The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), after having completed an open tender and extensive due diligence, has appointed Milestone Direct complemented by the Milestone network as the official financial advisers to the 14,500 New Zealand Defence Force personnel, their families and the wider Defence Force Community.
The contract involves Milestone providing comprehensive financial advice to current and future members of NZDF on investments, personal insurances, mortgages, general insurances, health cover, travel insurance, wills and family trusts. Brian Cowley, Milestone Direct CEO, explained that this is potentially the largest and most innovative financial advice contract that New Zealand has ever seen. “It’s a game changer for the financial services industry and the scale of what NZDF is partnering with Milestone to achieve sets a new standard for employers regarding wellness and wellbeing for their employees” said Cowley.
Existing Milestone clients will greatly benefit from this new arrangement as Milestone will be launching new technology and further improved processes designed to improve the service levels provided to all clients explained Cowley. One of the first things clients will see in coming months is a slight tweaking of the Milestone Direct brand and website- all designed to aid communication and ease of reading on digital platforms such as websites, phones and tablets.
Give your Milestone adviser a call if you would like to know more about this new initiative.