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Health insurance fraud under the microscope

Thursday, October 2nd, 9:31AM

Private health insurers have agreed to establish an integrity register to tackle fraud and undesirable billing practices in health insurance, believed to cost $29 million in claims every year... MORE »

Cash fund open to AFAs

Wednesday, October 1st, 12:03PM

Nikko Asset Management’s Tyndall Cash Fund, which was previously only available to institutional investors, is now available to retail investors via AFAS... MORE »

The impact of climate change on investment strategies

Wednesday, September 24th, 11:02AM

Mercer is undertaking a project to analyse investment risk and return under climate change scenarios... MORE »

Asteron up for three awards

Wednesday, September 24th, 10:04AM

Asteron Life, Fidelity Life and, Sovereign have been named as finalists for the life insurance company of the year, at the ANZIIF insurance industry awards... MORE »

Tyndall takes on new name

Tuesday, September 16th, 6:17AM

Tyndall NZ has decided to take on its parent's name, three years after the relationship started... MORE »

TOWER completes sale of life business

Friday, September 5th, 12:05PM  2 comments

TOWER has completion the sale of its residual life business to Foundation Life... MORE »

SIPOs for fund managers

Sunday, August 31st, 2:58PM

Fund managers now have to develop a Statement of Investment Policy and Objectives (SIPO) for the FMA... MORE »

New financial literacy idea

Tuesday, August 26th, 8:11PM

A new website has been launched to help address financial literacy in the community... MORE »

Magellan moves to cash

Wednesday, August 20th, 4:02PM

Lead portfolio manager Hamish Douglass says cash now sits at about 10% in this and other funds the firm runs... MORE »

FMA takes first ever action against a trustee company

Wednesday, August 20th, 10:26AM  1 comment

The Financial Markets Authority has filed civil proceedings against the trustee for failed finance company Viaduct Capital... MORE »

Tyndall looking at multi-asset products

Tuesday, August 19th, 5:52PM

Tyndall is expected to roll out multi-asset investment strategies in New Zealand following changes at its parent company, Nikko Asset Management... MORE »

Strategic Finance investors about to get first payout

Tuesday, August 12th, 10:59AM

Strategic Finance receivers say the $22 million settlement with Strategic's former directors and auditors has gone unconditional... MORE »

Statement of investor rights

Wednesday, August 6th, 9:00AM  1 comment

I found this the other day, a Statement of Investor Rights, which has been devised by the CFA Institute... MORE »

First crowd funding licences issued

Thursday, July 31st, 9:50AM

PledgeMe and Snowball Effect are the first companies to be licenced to offer equity crowd funding services in New Zealand... MORE »

Fisher nets Marlin performance fee

Monday, July 28th, 2:46PM  1 comment

Listed investment trust, Marlin Global, has paid a performance fee to its manager, Fisher Funds Management, totalling $732,947... MORE »

Entrepreneurs in our ranks

Thursday, July 24th, 7:08PM

Three players from the financial services industry have been named in the 16 finalists competing for the Entrepreneur of the Year title... MORE »

What people are thinking about retirement incomes

Friday, July 4th, 11:59AM  2 comments

Here's a snapshot of interest results from the recent ANZ Retirement Savings Barometer

  • 17% of respondents expected to rely solely on NZ Superannuation (NZS)
  • 29% of women believed they would need more than $500 per week on top of NZS when they retired, compared with 34% of men indicating they wanted to earn this much
  • Despite their lower expectations on future income, 31% of women were confident of reaching their retirement savings goals, compared with 51% of men
  • 50% of respondents said they would consider getting professional advice about KiwiSaver and their retirement savings plan
  • 55% of people nominated banks as their first choice for advice on KiwiSaver or retirement savings... MORE »

Former UK public sector staff urged to think about pension transfer

Monday, June 30th, 3:45PM  2 comments

Former UK public sector staff who are now New Zealand residents need to make a decision on whether they transfer this pension scehme... MORE »

FIF deemed rate of return set

Thursday, June 26th, 1:47PM

The deemed rate of return for taxing foreign investment fund (FIF) interests has been set at 7... MORE »

AMP pays out rest of frozen fund principal

Wednesday, June 25th, 9:54AM

AMP has made the final remaining payment of $19... MORE »

Investors grow General Finance

Friday, June 20th, 5:12PM

Small finance company General Finance says it is currently experiencing a strong demand from those looking to place deposits at higher than bank yields... MORE »

Heartland turning around HER business

Wednesday, June 18th, 5:38PM

Heartland is expecting to turn around its recently acquired home equity release business sooner than expected... MORE »

Ross seeks early withdrawal

Thursday, June 12th, 10:19PM

Ponzi-scheme operator David Ross, this week, appealed his minimum non-parole period in jail... MORE »

FACTA a fact

Thursday, June 12th, 5:09PM

New Zealand has signed an inter-governmental-agreement (IGA) with the US government which allows the sharing of tax information and is part of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)... MORE »

Devon goes direct

Thursday, June 12th, 4:50PM

Devon Funds Management has made two of its funds available to retail investors through the RaboDirect’s online managed funds platform... MORE »

NZACU name change

Thursday, June 5th, 6:32PM

The industry association representing co-operatively owned credit unions and building societies, the New Zealand Association of Credit Unions (NZACU) is to change its name to Co-op Money NZ from mid-July... MORE »

St Laurence directors get warning rather than court summon

Thursday, May 29th, 11:04AM

Eight directors of failed finance company St Laurence have got away with a warning from the FMA, rather than having a date in court... MORE »

Finance company profits rise

Thursday, May 22nd, 11:10AM

UDC Finance has recorded a net profit after tax of $25... MORE »

Heartland gets upgrade

Thursday, May 22nd, 10:35AM

Standard & Poor’s has raised its long-term issuer credit rating on Heartland Bank from ‘BBB-’ to ‘BBB’ ... MORE »

Finance company adviser charged

Friday, May 16th, 4:42PM

Hugh Edward Staples Hamilton has been found guilty at the Auckland High Court of 14 charges arising out of the collapse of Belgrave Finance... MORE »

Mercer Marsh mash up

Friday, May 9th, 5:24PM

Mercer and Marsh have formed the largest benefits brokerage and related advisory business in the New Zealand market with the launch of Mercer Marsh Benefits... MORE »

FMC license tutorials offered

Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:43PM

The FMA is holding a series of tutorials on the new online application portal for FMC licenses... MORE »

nib sticks with Benji Marshall

Tuesday, April 22nd, 11:41AM

nib chief executive Rob Hennin says the company is "committed to (Benji) as its brand ambassador... MORE »

PM Capital does another listed fund

Thursday, April 17th, 12:41PM

PM Capital is doing another listed investment company, this time an Asian Opportunities Fund... MORE »

Guardian Trust final payout

Wednesday, April 16th, 1:50PM

Investors will receive the final payouts from the Guardian Trust Mortgage Fund and the Guardian CashPlus Mortgage Units Fund on Tuesday, April 29... MORE »

Financial literacy tools reach teachers

Friday, April 11th, 9:37AM  1 comment

A new suite of tools and resources has been developed to help teach financial literacy in the classroom... MORE »

FATCA agreement reached

Thursday, April 3rd, 5:22PM

An “agreement in substance” has been reached between the United States and New Zealand governments on the implementation on new Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) rules... MORE »

FMA signs MoU

Tuesday, April 1st, 9:49AM

The FMA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commerce Commission... MORE »

Fewer complaints about unsolicited offers

Friday, March 28th, 6:00AM

Investors are still accepting “low-ball” unsolicited share offers that are well below what they could get by selling through a broker – but fewer of them are complaining about it, an FMA report says... MORE »

Second contributory mortgage broker pleads guilty

Wednesday, March 26th, 2:58PM

First Mortgage Investments Limited has been convicted and fined $4000 plus court costs for failing to deliver its annual report to the Registrar of Companies by June 30 last year... MORE »

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
AMP Home Loans 7.24 5.79 6.39 6.65
AMP Home Loans $200k+ 7.14 5.69 6.29 6.55
AMP Home Loans LVR <80% - - 5.85 6.29
ANZ 6.74 6.15 6.49 6.49
ANZ LVR > 90 6.74 6.65 6.99 6.99
ANZ Special - 5.75 5.99 -
ASB Bank 6.75 6.09 6.40 6.65
ASB Bank Special - - 5.99 6.19
BankDirect 6.75 6.09 6.99 6.65
BankDirect Special - - 5.99 6.19
BNZ - Classic - - 5.99 6.19
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
BNZ - GlobalPlus 6.74 5.99 6.39 6.59
BNZ - Mortgage One 7.15 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 6.74 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 6.74 5.99 6.39 6.59
BNZ - TotalMoney 6.74 - - -
Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 6.45 5.90 6.50 -
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
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
First Credit Union 6.45 - - -
General Finance 5.95 6.25 6.50 7.10
HBS Bank 6.15 5.85 5.99 6.19
HBS Special - - - 5.89
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heretaunga Building Society 6.70 6.00 6.50 -
Housing NZ Corp 6.74 5.99 6.39 6.59
HSBC Premier 6.84 5.95 5.95 6.39
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - 5.75 5.75 5.75
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 6.75 5.99 6.39 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Kiwibank 6.65 5.79 6.39 6.65
Kiwibank - Capped 5.65 6.50 - -
Kiwibank - Offset 6.55 - - -
Kiwibank LVR > 80% - - 5.89 6.19
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 6.35 6.58 6.77
SBS Bank 6.15 5.85 5.99 6.19
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
SBS Bank Special - - - 5.89
Silver Fern 5.95 6.10 6.55 7.05
Sovereign 6.85 6.09 6.40 6.65
Sovereign Special - - - 6.19
The Co-operative Bank 6.70 5.95 5.99 6.19
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 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac Special - - 5.99 6.19
Median 6.70 6.00 6.39 6.57

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