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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MetLife Australia launches digital life insurance claims lodgement and tracking platform

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MetLife Australia has launched a digital life insurance claims platform using ‘open insurance’ application programming interface (API) technology, making it faster and easier for superannuation fund members to lodge and track life insurance claims. MetLife has launched this new solution with Statewide, a leading superannuation fund based in South Australia. Members can scan and upload […]

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MetLife Australia appoints Retail State Managers and Senior Underwriting Managers

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MetLife Australia has appointed Richard Holt as Head of Service Delivery, with overall responsibility for MetLife’s retail service proposition, supporting advisers and other intermediaries across new business, underwriting, and policy administration. Holt was previously Head of Sales Development at MetLife and possesses deep financial services experience, having held senior roles with MLC, BT, and Deutsche Bank. […]

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MetLife Australia Appoints David Campbell Chief Operating Officer

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MetLife Australia has appointed Mr David Campbell as Chief Operating Officer and member of the Australian Leadership Team, effective 17 September 2018. Mr Campbell will join MetLife from TAL Life, where he has held the position of General Manager, Customer Operations and Underwriting for the past three years. He previously spent 10 years at CBA and CommInsure, […]

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