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Shares bounce on big banks boost

Financial stocks led the local stock market higher as they surged on an announcement the Australian federal government would roll back responsible lending rules.

Friday, September 25th, 6:44PM

The S&P/NZX 50 Index rose 107.19 points, or 0.9 percent, to 11,797.08. Within the index, 33 stocks rose, 10 fell and seven were unchanged. Turnover was $122.2 million.

The local market got a kick from across the Tasman after the Morrison government announced it would scrap responsible lending laws, which put the onus on banks to ensure loans were serviceable.

The Australian banks welcomed the ...MORE»

FMA: No excuses for shoddy conduct

Friday, September 25th, 5:44AM

After 18 months supervision of the financial sector, the FMA is calling for improvements to governance and compliance.

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Movac fund secures Kiwi Invest backing

Thursday, September 24th, 6:00AM  3 comments

In a first of its kind move for a KiwiSaver investment group, Kiwi Invest has entered the venture capital market through Movac Fund 5.

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Day of reckoning could be messy: Zollner

Low interest rates are compressing pricing of risks and a “day of reckoning” at some point could be messy, ANZ chief economist Sharon Zollner says.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 6:08AM

Zollner addressed the Financial Advice NZ conference, being held across three days this week.

She said very low interest rates had forced people to take a “remarkably relaxed attitude to risk”. “Actual risks are really elevated but priced risks are not.”

Some people were taking on too much risk, she said.

“Are we putting off the day of reckoning by trying to save every ...MORE»

Time is running out for 2000 unregistered advisers

Tuesday, September 22nd, 6:00AM  2 comments

The FMA warned that the clock is ticking for advisers who had not yet gained transitional license for the new financial advice regime.

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Ratings agency welcomes climate risk reporting

Monday, September 21st, 6:00AM

Requiring New Zealand’s financial sector to report on its climate change risk has been welcomed by ratings agencies.

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Cullen reflects on KiwiSaver, Super Fund and capital gains

Friday, September 25th, 9:23AM

Speaking to a CFA NZ conference Sir Michael Cullen reflected on his career commenting on KiwiSaver, NZ Super Fund and capital gains tax. MORE»

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[GRTV] Depressing imbalances in IP market: Hutchinson

Friday, September 25th, 12:06PM  1 comment

There are “distressing imbalances in the income protection market” says Russell Hutchinson, director of Chatswood Consulting.  MORE»

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ESG themes from company reporting season

Saturday, September 19th, 11:24AM

This reporting season has seen a strong focus on social considerations, unsurprisingly triggered by Covid-19, which has presented a challenge but also an opportunity for companies writes Harbour Asset Management. MORE»

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TAP launches adviser academy to 'raise the bar for professionalism'

Wednesday, September 23rd, 4:29PM

As new FMA regulations are set to change the way that advisers work, TAP launches an academy to bring New Zealand advisers up to the new standard. MORE»

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Australia scraps responsible lending laws

Friday, September 25th, 11:13AM

The Australian government has axed responsible lending laws in "the most significant reforms to Australia's credit framework in a decade". MORE»

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Former AMP Capital man joins Salt

Wednesday, September 16th, 4:29PM

Salt beefs up its team with the appointment of a former AMP Capital manager. MORE»

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KiwiSaver - After the Covid downturn

Friday, September 11th, 11:57AM

Eight KiwiSaver experts discuss how the scheme performed during the Covid downturn and discuss what needs to change. MORE»

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