New research: Gen Y shun online when it comes to buying insurance

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Despite a preference for researching and buying many products and services online, when it comes to insurance for themselves and their business, most Gen Y Business Owners (Gen YBOs) prefer to turn to the guidance of a trusted adviser. In fact, according to research conducted by Cameron Research Group, Gen YBOs are quite dependent on […]

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Zurich boosts retail risk team

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Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) has appointed Mrs Kristen Lennis-Harvey to the role of National Key Account Manager, Retail Risk. Mrs Lennis-Harvey joins Zurich from CommInsure where she held the position of National Account Manager. In this role and in her previous roles in the financial services industry, including senior positions with MLC and ING […]

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New research: Adviser usage of eApplications levelling out

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New research shows the adviser penetration of online application facilities (eApps) for life insurance to be levelling out. A survey conducted by Beaton Research and Consulting on behalf of Zurich’s life and investments business in Australia (Zurich) shows that around one third of all advisers are still submitting less than 10% of life insurance applications […]

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Zurich sells Lonsec to Financial Research Holdings

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Financial Research Holdings and Zurich today announced the sale of Zurich subsidiary Lonsec Limited, a leading research and stock broking business, to Financial Research Holdings. x A spokesman for Financial Research Holdings, Mr Mark Carnegie, said, “Lonsec is the leading brand in the investment research sector. This acquisition represents the first part of a growth […]

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Tips from the Top:Business advice through Zurich YouTube channel

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Adviser of Year Finalists help launch Zurich YouTube channel Launch marks opening of nominations for 2011 Adviser of Year award Channel launched with ‘Tips from Top’ series with adviser tips on marketing, technology and client care To mark the opening of nominations for the 2011 AFA Adviser of the Year award, Zurich Life & Investments […]

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