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Should lawyers give financial advice?

Since the Financial Advisers Act (FAA) came into force there has been some angst over exemptions for other professions – such as lawyers and accountants.  Are financial advisers right to be concerned that lawyers and accountants can hand out financial advice? Are there any restrictions on them?

Thursday, October 19th, 6:37AM

Financial advice requires specialised skills.  This means to give other professions an open-ended exemption from the FAA could jeopardise the quality of financial advice and undermine consumer confidence when seeking advice.  This commentary considers the exemption for lawyers and accountants and what restrictions apply (or should apply).

Is it financial advice?

The FAA sets the ground rules for when someone is giving financial advice...MORE»

Don't choose KiwiSaver funds on fees only (+ GRAPH)

Tuesday, October 17th, 5:06PM

ANZ general manager Wealth Products, Ana-Marie Lockyer, says the focus with KiwiSaver should be on returns-after- fees, rather than just on finding the provider that offers the lowest fees. +GRAPH

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Note From A Big Country

Wednesday, October 11th, 10:19AM

Perhaps the biggest surprise that emanated from this week’s trip to North America has been the extent to which the topic of secular stagnation has come back onto the agenda, despite all the excitement over the prospect for as yet unfortunately still undefined tax cuts by the Trump Administration.

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Don’t bank on those dividends

Monday, September 18th, 6:00AM

In its latest investment commentary Castle Point Funds Management works out what is the best time to invest in banks.

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Responsible investing: Is there a cost?

Friday, September 8th, 9:09AM

The most popular argument used by investors that are resistant to the concept of responsible investing is that “returns are lower, it will cost me money”. Well, times have changed.

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Finance boost for UDC buyer

Monday, July 3rd, 8:34PM

TIP Trailer Services, a subsidiary of HNA Group leading the purchase of UDC from ANZ, has secured new financing arrangements to a total of $2.7 billion for UDC which will be effective when the sale is complete. MORE»

UDC vote approves trust deed change

Wednesday, June 21st, 7:33PM

UDC Finance debenture holders have voted to pass a special resolution to change the company's trust deed, clearing the way for sale. MORE»

NZCU Baywide offering high interest and flexible term deposit options

Tuesday, June 20th, 4:55PM

The new term deposit is believed to have one of the best combinations of high interest and flexibility from any rated New Zealand credit union or bank. MORE»

UDC: On track for sale

Tuesday, June 6th, 7:21PM

UDC Finance says its half-year profit of $30.2 million positions it well for new ownership. MORE»

FMT ticks over $500m in investments

Thursday, May 4th, 8:10AM

While banks clamp down on lending and restrictions tighten for investors, one non-bank lender has more money to offer than ever. MORE»

Shareholders chip in

Monday, April 10th, 6:00AM

Kiwibank has had to go to its new shareholders for more money. MORE»

UDC gets downgraded on sale news

Thursday, January 12th, 10:23AM

UDC has had its credit rating down-graded following ANZ's announcement it plans to sell the business to a private Chinese conglomerate, and questions are raised about the future of the finance company. MORE»

ANZ sells UDC Finance

Wednesday, January 11th, 11:21AM

ANZ Bank New Zealand  has agreed to sell its asset finance business, UDC Finance, for $660 million to HNA Group. MORE»

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FMA to KiwiSaver providers: We are getting impatient

Thursday, October 5th, 6:00AM

KiwiSaver providers have been told they must do better, as the amount they earn in fees soars. MORE»

No need to open KiwiSaver to finance companies: AMP

Friday, September 15th, 6:00AM

There should not be a need for finance companies to tap into borrowers’ KiwiSaver accounts when they default on a loan, one provider says. MORE»

Are KiwiSaver members being ripped off?

Thursday, September 14th, 6:00AM  2 comments

Are KiwiSaver fees too high – or to fund managers deserve to be rewarded for offering something a bit extra? MORE»

Funds not 'true to label': Researcher

Thursday, September 7th, 6:00AM  2 comments

When is a 'balanced' fund not a balanced fund? When it takes the risk of a growth fund, one researcher says. MORE»

Advice key part of KiwiSaver success: ANZ

Tuesday, September 5th, 6:00AM  7 comments

Advice is important to make sure New Zealanders get the most out of KiwiSaver, the country’s biggest provider says – but it suggests much of it should be supplied free. MORE»

KiwiSaver members don't understand MTC

Wednesday, August 30th, 6:00AM

New research from Inland Revenue shows many KiwiSaver members don't understand how the tax credit works, or what it is. MORE»

Documents shorter but still dense

Tuesday, August 22nd, 5:59AM

New product disclosure statements that were meant to be easier to understand still contain a large number of specialist financial terms, researchers say. MORE»

Strategi launches KiwiSaver course

Sunday, August 20th, 7:35PM

Strategi has launched an NZQA-accredited course for people who want to offer advice on KiwiSaver. MORE»

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Cash Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ 0.10    0.10    0.11
ASB Bank 0.40    0.41    0.42
ASB Bank 0.55    0.59    0.56
ASB Bank 0.60    0.61    0.64
ASB Bank 0.65    0.66    0.69
ASB Bank 0.70    0.72    0.75
BNZ 0.10    0.10    0.10
Heartland Bank 2.25    2.59    2.70
Kiwibank 0.75    0.77    0.88
Kiwibank 1.75    1.81    1.89
Nelson Building Society 3.75    3.90    4.08
RaboDirect 0.75    0.77    0.80
SBS Bank 1.60    -    -
TSB Bank 1.60    1.64    1.71
Westpac 0.35    0.36    0.38
Westpac 0.10    0.10    0.11
Westpac 2.10    2.16    2.26

Term Funds

Institution Rate 33% 39%
ANZ Term Fund - 90 days 2.75    2.60    2.79
ANZ Term fund - 12 months 3.25    3.45    3.60
ANZ Term Fund - 120 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
ANZ Term fund - 6 months 3.30    3.45    3.60
ANZ Term Fund - 150 days 3.15    3.34    3.49
ANZ Term Fund - 9 months 3.60    3.70    3.87
ANZ Term Fund - 18 months 3.65    3.70    3.87
ANZ Term Fund - 2 years 3.80    3.85    4.02
ANZ Term Fund - 5 years 4.20    4.27    4.47
ASB Bank Term Fund - 90 days 2.60    2.67    2.79
ASB Bank Term Fund - 6 months 3.20    3.29    3.43
ASB Bank Term Fund - 12 months 3.20    3.33    3.48
ASB Bank Term Fund - 18 months 3.50    3.65    3.81
ASB Bank Term Fund - 2 years 3.65    3.81    3.98
ASB Bank Term Fund - 5 years 4.10    4.28    4.48
ASB Bank Term Fund - 9 months 3.60    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 120 days 3.00    -    -
BNZ Term PIE - 150 days 3.15    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 5 years 4.25    3.86    4.04
BNZ Term PIE - 2 years 3.85    3.91    4.09
BNZ Term PIE - 18 months 3.60    3.65    3.81
BNZ Term PIE - 12 months 3.15    3.38    3.53
BNZ Term PIE - 9 months 3.35    3.44    3.60
BNZ Term PIE - 6 months 3.60    3.75    3.92
BNZ Term PIE - 90 days 2.75    2.82    2.95
Co-operative Bank PIE Term Fund - 6 months 3.40    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 12 months 3.40    3.53    3.69
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 6 months 3.30    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 9 months 3.70    3.85    4.02
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 18 months 3.30    -    -
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 2 years 3.30    3.43    3.58
Heartland Bank Term Deposit PIE - 5 years 3.70    3.85    4.02
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 90 days 2.75    2.83    2.96
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 6 months 3.30    3.39    3.55
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 12 months 3.20    3.39    3.55
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 150 days 3.55    3.65    3.81
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 120 days 3.00    3.09    3.22
Kiwibank Term Deposit Fund - 9 months 3.30    3.39    3.55
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 150 days 2.80    2.88    3.00
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 120 days 3.30    3.38    3.53
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 18 months 3.20    3.29    3.43
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 12 months 3.40    3.49    3.65
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 6 months 3.35    3.44    3.60
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 9 months 3.10    3.17    3.32
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 90 days 2.50    2.56    2.67
Westpac Term PIE Fund - 2 years 3.70    3.79    3.96
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