About Good Returns  |  Advertise  |  Contact Us  |  Terms & Conditions  |  RSS Feeds Other Sites:   depositrates.co.nz  |   landlords.co.nz
Last Article Uploaded: Wednesday, August 23rd, 9:40AM
Check out GoodReturns TV now! Dismiss
rss
Latest Headlines

News Round Up

Monday, September 3rd 2001, 12:23AM

Two major features to look out for on Good Returns this week is a major series explaining Hedge Funds and Alternative investment strategies, plus the first in a series of in-depth practice management features.

The Hedge Funds report will give you a comprehensive package of information on why hedge funds have become so popular and why you should include them in your (or your clients') portfolios.

The Series on Succession Planning is an in-depth series that looks at major issues confronting financial planners.

As part of this series we would like to answer your questions about the issue. Email any questions you have to qanda@goodreturns.co.nz. These will be answered by someone who has expertise in this area. At the end of the series we will run an article which answers all your questions. (Your name won't be published).

In a related area the Auckland branch of the Financial Planners and Insurance Advisers Association is holding a seminar on How to Become A Financial Adviser.

Good Returns is wholly-supportive of such initiatives.

To find out more about this seminar click here.

Warehouse goes direct


We've been given plenty of warning and now it's happened. The Warehouse has established a financial services arm of its operation in conjunction with WestpacTrust.

The section is headed by Bruce Gordon who also established E-Loan and previously ran Farmers Financial Services.

First up the Warehouse will be offering a low interest rate MasterCard, a standard MasterCard and a range of innovative, good-value life insurance, credit card, insurance and travel insurance policies.

The Warehouse believes the majority of its 200,000 current holders of the Warehouse’s store card (recently transferred from WestpacTrust to the Warehouse Financial Services) will upgrade to one of the new MasterCards, forming a solid base for the new venture.

Warehouse chief executive Greg Muir says the company is evaluating other products, including savings accounts and home loans, as part of a planned rollout of new products and services in the future.

"It is our intention to be a major presence in the New Zealand financial services market over time, but we’re taking a sensible, incremental approach to establishing ourselves."

Challenger looks to UK
Listed Australian-based fund manager Challenger International says it has increased its net profit after-tax by 91% to A$154.1 million in the year to June 30.

Challenger is active in Australia and New Zealand and is currently looking to set up operation in the United Kingdom.

It plans to fund this expansion with the A$85 million it raised in a rights issue earlier this year.

Challenger's New Zealand chief executive John Rowley says the company is still in the early stages of its growth in New Zealand: "We are on track with our plans to be a permanent and important part of the New Zealand financial services scene."

New rates
UDC has made the following changes to its term deposit rates;

  • UDC Secured Term Investment Rate, 5.85% for one year, min $25,000
  • UDC Telephone Call Account, 5.30% for $100,000 or more, 5.15% for $20,000 to $100,000 and 4.6% for $5,000 to $20,000.
  • UDC Secured Term Investment 5 year, 7.00%, minimum $25,000
« Moses and Stevens clearedSovereign takes regulation bull by the horns »

Special Offers

Commenting is closed

 

print

Printable version  

print

Email to a friend
News Bites
Latest Comments
  • Industry demands details
    “Nominated representatives I also don't see why the sector is puzzled about the role of nominated representatives. All licensed...”
    3 hours ago by Murray Weatherston
  • Industry demands details
    “I don't understand what the issue raised above about complaints and EDRS is. Under FSLAA, the licensee is the entity (FAP)....”
    3 hours ago by Murray Weatherston
  • Former Navy captain to steer Newpark into the future
    “Great to see Newpark taking the early initiative as well as appointing someone with such obvious experience and business...”
    12 hours ago by Donald
  • Former Navy captain to steer Newpark into the future
    “Congratulations Newpark on an awesome strategy! By appointing a "skipper" (pun intended) with Deans credentials, you are...”
    5 days ago by The Oracle
  • Getting to Know: Peter Neilson
    “Interesting article. Isn’t it good we do have some decent people in our industry. What a joke that was when all those...”
    5 days ago by Brent Sheather
Subscribe Now

Weekly Wrap

Previous News

MORE NEWS»

Most Commented On
Mortgage Rates Table

Full Rates Table | Compare Rates

Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ANZ 5.79 5.05 ▼5.25 5.59
ANZ Special - 4.55 ▼4.75 -
ASB Bank 5.80 4.85 5.19 5.49
ASB Bank Special - 4.45 4.79 5.09
BankDirect 5.80 4.85 5.19 5.49
BankDirect Special - 4.45 4.79 5.09
BNZ - Mortgage One 6.50 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 5.95 - - -
BNZ - Special - 4.59 4.79 5.09
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.90 4.99 5.29 5.59
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.90 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 6.15 5.45 5.50 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 6.45 - - -
Finance Direct - - - -
First Credit Union 5.85 - - -
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heartland Bank - Online - - - -
Heretaunga Building Society 5.75 5.00 5.20 -
Housing NZ Corp 5.79 4.85 5.24 5.49
HSBC Premier 5.79 4.09 4.29 4.89
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 5.80 4.59 4.69 5.09
Kiwibank 5.80 4.95 5.29 5.59
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.80 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 4.45 4.79 5.09
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Napier Building Society - - - -
Nelson Building Society 6.10 5.10 5.45 -
Resimac 5.30 4.86 4.94 5.30
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
RESIMAC Special 5.00 - 4.75 -
SBS Bank 5.89 4.99 5.29 5.59
SBS Bank Special - 4.59 4.85 5.25
Sovereign 5.90 4.85 5.19 5.49
Sovereign Special - 4.45 4.79 5.09
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 5.75 4.59 ▼4.79 ▼5.09
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 5.75 5.09 ▼5.29 ▼5.59
TSB Bank 5.80 4.80 5.15 5.45
TSB Special - 4.55 4.79 4.99
Wairarapa Building Society 5.70 4.85 4.99 -
Westpac 5.95 4.99 ▼5.19 5.59
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac - Capped rates - 5.26 5.36 -
Westpac - Offset 5.95 - - -
Westpac Special - 4.59 ▼4.79 5.09
Median 5.80 4.85 5.15 5.38

Last updated: 21 August 2017 10:06am

News Quiz

The maximum remuneration model for Australian life insurance advisers is to be set at what?

Upfront 40% + trail 20%

Upfront 50% + trail 10%

Upfront 50% + trail 20%

Upfront 60% + trail 10%

Upfront 60% + trail 20%

MORE QUIZZES »

About Us  |  Advertise  |  Contact Us  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  RSS Feeds  |  Letters  |  Archive  |  Toolbox
 
Site by Web Developer and eyelovedesign.com