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AFRM CLAIM STORIES: Industry super fund takes 20 weeks to pay out a straight forward death claim

Posted by Bethany Shaw on 21 March 2017

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claim storiesIndustry super fund takes 20 weeks to pay out a straight forward death claim

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Staff Retreat 2017 – March 4–7 - Melbourne

Posted by Damien Jones on 14 March 2017

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Why do we Retreat?

The first AFRM Retreat was held in 2005 at a time when the business expanded out of Newcastle with the opening of a North Sydney office. With a geographical spread of staff the Directors felt the need for all staff to come together once a year in order to share AFRM’s vision, learnings, business processes, experiences and team work to grow a business with the right principles and values. 

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How do you determine your life insurance needs?

Posted by Bethany Shaw on 14 February 2017

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how muchIf you need life insurance, it is important to know how much and what kind you need. Although generally renewable term insurance is sufficient for some people, you have to look at your own situation. As with investing, educating yourself is essential to making the right choice.

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Could we be living in a cashless society?

Posted by Bethany Shaw on 8 February 2017

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1611 NL TAL Living in a cashless societyIn 2015, Australia passed an important milestone. You probably didn’t even notice. But it’s something that, if the trend continues, could dramatically change the way you live.

Westpac reported that 53% of payments made in Australia were cashless. It is estimated that Australia will be cash-free as early as 2022.i

The Royal Australian Mint says there’s been a significant decline in demand for circulating coins. The Mint produced 20% fewer coins overall in the most recent year on record. The five cent coin was the least loved, with demand dropping roughly 35%.ii

If a world without cash seems inconceivable, you only need to look north to see what’s happened. In Sweden, they’re fast moving towards digital transactions only.iii In 2015, only 2% of payments (by value) were in cash. It’s legal to not accept cash at a store. The government is happy to promote its cashless society mandate.iv They explain that "even children pay with cards", and that vendors prefer not to handle cash for security and bookkeeping reasons.

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Meet adviser Rob Vitnell

Posted by Bethany Shaw on 8 December 2016

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Rob2We have a quick chat with Melbourne-based AFRM Adviser and General Manager Rob Vitnell. 

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AFRM CLAIM STORIES: 49 year old receives over $1m due to back condition

Posted by Bethany Shaw on 22 November 2016

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claim storiesAFRM helps client receive over $1 million following a degenerative back condition. 

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Why are claims more successful if you have a good adviser?

Posted by Bethany Shaw on 10 November 2016

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Questions Answered1. A good adviser knows what will work at claim time. Their advice and the policies they recommend will be purely based on this. It only pays to have insurance when it is the right insurance for you. And the right insurance is only right if you make a claim and it gets paid.

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Who gets my money when I die?

Posted by Bethany Shaw on 20 September 2016

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Understanding the difference between binding and non-binding nominations in your superfund

Are you confident that when you die you know exactly where your money will go? Many of us are unaware that it can be down to the trustees of our superfund who decide which of our dependants will receive our funds in the event of our death. 

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AFRM wins 'Practice of the Year' at TAL awards night

Posted by Bethany Shaw on 8 September 2016

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Charl Du Plooy, NSW State Manager TAL; Mark Hoskin, Director AFRM; Brett Clark, CEO TAL

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AFRM CLAIM STORIES: Mother of three receives $52,500 after being diagnosed with cervical cancer

Posted by Bethany Shaw on 5 September 2016

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claim storiesAFRM helps client receive $52,500 being diagnosed with cervical cancer.

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