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An inquiry? Careful what you wish for

[ROYAL COMMISSION] New Zealand's financial services sector could get more than it bargained for if a Royal Commission were launched in this country, as it has been in Australia.

Thursday, April 26th, 6:00AM  8 comments

The Australian Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry last week heard the Commonwealth Bank had charged dead clients for advice.

Then it revealed AMP had misled the regulator as many as 20 times over its practice of charging for advice clients never received.

Sector commentator David Whyte, former head of insurance companies on both sides of the Tasman ...MORE»

The Code – Issues for advisers (Part Two)

Tuesday, April 24th, 6:00AM  8 comments


[Opinion] The future of advice is at risk

Monday, April 23rd, 7:43AM  7 comments

In my 30-odd years covering this financial services I don't think there has ever been a more important time for the future than right now.


Heads roll at AMP Australia

[ROYAL COMMISSION] AMP says it apologises “unreservedly” and its chief executive will stand down immediately, after its misconduct was brought to light by Australia’s banking royal commission.

Friday, April 20th, 10:21AM  11 comments

The commission found AMP had repeatedly misled ASIC over its practice of charging customers fees for services they did not receive.

Senior AMP figures, including board chair Catherine Brenner, requested changes to an "independent" report into the matter prepared by law firm Clayton Utz.

AMP said chief executive Craig Meller would step down and non-executive director Mike Wilkins, former chief executive of IAG, would take over while his replacement was found ...MORE»

Degree 'not the answer to industry's problems'

Friday, April 20th, 6:00AM  5 comments

Providing high quality financial planning advice is not that hard and a degree won’t solve the issues present in the industry, an adviser is arguing.


Faafoi considering complaints

Thursday, April 19th, 6:00AM  2 comments

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says he is considering the correspondence he has received relating to the Code Working Group.


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Advisers invited to join Financial Advice NZ

Tuesday, April 24th, 12:00PM  2 comments

Financial Advice NZ is taking the next step in its development – attracting members. MORE»

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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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Sunday, April 22nd, 12:00PM  2 comments

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New CEO for Kiwibank

Thursday, April 26th, 1:10PM

Kiwibank announced today that former ASB executive Steve Jurkovich will be taking the helm as the bank’s fourth chief executive. MORE»

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From university to FMA

Thursday, April 26th, 2:57PM

A new appointment has been made to the Financial Markets Authority board. MORE»


Advisers: Fee move will make little difference

Wednesday, March 28th, 5:59AM  6 comments

KiwiSaver investors will soon see the fees they pay displayed in dollar terms - but advisers are not convinced it will have any effect. MORE»

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