Insurance
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 29 MAY 2017   12:20PM
Group life insurer MetLife launched a national campaign to ensure every working Australian is aware of built-in life insurance available through superannuation.
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Insurance giant partners to combine life and health
ALEX BURKE  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 MAY 2017   12:53PM
One of Australia's largest life insurers is entering a joint venture with a not-for-profit health fund and a financial services provider to launch a new combined life and health insurance brand.
Revenue boost for life insurers
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 MAY 2017   12:48PM
Life insurance companies reported a 146% boost in revenue, but failed to improve bottom line performance in the 12 months to March, according the latest APRA performance statistics.
Australians pass on life insurance
EMMA RAPAPORT  |  TUESDAY, 23 MAY 2017   12:36PM
Australian parents experience anxiety about their family's future but remain woefully unprepared for the long-term financial burdens associated with the event of a death.
Life insurance market flat: Research
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 22 MAY 2017   12:08PM
The life insurance market experienced weak growth in the last three years despite the significant amount of marketing effort and money spent on rejuvenating the industry, a new report shows.
Reporting overhaul to hit insurer profits
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 22 MAY 2017   11:46AM
More than 450 listed insurers' bottom lines will be significantly affected by a new global accounting standard overhauling how premiums and claims are reported.
Insurance counteracting ageing population risks
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 19 MAY 2017   12:55PM
Governments increasingly withdrawing support for retirees and ageing populations is a worrying global trend, but presents an emerging opportunity for the insurance industry to fill the gap, new research from reinsurer Swiss Re shows.
Insurtech here to stay: Research
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAY 2017   12:52PM
Digital insurance technology companies or 'insurtechs' are failing to exploit opportunities in the industry, a new study found.
CommInsure upgrades underwriting offer
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 15 MAY 2017   12:12PM
CommInsure is improving its underwriting offer for financial advisers by launching a new service and updating its existing rules.
The romantic side of life insurance
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 2 MAY 2017   11:51AM
A recent advertising campaign from ANZ may have assisted financial advisers in making a dent in Australia's burgeoning underinsurance problem.
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The founder of Sirius Fund Management is retiring from the investment management industry after 34 years.
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NAB Financial Planning is undertaking a review after one of its advisers failed to correctly witness the signing of client Beneficiary Nomination Forms on more than one occasion.
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