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McGuffie date set

Napier insurance broker David McGuffie now will not face court until November.

Sunday, August 30th, 8:13PM

McGuffie’s case was in the Napier District Court last week for a call over – a meeting where lawyers and the judge discuss pre-trial issues.

A new date of November 20 was set.

He has pleaded not guilty to four charges of making dishonest claims to four large insurance companies, believed to be Pinnacle Insurance, Asteron, Tower and AIA.

McGuffie was the owner and founder of Advanced Insurance.

The company changed its name to HMS Holdings Ltd on February 21, 2014 ...MORE»

Two advisers investigated

Friday, August 28th, 12:47PM  1 comment

FMA began investigations into two potential referrals to the Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee in the past year.


New Zealand lagging on decumulation options

Friday, August 28th, 6:00AM  4 comments

New Zealand retirees are turning to rental property because there are not enough products to provide income in retirement, it has been claimed.


Mount appeals again

Former high-profile Nelson financial adviser Tony Mount has launched another appeal against his convictions.

Thursday, August 27th, 6:00AM  1 comment

He was sentenced in December after being found guilty of fleecing clients of his business, Independent Financial.

He was found guilty at a judge-only trial in October of 18 counts of theft by failing to account, 48 of theft by a person in a special relationship, altering a document with intent to deceive, obtaining by false pretense and obtaining by deception.

He stole more than half a million dollars from 18 clients over a decade by inflating the purchase price of investments and deflating the sale price, taking the difference for himself ...MORE»

Portfolios, not products the key: James

Wednesday, August 26th, 6:00AM  3 comments

There are calls for more oversight of advisers' portfolio construction.


RFAs not impressed by push for one standard

Tuesday, August 25th, 6:00AM  3 comments

PAA may want just one class of financial adviser – but not all of its members agree.


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FMA urges KiwiSaver check-up

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