Sovereign

29 Sep 17, 9:15am
Sovereign customers warned AIA takeover could give incentivised advisers an in to encourage them to switch policies
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21 Sep 17, 10:57am
AIA reaches AU$3.8 billion agreement with ASB's parent CBA to buy Sovereign and CommInsure
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1 Sep 17, 10:48am
ASB takes -10 bps and -20 bps off most fixed mortgage rates, taking its 18 month 'special' to a market leading low. Westpac also trims a key rate (and cuts two term deposit rates)
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11 Aug 17, 8:39am
ASB moves to improve the competitiveness of a key rate as wholesale rates fall, and real estate transactions slim down in a softening market
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9 Aug 17, 1:30pm
'Business as usual' for Sovereign while its Aussie parent considers selling it
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9 Aug 17, 10:01am
ASB June year net profit after tax surges 17% to NZ$1.069 billion. Parent CBA puts NZ life insurance business Sovereign on the block
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7 Jul 17, 9:02am
Following its main rivals, ASB has increased some fixed rates for mortgages, but still leaving it broadly competitive. Sovereign and BankDirect make idential moves
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31 May 17, 1:53pm
RBNZ notes insurers are lowering their solvency margins, with some leaning more heavily on their shareholders in times of crisis
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28 Apr 17, 9:48am
ASB positions its fixed mortgage rates below almost everyone else for terms of 12, 18 and 24 months after second cut in April
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7 Apr 17, 9:52am
ASB cuts two key fixed mortgage rates, the first reductions of fixed rates for terms longer than one year by a major bank in 2017
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15 Feb 17, 10:05am
ASB breaks the half billion dollar mark for six month profit; chief executive lauds 'strong momentum'
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6 Jan 17, 4:05pm
A major mortgage lender sets higher rates to start 2017, responding to higher wholesale rates, and hoping its rivals follow soon
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1 Nov 16, 12:19pm
Jenée Tibshraeny on how life insurance will continue to be 'sold' and not 'bought' without more transparency
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29 Sep 16, 9:11am
How opting for non-underwritten quick and easy life insurance could see you end up paying more for weaker cover
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10 Aug 16, 10:34am
ASB annual profit hits NZ$913 mln despite fall in net interest margin and higher provisioning for loans to dairy farmers
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4 Aug 16, 11:18am
Why our financial advice sector needs to be revived to better represent what New Zealand actually looks like
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14 Jul 16, 8:59am
Sovereign boss suggests the reviewed Financial Advisers Act could spark the creation of large multidisciplinary financial advice firms
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28 Jun 16, 6:06pm
ASB pushes through a +10 bps hike in its floating mortgage rate, even though swap rates and credit spreads don't indicate any funding cost increases
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26 Jun 16, 1:34pm
Wholesale rates may be falling fast toward record lows but risk premiums are rising. Mortgage rates may fall, but it is unlikely to be in the next week or two, although Kiwibank cuts today
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19 May 16, 8:56am
An investigation into how much you'll save by opting for mortgage/rent protection over income protection insurance, and whether this saving is worth it
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