MLC Life Insurance launches new reward for customers using digital underwriting platform

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MLC Life Insurance has announced a reward for customers who purchase life insurance cover through our digital underwriting platform. The Digital Application Reward (DAR) will apply to new MLC Life Insurance customers whose advisers use the platform to lodge their application. From 5 November 2018 to 11:59pm 5 May 2019, customers whose applications are submitted... Read more continue reading

Synchron launches new app for advisers

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In its quest to further leverage technology for the benefit of its advisers, Synchron has unveiled a second smart phone app. Called the Synchron Prof Development app, it follows on the heels of the Synchron Conference app launched last year. Similar to the Conference app, the PD day app allows advisers to view and register... Read more continue reading

Technology will fundamentally change investment industry but not all institutional investors are ready

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Institutional investors worldwide expect that new technology tools will significantly reshape the investment industry landscape by 2025, but a large proportion are yet to test the water with emerging technologies, according to the latest Fidelity® Global Institutional Investor Survey. The survey, which is the largest of its kind with responses from 905 institutions in 25... Read more continue reading

YTML opens Seido Financial Advice App Store at the AFA Conference

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YTML will officially open the Seido Financial Advice App Store at the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) Conference on the Gold Coast this week. YTML CEO, Kevin Liao said Seido, which has already attracted various providers including SuiteBox,  AstuteWheel, Omnium, ChantWest and customised offers, enables Apps which have been designed for each stage of the... Read more continue reading

Understanding emotions key to successful advice

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Understanding some of the basic principles of behavioural science can help financial advisers to design better “advice experiences” for their clients. An experience that’s centred around a client’s goal achievement, according to a new white paper from Advice Intelligence (a.i.). a.i.’s online goals-based advice (GBA) white paper aims to highlight the importance and benefits of... Read more continue reading

New Zurich Adviser Portal to significantly improve adviser efficiency

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Zurich has announced the launch of its ‘next generation’ adviser portal, incorporating a new online platform for life insurance quotes and applications. Developed in conjunction with Omnium, UnderwriteMe and User Experience specialists Jade Software, the Zurich Adviser Portal also incorporates client management functionality and utilises the UnderwriteMe rules engine to significantly increase straight-through-processing rates. An... Read more continue reading

Raiz Invest brings financial insights to life with Facebook chatbot  

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Raiz Invest Limited, the mobile-first micro-investing platform, has launched a chatbot to improve the user experience. Customers can ask Ashlee specific questions about their account or the financial markets and get general customer support. Much like a personal fitness coach, the aim is to help Australians have a healthier relationship with their finances. With an... Read more continue reading

BetaShares launches RBTZ – providing investors with access to the global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Mega-trend

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BetaShares, a leading Australian ETF manager, has announced the launch of the BetaShares Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (ASX Code: RBTZ) on the ASX. RBTZ provides access to the disruptive Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (“A.I.”) sectors through exposure to a portfolio of global companies involved in production or use of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence products and... Read more continue reading

Financial planners set to benefit from tech companies’ tie-up

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Financial advisers have been given another boost in the race to digitalise their businesses with the recent tie-up between SuiteBox – a virtual meeting platform designed for financial risk compliance – and YTML, creator of Seido, an integration hub that connects fintech applications that results in a more efficient way to deliver advice. The partnership... Read more continue reading

Advice Intelligence launches new world financial planning technology

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Advice Intelligence (a.i.) has launched Version 1.0 of it’s software platform to financial advisers across Australia. This launch marks the start of a ‘new world’ financial planning movement that will be crucial for the future success of the advice industry. The new technology enables advisers and their clients to co-create the advice journey together. The... Read more continue reading