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Advice firm awarded

Tuesday, October 13th, 7:58PM

Advice firm Global Financial Services won the Excellence in Customer Service award at the recent Westpac Auckland South Business Awards... MORE »

Perpetual provides NZDF wills

Tuesday, October 13th, 7:21PM

Perpetual Guardian is writing wills for the New Zealand Defence Force as a supplier to Milestone Direct... MORE »

AMP gets DIMS licence

Sunday, October 4th, 8:20PM

AMP has been granted a DIMS licence.

AMP’s licence enables appointed AFAs to provide class DIMS on the AMP Wealthview platform... MORE »

Kerr and Barnes battle it out over sale of Perpetual Trust

Thursday, October 1st, 10:57AM

George Kerr's Pyne Gould Corporation says it is suing Bath Street Capital and its owner Andrew Barnes for at least $22 million, plus interest, over the sale of Perpetual Trust... MORE »

Robinson admits more crimes

Wednesday, September 30th, 11:26AM

A former financial adviser who is serving a prison sentence has been convicted of more crimes... MORE »

Generate ticks over $100 million

Monday, September 28th, 9:21PM

Generate KiwiSaver has amassed more than $100 million in funds under management... MORE »

Fourth OPI director pleads guilty

Friday, September 25th, 3:47PM

Anderson is the last OPI Pacific Finance director to plead guilty to two charges under the Securities Act 1978, in a prosecution taken by the Financial Markets Authority... MORE »

3rd OPI/MFS director pleads guilty

Friday, September 18th, 3:54PM

A third former director of OPI Pacific Finance (formerly MFS), Craig Robert White, has pleaded guilty to misleading investors... MORE »

Former OPI/MFS directors get fine and community service

Friday, September 18th, 10:31AM

Two former directors of failed finance company OPI Pacific (formerly MFS) have been given sentences of community work and a fine... MORE »

Partners capital raising complete

Tuesday, September 15th, 10:55AM

Partners Life has completed its latest round of capital raising, and netted just under $27 million... MORE »

AMP adds another major TV sponsorship

Tuesday, September 8th, 5:06PM

AMP has been named as the  broadcast sponsor of The Block NZ: Villa Wars which will screen on TV3 later this year... MORE »

Apteryx sale complete

Sunday, August 30th, 9:04PM

NZX has announced it has completed its purchase of wrap provider Apteryx... MORE »

OPI/MFS directors plead guilty

Friday, August 21st, 4:16PM

Two former directors of failed finance company OPI Pacific Finance (formerly MFS) have pleaded guilty to charges of making untrue statements... MORE »

RAM clawback notices issued

Tuesday, August 18th, 8:49PM

About 25 Ross Asset Management investors have received a notice telling them the company’s receivers want to claw back returns they received... MORE »

AIA number one at MDRT

Thursday, August 13th, 9:11AM

AIA Group has a total of 3,752 agents registered as Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) members making it the top ranking multi-national company on the group’s membership list... MORE »

Super Fund gets responsible investing nod

Wednesday, August 12th, 11:48PM

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund is performing well a responsible investor, ranking among the top tier globally, the manager of the Fund, the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, says... MORE »

CPD turned into game

Monday, August 10th, 4:52PM

Co-op Money NZ is turning AML/CFT staff training into a game... MORE »

C+M payout inches closer

Wednesday, August 5th, 5:47PM

Capital + Merchant receivers are closer to making a distribution to investors... MORE »

NZX trades up

Wednesday, August 5th, 5:30PM

Total equity trades were up 16.5% in July, compared to the year before, NZX says... MORE »

Complectus buys Foundation Corporate Trust

Tuesday, August 4th, 8:28PM

Complectus, owner of Perpetual Guardian, has finalised the purchase of the independent full-service corporate trustee Foundation Corporate Trust for an undisclosed sum... MORE »

NZAM fully licenced

Saturday, August 1st, 5:23PM

Absolute returns global investment manager NZAM has been granted  a Discretionary Investment Management Service (DIMS) licence and a Managed Investment Scheme (MIS) Licence by the FMA... MORE »

High frequency trading has a toxic effect on equities market

Wednesday, July 29th, 12:39PM

High frequency share trading, which favours “predatory strategies that queue jump institutional and retail investors”, is having a toxic effect on Australia financial markets, according to researchers at the University of Sydney Business School... MORE »

Payout hinges on investigations

Sunday, July 19th, 12:23PM

Van Eyk advice creditors could be waiting a long time to get their money back, the latest liquidators report suggests... MORE »

NZ Super Fund hands out mandate

Tuesday, July 14th, 7:13PM

The NZ Super Fund has appointed Northern Trust’s international asset management arm, a leading provider of index, active and multi-manager solutions, to manage a Barclays Global Aggregate fixed income mandate, incorporating the Fund’s environmental, social and governance exclusions... MORE »

Gong for Kiwi Wealth

Thursday, July 9th, 9:33PM

Kiwi Wealth has been named a Consumer NZ People's Choice KiwiSaver provider... MORE »

Nikko keeps global equity focus

Tuesday, July 7th, 6:00AM

Nikko Asset Management has opted to retain its overweight stance on global equities... MORE »

NZX buys wrap service

Tuesday, June 30th, 3:33PM

NZX has entered into a non-binding heads of agreement to acquire 100% of wrap service Apteryx, which is headed up by former Aegis boss Paul Baldwin and largely owned by interests associated with NZ Assets Management... MORE »

Coplestone becomes new disciple

Monday, June 29th, 10:15PM

Clayton Coplestone's Heathcote Investment Partners, in conjunction with Apostle Funds Management, has launched the Dundas Global Equity Fund for both institutional and retail investment in New Zealand... MORE »

Kepa starts on wealth management

Thursday, June 25th, 11:19AM

The Kepa group is in the early stages of putting together a wealth management solution for its 700 members... MORE »

Milford status reviewed

Tuesday, June 23rd, 6:00AM

Morningstar has placed Milford’s Trans-Tasman Fund “under review”... MORE »

"Adviser" sentenced for theft

Monday, June 22nd, 6:00AM

Lewis, 55, was sentenced on Friday at the High Court in Rotorua... MORE »

Super Fund mulls what to do about Milford

Friday, June 19th, 10:55AM

The mandate was suspended in April while the FMA investigated market manipulation claims... MORE »

FAA doesn't work: Everett

Wednesday, June 17th, 6:15PM  3 comments

FMA chief executive Rob Everett says the FAA doesn't work, but wonders how much advisers want to change it... MORE »

Westpac selling BT stake

Tuesday, June 16th, 3:08PM

Westpac is planning to sell, through a share offer, part of its stake in BT Investment Management... MORE »

ANZ DIMS application for bank only

Friday, June 12th, 6:53AM

Managing director John Body says the bank has, as expected, submitted a comprehensive application that should meet all the requirements... MORE »

FMA decision on Milford expected soon

Wednesday, June 10th, 4:33PM

The FMA says it is has completed its investigation into market manipulation claims against Milford Asset Management, and is nearing the end of its engagement with the parties involved... MORE »

AMP opts out of Morningstar review

Thursday, June 4th, 3:56PM

The research house has updated AMP Capital Stategic NZ Shares to “not ratable”... MORE »

Clients surveyed

Tuesday, June 2nd, 6:29PM

Financial advice clients’ perspective on the industry is being sought by Massey University researchers... MORE »

Craigs fined

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2:32PM  3 comments

Craigs Investment Partners has been fined $30,000 and censured by the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal for not recording retail client orders correctly in the NZX trading system for two years... MORE »

ANZ bringing ETFs to NZ

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2:30PM

ANZ Wealth says it will be registering a series of exchange-traded funds in New Zealand 

Last week ANZ in Australia announced it is launching six products via a new entity, ANZ ETFS Management which is a joint venture with UK-based firm ETF Securities... MORE »

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ANZ 5.99 ▼4.85 ▼5.05 ▼5.10
ANZ Special - ▼4.35 ▼4.49 -
ASB Bank 6.00 4.85 ▼4.99 5.25
ASB Bank Special - 4.35 ▼4.49 4.79
BankDirect 6.00 4.85 ▼4.99 5.25
BankDirect Special - 4.35 ▼4.49 4.79
BNZ - Mortgage One 6.40 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 5.99 - - -
BNZ - Special - 4.35 4.39 -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.99 4.85 5.09 5.19
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.89 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 6.45 5.75 5.75 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 6.45 - - -
Finance Direct 6.10 6.45 6.69 7.10
First Credit Union 5.85 - - -
HBS Bank 5.89 5.09 5.15 5.19
HBS Special - 4.49 4.55 4.79
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heretaunga Building Society 6.45 5.10 5.40 -
Housing NZ Corp 6.49 5.19 5.49 5.59
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Premier 6.60 4.89 4.89 4.99
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - ▼4.25 ▼4.25 4.49
ICBC 6.75 5.99 6.39 -
Kiwibank 5.90 4.85 5.10 5.25
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.90 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 4.49 4.59 4.85
Liberty - - - -
Napier Building Society 6.50 5.80 6.70 -
Nelson Building Society 6.35 5.20 5.40 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
NZ Home Loans 6.10 5.39 5.49 5.69
Perpetual Trust 7.70 - - -
Resimac 5.59 5.24 5.29 5.39
SBS Bank 5.89 5.09 5.15 5.19
SBS Bank Special - 4.49 4.55 4.79
Sovereign 6.10 4.85 ▼4.99 5.25
Sovereign Special - 4.35 ▼4.49 4.79
The Co-operative Bank 5.95 4.49 ▼4.49 4.85
TSB Bank 5.99 5.10 5.39 5.45
TSB Special - 4.69 4.49 4.99
Wairarapa Building Society 6.20 5.75 5.95 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac 6.15 4.99 5.15 5.19
Westpac - Capped rates - 6.15 6.15 -
Westpac - Offset 6.15 - - -
Westpac Special - - ▼4.49 -
Median 6.10 4.87 5.09 5.19

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