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Financial literacy tools reach teachers

Friday, April 11th, 9:37AM

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 »

Craigs profit up

Tuesday, March 25th, 6:00AM

Craigs Investment Partners tripled its profit in 2013, to a record $17... MORE »

FMA lays charges

Friday, March 21st, 2:54PM

Charges have been laid against directors of Viaduct Capital and the company that was formerly Mutual Finance... MORE »

Morgan name dropped

Thursday, March 13th, 11:59AM

Kiwibank is to rebrand the Gareth Morgan KiwiSaver scheme from the end of this month... MORE »

Firm fined for failure

Thursday, March 6th, 9:27AM

Contributory mortgage broking firm Prudential Mortgage has been convicted and fined $2,000 for failing to deliver its annual report on time... MORE »

PGC reports loss

Monday, March 3rd, 10:41AM

Pyne Gould Corporation has reported a $6.6 million loss for the six months to December 31, after a profit of $1... MORE »

Sky TV sets rate for bonds

Friday, February 28th, 3:41PM

SKY TV is seeking to raise up to $100 million of unsecured unsubordinated fixed rate bonds... MORE »

AML reports due mid-year

Monday, February 24th, 7:49PM

The first round of annual reports on AML/CFT programmes and risk assessments must be submitted on August 30... MORE »

Lombard civil case dropped

Monday, February 24th, 2:00PM

The FMA has dropped civil proceedings against four Lombard directors... MORE »

Aorangi repayment reaches 92c

Friday, February 21st, 3:13PM

Repayments to investors in Aorangi Securities have climbed to 92 cents in the dollar... MORE »

Guidance note 'common sense'

Friday, February 21st, 2:24PM

A guidance note from the FMA on broker obligations outlines a common-sense approach that most brokers should already be taking, one financial law expert says... MORE »

PAA plans CEO appointment

Wednesday, February 19th, 12:26PM

The Professional Advisers Association is looking to appoint an interim chief executive by the end of this week... MORE »

Sky TV considering bond offer

Tuesday, February 18th, 1:13PM

SKY Television is considering making an offer of up to $100 million of unsecured unsubordinated fixed rate bonds to New Zealanders and is now seeking preliminary indications of interest... MORE »

13 lucky for Accuro

Monday, February 17th, 6:40PM

Accuro Health Insurance says its increased its membership for 13 consecutive quarters at a time when the sector is contracting... MORE »

A good 18 holes for Fidelity

Monday, February 17th, 9:25AM

Fidelity Life has had its A- (Excellent) financial strength rating renewed by AM Best for the 18th consecutive year... MORE »

TOWER fund renamed

Friday, January 31st, 1:06PM

Fisher Funds has renamed the TOWER KiwiSaver fund it acquired as part of its purchase of TOWER’s investment arm last year

... MORE »

Fisher keeps Kingfish management

Wednesday, January 29th, 12:37PM

Listed investment company Kingfish says that it has renewed its management agreement with Fisher Funds Management... MORE »

Perpetual Trust sale finalised

Friday, January 17th, 1:52PM

George Kerr-controlled Pyne Gould Corporation has completed the sale of Perpetual Trust and his company is now heading to Guernsey... MORE »

Looking ftor testers

Tuesday, January 14th, 3:57PM

CRM provider InControl is looking for advisers to test its new Local Windows Synced Discovery... MORE »

FADC changes its procedures

Monday, January 13th, 10:19AM

The Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee has made four changes to its Procedural Rules... MORE »

Three Ross investors asked to pay back millions

Friday, December 20th, 5:52PM

Investors who received almost $4 million between them from Ross Asset Management have been asked to pay it back... MORE »

Trilogy settles on syndicate building

Wednesday, December 18th, 4:50PM

Sydney based property fund manager Trilogy Funds has purchased the building which is part of its Melbourne Office Syndicate Cheltenham for $24 million... MORE »

Another gong for Harbour

Monday, December 16th, 1:44PM

Harbour Asset Management has been recognised in this year’s International Finance magazine’s Financial Awards winning the ‘Best Asset Management Company, New Zealand’ award... MORE »

All but one Credit SaILS investors repaid

Monday, December 9th, 5:11PM

All but $17,000 of the $60 million settlement fund in the failed investment product Credit SaILS has been returned to investors... MORE »

PGC wins case against former MD

Friday, November 22nd, 5:02PM

Pyne Gould Corporation (PGC) has won an employment dispute against former managing director John Duncan... MORE »

Code v2.0 near

Saturday, November 16th, 10:21AM

The Code Committee met last week to finalise the second version of the Code of Professional Conduct for advisers... MORE »

No Plan B for IOOF

Thursday, November 14th, 6:53AM

Advisory firm Plan B has been renamed IOOF New Zealand following the company's takeover late last year... MORE »

Global equity fund seeks listing

Thursday, November 7th, 7:11AM

Australian manager PM Capital has launched an offering for an ASX listed investment company focused on international stocks... MORE »

Banker survives minimum wage challenge

Monday, November 4th, 11:41AM

This is a little different. Some of you will know Andrew Mexted-Bragg who is currently a senior product manager at ANZ... MORE »

More gongs

Friday, October 25th, 2:36PM

AsiaHedge Awards have been handed out for the year and a number of managers operating in New Zealand scooped up accoldates... MORE »

Disputes scheme tees off with new name

Thursday, October 24th, 6:50AM  1 comment

Crown-owned company Dispute Resolution Services Ltd (DRSL) his changing its name to FairWay Resolution Limited... MORE »

AIA on a mission to break the cycle of under-insurance

Tuesday, October 22nd, 8:18AM

Three years into his insurance tenure, chief executive of AIA New Zealand, Wayne Besant, talks candidly about the cycle of under-insurance that plagues the industry and how to break it... MORE »

Jennings gets a gong

Friday, October 18th, 9:07AM  3 comments

Fidelity Life chief executive Milton Jennings has received a special award acknowledging his long-time support of the Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand

Jennings has personally fundraised more than $100,000 for the organisation... MORE »

Super fund adds new passive manager

Tuesday, October 15th, 1:56PM

NZ Superannuation Fund has appointed Northern Trust to a new passive global equities mandate... MORE »

KiwiSaver scheme closes

Tuesday, October 8th, 5:15PM

The Aonsaver AMT KiwiSaver scheme has closed.

It was aimed at employer groups and had $13... MORE »

Milford adds fund

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2:00PM

Milford Asset Management has added a new fund to its offering... MORE »

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
AMP Home Loans 6.49 5.69 6.29 6.40
AMP Home Loans $200k+ 6.39 5.59 5.99 6.30
AMP Home Loans LVR <80% - - 5.99 -
ANZ 5.99 5.85 6.49 6.85
ANZ LVR > 80 5.99 6.35 6.99 7.35
ANZ Special - - 5.95 -
ASB Bank 6.00 5.85 6.49 6.85
ASB Bank Special - - - -
BankDirect 6.00 5.85 6.49 6.85
BankDirect Special - - - -
BNZ - Classic - - 5.95 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
BNZ - GlobalPlus 6.19 5.85 6.29 6.29
BNZ - Mortgage One 6.60 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 6.19 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 6.19 5.85 6.29 6.29
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.99 - - -
Credit Union Auckland 6.20 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 5.85 5.90 6.50 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 5.75 - - -
eMortgage 6.04 6.15 6.69 7.19
Fidelity Life 5.70 5.40 6.00 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Finance Direct 6.10 6.45 6.69 7.10
First Credit Union 6.45 - - -
General Finance 5.95 6.25 6.50 7.10
HBS Bank 5.90 ▲5.60 ▲5.99 ▲6.35
HBS LVR > 80% - - - -
Heartland 5.95 6.25 6.50 7.10
Heretaunga Building Society 5.75 5.50 6.30 -
Housing NZ Corp 5.75 5.50 6.30 6.40
HSBC Premier 6.24 5.59 6.29 6.55
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - - 5.79 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Kiwibank 5.90 5.69 5.99 6.40
Kiwibank - Capped 5.65 6.50 - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.60 - - -
Kiwibank LVR > 80% - - 6.29 6.40
Liberty 5.64 - - -
Napier Building Society 5.80 6.00 6.70 -
Nelson Building Society 6.45 5.95 6.60 -
NZ Home Loans 6.10 5.69 6.29 6.60
Perpetual Trust 7.70 - - -
RESIMAC - lo doc 7.34 7.14 7.49 8.05
RESIMAC LVR < 80% 5.84 5.64 5.99 6.55
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
RESIMAC LVR < 85% 6.84 6.64 6.99 7.55
RESIMAC LVR < 90% 7.84 7.64 7.99 8.55
SBS Bank 5.90 ▲5.60 ▲5.99 ▲6.35
SBS LVR < 80% - - - -
Silver Fern 5.95 6.10 6.55 7.05
Southern Cross 5.95 6.25 6.50 7.10
Sovereign 6.10 5.85 6.49 6.85
Sovereign Special - - - -
The Co-operative Bank 5.95 5.65 5.99 6.35
TSB Bank 6.04 5.40 5.99 6.40
Wairarapa Building Society 6.20 5.75 5.95 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac 5.74 5.85 5.95 6.85
Westpac - Capped rates - 6.19 6.69 -
Westpac - Offset 5.74 - - -
Median 6.00 5.85 6.29 6.85

Last updated: 15 April 2014 9:01am

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