About Good Returns  |  Advertise  |  Contact Us  |  Terms & Conditions  |  RSS Feeds Other Sites:   depositrates.co.nz  |   landlords.co.nz
Last Article Uploaded: Monday, December 22nd, 8:22PM
rss
Latest Headlines

Sovereign cans $1 million giveaway

Sunday, November 11th 2001, 11:11PM

Sovereign has backtracked on its plans to give one of its advisers $1 million next year as a reward for writing business.

The idea was that advisers who reached certain sales targets would go into a draw for major cash prizes - the more they sold, the more entries they would get in the draw. While the overall prize was $1 million - with no strings attached, there were also a number of other smaller draws.

Sovereign's new managing director Simon Swanson says the plan to give away more than $1 million to advisers as sales incentives was in its "conceptual stage".

At its roadshows last month Sovereign told advisers that instead of providing offshore trips as sales incentives, it would give away money instead.

The reason for the change is that advisers are not keen to travel offshore in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the United States. Consequently the company was going to use the money budgeted for those trips as prize money in a sales incentive programme.

"(The programme) will now not proceed to finalisation," he says.

"We regret that it has been misinterpreted prior to its finalisation and launch without the full facts being known."

He says reports on the giveaway have focussed on the amount of money and this "has seriously compromised the ability of the programme to succeed."

Swanson acknowledges that the idea has "the potential to cause anxiety amongst our customers and within our industry".

The sales promotion has been strongly criticised by some in the industry.

Insurance brokers Stone & Associates have called it "wasteful and excessive", while one fund manager has described it as " a significant setback to the professionalism of the advisory industry."

 

Earlier story: Who wants to be a millionaire


Editorial The cost of sales
What do you think?
« The Financial Planner of the Year...Sovereign takes regulation bull by the horns »

Special Offers

Commenting is closed

 

print

Printable version  

print

Email to a friend
News Bites
Latest Comments
  • FMA: Mount was pre-regulation
    “Surely the lesson to be learned centres on whether the current regulatory regime would have detected and/or prevented this...”
    16 hours ago by dcwhyte
  • QFEs call for simplification
    “I believe that all advisers should personally be registered or licensed for the services that they provide. Whether working...”
    3 days ago by I was wondering
  • Fund brings active and passive together
    “Hi Brent Sheather Not sure if SmartShares website is accurate or not but the 3.2% & 2.8% relate to the NZX Midcap (to...”
    4 days ago by noidea
  • Fund brings active and passive together
    “Hi Bobby WTF indeed but the WTF should be directed to MJW who may well be on serious drugs. SmartFONZ actually returned,...”
    4 days ago by Brent Sheather
  • Fund brings active and passive together
    “I don't read MJW but FundSource correctly has FNZ ETF returning 2.8% for the Sept quarter. Happy to send you a copy of the...”
    4 days ago by samstanley
Subscribe Now

Weekly Wrap

Previous News

MORE NEWS»

Most Commented On
Mortgage Rates Table

Full Rates Table | Compare Rates

Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
AMP Home Loans 7.24 5.69 6.19 6.55
AMP Home Loans $200k+ 7.14 5.59 6.09 6.45
AMP Home Loans LVR <80% - - 5.75 6.09
ANZ 6.74 6.09 6.19 6.39
ANZ Special - 5.59 5.75 5.99
ASB Bank 6.75 5.99 6.19 6.39
ASB Bank Special - 5.59 5.75 5.85
BankDirect 6.75 5.99 6.19 6.39
BankDirect Special - 5.59 5.75 5.85
BNZ - Classic - 5.69 5.75 5.99
BNZ - GlobalPlus 6.74 5.89 6.19 6.29
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
BNZ - Mortgage One 7.15 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 6.74 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 6.74 5.89 6.19 6.29
BNZ - TotalMoney 6.74 - - -
Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 6.45 6.05 6.20 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 5.75 - - -
eMortgage 6.04 6.15 6.69 7.19
Finance Direct 6.10 6.45 6.69 7.10
First Credit Union 6.45 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
General Finance 5.95 6.25 6.50 7.10
HBS Bank 6.65 5.69 5.74 5.99
HBS Special - 5.59 5.49 5.69
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heretaunga Building Society 6.70 6.00 6.30 -
Housing NZ Corp 6.74 ▼5.70 ▼6.09 ▼6.29
HSBC Premier 6.84 ▼5.45 ▼5.65 5.99
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 6.75 5.99 6.39 -
Kiwibank 6.65 5.69 6.19 6.55
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Kiwibank - Capped 5.65 6.50 - -
Kiwibank - Offset 6.55 - - -
Kiwibank LVR > 80% - - 5.75 5.89
Liberty - - - -
Napier Building Society 5.80 6.00 6.70 -
Nelson Building Society 6.95 6.15 6.60 -
NZ Home Loans 6.85 6.09 6.40 6.65
Perpetual Trust 7.70 - - -
Resimac 6.59 6.10 6.28 6.43
SBS Bank 6.65 5.69 5.74 5.99
SBS Bank Special - 5.59 5.49 5.69
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Silver Fern 5.95 6.10 6.55 7.05
Sovereign 6.85 5.99 6.19 6.39
Sovereign Special - 5.59 5.75 5.85
The Co-operative Bank 6.70 5.69 5.75 5.99
TSB Bank 6.74 5.95 6.19 6.30
TSB Special - - 5.79 -
Wairarapa Building Society 6.20 5.75 5.95 -
Westpac 6.59 6.09 6.39 6.65
Westpac - Capped rates - 6.74 6.99 -
Westpac - Offset 6.59 - - -
Westpac Special - - - 5.99
Median 6.70 5.97 6.19 6.29

Last updated: 15 December 2014 11:07am

News Quiz

A well-commented on story last week mooted that many authorised financial advisers are out of their depths discussing what with their clients?

bonds

death

divorce

piles

birth control

MORE QUIZZES »

About Us  |  Advertise  |  Contact Us  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  RSS Feeds  |  Letters  |  Archive  |  Toolbox
 
Site by PHP Developer and eyelovedesign.com