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FMA wants more money

The Financial Markets Authority wants more funding – and the Government thinks financial markets participants should pick up the tab. 

Tuesday, July 26th, 6:01AM  2 comments

Authorised financial advisers could end up paying an extra $200 a year.

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith said the FMA needed enough funding to carry out its statutory responsibilities and maintain confidence in the markets.

But he said its budget was set in 2011, before the Financial Markets Act was introduced.

“This Act has led to the FMA having significantly greater functions and responsibilities ...MORE»

IFA mum on FANZ vote

Tuesday, July 26th, 6:00AM  1 comment

The Institute of Financial Advisers has voted on the formation of Financial Advice New Zealand – but will not reveal what it has decided.

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IFA checks in on RFA members

Monday, July 25th, 5:59AM

IFA has approached its non-AFA members, to warn them they face the need to upskill to keep up with Financial Advisers Act changes.

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Future Penny has eye on Kiwi market

An Australian roboadvice firm is looking to expand into New Zealand.

Monday, July 25th, 5:59AM

Future Penny, launched by financial adviser David Pettit, is to launch officially in August, in Australia. But Super Advice chief executive Allan Rickerby, who recently entered a partnership with Pettit with a seed investment in Future Penny, said it intended to test the waters in New Zealand soon after.

The new version of the Financial Advisers Act allows for roboadvice, for the first time.

Future Penny is aimed at companies who want to offer their staff a platform to help them better manage their money ...MORE»

FAA review means advisers spend less time advising clients

Friday, July 22nd, 5:58AM  5 comments

Small financial advice firms who have only just finished getting their businesses in line with the current Financial Advisers Act now face a hefty bill to do it all over again.

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Fisher Funds defends 'super-salary'

Thursday, July 21st, 6:00AM  2 comments

The offer of a so-called “super-salary” to a former Diversified Investment Strategies’ director was not intended to justify a lower sale price for the business, the purchaser has told the High Court.

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Industry must face up to trend for commission regulation

Friday, July 15th, 11:51AM  5 comments

Massey University's Michael Naylor discusses the FMA's report on insurance replacement business. MORE»

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Banks care more about income than equity

Sunday, July 24th, 9:53AM  2 comments

Homeowners who want to tap into their increased equity in their homes are being warned they may be disappointed, unless they have had an income boost, too. MORE»

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Adviser products shine

Wednesday, July 20th, 6:00AM

Insurers say competition and pressure from advisers is forcing them to come up with better policies than those offered by banks. MORE»

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IDS restructures to guide advisers through change

Thursday, July 21st, 6:00AM

Compliance firm IDS has restructured to help advisers prepare for more regulatory change on the horizon. MORE»

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Suncorp appoints investment boss

Monday, July 25th, 10:04AM

Suncorp has appointed Patrick Farrell as the group's new head of investments, a role which covers New Zealand. MORE»

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Former finance firm completes full circle

Monday, June 20th, 2:36PM

Listed non-bank finance company GFNZ Group plans to revert to its old name of Geneva Finance and boost its share price. MORE»

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Time for KiwiSaver reality check

Monday, July 18th, 5:30PM

Financial advisers are being urged to give clients a reality check about what they really need in retirement. MORE»

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