Super fund execs reinforce move to digital engagement

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Australia’s leading super administrator presents new data around member communications trends Digital channels will play a substantially greater role in member engagement over the coming three years, with more complex websites and email correspondence overtaking paper and face to face communication. Link Group is Australia’s leading super administrator providing member services for around 4.5 million […]

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Frugal Google: More than 4 million Aussies take financial advice and tips from the internet

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The Internet is helping save Australians millions of dollars every year as they increasingly seek out better deals on financial products, according research by Australia’s leading specialist life insurer, TAL. The TAL research suggests that Google and other search engines such as comparison sites have been instrumental in helping to boost the financial literacy of millions of […]

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Orient Capital achieves industry first with electronic super fund reporting to APRA

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Link Group subsidiaries Orient Capital, AAS and Link Super collaborate to provide solution for super fund clients Forty seven superannuation funds representing over 4 million members have for the first time completed the successful lodgement of electronic reports to APRA as part of the new reporting standards outlined in the Stronger Super reforms. Orient Capital, […]

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New data standards for group life insurance sector

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Life insurer TAL has developed web-based digital technology for the group insurance market that is the first in the world to meets a new global standard for the group life insurance industry. TAL has developed the digital interface solution for its newest superannuation partner, industry fund UniSuper. The solution, using world class web services standards, […]

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Wealthtrac SMSF builds pace with launch of mobile app

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Cloud-based SMSF solution now offering market leading mobile technology Independent wealth product distributor Wealthtrac, has launched a mobile application that is designed to deliver news and information to anyone interested in self managed super. Wealthtrac Managing Director and CEO, Matthew Johnson, said the development was an important step forward for the business and its adviser […]

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Demographic tidal wave effects felt throughout financial services

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Lonsec and Milliman launch retirement website to provide practical solutions for advisers  Investment research house Lonsec Research (Lonsec), in partnership with global actuarial and consulting firm Milliman, yesterday unveiled a retirement website designed to provide practical and implementable solutions for financial advisers providing advice to retiree clients. As Australia’s population ages, the funding of retiree […]

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BT releases Wrap iPad App

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BT has released a new iPad app – BT Wrap Snapshot – to give advisers mobile access to popular client reports. BT Financial Group’s head of platforms Kelly Power said the BT Wrap Snapshot was twelve months in the making and a companion tool to the BT Wrap DeskTop. “Advisers want new ways to demonstrate […]

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Financial advisers continue to underestimate the power of a good website

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President and Founder of US Based i-Impact Group Mr. Claudio O. Pannunzio sees too many websites of financial advisers just sitting there and doing nothing. What disturbs the communication professional and presenter is that whether a prospective client finds an adviser from a referral or Internet search, the bottom line is that a significant number of them will inevitably […]

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More accountants approve of investment platforms for SMSFs

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A growing number of accountants believe investment platforms are appropriate transaction, administration and reporting tools for their self managed super fund (SMSF) clients, the OneVue/Investment Trends 20113 SMSF Accountant Report has revealed. OneVue head of partner solutions Brett Marsh said according to the study, while accountants estimate that only 18 per cent of their clients […]

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OneVue confirms Computershare Fund Services acquisition

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OneVue has confirmed that it will acquire ASX-listed firm Computershare’s unit registry arm, Computershare Fund Services (CFS). “This acquisition will catapult OneVue into becoming the largest provider of outsourced unit registry solutions in Australia,” OneVue group chief executive Connie Mckeage said. “OneVue is in the process of lifting out CFS staff and operations, and relocating […]

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