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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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KiwiSaver: Young Kiwis in the wrong fund

Tuesday, May 25th, 4:47PM  1 comment

The FMA are calling on young Kiwis to check they are in the right KiwiSaver fund following the large-scale switching during Covid-19 market fluctuations. MORE»

Kiwi Wealth invests more into private equity

Monday, May 10th, 2:49PM

Kiwi Wealth KiwiSaver has committed up to $50 million to leading investment firm Pioneer Capital with a focus on New Zealand businesses exporting high-value products and services in large international markets. MORE»

A KiwiSaver's pandemic panic

Wednesday, April 21st, 6:00AM  2 comments

A recent complaint investigated by Financial Services Complaints Limited (FSCL) has highlighted the need for personal finance advice before making hasty decisions around changing KiwiSaver fund types. MORE»

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»

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AIA 4.55 ▼2.19 2.59 ▲2.99
ANZ 4.44 ▼2.79 3.19 ▲3.59
ANZ Special - ▼2.19 2.59 ▲2.99
ASB Back My Build 1.79 - - -
ASB Bank 4.45 ▼2.19 2.59 ▲2.99
Basecorp Finance 5.49 - - -
Bluestone 3.49 3.34 2.99 3.34
BNZ - Classic - 2.25 2.55 ▲2.99
BNZ - Mortgage One 5.15 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 4.60 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 4.55 2.85 3.15 ▲3.59
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
BNZ - TotalMoney 4.55 - - -
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 ▲5.95 - - -
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 1.95 1.85 2.35 2.45
Heretaunga Building Society 4.99 ▲3.80 ▲3.90 -
HSBC Premier 4.49 ▼2.19 ▲2.45 ▲2.69
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
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 3.04 3.40 3.84
Kiwibank - Offset 3.40 - - -
Kiwibank Special 3.40 2.19 2.55 2.99
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Nelson Building Society 4.95 3.20 3.24 -
Pepper Essential 4.79 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Resimac 3.39 ▼2.98 ▼2.79 ▼3.29
SBS Bank 4.54 2.69 2.99 3.29
SBS Bank Special - 2.19 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 2.25 2.59 ▲2.94
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 4.40 2.75 3.09 ▲3.44
TSB Bank 5.34 ▼2.99 ▲3.35 ▲3.79
TSB Special 4.54 ▼2.19 ▲2.55 ▲2.99
Wairarapa Building Society 4.99 3.55 3.49 -
Westpac 4.59 2.85 3.19 ▲3.59
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac - Offset 4.59 - - -
Westpac Special - 2.25 2.59 ▲2.99
Median 4.55 2.68 2.99 2.99

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