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Consumers have lost trust in financial services

Financial services sector ‘has lost the trust of the Joe Bloggs consumer’, says KiwiSaver boss as FSC releases investor research

Wednesday, August 10th, 8:10AM  1 comment

Hard on the heels of the FMA’s 130-page report on consumer attitudes to the financial services sector, the Financial Services Council (FSC) yesterday released a survey about New Zealanders’ views and trends around investment.

Among the FSC’s key findings:



four out of five respondents have investments and most (88%) go online to manage their finances;

a growing number (18.6%) ...MORE»

CoFI a journey of frustration: CEO

Tuesday, August 9th, 7:51AM  2 comments

FMA sets out timetable for COFI compliance, praises industry for ‘incredibly constructive’ discussions

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New push to get advisers fully licensed

Monday, August 8th, 2:13PM  4 comments

A new attempt to encourage advisers to apply for full licensing starts next week.

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Inflation really weighs on returns

Given the barrage of headlines citing decades of high inflation, investors are asking how best to invest in an inflationary environment? In order to assess the current environment, it’s worth distinguishing nominal versus real rates using some examples close to home for everyone. Before you yawn and click off, here are a couple of interesting stats.

Friday, August 5th, 4:05PM

By Michael Kenealy, Senior Equities Analyst, Mint Asset Management

Over the 25 years pre-Covid19, average hourly earnings rose by 3.2%, while consumer prices eroded that by 1.9% on average each year. So, in real terms hourly earnings have grown at a compound rate of 1.2% (Dec 1994 – Dec 2019). Whilst it’s pretty hard to imagine or recall a floating mortgage interest rate of 10% and term ...MORE»

What advisers can take from the FMA’s first big consumer survey

Friday, August 5th, 8:32AM

Nearly 40% of New Zealanders say they cannot afford financial advice. Only 18% use a financial adviser and 42% say they are not considering taking up any new financial products or services in the next 12 months.

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What consumers think of financial advisers

Thursday, August 4th, 9:05AM  4 comments

How consumers interact with the financial services sector: the FMA reveals all in a mammoth report

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Jarden to build online investing platform

Monday, August 1st, 2:13PM

Sharebroker Jarden and Co is merging its direct business with Hatch. MORE»

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[GRTV] It's time to rethink responsible investing

Thursday, May 26th, 11:08AM

Kōura Wealth chief executive Rupert Carlyon says responsible investing is good but it's time to rethink some aspects of how it is done. MORE»

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Inflation really weighs on returns

Friday, August 5th, 4:05PM

Given the barrage of headlines citing decades of high inflation, investors are asking how best to invest in an inflationary environment? In order to assess the current environment, it’s worth distinguishing nominal versus real rates using some examples close to home for everyone. Before you yawn and click off, here are a couple of interesting stats. MORE»

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Cigna admits making error

Wednesday, August 10th, 12:02PM

An error discovered by Cigna has seen it pinged by the regulator who says this is a case about treating customers fairly.  MORE»

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SHARE loses its boss

Wednesday, August 10th, 12:18PM

The chief executive of SHARE and Newpark has resigned. MORE»

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Mint CIO takes leave

Tuesday, August 9th, 8:30AM

Mint's chief investment officer is stepping aside and new appointments have been made. MORE»

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A cluster of ‘modest’ accounts: what KiwiSaver balances really look like

Tuesday, July 12th, 6:35AM

In what’s believed to be an industry first, the NZ Society of Actuaries has produced a report that analyses account-level data for a large segment of the KiwiSaver market. MORE»

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