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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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