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FSLAA overachievers 'could be collateral damage'

A delayed start for the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act regime is the right thing to do – but it could be a problem for proactive advice providers who had already started to move their businesses towards licensing, one financial services law expert says.

Thursday, April 2nd, 10:19PM

The Government has announced that the regime will now not take effect until at least March, giving advisers another nine months to complete their transitional licence application.

David Ireland, a partner at Dentons, said the delay would mean people applying for a financial advice provider (FAP) licence would have time to revisit their plans and make sure all was in order.

“While most will ...MORE»

After the ups; the downs

Thursday, April 2nd, 6:44PM

New Zealand shares fell, led by a slump in Kathmandu Holdings after the retailer raised funds at a steep discount. Fears about the severity of the covid-19 outbreak in the US also weighed on investor sentiment.

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Advisers 'will drop out'

Thursday, April 2nd, 6:00AM  6 comments

Advisers who are new to the industry will be most likely to drop out due to Covid-19 economic disruption, industry commentators say.

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Covid withdrawals possible 'but not always desirable'

KiwiSaver members are being told they may be able to withdraw their money to help them through tough financial times caused by Covid-19 – but the decision should be made carefully.

Wednesday, April 1st, 6:57AM  9 comments

Retirement Commissioner Jane Wrightson said it was understandable that many KiwiSaver members facing financial hardship were turning to their funds as a potential source of short-term income, but there was a range of options they could consider first.



“While your circumstances may qualify for withdrawal under significant financial hardship, taking out money now may severely impact your quality ...MORE»

Fixed income 'not providing buffer expected'

Monday, March 30th, 9:29PM

Fixed income has not been providing the portfolio protection in the current market volatility that investors might expect, MyFiduciary principal Chris Douglas says.

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[The Wrap] Coping with Covid-19; thinking ahead; update your info

Monday, March 30th, 10:00AM

This week's wrap is a bit different to my normal ones (including being on a Monday). The Covid-19 lockdown presents daily challenges for each of us, but is a good opportunity to think about the future. Also I ask you to update your details so we can get information to you.

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Thursday, April 2nd, 4:25PM

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Sunday, March 22nd, 10:00AM

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Two big questions in conduct law causing advisers concern, and its unintended consequences

Monday, March 30th, 10:35AM  4 comments

The Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) amendment Bill raises a big question about the future of commission. MORE»

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Payment holidays won't affect credit scores

Friday, April 3rd, 9:13AM

Banks have quashed speculation that payment holidays will affect customers' credit scores and their ability to borrow in the future. MORE»

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NZ Funds adds to its Private Wealth team

Monday, March 30th, 10:19AM

NZ Funds continues to beef up its Private Wealth team to help it achieve its double-digit growth rate. MORE»

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Covid withdrawals possible 'but not always desirable'

Wednesday, April 1st, 6:57AM  9 comments

KiwiSaver members are being told they may be able to withdraw their money to help them through tough financial times caused by Covid-19 – but the decision should be made carefully. MORE»

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