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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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Pathfinder first carbon-neutral KiwiSaver

Wednesday, March 24th, 3:00PM

Fresh off its merger with Alvarium, Pathfinder has announced that its award-winning KiwiSaver fund is going carbon neutral and changing its name. MORE»

KiwiSaver funds bankroll community housing

Wednesday, March 10th, 7:38AM

Generate and Caresaver KiwiSaver are backing a community housing initiative seeking to raise $100 million in funding for as many as 300 low-cost houses, much of it to be built on unused urban church land. MORE»

IRD to fork out $6.6 million for KiwiSaver pay delay

Monday, February 22nd, 9:07AM

After delays due to a move to a new technology platform, the IRD are having to compensate many KiwiSaver accounts to the tune of $6.6 million. MORE»

Default KiwiSaver: Which providers are fighting to keep their status?

Friday, February 5th, 6:38AM  5 comments

[Updated] Despite a shroud of secrecy from MBIE, Good Returns can report that 7/9 default KiwiSaver providers have applied to retain their status, with two notable exceptions keeping quiet. MORE»

MJW KiwiSaver survey reveals balanced and growth fund overlaps

Tuesday, January 26th, 6:00AM

A survey by MJW Investments looking at the performance of KiwiSaver funds over the last ten years reveals a large overlap between balanced and growth funds. MORE»

Juno to increase KiwiSaver fees, not pursuing default status.

Thursday, October 29th, 3:15PM

Juno KiwiSaver funds are increasing fees for some clients, not going to pursue default provider status. MORE»

KiwiSaver: The opportunity set of a lifetime

Monday, October 26th, 9:37AM

NZ Funds chief executive Michael Lang outlines three ways the financial services industry could further grow KiwiSaver. MORE»

It's time sharebrokers had uniform fee disclosure

Wednesday, October 21st, 7:03PM

NZ Funds chief executive Michael Lang says it is time sharebrokers faced a uniform fees disclosure regime like managed funds. MORE»

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
AIA 4.55 2.29 2.59 2.65
ANZ 4.44 2.89 3.25 3.39
ANZ Special - 2.29 2.69 2.79
ASB Bank 4.45 2.29 2.59 2.65
Basecorp Finance 5.49 - - -
Bluestone 3.49 3.34 2.99 3.34
BNZ - Classic - 2.29 2.59 2.79
BNZ - Mortgage One 5.15 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 4.60 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 4.55 2.89 3.19 3.39
BNZ - TotalMoney 4.55 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
CFML Loans 4.95 - - -
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 2.95 3.45 -
Heartland Bank - Online 2.50 1.99 2.35 2.45
Heretaunga Building Society 4.99 3.40 3.50 -
HSBC Premier 4.49 2.25 2.35 2.65
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Special - 2.25 - -
ICBC 3.69 2.25 2.35 2.65
Kainga Ora 4.43 2.67 2.97 3.13
Kainga Ora - First Home Buyer Special - 2.25 - -
Kiwibank 3.40 3.20 3.50 3.50
Kiwibank - Offset 3.40 - - -
Kiwibank Special 3.40 2.35 2.65 2.65
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Nelson Building Society 4.95 3.20 3.24 -
Pepper Essential - - - -
Resimac 3.39 3.35 2.99 3.35
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
SBS Bank 4.54 2.79 ▲2.99 ▲3.29
SBS Bank Special - 2.29 ▲2.49 ▲2.79
Select Home Loans 3.49 3.34 2.99 3.34
The Co-operative Bank - First Home Special - 2.09 - -
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 4.40 2.29 2.59 2.79
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 4.40 2.79 3.09 3.29
TSB Bank 5.34 3.09 3.29 3.45
TSB Special 4.54 2.29 2.49 2.65
Wairarapa Building Society 4.99 3.55 3.49 -
Westpac 4.59 3.09 3.29 3.39
Westpac - Offset 4.59 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac Special - 2.29 2.69 2.79
Median 4.55 2.73 2.99 2.80

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