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MBIE rates financial advice as a career

Financial advice may be a career with good job prospects for young people because many in the industry are due to retire over the next decade, the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment says.

Wednesday, February 10th, 6:00AM

It has released its latest Occupational Outlook report, which is designed to help job seekers and students make career decisions.

It rates the cost of study in various fields, the potential income available and the job prospects.

The report says financial advisers have good income-earning potential, moderate study fees and good job prospects.

“Job prospects for financial advisers are generally good as many workers in these occupations are likely to retire over the next decade ...MORE»

Should fund managers invest in their own funds?

Tuesday, February 9th, 8:33AM

Would you buy clothes from a shop whose staff wouldn’t be seen wearing their own brand?  Or dine at a restaurant where the chef wouldn’t want to eat?  Would you think twice about investing in a company’s shares where the CEO doesn’t want to invest?   So how do you feel about investing in a fund where the portfolio manager chooses not to invest?

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Banks cut cash PIEs to half OCR

Tuesday, February 9th, 6:00AM

Low interest rates on offer from the four main banks’ cash PIE funds are likely just an indication of the tough times for people surviving on money in the bank, one commentator says.

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Banks cut cash PIEs to half OCR

Low interest rates on offer from the four main banks’ cash PIE funds are likely an indication of the tough times for people surviving on money in the bank, one commentator says.

Tuesday, February 9th, 6:00AM

The rates for the on-call funds have come down this month to as little as 1.25% for ANZ and BNZ. ASB is offering 1.4% through to 1.5% for those with more to invest and Westpac offers 1.5%.

RaboDirect is offering 2.25% and Kiwibank will match that with its bonus rate.

The PIE structure caps the rate of tax paid at 28%, which means those who have a personal tax rate of 30% or more get a better return from the fund than they would in a non-PIE vehicle paying the same rate of interest ...MORE»

RAM investors return profits

Friday, February 5th, 11:16AM

Ross Asset Management investors have agreed to return profits they received from the fraudulent fund manager rather than go through a court battle trying to keep them.

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Worry code changes slipping under radar

Friday, February 5th, 6:00AM

There is concern that changes to the Code of Professional Conduct for Authorised Financial Advisers, due to take effect this year, may have slipped under the radar for AFAs amid the bigger review of the Financial Advisers Act.

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Thursday, December 17th, 6:00AM

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ASB reports record half

Wednesday, February 10th, 11:49AM

ASB has delivered a record half-year profit, backed by strong lending growth although competitive forces kept pressure on lending margins. MORE»

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Payouts top $1.1 billion again

Wednesday, February 10th, 9:15PM

New Zealanders were paid $1.132 billion for personal insurance claims in the year ended December 2015, Financial Services Council (FSC) statistics show. MORE»

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Worry code changes slipping under radar

Friday, February 5th, 6:00AM

There is concern that changes to the Code of Professional Conduct for Authorised Financial Advisers, due to take effect this year, may have slipped under the radar for AFAs amid the bigger review of the Financial Advisers Act. MORE»

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Mint adds analyst to its team

Tuesday, February 9th, 3:25PM

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Banks cut cash PIEs to half OCR

Tuesday, February 9th, 6:00AM

Low interest rates on offer from the four main banks’ cash PIE funds are likely just an indication of the tough times for people surviving on money in the bank, one commentator says. MORE»

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Milford passes $500m mark in KiwiSaver

Tuesday, February 9th, 1:17PM

Milford has amassed more than $500 million in its KiwiSaver funds. MORE»

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