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FSCL takes issue with ISO name

Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL) is not ruling out taking legal action over the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman’s name change.

Wednesday, October 7th, 6:00AM

ISO is in the process of changing its name to the Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman Scheme, which ombudsman Karen Stevens said better reflected its role after 20 years in the industry.

“It’s important for our financial service provider members who aren’t insurers to feel valued. They are important members of our scheme,” she said.

The change takes effect from November 1.

The ISO is one of three dispute resolution providers operating in the financial services sector, alongside FSCL and Financial Dispute Resolution ...MORE»

FMA keen on KiwiSaver engagement

Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00AM

KiwiSaver advice practices will always be a point of interest to the Financial Markets Authority, its director of markets oversight says.


Milestone gets military contract

Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00AM  3 comments

New Zealand’s Defence Force (NZDF) has appointed its official financial advisers.


Rest of industry gets taste of what advisers have been through

The rest of the financial services industry is starting to get a taste of the regulation financial advisers have been operating under for years, the Financial Markets Authority’s chief executive says.

Monday, October 5th, 6:00AM

The FMA has released its annual report for the year to June 30.

It is the first under the new Financial Markets Conduct Act (FMCA) regime.

Chief executive Rob Everett said the new regulation was a culture change for many participants, although advisers had been working under regulation for years.

“I’m very conscious that advisers went first with licensing, when the legislative thinking was far less clear than it is with the FMCA ...MORE»

AML due diligence puts clients off

Friday, October 2nd, 6:00AM  2 comments

Requirements imposed by the Anti-Money Laundering Act are serving as a disincentive to clients thinking about putting their money with financial advisers, it has been claimed.


More Heat than Light: Discussions about currency hedging

Thursday, October 1st, 6:57AM  4 comments

There are several discussion topics that are absolutely guaranteed to generate a lot of comment on websites like Good Returns.  Performance fees, Active/passive management and currency hedging. Pathfinder director Paul Brownsley presents his view on currency hedging.


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Global factors make for low rates

Monday, September 28th, 2:10PM

Low interest rates look set to continue as the Reserve Bank’s annual report emphasises the importance of maintaining a flexible monetary policy in the face of global economic challenges. MORE»

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Monday, October 5th, 6:00AM

More than 460 customers have used Asteron Life’s new online LifeSnap tool in its first month of operation. MORE»

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Submission slams FMA

Friday, August 7th, 6:00AM  11 comments

SiFA has entered a searing submission in response to the Financial Advisers Act review issues paper. MORE»

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Synergy appoints former Sovereign man

Tuesday, September 29th, 4:47PM  2 comments

Synergy, the new class DIMS offer from FANZ and Consillium has appointed a business development manager to work with advisers. MORE»

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Big boost for Harmoney

Friday, September 25th, 11:15AM

International peer-to-peer operator P2P Global Investments has agreed to provide up to $200 million of lending capital to Harmoney, which will be used to support continued growth in the New Zealand market and the upcoming Australian operation. MORE»


FMA keen on KiwiSaver engagement

Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00AM

KiwiSaver advice practices will always be a point of interest to the Financial Markets Authority, its director of markets oversight says. MORE»

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