KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 21 MAR 2017   12:47PM
Unprecedented challenges in the life insurance industry are exacerbating profitably and forcing some players out of the market, the latest PwC report shows.
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Global insurance tech eyes Australian expansion
ALEX BURKE  |  FRIDAY, 17 MAR 2017   1:06PM
A global provider of life insurance claims software entered into a strategic partnership with an Australian wealth management consultancy.
AIA launches digital life insurance advice tool
EMMA RAPAPORT  |  FRIDAY, 17 MAR 2017   12:45PM
Life insurer AIA is partnering with digital financial advice provider SuperEd to develop an online tool for superannuation fund members.
Suncorp inches closer to NZ insurer takeover
ALEX BURKE  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 MAR 2017   12:41PM
Suncorp increased its stake in a leading New Zealand insurer to 19.9% following a takeover bid in February.
BT Financial Group wins Life Company of the Year
ALEX BURKE  |  FRIDAY, 10 MAR 2017   1:03PM
The Association of Financial Advisers and Strategic Insight named BT Financial Group as Life Company of the Year in Sydney last night.
MLC Life Insurance upgrades underwriting
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 7 MAR 2017   12:00PM
The underwriting process for retail-advised life policies will be accelerated by the introduction of MLC Life Insurance's new tele-underwriting service.
Life insurance industry rebuts need for greater reform
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 6 MAR 2017   12:21PM
Some of the financial services industry's biggest players fronted the Parliamentary Joint Committee inquiry into life insurance on Friday.
Fox warns against direct life insurance again
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 3 MAR 2017   12:48PM
Consumers who purchase direct life insurance are at risk when it comes to claim time, the head of the Association of Financial Advisers warns.
Synchron vows to end yearly renewables
ALEX BURKE  |  THURSDAY, 2 MAR 2017   12:24PM
Synchron director Don Trapnell provided an update on his group's partnership with AIA Australia, announced just over a year ago, saying it will end "the industry's love affair with yearly renewable premium rates."
CommInsure cleared of systemic problems
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 MAR 2017   11:51AM
An independent expert report compiled by Deloitte has cleared CommInsure of having systemic culture issues when it comes to claims handling processes.
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