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Displays of emotional intelligence from advisers is more likely to earn trust than digital literacy

The COVID-19 pandemic, its associated market volatility and new regulations to combat the fallout have all served as reminders that trust is the foundation of any adviser-client relationship.

Thursday, May 7th, 8:28AM

A recent Harris Poll study conducted on behalf of MDRT among over 2,000 US adults found that 85% of Americans would be more likely to trust recommendations from human financial advisers if they demonstrate emotional intelligence.

In a time of historic turmoil, advisers seeking to reassure, reposition or even retain clients must exhibit genuine empathy and compassion.

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Understanding rebalancing: A portfolio well invested doesn’t do things in excess

Monday, April 6th, 3:46PM

Consilium Head of Adviser Services Ben Brinkerhoff says rebalancing enforces good investor behaviour in these turbulent times.
 

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[WATCH] Newpark update

Friday, April 3rd, 4:41PM

Newpark's newly installed chairman, Bernie McCrea, has produced a video outlining the group's future plans and also providing some Covid-19 tips for insurance and mortgage advisers.

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Iress: Covid-19 pushing advisers into digital working

Sunday, March 29th, 6:19PM

Covid-19 and the resulting lockdown have prompted many advisers to adopt what previously had been seen as best-practice – but optional – ways of working, Iress chief executive Andrew Walsh says.

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'Retirees' stick with KiwiSaver, AMP says

Monday, August 3rd, 5:00AM

More people over the pension age are choosing to keep their KiwiSaver funds active, AMP Wealth Management says. MORE»

KiwiSaver sector slams National proposal

Wednesday, July 29th, 9:39PM  4 comments

New Zealand’s KiwiSaver sector has panned a proposal from National to allow unemployed people to tap into their accounts to start a business. MORE»

Is default status a gravy train?

Thursday, June 25th, 6:20PM  2 comments

Michael Lang compares default and non-default KiwiSaver investment options. MORE»

Time for financial advisers to step up on KiwiSaver

Wednesday, June 3rd, 11:55AM  3 comments

New Zealand’s KiwiSaver market has probably reached the critical mass required to create opportunities for financial advisers to assist, the Financial Markets Authority’s chief executive says. MORE»

Financial advice saving retirement futures: Adviser

Monday, June 1st, 12:51PM

A financial adviser who offers digital advice on KiwiSaver says he’s seen a “huge uptick” in demand for help during the Covid-19 disruption – and those who have received guidance have made it through the market volatility in better shape. MORE»

FMA: Providers working to help panicked switchers

Wednesday, May 27th, 3:50PM

The Financial Markets Authority says KiwiSaver providers have been making efforts to advise worried investors during recent market disruption. MORE»

Level the KiwiSaver default playing field

Friday, May 8th, 8:00AM

New Zealand deserves a level (default) playing field. MORE»

NZ market a better performer in slump: Morningstar

Thursday, April 30th, 9:00PM

While growth funds took a hammering in the first quarter of this year, the category is still the best performer over the longer term, Morningstar’s latest KiwiSaver survey shows. MORE»

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AIA 4.55 2.55 2.69 2.79
ANZ 4.44 3.15 3.25 3.39
ANZ Special - 2.55 2.69 2.79
ASB Bank 4.45 2.55 2.69 2.79
Bluestone 3.49 3.49 3.49 3.49
BNZ - Classic - 2.55 2.69 2.79
BNZ - Mortgage One 5.15 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 4.60 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 4.55 3.15 3.29 3.39
BNZ - TotalMoney 4.55 - - -
CFML Loans 5.50 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
China Construction Bank 4.49 4.70 4.80 4.95
China Construction Bank Special - 2.65 2.65 2.80
Credit Union Auckland 5.45 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 5.65 3.95 3.85 -
Credit Union South 5.65 3.95 3.85 -
First Credit Union Special 5.85 3.35 3.85 -
Heartland 3.95 2.89 2.97 3.39
Heartland Bank - Online - - - -
Heretaunga Building Society 4.99 ▼3.85 ▼3.95 -
HSBC Premier 4.49 2.45 2.60 2.65
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 3.69 2.55 2.65 2.79
Kainga Ora 4.43 3.29 3.39 3.85
Kiwibank 3.40 3.30 3.54 3.54
Kiwibank - Offset 3.40 - - -
Kiwibank Special 3.40 2.55 2.79 2.79
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Nelson Building Society 4.95 3.45 3.49 -
Pepper Essential 4.79 - - -
Resimac ▼3.39 3.45 ▼2.99 ▼3.35
SBS Bank 4.54 ▼3.05 3.19 ▼3.25
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
SBS Bank Special - ▼2.55 2.69 ▼2.75
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 4.40 2.55 2.69 ▼2.79
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 4.40 3.05 3.19 ▼3.29
TSB Bank 5.34 3.35 3.49 3.79
TSB Special 4.54 2.55 2.69 2.99
Wairarapa Building Society 4.99 3.65 3.69 -
Westpac 4.59 4.15 4.09 4.49
Westpac - Offset 4.59 - - -
Westpac Special - 2.55 2.69 2.79
Median 4.55 3.10 3.19 3.12

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