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Regan retires

5 December 2018 - The former head of AMP NZ has gone off to retirement in the last leadership changes at AMP.

AMP new chief executive in place

3 December 2018 - Francesco De Ferrari has started as AMP’s new chief executive.

AMP to support women in advice

26 November 2018 - AMP is developing a programme to support female financial advisers, modelled on its own women's leadership programmes.

AdviceFirst on the block

26 November 2018 - Change is on the horizon for AMP advisers.

AMP: Declining profitability ahead

2 November 2018 - AMP shareholders will reap the benefit of the sale of its trans-Tasman insurance business, which the financial services provider says it quit out of fears of declining profitability.

Off-shore conferences off the cards

30 October 2018 - The Financial Markets Authority seems to have got its wish - overseas trips will soon be few and far between for insurance advisers.

[The Wrap] Making sense of the AMP deal; Who should run CPD?

26 October 2018 - This week heralds the end of quite an era, with the news that AMP is being split up and sold. Here's my attempt trying to understand what it means.

Advisers await information on AMP sale

26 October 2018 - Advisers are waiting for more detail on what AMP’s sale of its life business, and planned IPO of its wealth management arm, will mean for them.

AMP 'workshopping' with advisers

25 October 2018 - AMP will work through the implications of its life business sale and upcoming wealth IPO with the advisers potentially affected, its New Zealand managing director Blair Vernon says.

AMP sells life business, puts Kiwi advice on the block

25 October 2018 - AMP is to sell its wealth protection and mature business, AMP Life, to Resolution Life and reinsure its New Zealand retail wealth protection with Swiss Re in a deal worth A$3.45 billion.

AMP credit rating cut on back of Royal Commission

31 August 2018 - Standard & Poor’s downgrade AMP Life’s credit rating following revelations from the Royal Commission in Australia.

AMP appoints new CEO

22 August 2018 - AMP appoints a new CEO who says it's full-speed ahead on accelerating change in the company.

AMP profits down, but result solid

8 August 2018 - AMP's New Zealand financial services division noted an increase in income protection claims in the first six months of 2018 and a growing number of policy lapses, which weighed on earnings in the period.

Active discussion on sale of AMP NZ under way

27 July 2018 - AMP is in active discussion about the sale of its New Zealand business.

AMP set degree level as minimum standard

25 July 2018 - AMP Australia has replaced its planner training and development program with a new one which is based on a minimum degree standard. The company said it...

Advisers vindicated in latest report

19 July 2018 - Advisers have been vindicated by a report that unearthed serious problems with many of the country’s biggest qualifying financial entities (QFEs), one product provider says.

AMP appoints new chairman

21 June 2018 - AMP has hired former Commonwealth Bank head David Murray as its new board chairman.

Opportunity for independent advisers to shine

10 May 2018 - Fallout from Australia’s Royal Commission of Inquiry into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry is likely to lead to more focus on compliance in New Zealand – but will create an opportunity for independent advisers.

[OPINION] What is the future for AMP?

8 May 2018 - AMP just can’t keep itself out of the news at the moment. The latest “event” is that three directors have resigned from the board. Two immediately...

AMP fallout continues

8 May 2018 - More Australian board resignations for embattled financial services provider AMP.

New chairman for AMP

7 May 2018 - AMP has replaced its board chair, who resigned amid the fallout from Australia's Royal Commission.

AMP denies criminal offending

4 May 2018 - [ROYAL COMMISSION] AMP 'strenuously denies' it committed a criminal offence when it supplied a law firm's report to the Australian regulator.

More heads roll at AMP

30 April 2018 - [ROYAL COMMISSION] There have been more top level resignations at AMP in the wake of damning revelations at the Royal Commission in Australia.

Heads roll at AMP Australia

20 April 2018 - [ROYAL COMMISSION] AMP says it apologises “unreservedly” and its chief executive will stand down immediately, after its misconduct was brought to light by Australia’s banking royal commission.

Regan: AMP's conduct unacceptable

18 April 2018 - [ROYAL COMMISSION] AMP has admitted putting shareholders before customers when it charged clients fees for financial advice they did not receive.

Fidelity: Incentives regime changing

11 April 2018 - Fidelity Life says its adviser recognition programme is evolving to emphasise education, professional development and corporate social responsibility.

The Wrap: Unofficial QSMs; Formal CWG complaint lodged: Will anyone follow AMP?

6 April 2018 - It may have been another short week, but that didn't stop it from being one with plenty of heat and action for financial advisers. Here's our take on what's happened.

AMP: No more overseas trips

5 April 2018 - [UPDATED] AMP is putting a stop to its overseas trip incentives for advisers.

AMP announces changes at top

26 March 2018 - AMP has announced its chief executive, Craig Meller, will retire later this year.

Rethinking retirement assumptions

2 February 2018 - Advances in healthcare and technology have improved life expectancy in New Zealand at a staggering rate – by almost two years every decade since 1960.  Investors retiring at 65 should be preparing for a long retirement.  In this commentary John Berry asks how long should advisers target for their clients’ savings to last, and do historic assumptions for growth asset allocations for retirees need a rethink?

FSC suffers financial blow but integration on cards

7 December 2017 - Insurers giving up their memberships have hit the Financial Services Council in the pocket.

New board at FSC

17 November 2017 - The Financial Services Council has elected a new board at its recent annual meeting. Chief executive Richard Klipin said the FSC is in good shape financially...

Advisers could do better by women: AMP

13 November 2017 - Financial advisers could do more to boost the confidence of women accessing their services, AMP Financial Services general manager of advice and sales Therese Singleton says.

FSLAB could be slower

24 October 2017 - Progress of the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill may be slower under the new Labour-led government than it might have been under National.

Spicers brand disappears

2 October 2017 - Spicers is no longer a feature of the New Zealand financial advice market.

No need to open KiwiSaver to finance companies: AMP

15 September 2017 - There should not be a need for finance companies to tap into borrowers’ KiwiSaver accounts when they default on a loan, one provider says.

Good Returns' columnist takes out top award

11 September 2017 - The Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings handed out awards to industry leaders and funds at its conference last week. Here are all the winners.

Goals-based investing: a different way of thinking

5 September 2017 - Investing to meet long-term goals and manage financial risks in a changing investment environment requires a different way of thinking.

Solid result from AMP

18 August 2017 - Blair Vernon describes his first results as general manager of AMP New Zealand as “solid” and carrying on the work done by his predecessor, Jack Regan.

Good start with KiwiSaver, but growth yet to come

18 August 2017 - KiwiSaver has made a great start but the growth is still to come, AMP New Zealand general manager Blair Vernon says. “I don’t think we’ve built all...

QFEs get licensing head-start

15 August 2017 - Dealer groups and adviser networks may opt for financial advice provider status (FAP) under the new legislation, but it is expected to be an easier transition for existing qualifying financial entities (QFEs).

Financial Advice NZ? Wait and see

10 August 2017 - One adviser association will wait a couple of years before deciding whether its members will join Financial Advice NZ.

International equities: Approach with caution

31 July 2017 - Managers are taking a more cautious approach to global equities as valuations remain stubbornly high.

KiwiSaver could better serve low-income earners: AMP

28 June 2017 - Financial advisers play an important role in helping people on lower incomes navigate retirement savings, AMP’s general manager in New Zealand says.

AMP offers zero fees

24 March 2017 - AMP is offering KiwiSaver members the chance to pay nothing in member and admin fees for a year when they switch to its scheme. It said the scheme also...

White takes top AMP prize again

14 March 2017 - A familiar face has again taken the top honours at the AMP Awards.

AMP boosts profit, promises evolution

9 February 2017 - AMP’s managing director in New Zealand says developing its adviser distribution channel is part of its strategy to grow shareholder value in 2017.

AMP's Jack Regan reflects on 10 years at the helm

19 January 2017 - AMP’s former managing director in New Zealand says he is leaving the financial services sector in a much healthier position than that in which he found it.

Dispute over $2 mill life policy heads back to court

21 December 2016 - A protracted legal battle over AXA's refusal to pay out on the life insurance policy of a murdered Bangladeshi migrant is heading back to court after the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court's summary judgment against payment.

AMP NZ gets a new managing director

12 December 2016 - AMP has just announced that it has appointed a new managing director to replace Jack Regan.

AMP takes out top award

1 December 2016 - AMP Financial Services was earlier this month named as the top life insurer of the year, beating out competition from Asteron and Partners Life.

Jack Regan gets a new role in AMP reshuffle

29 November 2016 - AMP has made a series of changes to its senior leadership team to create "clearer accountability for driving short-term business performance and delivering longer-term growth."

Advisers' big fee hurdle

13 September 2016 - Advisers and the advice industry have a challenge to get clients to understand that financial advice is not a free good and that they will need to pay for it in some way, AMP's director of sales and advice, Blair Vernon, says.

Banks secure hold on KiwiSaver

12 August 2016 - The power of KiwiSaver as a driver of fund managers’ fortunes, and the dominance of big banks within it, is made clear in the latest Morningstar market share report.

KiwiSaver increasingly seen as retirement income option

8 July 2016 - A growing number of high-net-worth individuals are looking to KiwiSaver as a way to manage their retirement income, AMP’s general manager of insurance and investments says.

AMP plans new funds

5 July 2016 - [UPDATED] AMP is to expand its KiwiSaver offering - and its general manager of insurance and investments says it's all in the name of giving members more choice.

Lack of advisers a '10- to 30-year problem'

23 May 2016 - An ageing adviser workforce means New Zealanders may not be able to get advice when they need it - and the problem could last decades, AMP's director of advice says.

AMP makes advice appointments

19 May 2016 - AMP has appointed Richard Brown has head of distribution and Clive Atkins as head of enterprise distribution, within its advice and sales business.

Spicers, AdviceFirst to merge

25 April 2016 - AMP is amalgamating its advice brands into one operation.

More changes at AMP Capital

18 April 2016 - AMP Capital’s head of investment strategy has resigned.

KiwiSaver key to insurance future

12 April 2016 - AMP expects bundling life insurance with KiwiSaver to become a key way to fight New Zealand’s under-insurance problem.

AMP offers insurance deal to stem flow of customers to bank KiwiSaver schemes

24 March 2016 - AMP is rolling out a new product which it says will "change the insurance market in New Zealand", and stem the flow of KiwiSaver members moving to banks.

AMP advisers get awards

8 March 2016 - AMP advisers and advice businesses have been recognised at this year’s AMP Awards.

AMP plans no premium increases this year

21 February 2016 - For the first time ever life insurance has accounted for less than half of AMP’s operating earnings.

AMP lifts profit as cashflows soar more than 60%

18 February 2016 - AMP Financial Services New Zealand has reported operating earnings of $129.2 million for the full year to December 2015, an increase of 7.5% on the previous year.

Risks indicators an education tool

18 January 2016 - New risk indicators that will be used to describe managed funds' volatility in disclosure documents should help build investor confidence despite their flaws, industry participants say.

Five-year KiwiSaver break too long

14 January 2016 - KiwiSaver members should not be allowed to “set and forget” a five-year contributions holiday, providers and industry commentators say.

Harbour picks up mandate from AMP

22 December 2015 - [UPDATED] Harbour Asset Management has picked up an $180 million fixed income mandate for a range of Westpac-distributed funds.

AMP reveals 14 enhancements

6 November 2015 - Insurers need to get better at explaining the value of their products to clients, AMP’s general manager of investments and insurance says.

All change for products and pricing

2 November 2015 - Over the past few weeks there has been so much product and pricing activity it has been hard to keep track of it all. In strict alphabetical order the companies that have made changes include: AIA, Accuro, AMP, Asteron Life, BNZ Life, CIGNA, and Sovereign.

AMP launches app

20 October 2015 - AMP has launched its first app, to give customers the ability to track their retirement savings and some insurances from their mobiles. Along with account...

AMP gets DIMS licence

4 October 2015 - AMP has been granted a DIMS licence. AMP’s licence enables appointed AFAs to provide class DIMS on the AMP Wealthview platform. AMP said the licence...

Problem of million non-contributing KiwiSaver members

29 September 2015 - AMP is calling for the one million New Zealanders who have stopped contributing to KiwiSaver on a regular basis to consider reinstating regular contributions in order to save for their retirement.

Getting to know... Elaine Campbell

11 September 2015 - Known to many advisers from her time as head of compliance at the FMA, Elaine Campbell is now on the other side of the regulatory fence, at AMP. She talks being a working mum, moving from Wellington and welding...

AMP adds another major TV sponsorship

8 September 2015 - AMP has been named as the  broadcast sponsor of The Block NZ: Villa Wars which will screen on TV3 later this year. The company already sponsors the...

Quarter of AMP's profit now from wealth management

24 August 2015 - AMP is making progress in diversifying its business following changes to life insurance tax with 25% of its most recent profit coming from wealth management.

Stick with KiwiSaver past 65, AMP urges

5 August 2015 - Many New Zealanders have the mistaken belief that once they get to 65, they have to pull their money out of KiwiSaver, AMP New Zealand’s general manager of investments and insurance, Therese Singleton, says.

Silver ratings for AMP KiwiSaver

30 July 2015 - Morningstar has given silver ratings to a range of AMP KiwiSaver funds.

QROPS now trapped in KiwiSaver funds

29 June 2015 - People who have moved their UK pension to KiwiSaver schemes are now trapped in their current funds, following a decision from the UK tax department.

Churn debate: AMP surprised

2 June 2015 - AMP was "suprised, but pleasantly surprised" that the FMA has launched its investigation into churn.

AMP supports commission cut

7 May 2015 - AMP New Zealand has lent its support to colleagues across the ditch, who have slashed advisers' upfront commissions on life insurance to 80% of the first year’s premium.

AMP accepting competitors' application forms

28 April 2015 - A universal life insurance application form is a step closer after one insurer’s announcement that it will accept some applications using competitors’ forms.

AMP partners with Paul Henry

1 April 2015 - AMP is to become the exclusive broadcast partner for MediaWorks’ new programme Paul Henry. The breakfast show will be broadcast weekday mornings and...

NZS: AMP may not be replaced

31 March 2015 - NZ Super Fund says it is making good progress in appointing an external manager to replace AMP as its manager of NZ equities. But it says it may end up managing the investments in-house.

AMP life business flat, but company on track

25 February 2015 - AMP’s goal of diversifying its business is showing signs of success with its wealth management business underpinning a strong performance in the 12 months to December 31.

AMP adviser training by numbers

24 February 2015 - AMP managing director Jack Regan says there is a "significant improvement" in the way financial advisers are giving advice. In the 12 months to December...

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ANZ Special - 4.05 4.29 4.49
ASB Bank 5.80 ▲4.45 4.69 4.89
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Housing NZ Corp 5.80 4.69 4.79 4.79
HSBC Premier 5.89 3.99 4.19 4.69
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Kiwibank 5.80 4.55 4.69 4.99
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Kiwibank - Offset 5.80 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 4.05 4.29 4.49
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Napier Building Society - - - -
Nelson Building Society 6.10 5.10 5.45 -
Resimac 5.30 4.86 4.94 5.30
RESIMAC Special - - - -
SBS Bank 5.89 4.85 5.05 4.49
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SBS Bank Special - ▼4.15 ▲4.29 4.49
Sovereign 5.90 4.45 4.69 4.89
Sovereign Special - ▲4.05 4.29 4.49
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 5.75 4.10 4.35 4.49
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 5.75 4.60 4.85 4.99
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Westpac 5.95 4.69 4.79 5.19
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Median 5.89 4.55 4.69 4.79

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