MetLife makes key leadership appointments to drive growth

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MetLife Australia has announced two leadership appointments designed to drive business growth and strengthen key capabilities in the business to deliver on the vision of being the fastest, easiest and most caring life insurer. Both appointments are effective from 1 July. A new role – Chief Customer & Marketing Officer – has been created to […]

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Millennials financially confident but inadequately insured, says MetLife

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The majority of millennials (92%) feel confident about their future financial situation but may be unprepared for the possibility of unemployment due to injury or illness. New research from MetLife reveals that six in ten (63%) millennials without an adviser and five in ten (54%) advised millennials could only maintain their current lifestyle for a […]

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We need to talk about mental health, says expert at MetLife discussion panel

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The financial services industry needs to have open conversations about mental health to reduce stigma, said an expert today at the MetLife Panel Discussion on Mental Health in the Workplace, and called on the industry to provide better training and resources for its leaders. Speaking before an audience of 90 leading financial services representatives, Margo […]

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MetLife Foundation and Visa launch ‘Inclusive Fintech 50’ to elevate early-stage fintechs addressing financial inclusion

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MetLife Foundation and Visa Inc., with global nonprofit Accion and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a new initiative to recognise the top 50 early-stage fintechs contributing to financial inclusion around the globe. The “Inclusive Fintech 50” will culminate in a list of the most impactful, emerging fintechs that demonstrate the power […]

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MetLife announces Richard Nunn as new CEO for Australia

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MetLife has announced Richard Nunn as its next Chief Executive Officer in Australia, commencing 1 May 2019. Mr Nunn is currently the CEO of Statewide Super, a leading superannuation fund based in South Australia and one of MetLife Australia’s longest standing clients. He brings over 30 years’ financial services experience across wealth management (including life […]

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Adviser soft skills need to remain a priority: MetLife  

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As the financial advice industry puts the spotlight on adviser education and technical competency with the release of the FASEA revised standards, soft skills remain a priority for clients, according to research from MetLife Australia. The MetLife Adviser-Client Relationship Report 2018 examined attitudes to purchasing life insurance through a financial adviser, surveying consumers and small to medium […]

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Insurer grows team, as MetLife Protect gains momentum

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MetLife Australia has announced four new appointments to the retail sales team, as the recently launched MetLife Protect retail product gains momentum in the adviser market. MetLife has made key hires across the country bringing the sales team to 10, recruiting: Marcus Chan, Sales Manager New South Wales Aaron Nugent, Sales Manager Queensland Patrick Murphy, […]

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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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SMEs unprepared for business interruption, MetLife report finds

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Over a third of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) do not have a succession plan in place and almost half say their business would only be able to operate for up to a year if they were unable to work, according to a new report by life insurance company, MetLife Australia. The MetLife Adviser-Client Relationship […]

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Good adviser relationships withstand misconduct revelations – new MetLife research  

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Honesty and trustworthiness are the top attributes consumers and small business owners look for in a financial adviser, according to new research released by MetLife Australia. Furthermore, those who have established trusted relationships with their adviser say the Financial Services Royal Commission will have no impact on their advice relationship. The MetLife Adviser-Client Relationship Report 2018 results […]

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