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|One of Australia's life insurers has taken a range of measures to assist customers who have been negatively affected by the effects of COVID-19.|
|The chief executive of Catholic Super and Equipsuper has shared new data revealing a sharp increase in enquiries on life insurance and updates to death nominations for essential workers.|
|Life insurance startups saw their share of total and early-stage funding to insurtechs shrink, as total investment in the sector dropped in the March quarter.|
|Overall risk insurance market inflows declined in 2019 breaking what was a decades long history of increases, year on year they were down by 4.5%.|
|In one of the most tragic of COVID-19 consequences, the pandemic is driving Australians to ask their life insurers whether their policies cover them for suicide, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economic has heard.|
|Key players in Australia's life insurance sector are preparing to face a grilling by parliamentarians via videoconference next week.|
|This week's joint report from ASIC and APRA into life insurance and claims handling found superior consumer outcomes for group life insurance, leading a prolific law firm to suggest risk advisers add little to no value.|
|Latest Rice Warner analysis shows the COVID-19 crisis is hitting an already suffering life insurance industry, hard. To survive, the industry will need to change.|
|Significant hikes in group insurance premiums have been put down to the Protecting Your Super reforms - with members of four superannuation funds facing premium increases of 34%.|
|Challenger Life has tilted its investment portfolio away from equities and sub-investment grade fixed income and towards more liquid assets, as COVID-19 sparks volatility in most asset classes.|
Early Release of Super payments surged around $7 billion in the first week of July, according to Treasury estimates, but this may not be a reason to panic.
Funds from IOOF, Vanguard and Fiducian figure among the top-five performers among wholesale funds, in the latest Rainmaker Information tables to May end.
Pengana Capital's national sales manager for private banking and wealth has left the firm after more than five years, setting his eyes on a new life in sunny Queensland.
In a new paper from Actuaries Institute, Anthony Asher argues financial advice can be made cheaper if the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) provides some of the data necessary for good advice.
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