Ruth LIew Financial planners are split over the impact incoming regulatory changes will have on their life insurance businesses, with some arguing the proposals will deal serious blows to the profitability of...
Daryl Dixon When it comes to insurance, the benefits of shopping around can be substantial.
John Collett Those heading overseas during the upcoming school holidays could be buying travel insurance they do not need.
John Collett As private health insurance premiums rise, many policyholders are looking to reduce their cover to cut costs.
John Collett When it comes to life insurance, buying directly from the insurer is usually the most expensive route.
Clancy Yeates This year's devastating start to the bushfire season has underlined the value of insuring the biggest asset many people own: their home.
Lesley Parker Consumer credit insurance - marketed alongside credit cards and personal loans as a way to protect your ability to meet repayments - remains on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's...
Clancy Yeates 'Bill shock'' normally refers to the unpleasant experience of receiving an enormous phone or electricity bill. But it could just as easily apply to insurance.
John Collett Most of us don't have enough life insurance, so it's good that large superannuation funds provide ''default'' death and total and permanent disablement insurance to their members, who otherwise may...
Penny Pryer Insurance companies have been raving about Australia's "chronic" underinsurance problem for decades.
The chairwoman of Choice, Jenni Mack, says when you buy life insurance, a commission of about 130 per cent of your first year's premium, then 10 per cent to 30 per cent each year after that, is paid...
Trudy Collinson thought her dogs would be a good way to get her out of the house and to nearby Melbourne parks for exercise and to meet people while her children were at school.
Lesley Parker The more you take on holiday, the more you stand to lose if you're not adequately covered.
John Collett We love our pets but they can cost a fortune. Should your dog or cat suffer a serious illness or accident, you could be left out of pocket to the tune of thousands of dollars.
Melissa Browne Unforeseen things happen, and it's important to prepare yourself for them.
David Potts Many pensioners will be worse off by 2017 – unless they ramp up their risk-taking – and remember there is the pension to fall back on.
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU
John Collett The start of a new financial year is a good time to review your financial affairs, especially if they're keeping you awake at night, writes John Collett.
Melissa Browne It's time to stop talking about getting busy and start doing something about it.
Christine Long Those with terminal illness can now get their super more easily. But there are other issues which need to be faced.
Sally Patten Super funds have grown increasingly concerned that lawyers are becoming involved in claims from an early stage, even before a claim has been knocked back.