December 18, 2017

December 18, 2017 | Adviser News

Strengthening our commitment to financial advice: Zurich to become #1 retail life insurer


As you may be aware, last week Zurich entered into an agreement to acquire the OnePath life and consumer credit insurance business (OnePath Life) from ANZ.

The transaction, which is subject to regulatory and other approvals, will see Zurich meeting the protection needs of more than 1.5 million customers, and becoming Australia's largest retail life insurer as measured by inforce premium.

Importantly it sees two brands together who share a long heritage in the Australian market and a genuine commitment to innovation, value for money and service excellence.

Both the OnePath brand and OneCare range remain core to our plans, as does our own Wealth Protection offering.

The deal will also see Zurich secure a strong position in the Australian group life segment.

Notwithstanding this exciting announcement, our focus on maintaining exceptional levels of service to you and your customers remains unwavering. We will continue to bring you product and service solutions and business support, acknowledged as being amongst the best in the market, and look forward to continuing our partnership throughout 2018.

You can read the full details of our announcement here.

More information is also available from your Zurich BDM, as well as on the Zurich website.

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Finishing the year on a high.

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The changing nature of work: implications for you and your clients

The Australian workforce is changing. The era we are now living in is filled with unprecedented opportunity but also with challenges in the shape of automation of roles that are traditionally carried out by humans; cars that drive themselves, machines that read x-rays, and algorithms that respond to customer-service inquiries.

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We want to hear from you - chance to win 1 of 3 Google Home minis

What did you love reading about in 2017. What would you like to see more of? We want to hear from you to help make Zurich's adviser news an even more valuable resource for you. Survey respondents will also go into the draw to win 1 of 3 Google Home Minis - and it only takes two minutes!

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Adviser Q&A: Navigating towards the future of advice

At Zurich, we’ve been partnering with financial advisers for many years to help develop resources and tools, and share best practice thinking to help ensure the continued success of the financial advice profession in Australia.

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Market Watch: US tax reform, Amazon lands in Aus, and the Royal Commission

In this month’s Market Update Patrick Noble, Senior Investment Strategist, looks at the latest events driving investor sentiment across the major asset classes.