Media releases archive

20 Dec 2013

BT Financial Group said the Government's announced reforms to improve FoFA strikes the right balance for Australians.

29 Oct 2013

Westpac and BT Financial Group have launched a new service for people looking to move to Australia, through the Significant Investor Visa (SIV).

14 Oct 2013

BT Financial Group's in-house equities research team eQR Securities has been awarded three 'Highly Recommended' ratings for its model equities portfolios by global rating agent Independent Investment Research (IIR).

08 Oct 2013

BT's life insurance business has hit a significant milestone in its growth story, with one million policies now in-force.

01 Oct 2013

BT Financial Group has launched a new network to help more women aspire to work as financial planners.

17 Sep 2013

BT has released a new iPad app - BT Wrap Snapshot - to give advisers mobile access to popular client reports.

11 Sep 2013

Westpac General Insurance has launched a convenient new website feature that enables its home and contents customers to make claims online.

29 Aug 2013

Securitor has been ranked by advisers as the best dealer group in the financial planning industry, according to research published by Investment Trends 2013 Planner Business Model Report.

29 Aug 2013

Securitor has launched an online reference guide to help adviser's source up-to-date information on all the insurance products it offers.

15 Aug 2013

BT Financial Group continues to honour its commitment to minimise the administrative burden for advisers at tax time by delivering more resources and faster delivery of investor statements through its Asgard and BT Wrap platforms.

06 Aug 2013

BT Financial Group has received approval from the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority for its MySuper licences and will launch actively-managed lifestage funds as its MySuper solution.

03 Jul 2013

Westpac Online Investing has launched Daily Share Tracker - an Australian-first feature which provides independent research and trading ideas based on a client's individual share portfolio and trading behaviour. The new service will be delivered to each client's inbox every day and will make it easier to track their investments.

26 Jun 2013

From 1 July 2013, BT Protection Plans will be available through super accounts on Asgard platforms, ensuring customers and advisers have more choice and flexibility when accessing BT's market-leading life insurance products.

14 Jun 2013

Westpac Private Bank has won the prestigious Outstanding Institution ($10m - $30m) Award at the Australian Private Banking Awards 2013 held in Sydney.

22 May 2013

BT Financial Group has made a market-leading step towards supporting dealer groups and advisers in their Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) obligations after a major systems implementation for its Asgard and BT Wrap platforms.

22 May 2013

Australians have just one week before inactive superannuation accounts with less than $2,000 must be sent to the Australian Tax Office.

15 May 2013

The years following the GFC have transformed Australia into a nation of savers not spenders but the big question is, what is everybody saving for?

13 May 2013

BT has expanded the list of managed funds eligible for Wrap Capital protection from over 80 to more than 150 following strong take-up by dealer groups and advisers.

19 Apr 2013

BT Financial Group Brad Cooper addresses the American Chamber of Commerce on the future of superannuation in Australia.

15 Apr 2013

BT Super for Life has launched a new online superannuation search, which allows new BT Super for Life customers to find their old superannuation accounts and combine them as part of their application - with only a couple of clicks.

08 Apr 2013

Robert Lance has joined Ascalon Capital Managers as Head of Ascalon in Australia with responsibility to lead and manage its Australian operations.

27 Mar 2013

Ascalon Capital Managers (Ascalon) today announced it has acquired a 30% stake in Singapore based alternative manager, RV Capital Management (RV Capital).

15 Mar 2013

Young fashion star Christopher Esber last night won the BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award at a celebrity-studded event attended by some of Australia's leading fashion identities.

21 Feb 2013

BT is celebrating the second anniversary of its life insurance products' launch to the independent financial adviser market, growing at 36% per annum, measured by new premium growth - the fastest growing life insurance provider by market share, compared to major competitors. BT now provides life insurance cover to more than 800,000 Australians.

18 Feb 2013

Almost a third of Australian households are living from pay cheque to pay cheque and an astonishing 17 per cent would struggle to find $500-$1000 to deal with an emergency, according to the BT Australian Financial Health Index.