the reins as chief executive of Fidelity Life. Tereora has held senior roles at AIA NZ and Sovereign, and in 2012 joined...

Fidelity Life boosts profit

14 October 2016 - Fidelity Life is reporting a record year.

Fidelity appoints directors

19 September 2016 - Fidelity Life has expanded its board with the appointment of two new directors - one well-known in the investment and funds management world.

Fidelity names new CEO

14 July 2016 - Fidelity Life has named a new chief executive to replace Milton Jennings - and the successful candidate is from another life company.

Churn report should include banks: Insurers

29 June 2016 - [UPDATED] Insurers have welcomed the Financial Markets Authority turning its attention to replacement business – but say it is incorrect that banks cannot churn customers.

Why financial advice matters

29 June 2016 - Fidelity Life acting chief executive Ed Eadie says the FMA report on replacement business has a narrow scope and risks undermining the important role of financial advisers.

[Comment] Advice matters

21 June 2016 - Fidelity Life Acting chief executive Ed Eadie provides his view on the value of financial advice; something that is in danger of being overlooked during the current debate on commission levels and churn.

Life after Jennings 'business as usual'

5 April 2016 - Fidelity Life’s acting chief executive, Ed Eadie says advisers should not expect any major change after the departure of industry stalwart Milton Jennings.

Court battle costs broker everything

22 March 2016 - A Napier-based insurance adviser says his reputation is in tatters after being dragged through a court case.

Advertising of soft-dollar tempters not a good look

17 December 2015 - New Zealand’s insurance industry is focusing too much on soft commissions, which will not do anything to improve its standing in the eyes of consumers, it has been claimed.

Jennings: No commission for replacement business

15 December 2015 - Fidelity Life's departing chief executive says he would like to see the issue of "blatant churn" addressed in the insurance industry.

Fidelity Life CEO steps down

7 December 2015 - Fidelity Life chief executive Milton Jennings is stepping down from the role next year, after being with the company almost three decades.

Grosvenor picks up another $440 million in FUM

27 November 2015 - Fidelity Life has exited the last of its investment products with a sale of its $440 million superannuation fund to Grosvenor Financial Services.

Fidelity joins FSC exodus

23 November 2015 - Fidelity Life is the latest insurance company to resign from the Financial Services Council.

Grosvenor management buy out founding financial planners

16 November 2015 - The group of Rutherford Rede financial planners which set up Grosvenor Financial Services are about to sell their holdings in the firm to management.

Asteron and Fidelity stick with FSC - for now

13 November 2015 - Asteron and Fidelity Life have both slammed the FSC report on life insurance saying that the authors Melville Jessup Weaver have done a poor job.

Fidelity notes adviser support

27 October 2015 - Fidelity Life says it will support its advisers through upcoming regulatory change.

Fidelity cool on annuity request

24 August 2015 - Fidelity Life boss Milton Jennings says it is unlikely it will go ahead with reopening an annuity product to a wholesale client group.

Fidelity boosts claims team

14 July 2015 - Fidelity Life has grown its claims team with three new appointments.

Churn debate: Don't follow Australia Jennings warns

4 June 2015 - Fidelity Life chief executive Milton Jennings says there is a churn problem and if New Zealand follows Australia many good advisers will suffer. 

Fidelity Life appoints director

11 May 2015 - Fidelity Life has appointed Brian Blake to its board of directors.

Trauma problematic, Fidelity boss says

23 March 2015 - Fidelity Life chief executive Milton Jennings said trauma insurance is problematic for the industry.

Fidelity Life has rating confirmed

13 February 2015 - Fidelity Life has had its A- (Excellent) financial strength rating reaffirmed by AM Best, for the 19th consecutive year.

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
AIA - Back My Build 6.19 - - -
AIA - Go Home Loans 8.74 7.14 6.75 ▼6.39
ANZ 8.64 7.74 7.39 7.25
ANZ Blueprint to Build 7.39 - - -
ANZ Good Energy - - - 1.00
ANZ Special - 7.14 6.79 6.65
ASB Bank 8.64 7.14 6.75 ▼6.39
ASB Better Homes Top Up - - - 1.00
Avanti Finance 9.15 - - -
Basecorp Finance 9.60 - - -
Bluestone 9.24 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
BNZ - Classic - ▼7.14 6.79 6.65
BNZ - Green Home Loan top-ups - - - 1.00
BNZ - Mortgage One 8.69 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 8.69 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 8.69 ▼7.74 7.39 7.25
BNZ - TotalMoney 8.69 - - -
CFML Loans 9.45 - - -
China Construction Bank - 7.09 6.75 6.49
China Construction Bank Special - - - -
Co-operative Bank - First Home Special - ▼6.79 - -
Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 8.40 ▼6.99 6.79 6.65
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Co-operative Bank - Standard 8.40 ▼7.49 7.29 7.15
Credit Union Auckland 7.70 - - -
First Credit Union Special - 7.45 7.35 -
First Credit Union Standard 8.50 7.99 7.85 -
Heartland Bank - Online 7.99 6.89 6.55 6.35
Heartland Bank - Reverse Mortgage - - - -
Heretaunga Building Society 8.90 7.60 7.40 -
HSBC Premier 8.59 - - -
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 7.85 7.05 ▼6.69 6.59
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Kainga Ora 8.64 7.79 7.39 7.25
Kainga Ora - First Home Buyer Special - - - -
Kiwibank 8.50 ▼7.99 7.79 7.55
Kiwibank - Offset 8.50 - - -
Kiwibank Special - ▼6.99 6.79 6.65
Liberty 8.59 8.69 8.79 8.94
Nelson Building Society 9.00 7.75 7.35 -
Pepper Money Advantage 10.49 - - -
Pepper Money Easy 8.69 - - -
Pepper Money Essential 8.29 - - -
Resimac - LVR < 80% 8.84 8.09 7.59 7.29
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Resimac - LVR < 90% 9.84 9.09 8.59 8.29
Resimac - Specialist Clear (Alt Doc) - - 8.99 -
Resimac - Specialist Clear (Full Doc) - - 9.49 -
SBS Bank 8.74 ▼7.74 7.29 6.59
SBS Bank Special - ▼7.14 6.69 5.99
SBS Construction lending for FHB - - - -
SBS FirstHome Combo 6.19 ▼6.14 - -
SBS FirstHome Combo - - - -
SBS Unwind reverse equity 9.95 - - -
Select Home Loans 9.24 - - -
TSB Bank 9.44 7.79 7.55 7.45
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
TSB Special 8.64 6.99 6.75 6.65
Unity 8.64 6.99 6.79 -
Unity First Home Buyer special - 6.55 6.45 -
Wairarapa Building Society 8.60 6.95 6.85 -
Westpac 8.64 7.89 7.35 7.25
Westpac Choices Everyday 8.74 - - -
Westpac Offset 8.64 - - -
Westpac Special - 7.29 6.75 6.65
Median 8.64 7.21 7.29 6.65

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