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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 »

Receivers called in

Thursday, May 28th, 6:21PM

The High Court in Christchurch has granted the Financial Markets Authority’s (FMA) application for Grant Graham and Neale Jackson of KordaMentha to be appointed as receivers and managers of forex firm Arena Capital Limited, trading as Blackfort FX (Arena/Blackfort)... MORE »

NZX gets pass mark

Tuesday, May 26th, 2:21PM

The Financial Markets Authority has confirmed that NZX has complied with its statutory obligations to ensure that its markets are fair, orderly, and transparent... MORE »

Conference nearly full

Tuesday, May 26th, 8:52AM

The National Advisers conference next month is nearly sold out with just 67 tickets left... MORE »

Budget not enough: HFANZ

Sunday, May 24th, 7:26PM

This year’s Budget did nothing to address the need for a better health funding model, the Health Funds Association (HFANZ) says... MORE »

Assets of FX trader seized

Thursday, May 21st, 3:20PM

The FMA is investigating Arena Capital which has been trading as BlackfortFX)... MORE »

Defence Force seeks AFAs

Monday, May 18th, 6:28PM

The New Zealand Defence Force wants financial advisers... MORE »

Cancer cover suits direct market

Monday, May 18th, 6:28PM

It provides a payment of up to $80,000 on a cancer diagnosis... MORE »

Wealth Defender IPO successful

Monday, May 18th, 6:21PM

The company expects to be listed on ASX on May 21... MORE »

CFA putting investors first

Tuesday, May 12th, 8:05PM

The CFA Society is joining its peers around the world and recognising May as Putting Investors First Month... MORE »

Insurance jobs up

Monday, May 11th, 1:13PM

Seek is reporting 40% year-on-year growth in the number of insurance and superannuation jobs advertised on its site... MORE »

NZF in administration

Friday, May 8th, 4:01PM

Former financial services firm NZF has entered voluntary administration... MORE »

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ANZ 6.24 5.10 5.25 5.59
ANZ Special - 4.69 4.89 -
ASB Bank 6.50 5.05 5.25 5.35
ASB Bank Special - 4.69 4.89 4.99
BankDirect 6.50 5.05 5.25 5.35
BankDirect Special - 4.69 4.89 4.99
BNZ - Mortgage One 6.65 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 6.24 - - -
BNZ - Special - 4.69 4.69 -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 6.24 5.09 5.09 5.19
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.99 - - -
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 6.14 5.39 5.39 5.39
HBS Special - 4.69 4.69 4.99
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 - 4.49 4.49 4.49
ICBC 6.75 5.99 6.39 -
Kiwibank 6.15 4.79 5.49 5.69
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 6.40 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 5.09 4.65 4.99
Liberty - - - -
Napier Building Society 6.50 5.80 6.70 -
Nelson Building Society 6.70 5.65 5.95 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
NZ Home Loans 6.60 5.39 5.49 6.29
Perpetual Trust 7.70 - - -
Resimac 5.59 5.37 5.40 5.52
SBS Bank 6.14 5.39 5.39 5.39
SBS Bank Special - 4.69 4.69 4.99
Sovereign 6.35 5.05 5.25 5.35
Sovereign Special - 4.69 4.89 4.99
The Co-operative Bank 6.20 4.69 4.79 4.99
TSB Bank 6.24 5.10 5.39 5.45
TSB Special - 4.69 4.69 4.99
Wairarapa Building Society 6.20 5.75 5.95 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac 6.15 4.99 5.19 5.19
Westpac - Capped rates - 6.15 6.15 -
Westpac - Offset 6.15 - - -
Westpac Special - - 4.69 -
Median 6.40 5.09 5.25 5.35

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