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The FSPR is moving in directions we haven’t discussed

The industry has been watching the ups and downs of the Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR) like a hawk, and it seems we are finding the data somewhat less helpful than we anticipated.

Tuesday, July 20th, 12:24PM

Talking with the various stakeholders around the industry, the FSPR seems to be growing, not shrinking, as we anticipated.

However, this doesn't necessarily mean the naysayers were wrong - I've been vocal about the possible attrition of advisers too.

More to the point, we have seen and heard about many people leaving, we have providers closing and cleaning up agencies. Even...MORE»

Complaints and the problem with professional indemnity insurance

Tuesday, June 22nd, 11:00AM

We've all seen the renewals for various PI schemes starting to be published and it would be fair to say people are experiencing a bit of shock.


Educating the educated - Code Standards 6, 7, 8 and 9

Tuesday, June 8th, 3:13PM

Yes, it is somewhat of a minefield and the further down the rabbit hole you go the less sense it makes.



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Keeping up - but not with the Kardashians

Thursday, May 27th, 10:35AM

Education is one area we need to spend more time on than we have previously budgeted and considered, although we all knew it was coming.


Slow to adapt and fixed in our ways - the problems with life cover

Monday, May 17th, 9:11AM

I think there's an awful lot of "we do it this way because we have always done it this way" going on in the life insurance industry right now.


It's time to get serious about advice

Tuesday, May 4th, 11:20AM

I was challenged the other day when I was told, "you have to stop thinking about financial planning as being something unrelated to life insurance advice".


If in doubt - disclose

Monday, April 19th, 2:30PM

How's that strange new world looking, different or much the same?


Have you been thinking enough about qualifications?

Tuesday, April 6th, 10:19AM

Welcome to the New World, the most significant piece of financial legislation enacted in New Zealand, and it's an amendment Act.



Insurance Briefs

Flood claims cost almost $45 million
Insurance customers in the Canterbury region lodged 3,538 claims costing over $43.8 million in losses following the May 29 - June 1 floods according to provisional figures released by the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ).

AIA Vitality partners with Countdown and New Balance
AIA NZ has announced further enhancements to AIA Vitality in the lead up to the second anniversary of its flagship health and wellbeing programme in New Zealand.

ICNZ launches te reo Maori title
The Insurance Council of New Zealand has embraced one of the country's official languages after launching its te reo Maori name - Te Kāhui Inihua o Aotearoa.

EQC offloads disaster claim management to Kiwi insurers
From the end of June, New Zealanders will have a single point of contact for natural disaster claims with the EQC handing over management of claims to eight local insurers.

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