Women still lagging men in financial protection

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Although Australian women have more employment opportunities and are more educated than ever before,[1] they are still less likely to hold life insurance than men, according to research by Australia’s largest life insurer, TAL, released ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March. The research found that 47% of women hold some form of financial

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Valentine’s Day: when true love doesn’t run smooth

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Australians will spend some $791.4 million[1] “in the name of love” before Valentine’s Day – averaging about $86[2] each. But despite their pledges of undying love, figures from research commissioned by  Australia’s largest life insurer TAL show that most of us are not financially protected as the sentiments ofeverlasting love suggest they should be. According

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Life insurance lacking in those with most to lose

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Research shows a dramatic difference between the number of Australians who rate the importance of life insurance and the number who have it. And those without financial protection usually have the most to lose from setbacks such as an accident or illness. This includes retirees and those approaching retirement. The research was commissioned by Australia’s

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‘Conservative’ risk takers go for safety of life insurance

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People who consider themselves safe financial risk takers are more likely than those with a high risk appetite and those who avoid risk to have an insurance safety net in place. This is one of the findings from a nationwide Galaxy Research poll commissioned by Australia’s largest life insurer TAL to study the link between

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Hands-on best for teaching kids money smarts

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Australian parents believe home is the best place to teach children about money, by setting the right example and encouraging children to earn to learn. A survey by Australia’s largest life insurer TAL found just 4% of parents look to schools to teach children how to be smart with money. The majority surveyed (62%) believe

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Are the festive season’s dreams protected?

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It may be the season to be jolly, but it’s also a time for Australians to review safeguarding their dreams of gifts, holidays and a financially secure New Year. As the nation starts to spend up in anticipation of 2015 and people make grand New Year’s resolutions and dream of exciting plans for the future,

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Life insurer TAL continues strong performance

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Australia’s largest life insurer TAL continues to pay out record benefits and claims while maintaining its strong performance, financial results for the six months to 30 September 2014 show. Results released by TAL’s ultimate parent, Dai-ichi Life, show TAL’s underlying profit for the six months to 30 September 2014 was $78 million, up from $46

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TAL wins government agency citation for gender equity

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Australia’s largest life insurer TAL has been awarded an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citation by the Commonwealth Workplace Gender Equality Agency. The citation is awarded to organisations that meet rigorous standards in workplace gender equality and recognises the actions those organisations have taken to make lasting change to achieve gender equity. TAL Group

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TAL: Annuities crucial for retirement planning

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Australia’s largest life insurer TAL is urging two Commonwealth Government-initiated inquiries to improve regulation of annuity ‘income’ products to help redress the massive retirement income shortfall facing Australia. In a submission to the Australian Government’s Review of Retirement Income Stream Regulation, TAL calls for retirement income regulations to enable greater product choice and income certainty

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False reality about financial protection

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Survey findings from Australia’s largest life insurer TAL show the majority of Australians either admit they do not have adequate financial protection or simply don’t know if they have enough. Conversely, 45% of people say they do have enough life insurance cover if they or their partner could not work again. TAL believes Australians may

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