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Dodds: Regulators 'attack on integrity'

Recent reports questioning financial adviser behaviour are an attack on the reputation and integrity of the industry, the head of the Institute of Financial Advisers says.

Thursday, May 24th, 6:00AM

IFA chief executive Fred Dodds and PAA chief executive Rod Severn said recent negative coverage of the industry, including the FMA’s report into churn, its report on soft commissions, coverage of poor Australian advice practices and some of the commentary emerging in discussions about the new code of conduct and law changes, were at risk of suffocating the good work that advisers did.

“The majority of advisers do add value,” Dodds said ...MORE»

Minister 'encourages' providers to change soft commission structures

Wednesday, May 23rd, 6:00AM  5 comments

Commerce Minister Kris Faafoi says it’s disappointing to hear that the practice of offering trips as sales incentives to financial advisers is still widespread.

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Advisers follow Slater to new EDR

Tuesday, May 22nd, 6:00AM  1 comment

Adviser groups are switching their dispute resolution schemes, following industry stalwart Trevor Slater. 

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Schemes query disclosure requirement

Financial Disputes Resolution Service client director Trevor Slater says he’s willing to make a stand over the requirement that external disputes resolution schemes increase their reporting to regulators.

Monday, May 21st, 6:00AM  3 comments

The dispute resolution schemes made a joint submission to the select committee considering the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill.

As it stands, the bill proposes requiring the scheme to report individual material complaints to regulators such as the FMA.

At the moment they must only do so if they see a series of material complaints.

The schemes want the wording changed so they would only need to report if the complaint contributed to a series of similar complaints or reflected a systemic issue ...MORE»

KiwiSaver rules for MPs - even if their scheme doesn't exist any more

Friday, May 18th, 6:00AM

MPs including the Commerce Minister claim to be part of a scheme that was wound up five years ago. Good Returns checks out the latest register of pecuniary interests to find out where MPs have their money.

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Soft commission schemes untenable under new regime: FMA

Thursday, May 17th, 6:00AM

Many soft commission incentives currently offered to financial advisers will not be able to continue under new advice laws, the Financial Markets Authority says.

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[GRTV] The future of insurance commissions

Wednesday, April 18th, 10:40AM  2 comments

Commerce Minister Kris Faaoi talks to Philip Macalister on Good Returns TV about the future of commissions, law changes planned and churn. MORE»

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Insurers next for regulatory scrutiny

Thursday, May 24th, 12:28PM

[UPDATED] New Zealand's life insurers are now being asked to show what they are doing to identify issues of misconduct within their organisations. MORE»

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Latest RBNZ figures reveal first time buyer boom

Thursday, May 24th, 4:28PM

Last month, first time buyers took their highest share of the mortgage lending market in over a decade, according to new figures from the Reserve Bank. MORE»

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Harbour adds to fixed interest team

Friday, May 18th, 3:22PM

Harbour Asset Management has appointed a new fixed interest investment analyst to replace Declan McKeefry. MORE»

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KiwiSaver rules for MPs - even if their scheme doesn't exist any more

Friday, May 18th, 6:00AM

MPs including the Commerce Minister claim to be part of a scheme that was wound up five years ago. Good Returns checks out the latest register of pecuniary interests to find out where MPs have their money. MORE»

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