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News, info, articles and interviews on all the topics important to you. 

How do we talk about life insurance now?

One of the questions we’ve been asked by a lot of Advisers is, how do we talk about life insurance now? Has it changed as a result of COVID-19? Well, yes. Significantly. The role of Life Insurance hasn’t changed but many people are finding it much easier to imagine a...

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Emerging Trends – The Adviser of the Future.

Two common models in business, which can be seen across the Financial Advice market are the volume-based business and the value-based business. The volume business focuses on getting lots of clients through the door who have fairly simple requirements, it’s a...

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How much does it cost to have a baby?

If predictions are true, in 9-ish months we are going to be looking at a lockdown baby boom. But what is the true cost of having a child? We look at some of the costs that don’t normally get factored in. The figure could be the cold shower you need.   The true...

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Buying life insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In countries like the US and Thailand, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a rush of ‘panic buying’ for Life Insurance, and even here in Australia we are seeing an increase in policies (mainly in the direct market) as consumers rush to protect themselves and their...

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Scientific ways to make you happy!

There are a lot of tips and tricks to coping with life right now, but we have waded through them all to bring you the best ways to be happier - backed by science.  Spend money … on other people. ‘Prosocial spending’ is essentially buying things for other people and...

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Work from home like a pro!

With so many people working remotely we wanted to pull together some of the best tech to help you stay connect and get the most out of your day. Staying connected. Most people will have heard of Zoom.us, it’s a pretty great video conferencing tool that allows you to...

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Operational readiness. Ready or not?

When we published our research paper two months ago on the “future” of the industry, we pointed to the need for Advisers to be thinking about the cloud from an operational readiness perspective. Little did we know that the future was coming a lot sooner than anyone...

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Your questions answered on COVID-19.

As we navigate unprecedented events, we want you to know we’ve got your back. We have a number of ways we’re ensuring the least interruption to our normal operations or any reduction in service levels. We’ve had a few questions about COVID-19 with regards to your...

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Integrity operations and COVID-19.

As we navigate unprecedented events, we want you to know we’ve got your back. We have a number of ways we’re ensuring there is no interruption to our normal operations and no reduction in service. We've had a few questions about COVID-19 with regards to your clients'...

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Human centered product design. A new approach.

It’s not every day you get the chance to rethink an entire suite of Life Insurance products from the ground up. When Will Rogers (our Head of Retail Products) got the chance, he jumped at it. The guiding principles were to create a ‘best-of-breed’ product but with...

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An innovative product to keep kids at their school.

We know better than most the ripple effect that happens with a loss of life. On the families, friends and on communities. One area sometimes overlooked is when a parent with school-aged dependents passes away, the significant cost of maintaining school fees may mean...

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Consumption of alcohol & impacts on insurance.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recently updated its guidelines on how to reduce health risks brought on from drinking alcohol. At 6,000 deaths per year* from alcohol-attributed diseases, it’s a significant problem for Australia. But, as...

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A discussion on Volunteers and Life Insurance.

Volunteering is an Australian tradition. Helping out your mates and being there for each other, especially in times of crisis, is part of our culture and way of life. Like most Australians I have been following the bushfires and have witnessed incredible bravery and...

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