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Submission slams FMA

SiFA has entered a searing submission in response to the Financial Advisers Act review issues paper.

Friday, August 7th, 6:00AM

In it, Robert Oddy and Murray Weatherston say the financial advice regulation regime has limited access to advice, guidance to advisers has been at times incomprehensible, the FMA has too much control over the Code Committee, and that treatment of QFEs has been unfair.

They want regulation rewritten to clearly focus on consumers and make it easier for them to access advice.

They say regulation has driven many independent advisers out of the market or into the hands of QFEs and more are likely to follow...MORE»

Massey calls for Act overhaul

Thursday, July 30th, 6:00AM

Industry regulations are cumbersome and reduce the number of advisers operating in the New Zealand market, a group of Massey University academics say.

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FSC: All advisers should be equal

Monday, July 27th, 6:00AM

The FSC wants RFAs to choose: Operate at the level of AFAs or declare themselves salespeople.

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Submissions call for big law changes

Wednesday, July 22nd, 6:00AM

The Financial Advisers Act (FAA) needs to stop thinking about advisers in terms of the products they deal in and start thinking about how they put them to work for their clients, the Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA) says.

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Qualification questions may cause concerns

Thursday, May 28th, 6:00AM

A crackdown on adviser qualification requirements could prompt some to leave the industry, it has been claimed.

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Time running out for DIMS decision

Wednesday, April 15th, 6:00AM

With less than two months left to make a decision, a number of advisers are still unsure whether they will offer discretionary investment management services (DIMS) as of the second half of this year.

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Tell MBIE what you think of regulation

Friday, March 13th, 6:00AM

Advisers are being asked to fill out a survey for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on what they think about regulation of the sector, as part of the review of the Financial Advisers Act.

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Claim lawyers, accountants getting unfair deal

Tuesday, March 10th, 6:00AM

Accountants and lawyers should no longer be allowed any exemptions to offer financial advice outside the control of the Financial Advisers Act, one industry commentator says.

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