Will Australians trust startups with their money as the cashless economy takes hold? 

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F5 Networks has announced new research showcasing that while Australians are moving towards a cashless economy, they remain divided when it comes to the future of payments. The study, The Changing Face of Payments & The Rise of the Cashless Economy, revealed over a third (34%) of Australians wouldn’t trust a startup with their money despite 58% of people using digital […]

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Annual reviews the key to client and business success

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While an annual review with an adviser is essential to ensuring clients understand their life insurance, and it’s what they’re asking for, only half of advisers are doing regular reviews, according to a new report by MetLife Australia. The MetLife Adviser-Client Relationship Report 2018 examined consumer and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) attitudes to purchasing life insurance […]

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Understanding super no longer optional for advisers

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Financial advisers are now able to access investment research, encompassing clients’ whole of life needs, with the announcement by Lonsec of the inclusion of superannuation fund research in its iRate platform. The research is provided by SuperRatings, Lonsec’s specialist superannuation product research team, which has provided in-depth superannuation fund benchmarking and research for over 20 […]

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Survey finds employees believe they are the best source of innovation

IdeaSpies Enterprise, a platform for ideas that will improve business performance, yesterday revealed the results of an Employee Innovation Survey. The purpose of the survey was to determine if employees have a voice in helping their organisations succeed. Innovation was defined simply in the survey as “implementation of ideas that add value”. There are many […]

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Customers identify superior life insurance companies

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and the Beddoes Institute will reveal the life insurance companies that delivered superior product, service and claims experiences over the past year, according to life insurance customers themselves at the annual Consumer Choice Awards (the Awards) this week. The Awards are based on the findings of the 2018 Beddoes […]

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Who better to help curate the best business advice for you, than you?

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Advisory Summit Fiji is an adviser-focused forum led by pioneering practitioners and captivating key speakers. Wholly impartial, Advisory Summit Fiji will immerse you in a liberating educational experience that will enable you to evolve your best business practice in 2019. Crafted by an eclectic and highly attuned team, Advisory Summit Fiji is an opportunity for […]

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ANZ’s OnePath reinvents insurance experience for customers

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ANZ OnePath has rebuilt its underwriting system to launch a simpler, more intuitive experience for customers applying for OneCare insurance. Developed in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney’s (UTS) Advanced Analytics Institute, OnePath’s new underwriting system has taken ten years of OnePath data and used Artificial Intelligence (AI), data science and data analytics to […]

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Australia is over two-thirds of the way to optimal workplace mental health and wellbeing

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SuperFriend, the national mental health organisation influencing positive change in workplace mental health and wellbeing, has released its annual Indicators of a Thriving Workplace report, which measures the current state of mental health and wellbeing in Australian workplaces against a desired state. The national workplace mental health and wellbeing index score is 65 out of 100[1] which suggests that […]

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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 […]

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myprosperity launches Kwidz to help foster financial literacy education for Australia’s next generation Financial app helps advisers attract and retain the next generation of clients

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A leading wealth portal, myprosperity has launched Kwidz, a financial literacy app geared to help advisers bridge the generational gap that currently exists in household finances. The app introduces children, aged eight and up, to the key concepts of personal finance, helping them set savings goals, view spendings and track success. “We are excited to […]

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