|Life insurer TAL has enhanced its musculoskeletal underwriting guidelines to manage neck pain and promote spinal health.|
|The Financial Services Council said it is "disappointed" ASIC's review into direct insurance has uncovered continuing practices of some life insurers that led to poor consumers outcomes.|
|A comprehensive ASIC review of direct life insurance found sales practices and products that offer little to no value are leading to poor consumer outcomes.|
|BT has announced a raft of enhancements to its Protection Plans products, including updated medical definitions and increased life insurance cover for farmers and homemakers.|
|Pressures of the Royal Commission, the Life Insurance Framework and educational reforms are prompting risk advisers to hurriedly sell their practices at discount prices, a merger and acquisitions expert says.|
|Life insurer TAL will waive insurance premiums for drought-affected farmers in New South Wales and Queensland for a period of six months, it announced today.|
|MetLife Australia partnered with an $8 billion industry superannuation fund to launch its digital life insurance tool designed to speed up claims tracking and lodgment for fund members.|
|Some of Australia's prominent life insurers are preparing for time in the Royal Commission witness box, after case studies were announced for the sixth round of public hearings.|
|The life insurance industry turned in a solid FY18, latest APRA statistics show.|
|TAL is joining forces with a not-for-profit organisation to help raise greater awareness on mental health issues affecting the younger generation.|
An advice licensee owned by HUB24 hired from BT Financial Group to fill a newly-created general manager role.
Futuro Financial Services has ended its partnership with AMP after seven years, becoming 100% privately-owned again.
Escala Partners is set to be acquired by a US-based wealth manager looking to expand its international footprint.
No RBA, growth in wages have remained stagnant - and that's just for the lucky few. The unlucky ones have, in effect, seen their incomes eroded by inflation (thank goodness prices haven't increased by much).
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