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Insurance

AMP extends life insurance APL

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 NOV 2020
AMP has updated its approved product list (APL), allowing aligned financial advisers to recommend an enhanced suite of insurers.

Life insurers recognised for innovation

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 3 NOV 2020
MLC Life Insurance, Challenger and TAL were big winners at this year's Plan For Life insurance awards, recognised for their innovative products and offerings.

Legacy AMP Life policyholders take premium hit

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 23 OCT 2020
Some retail AMP Life customers received a steep premium increase on their income protection policies recently.

OnePath takes over group insurance mandate

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 OCT 2020
OnePath has won a group insurance mandate for a well-known football association, replacing Resolution Life.

APRA, ASIC release life insurance stats

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 20 OCT 2020
APRA and ASIC have published the latest data on life insurance claims and disputes, demonstrating the difference financial advisers make when it comes to TPD and trauma claims.

Pandemic batters life insurers

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 15 OCT 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out $1.4 billion from the books of life insurers and triggered a spike in claims, according to new research.

Level premiums to remain

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 15 OCT 2020
Despite the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority's (APRA) intervention to try and salvage individual disability income insurance, level premiums will continue to exist.

Stephen Jones admits to anti-life insurance bias

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 15 OCT 2020
At the Association of Financial Advisers annual conference, shadow minister for financial services Stephen Jones outlined Labor's vision for financial advice and admitted to apprehension on life insurance.

BOQ sells insurance business

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 14 OCT 2020
Bank of Queensland (BOQ) has entered into an agreement to sell its St Andrew's Insurance business to Farmcove Investment Holdings for $23 million.

ClearView pushes ahead with SFT

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 9 OCT 2020
The ASX-listed wealth and insurance company will complete the successor fund transfer of its risk-only superannuation products to HUB24, which is scheduled to take effect on October 31.