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Super funds grapple with PYSP deadline
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 10 MAY 2019
The looming Protecting Your Super reforms is putting some superannuation funds at risk of not meeting the deadline as they scramble to have compliant systems and processes in place. QMV principal consultant for legal and risk Jonathan Steffanoni ...
Industry fund fined over independent advice claims
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 9 MAY 2019
A major industry superannuation fund has been forced to remove "independent" from its financial advice messaging and consequently slapped with a financial penalty issued by the corporate regulator. ASIC alleged Hostplus provided misleading claims ...
Insurtechs improve life insurance inefficiencies: Report
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 9 MAY 2019
Life insurers are ramping up efforts to improve pricing and underwriting efficiencies with the help of startups to make it possible, a new insurtech study shows. The second annual EY and Insurtech Australia report found almost three-in-four (72%) ...
Communication fails to keep member interests at heart
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 MAY 2019
Many superannuation fund members are feeling confused after receiving communication from trustees attempting to explain the new Protecting Your Superannuation Package laws. Some super funds however, are outshining others. APRA wrote to trustees ...
FCA begins financial advice market review
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 MAY 2019
The UK's financial services regulator is reviewing the state of the financial advice market to determine how well it is delivering on consumer outcomes. The Financial Conduct Authority is requesting feedback on its two major initiatives that sought ...
Finnies recognise wealth management disruptors
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 MAY 2019
Several fintechs disrupting the wealth management industry have made the shortlist of FinTech Australia's third annual Finnie Awards. Spaceship, Raiz and Roll-it Super were named finalists in the Excellence in Wealth Management category. They join ...
TAL restructures retail arm, announces job cuts
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 7 MAY 2019
TAL is making major changes to its retail business that will make some jobs redundant after reviewing its recent acquisition of Asteron, Suncorp's Australian life insurance business. Realigning the retail businesses will consequently reduce ...
Corporate super fund names new chair
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 7 MAY 2019
A former HESTA chief executive will become the chair of Australia's largest corporate superannuation fund in July. TelstraSuper appointed Anne-Marie Corboy as chair for a period of three years, replacing David Leggo, who departs on June 30. ...
Life insurers prioritise customer service over tech
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 7 MAY 2019
Life insurers are playing down the need for investing in technology and innovation, and instead will focus on improving customers' experience in 2019, a new report finds. The 2018-19 Insurance Industry Report compiled by technology services ...
Financial advice drags BTFG results
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 6 MAY 2019
BT Financial Group has farewelled a number of its advisers over the last six months as the group continues to offload its loss-making financial advice arm, its latest interim results show. BTFG has reduced its financial planning workforce by about ...
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