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Insurance

Integrity Life, Will platform partner

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 20 JUL 2021
Integrity Life has partnered with an affordable online Will-writing platform to encourage more Australians to put one in place.

Insurers dodging Royal Commission reform

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 12 JUL 2021
Last week, the federal government announced exemptions for the insurance industry in relation to Royal Commission reforms.

OnePath to remediate over pressure selling

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 12 JUL 2021
OnePath Life is repaying customers to the tune of $35 million due to poor telephone sales practices.

Lying rife in life insurance applications

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 9 JUL 2021
Nearly 20% of Australians have lied on their life insurance application to get a cheaper policy, new research shows.

Life insurance drives economy: Research

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 6 JUL 2021
The life insurance industry has emerged as a key driver of global economic growth, new research shows.

Westpac sells NZ life business

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 6 JUL 2021
Westpac announced the sale of its New Zealand life insurance arm, finding a buyer in Fidelity Life Assurance, which is backed by NZ Super Fund.

CBA offloads general insurance arm

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  MONDAY, 21 JUN 2021
Commonwealth Bank has announced the sale of CommInsure General Insurance to the Hollard Group after divesting CommInsure Life and BoCommLife.

Cost of group insurance declines

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 8 JUN 2021
Despite the spate of superannuation funds increasing the cost of cover, new Rainmaker analysis shows group insurance premiums fell by 7% to a four-year low of $8.7 billion.

BT enhances LifeCENTRAL+

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 7 JUN 2021
BT's LifeCENTRAL+ can now produce quotes for financial advisers wanting to alter life insurance policies for clients in less than 10 minutes.

Premiums to increase at ESSSuper

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 4 JUN 2021
The $31 billion government fund has informed members that their life insurance premiums will be increasing.