News & Articles: Learning & Development

Stay up to date with the latest news and happenings with the Lifetime blog. A library of thought-provoking articles to inform and enlighten on all things loans, insurance, investments and planning. 

Over the past year, the pace of growth in developed economies has slowed, and there has been some talk about economic dark clouds gathering on the horizon. But there are in fact strong areas of innovation which paint a different picture - one of optimistic growth. A good example is the area of cloud computing.

5G stands for the fifth-generation wireless network. It is the latest iteration of cellular technology, engineered to greatly increase the speed and responsiveness of wireless networks and the amount of data transmitted. 5G is reaching speeds of 20 to 100 times faster than the current 4G network, (depending on which 4G service you are referring to).

It’s a nightmare trying to keep track of the different website logins; passwords that seem to be ever increasingly complicated; PIN numbers and security questions that you have no idea of the answers to; (no I don’t know the name of my favourite teacher!), it is not a surprise that many think technology is making things harder, not easier.  

At Lifetime we understand the impact that these health situations can have on you both emotionally and financially. Your Adviser can be that person who can be there to reassure you especially if you hold insurance policies; they often cover more situations than you think.

Lifetime is truly up and running post its 2018 merger and now rolling out new and improved advice and investment training program for our advisers and administration staff. 

Rothbury Life are excited to announce our new name - Lifetime. After a merger with Lifetime in 2016, and since with Camelot in 2018, we are all unifying under the name ‘Lifetime’ and our ethos of ‘Advice For Life’.

by Lifetime in Learning & Development

Two of the country’s fastest growing financial advisory firms, Lifetime Group Limited and Camelot NZ Limited, today announced a merger that would make the combined operation one of New Zealand’s largest full service financial services companies.

In psychology (the science of mind and behaviour) and decision theory, loss aversion refers to people’s tendency to prefer avoiding losses rather than acquiring equivalent gains. Some studies have suggested that loss aversion is twice as powerful, psychologically, as gains.

Money often appears to be a taboo subject in relationships, it can be the catalyst for unhealthy discussions and frequently blamed for fractured partnerships. What if both parties could sit and make a Financial plan for their joint goals assisted with the help of a Financial Adviser?

When you analyse the habits of those considered financially successful, you start to see trends in their everyday behaviour, Julian Lingard says.

1. They keep learning

Once they’ve identified areas in which they want to gain wealth, they start educating themselves in those fields.

Invest in your self-knowledge by reading the relevant books, following the right bloggers and spokespeople, and keeping up to date with policy changes in the news. A lot of websites in New Zealand even send daily or weekly updates to your mailbox. There are tons of resources out there (although it’s important to first check their credibility) that will help educate your financial decisions.

By international standards, both National and Labour-led Governments appear relatively centralist, without large policy differences. While a Labour-led Government, may tend to be more fiscally liberal (willing to spend more) than a National-led Government, relative to global alternatives, the New Zealand economy is still likely to be considered relatively low risk, regardless of which party is in power.

The Christchurch-based Lifetime Group has formed a strategic partnership with insurance brokerage Rothbury Group which see each one focus on its core strengths.

Lifetime Group is hardly recognisable from the organisation it was 12 months ago. With a completely refreshed management team, ambitious new strategic direction and an industry first training platform, Lifetime’s new world order is now well in play.

John Ashby, national sales manager of the Lifetime Group, said it had established an Academy of Learning and Development, for its advisers and support staff.