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Attitudes to advice cost must change

New Zealanders will need an attitude change to accept they will have to pay for financial advice as part of safe decumulation, Auckland University researchers say.

Monday, August 3rd, 6:00AM

The Retirement Policy and Research Centre has released a working paper: "Options for dis-saving safely."

It says many middle-income retirees are ill-prepared to manage lump sums and are unable or unwilling to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to manage their assets.

This is likely to become more of a concern as New Zealanders invested in KiwiSaver accumulate larger balances.

The Centre says a particular flaw of KiwiSaver is the absence of any consideration of the decumulation phase of an investor's life cycle ...MORE»

Harbour good students

Friday, July 31st, 5:37PM

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FMA takes action against Milford trader

Friday, July 31st, 12:52PM  1 comment

The FMA has issued civil proceedings in the High Court against Milford Asset Management portfolio manager Mark Warminger.

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162 offer FAA feedback

MBIE says it is pleased with the level of feedback it has received in response to the Financial Advisers Act review issues paper.

Friday, July 31st, 6:00AM

The paper set out the key things that MBIE thinks may be up for discussion in its review of the legislation. It was a lengthy document that asked more than 80 questions. Respondents did not have to offer input on every point.

There were 162 submissions made from organisations and individuals and 249 people responded to the shorter consumer brochure.

MBIE also received feedback through workshops and meetings ...MORE»

Massey calls for Act overhaul

Thursday, July 30th, 6:00AM  2 comments

Industry regulations are cumbersome and reduce the number of advisers operating in the New Zealand market, a group of Massey University academics say.

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Silver ratings for AMP KiwiSaver

Thursday, July 30th, 6:00AM

Morningstar has given silver ratings to a range of AMP KiwiSaver funds.

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HSBC does it again

Friday, July 31st, 11:28AM  2 comments

HSBC has launched an interest rate of 4.49% for its one, two and three-year fixed-term residential mortgages. MORE»

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Advisers represent less than half of insurance market

Monday, August 3rd, 6:00AM

Relatively few life insurance products are sold via advisers earning high upfront commissions, new research suggests. MORE»

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Massey calls for Act overhaul

Thursday, July 30th, 6:00AM  2 comments

Industry regulations are cumbersome and reduce the number of advisers operating in the New Zealand market, a group of Massey University academics say. MORE»

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Lawyer appointed to bank board

Wednesday, July 29th, 9:55PM

SBS has appointed Dunedin-based lawyer Anne McLeod to its board of directors. MORE»

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General Finance experiencing good growth

Thursday, July 2nd, 2:56PM

General Finance is seeing growth in its business as investors chase good yields. MORE»

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ANZ calls for action on women's savings

Thursday, July 30th, 6:01AM

ANZ is calling on other employers to do their bit to help women achieve better outcomes through KiwiSaver. MORE»

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