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FSC appoints interim CEO

26 April 2024 - The Financial Services Council makes an internal appointment to caretake the vacant CEO role.

Richard Klipin calls the end of his innings at FSC

12 February 2024 - Financial Services Council (FSC) chief executive Richard Klipin has resigned although he will stay on until his replacement is found to ensure a smooth transition.

Health insurance premiums rose 8% in the June quarter: FSC

13 November 2023 - Premiums collected by health insurance companies jumped 8% to $2.24 billion in the June quarter compared with the March quarter, according to the latest data released by the Financial Services Council (FSC).

[The Wrap] What's the future for Financial Advice NZ?

5 November 2023 - Financial Advice NZ is, arguably, about to enter into a period which will determine its future.

[The Wrap] FSC should take a position on CoFI

23 September 2023 - It was curious to see the Financial Services Council is turning itself into a lobby group – last time it did that things didn’t go too well.

Climate reporting a scramble but collaboration will help

19 June 2023 - Three months into the first reporting period for climate related disclosure, we have a huge amount of work to do.

Financial Services Council data reveal financial resilience slipping

18 April 2023 - A new financial resilience index to be launched by the FSC next month shows many New Zealanders are in a precarious position.

FSC urges Hipkins to take another look

26 January 2023 - The Financial Services Council hopes with a new prime minister and deputy, the government will review KiwiSaver and defer the New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme.

Life insurance company CEO joins FSC board

4 November 2022 - The chief executive of one of the life insurance companies has joined the Financial Services Board.

The burden of regulation

3 November 2022 - The Financial Services Council's annual report highlights the burden of regulation being forced onto the financial services industry.

FSC gets a COO

3 November 2022 - The Financial Services Council has appointed its first chief operating officer.

Investors' confidence maybe misplaced

22 September 2022 - The latest investor confidence survey shows New Zealanders are pretty upbeat, but that sentiment maybe misplaced.

Gongs handed out to top industry players

22 September 2022 - The Financial Services Council named its top industry players for the year.

Govt expected to move on data sharing

30 August 2022 - The Government is expected to move this week to bring data sharing closer to reality in the financial sector.

Consumers have lost trust in financial services

10 August 2022 - Financial services sector ‘has lost the trust of the Joe Bloggs consumer’, says KiwiSaver boss as FSC releases investor research

Financial Services Council defends KiwiSaver after criticism

20 June 2022 - The finance industry says it is improving the KiwiSaver system but it is a work in progress.

Is health insurance still fit-for-purpose? The debate over mental health cover

21 April 2022 - Insurance market players have hit back at claims in a recent Consumer magazine article that lambasted the industry for “unfair” practices and slammed mental health exclusions in insurance policies as a sign of “systemic failure in the insurance market which could amount to discrimination on the grounds of mental health”.

FSC launches locum agreement guide for financial advisers

16 March 2022 - According to the adage, doctors make the worst patients. Mechanics have the crappiest cars. And, say some, financial advisers will often drag their feet when it comes to mitigating risk in their own businesses.

[Obituary] Peter Neilson

20 February 2022 - Ex head of Financial Services Council dies at 67.

Calls for more female advisers as money woes hit women hard

12 January 2022 - More than 80% of Kiwi women rate their financial wellbeing as moderate to very low and are less likely to seek financial advice, according to a report by the Financial Services Council (FSC).

POSTPONED: FSC advice summit set for February

17 December 2021 - The Financial Services Council is taking registrations for its Future Ready Advice Summit being held in Queenstown in February next year.

'It's a bond massacre' - change ahead for investment portfolios

14 December 2021 - Investment managers will need to take a hard look at their investment strategies as markets in New Zealand and abroad start to cool off, especially when it comes to bonds and fixed income investors.

Cold call changes insured's life

13 December 2021 - It takes a strong person to talk about their health issues on a live webcast but for Neville Greedus a series of life-changing medical events helped him realise the importance of having a top-quality adviser in his corner.

KiwiSaver 2.0 - Financial advice for all

10 December 2021 - The future of KiwiSaver could involve universal financial advice for all members but it's not without its pitfalls.

FSC conference starts Monday

3 December 2021 - The Financial Services Council annual conference will be held online from Monday morning.

CoFI adds more challenges to financial services

25 November 2021 - Financial advice firms, insurers, banks and related institutions should prepare now for the impending implementation of CoFI legislation or risk being bogged down by further regulations.

Regulation roadblock for retail investment

15 November 2021 - Most investors want basic, pragmatic support when it comes to their investments but regulation can be a roadblock, says Smartshares' Hugh Stevens.

FSC membership grows by 23% - new board appointed

11 November 2021 - Financial Services Council (FSC) chairperson Rob Flannagan says 2021 was another challenging year navigating a global pandemic but was upbeat at the council's recent AGM saying membership had grown by 23%.

Codes must have consequences

9 November 2021 - Codes of conduct are useless unless they are driven from the top down and must have consequences if broken if they are to mean anything.

Bridging the protection gap - insurers need to work harder

8 November 2021 - More than two-thirds of New Zealand households are underinsured, especially in terms of life insurance cover, but the burning question is how do insurers bridge the protection gap?

FSC launches financial wellbeing hub

3 November 2021 - The Financial Services Council (FSC) has today launched its new ‘Money and You’ online hub to help Kiwis build their financial wellbeing.

New accounting standards = more costs for insurers

1 November 2021 - Kiwi insurers are set to face more compliance costs when the latest international-level accounting standards come into effect at the end of this year.

FSC backs target dates for FAP licencing

27 October 2021 - The Financial Services Council (FSC) has welcomed the Financial Markets Authority's (FMA) target dates for financial advice provider (FAP) full licence applications.

Embracing change - how regulation will improve financial advice

26 October 2021 - Regulation and compliance are not the big bad wolves of the financial advice industry - they will change the way Kiwis give and receive advice for the better.

The long, hard road to good conduct

22 October 2021 - He came to the FMA full of hope for New Zealand's financial sector and says he'll leave the same way, but in between, it's been a hard slog trying to convince the industry that putting its customers first benefits everyone in the long run.

Experts ponder compulsory KiwiSaver

22 September 2021 - The number may be daunting - more than $1 million for a couple to retire comfortably - but many Kiwis won't have anything close to that in their KiwiSaver accounts by retirement age.

FSC conference changes announced

16 September 2021 - The Financial Services Council (FSC) conference - ReGenerations Reimagined - which was to be held on September 22 and 23 has been postponed until December with some content going online in October and November.

[The Wrap] Building a bigger moat around advice businesses

12 September 2021 - What will financial advice firms look like in the future? Philip Macalister offers some thoughts.

FSC ReGenerations Conference postponed

3 September 2021 - The Financial Services Council ReGenerations Conference has been postponed and will not take place on September 22 and 23.

Health insurance claims top $400m in last quarter

30 August 2021 - New data reveals Kiwi's have been paid out $400 million in health insurance claims in the quarter to June 30.

Kiwis concerned about retirement savings

28 July 2021 - More than 60% of New Zealanders are worried they will not have enough money to support themselves in their retirement, a new KiwiSaver study shows.

Consumer data right goes to Parliament

23 July 2021 - Moves to establish a consumer data right framework for New Zealand have been met with caution by those in the finance sector but it could make life a lot easier for customers.

Cryptocurrency; Advisers wary but must evolve

21 July 2021 - Financial advisers are still wary of cryptocurrency investments but adviser experts are saying they are coming to grips with the evolving investment opportunity.

Digital investment 'no longer on the fringe'

18 June 2021 - Research suggesting that 1.5 million Kiwis are either using or planning to use digital investment platforms comes as no surprise to companies at the forefront of the sector.

Micro-investing platforms - the future is now

16 June 2021 - New research from the Financial Services Council (FSC) has revealed the surprising number of Kiwis using platforms like Sharesies, Hatch and Stake, why they’re using them, and what’s stopping those who haven’t yet jumped on the bandwagon.

FSC launches competition for school students

10 June 2021 - The Financial Services Council (FSC) has launched a competition for New Zealand school students called ‘Why Does Money Matter?’. The competition...

Climate crisis solution is finance: Shaw

18 May 2021 - Climate change minister James Shaw says financial thinking is the way out of the climate crisis.

New CEO councils at the FSC

6 May 2021 - The Financial Services Council continues to strengthen its board with two new councils made up of CEOs in the KiwiSaver and investment space, and the insurance...

Industry strong and ready for change

15 February 2021 - Research presented at the FSC: Get In Shape events shows that the health of advice is strong and that the industry is largely poised for change.

Out of retirement villages and into the FSC

5 February 2021 - The Financial Services Council has appointed a new head of memberships and partnerships.

Rob Everett: The year ahead

4 February 2021 - FMA chief executive Rob Everett highlighted market volatility, regulation perimeters and legislative reform as key issues to take forward into 2021.

Advice gap in stark relief

3 December 2020 - The latest FSC research has both good news and bad. The good news; financial advice is more important than ever. The bad news; not enough people are getting it.

Health Funds Association NZ and Financial Services Council to merge

26 November 2020 - This December will see the two entities merge into a single organisation.

Perception of conflict of interest serious as the real thing

16 November 2020 - Advisers need to be aware not just of conflicts of interest, but also perceived conflicts.

New disclosure regulations 'a big leap for some businesses'

2 November 2020 - Mark Banicevich and David Greenslade speaking at an FSC webinar said that some businesses will need to make big changes to meet new disclosure requirements come March 15.

FSC enjoys a solid year of growth despite challenges

29 October 2020 - The Financial Services Council (FSC) has seen a solid year of member growth and increased revenues, the organisation announced at its 2020 AGM today.

[FSC Conference] The rise of the machines; Robo like a toddler

16 October 2020 - Fintech and robo advice are a theme in our coverage of day three of the FSC conference; plus we report on Kiwi's financial resilience.

FSC finds New Zealanders’ financial resilience shines through tough times

16 October 2020 - The latest research from the FSC shows that despite global challenges, New Zealand financial resilience remains strong.

[FSC Conference] We need to talk about retirement; National MP calls for compulsory super

15 October 2020 - In our coverage of day two of the FSC conference National commerce spokesman Andrew Bayly supports compulsory superannuation; Financial Markets Authority chief executive Rob Everett outlines his expectations and more. Read on.

Full licence provisions to be released by mid-November

15 October 2020 - John Botica told attendees at the FSC Generations conference to expect to see full licensing provisions from the FMA by mid-November.

[FSC Conference] Robertson v Goldsmith; Fixing income protection; RBNZ update

14 October 2020 - Welcome to coverage of the first day of the virtual FSC Conference. With the election looming we have the battle of the men who want to be finance ministers. Also there is an update from the Reserve Bank and calls for changes to income protection.

Income protection: Lessons from over the ditch

13 October 2020 - Representatives of Swiss Re give New Zealand insurance sector advice on how to solve unsustainable income protection losses.

FMA Supervision Insight Report: The good, the bad and the ugly

29 September 2020 - Industry reactions to the FMA’s recent report in light of incoming regulation changes.

FSC offers info hub for advisers

2 September 2020 - The Financial Services Council (FSC) has launched a Professional Advice Knowledge Hub, a place to find ‘how to’ webinars and information on changes facing professional financial advisers under the new Financial Services Regime (FSLAA).

Financial advice makes NZers better off

11 August 2020 - New data shows that New Zealanders with financial advisers are better off and more confident in their financial lives.

RBNZ 'doing its job'

5 June 2020 - There is industry acceptance of Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr raising concerns about life insurer insolvency.

FSC: Advisers more important than ever

26 May 2020 - New Zealanders who have a financial adviser are coping much better with the disruption of Covid-19 than the wider population, the Financial Services Council says.

Association CEO joins Trustees Executors board

14 May 2020 - Richard Klipin, the chief executive of the Financial Services Council of New Zealand has joined the board of Trustees Executors. His appointment fills...

$1.5 billion in claims paid, FSC says

12 May 2020 - New Zealand life insurers paid out a total of $1.49 billion in claims in the year to March, the Financial Services Council says.

FSC commits to principles

16 April 2020 - The Financial Services Council says it and its members are committing to five core principles to guide the industry’s response to Covid-19.

FSC questions fossil fuels decision

2 March 2020 - The Financial Services Council has sounded the alarm over the “politicisation” of KiwiSaver.

Scrutiny sows 'seeds of doubt'

23 January 2020 - Scrutiny of New Zealand's life insurance sector puts "seeds of doubt" into consumers' minds, the Financial Services Council says.

Proposed changes should help industry, insurers say

5 December 2019 - New Zealand life insurers are unfazed by proposed changes coming for insurance contract law.

FSC surplus drops

11 November 2019 - The Financial Services Council has reported a significant year-on-year drop in surplus.

Generate launches first non-KiwiSaver Fund

7 October 2019 - Generate is no longer just a KiwiSaver manager as it has now opened a new fund.

Govt not throwing baby out with bathwater: Ballantyne

25 September 2019 - Government moves to introduce conduct licensing for insurers are being welcomed as proof it's taking a sensible approach to reform.

Scrub up or ship out

13 September 2019 - FMA chief executive Rob Everett says don't knock on my door to find out what good conduct is.

FSC KiwiSaver overhaul: Boost access to advice

11 September 2019 - Financial advice could be provided free or at a discount to SuperGold cardholders, or be made tax-deductible, the Financial Services Council has suggested among its package of recommendations to overhaul KiwiSaver.

Kiwis face 'trade-off' buying insurance

11 September 2019 - New Zealanders face an unintended risk trade-off when they assess the value of insurance, new research from the Financial Services Council shows.

The search for young talent starts

31 July 2019 - The Financial Services Council (FSC) has launched an Emerging Leader Programme to help nurture, support and grow talent across the sector.

FSC appoints disciplinary committee

26 July 2019 - The Financial Services Council (FSC) has appointed a disciplinary committee to oversee the application and enforcement of its new code of conduct.

[UPDATED - With FMA comment] Call to ensure efficient advice licensing

1 July 2019 - Government has been warned there will need to be systems in place to ensure that financial adviser licensing costs do not blow out to the same extent that some FMCA market licenses did.

New Zealanders not protecting themselves

11 June 2019 - New research commissioned by the Financial Services Council (FSC) has revealed many New Zealanders are leaving themselves vulnerable.

Association to lobby minister for KiwiSaver changes

31 May 2019 - Financial Advice New Zealand is making a set of KiwiSaver recommendations to Commerce Minister Kris Faafoi in the wake of the 2019 Wellbeing Budget.

FSC and Workplace Savings NZ merge

15 May 2019 - The Financial Services Council is to formally merge with Workplace Savings NZ.

Insurers tackle genetic testing

9 May 2019 - Australia’s Financial Services Council is enacting a moratorium on life insurance genetic test results as a binding standard – and its counterpart in New Zealand says it’s an issue that’s on the agenda here, too.

FSC welcomes Govt consultation

1 May 2019 - The Financial Services Council has acknowledged the progress on the Government’s financial sector culture and conduct reform work programme with the release of two options papers and said it welcomed the opportunity to respond to them.

Code submissions revealed: Industry wanted change

15 April 2019 - Submitters on the draft code of conduct for the financial advice sector took issue with the draft proposed by the working group right from the first code standard.

FSLAB gets final tick

11 April 2019 - The Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill has been given its final nod.

Faafoi: We don't want to wreck the system

14 March 2019 - Government is committed to cracking down on problematic remuneration incentives for financial advisers but does not want to "wreck" the industry, Commerce Minister Kris Faafoi says.

OPINION: The winds of change can’t be ignored

11 March 2019 - The start of 2019 has been a challenging one for the financial services sector, not only here in New Zealand but also for our neighbours over the Tasman and the world over.

FSC conference launched

18 February 2019 - The 2019 Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings NZ annual conference has been launched, with super earlybird tickets on sale.

Is FSC taking adviser mantle?

14 February 2019 - Is the Financial Services Council dabbling in a space that should be left to financial adviser associations?

Industry ready for regulators' insurance report

17 January 2019 - A Financial Markets Authority and Reserve Bank report into life insurers’ conduct is due at the end of this month – and insurers are bracing for a tougher line than was taken with banks.

Doing nothing 'not an option'

16 January 2019 - Advisers do not need to have a definite plan yet for how they will approach the new legislative regime – but they need to engage with the process, Financial Services Council (FSC) chief executive Richard Klipin says.

Advisers sign on for regulation summit

15 January 2019 - More than 700 financial advisers and industry specialists have signed up to the 2019 Navigating Regulation Advice Summit.

Consilium joins FSC

20 December 2018 - The Financial Services Council has added Consilium New Zealand as its newest member.

Financial services boosting NZ's bottom line

13 December 2018 - New Zealand's financial services sector contributed $13.5 billion to New Zealand's gross domestic product last year, or 6% of the total, research commissioned by the Financial Services Council (FSC) says.

Summits planned to help advisers navigate regulation

11 December 2018 - FSC, FMA and MBIE are getting together in March to offer advisers the chance to learn more about changes happening to the world of financial advice.

FSC quadruples surplus as it regains strength

5 December 2018 - The Financial Services Council (FSC) has bounced back into health in the past year.

FSC: Industry has heard commission concern

30 November 2018 - Insurers have taken note of Reserve Bank criticism of their adviser remuneration structures – but aren’t worried about the scrutiny, the Financial Services Council (FSC) says.

Financial Advice NZ: Focus on outcome, not time it took

10 September 2018 - Financial Advice NZ says the new Financial Services Council code of conduct is a good example of how the industry needs to take responsibility for its own outcomes.

'It feels tacky but everyone else is doing it...'

7 September 2018 - New Zealand consumers still don’t believe that financial services firms operate with their best interests at heart, Financial Markets Authority chief executive Rob Everett says.

Code of conduct launched amid warnings for industry

6 September 2018 - A new code of conduct for the financial services sector has been launched, but the FMA is asking why it took so long to get there.

FSC awards open

31 July 2018 - The FSC is seeking nominations for its annual Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings NZ awards.

nib joins up with FSC

3 April 2018 - Health insurer nib has joined the Financial Services Council. It takes it membership to 33. Seven have joined since February last year. “The continued...

Savers may be better off with govt fund: Treasury

21 December 2017 - Savers would be better off in a government-run KiwiSaver scheme, new data suggests.

KiwiFund could have unfair advantage

18 December 2017 - A Government-run KiwiSaver scheme would have an unfair disadvantage that could push other providers out of business.

KiwiSaver tax breaks mooted

12 December 2017 - Michael Cullen chairing the new government's tax working group could be a boon to the KiwiSaver industry, it has been predicted.

The Wrap: Bill gets yes, PAA gets no

8 December 2017 - We weren’t sure it was going to happen this side of the new year but this week the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill had its first reading in Parliament.

Few takers for advice - but retirees rue missed opportunity

7 December 2017 - Many retirees regret not taking financial advice, but it’s not easy to get people who need it to take an interest, data shows.

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...

The Wrap: Has FSC launched a pre-emptive strike on the new adviser association?

10 November 2017 - A question on our minds this week is this: Has the Financial Services Council (FSC) launched a pre-emptive strike on the new Financial Advice New Zealand association?

Target on advisers outside associations

7 November 2017 - Advisers who are not members of a professional association risk becoming disengaged or missing out on important information about the upcoming advice regulation overhaul, the Financial Services Council says.

Fisher Funds: Industry should pull together

31 October 2017 - Bruce McLachlan has recently taken over as the Chief Executive of Fisher Funds Management, coming into the role from the Co-Operative Bank.

Transparency, simplicity 'key for insurance growth'

28 September 2017 - More needs to be done to ensure that insurance products and advice are transparent and easy to understand, industry commentators say.

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.

Politicians due to speak at conference

18 August 2017 - Three politicians will speak at this year's Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings NZ conference next month. Finance Minister Steven Joyce, Labour's...

Getting to Know: Peter Neilson

18 August 2017 - Peter Neilson was the chair of the Financial Services Council until insurers quit in revolt over a report into insurance commissions, and was the Associate Minister of Finance during the sharemarket crash. Here, he talks about why advisers should be more like surgeons.

Partners Life profit flat on back of continued growth

1 August 2017 - Partners Life has reported a flat profit for the year to March 31, even though premium revenue has continued to grow.

Getting to Know: Richard Klipin

28 July 2017 - Richard Klipin is tackling the job of rejuvenating the FSC in a period of big change for the industry.

Insurers could do better: FSC

3 July 2017 - Insurers have work to do to better comply with their disclosure requirements, the Financial Services Council says.

FSC launches new awards

19 June 2017 - The Financial Services Council has created four new awards to celebrating success in the financial services industry. The four categories are Rising Star,...

Mark Weaver has died

12 June 2017 - Actuary Mark Weaver has died after a short fight with cancer.

AIA rejoins FSC

8 June 2017 - The Financial Services Council has announced that insurer AIA has rejoined its ranks.

Life-Info founders want industry to take it over

22 May 2017 - The founders of life insurance information website would like to see the Financial Services Council take it over.

FSC and WSNZ launch joint conference

4 May 2017 - This year's Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings NZ conference will be held in September in Auckland. The two-day conference will be the first...

FSC gets strategy 'reset'

3 May 2017 - The Financial Services Council’s newly revealed strategy is not so much a change as an evolution, its chief executive says.

FSC makes appointments

9 April 2017 - The Financial Services Council has appointed a new head of member services, and a business manager.

FSC welcomes super move

8 March 2017 - The Financial Services Council has described NZ Super eligibility changes proposed this week as "good policy". Chief executive Richard Klipin said increasing...

Partners rejoins FSC

17 February 2017 - Partners Life has rejoined the Financial Services Council after quitting the organisation in 2015 amid the fallout of the Melville Jessup Weaver report

FSC members want to see advisers' value highlighted

3 November 2016 - Insurers are hoping the Financial Services Council will take on a strong advocacy role for advisers as its new chief executive takes control.

FSC wants to work with advisers

21 October 2016 - The Financial Services Council has a clear strategy to connect with advisers, its chairman says.

Klipin takes helm of FSC

20 October 2016 - Former Sovereign distribution boss Richard Klipin has been appointed the new chief executive of the Financial Services Council.

Resigned FSC members rejoin

31 August 2016 - But some insurers yet to pay the invoices sent to them for the next year's membership.

FSC launches income protection information

19 May 2016 - A new website promoting income protection insurance has been launched.

FSC and Workplace Savings get together (sort of)

7 April 2016 - A former Financial Markets Authority manager has been appointed to take over running both the Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings as the two bodies look to work together.

FSC and WSNZ told to grab opportunity

22 February 2016 - Workplace Savings (WSNZ) and the Financial Services Council (FSC) have the perfect chance to work together to provide a better representative body for the financial services sector, a WSNZ councillor says.

FSC boss quits

15 February 2016 - The Financial Service Council's (FSC's) Chief Executive Peter Neilson is stepping down while the organisation considers its future.

Payouts top $1.1 billion again

10 February 2016 - New Zealanders were paid $1.132 billion for personal insurance claims in the year ended December 2015, Financial Services Council (FSC) statistics show.

Sovereign holds on to market top spot

9 February 2016 - Most insurers grew their books in the December 2015 quarter, new data shows.

Cameron: MJW made little difference to FAA options

9 December 2015 - One New Zealand insurance boss says it is a relief that the New Zealand regulator does not look set to follow blindly in the tracks of its Australian counterpart and slash upfront adviser commissions.

New group may replace FSC

25 November 2015 - Work is under way to form a new industry body that would represent life insurers who distribute product via advisers.

'Clear mistakes' in MJW report

24 November 2015 -    

Report slams life insurance conflicts of interest

23 November 2015 - The highly-contentious, MJW report into life insurance advisers’ remuneration is out. It has seven key recommendations including slashing commissions and banning overide payments to dealer groups. 

Report tore apart FSC

23 November 2015 - A disclaimer on a report issued today by the Financial Services Council shows how divisive it is.

PAA: Mud-slinging damaging the industry

19 November 2015 - Mud-slinging between different factions of the financial services industry is damaging and could harm its reputation, the chairman of the Professional...

PAA offers FSC support

19 November 2015 - Mud-slinging between different factions of the financial services industry is damaging and could harm its reputation, the chairman of the Professional Advisers Association says.

FSC launches income protection campaign

18 November 2015 - The Financial Services Council is launching a new website,, to promote income protection insurance to New Zealanders.

Remuneration is not the big problem: Sovereign

17 November 2015 - Sovereign, like other members of the Financial Services Council, disagrees with parts of the controversial MJW report and says the focus for change needs to be around issues other than remuneration.

MJW report deails: Cut soft commission, slash upfronts

17 November 2015 - [EXCLUSIVE] Life insurance advisers would have their commissions slashed under recommendations included in the controversial Melville Jessup Weaver report, Good Returns reveals.

Asteron and Fidelity stick with FSC - for now

13 November 2015 - Asteron and Fidelity Life have both slammed the FSC report on life insurance saying that the authors Melville Jessup Weaver have done a poor job.

The time is up for the FSC

12 November 2015 - [OPINION] The Financial Services Council is dead and its chief executive Peter Neilson should resign.

AIA hands in FSC notice

11 November 2015 - The Financial Services Council's controversial report into life insurance has claimed another scalp with AIA joining Partners Life in resigning its membership.

FSC must fix its own ructions before it can fix industry

4 November 2015 - There probably aren't many people who would want to be in the Financial Services Council's shoes right now.

Major players quit FSC

3 November 2015 - [UPDATED] AMP and Sovereign have confirmed they have resigned from the FSC.

Retirees say pension not enough

1 October 2015 - Almost 80% of retirees say New Zealand Superannuation is insufficient for a comfortable retirement, new research shows.

FSC: KiwiSaver delivering for middle NZ

27 August 2015 - A decision to remove the $1000 incentive for new KiwiSaver members was made on the basis of inaccurate information, the Financial Services Council says.

Advisers offer free service

11 August 2015 - IFA advisers will be manning the phones to provide free advice during Money Week this week, but the association’s chief executive isn’t expecting them to be run off their feet.

FSC: All advisers should be equal

27 July 2015 - The FSC wants RFAs to choose: Operate at the level of AFAs or declare themselves salespeople.

FSC launches commission investigation

24 July 2015 - A “mini-Trowbridge Report” has been commissioned by the Financial Services Council, to investigate sales incentives in New Zealand’s personal insurance industry.

Time running out to get tax credit

17 June 2015 - The FSC is reminding KiwiSaver members they have less than a fortnight to top up their accounts to get the maximum member tax credit this year.

FSC replaces Shipley

4 June 2015 - The Financial Services Council has replaced former PM Jenny Shipley as its chair.

Give tax break to retirement income products: Stewart

4 May 2015 - A special tax rate within the PIE regime for investors who convert some of their retirement lump sums to an income product would be more effective than compulsion in New Zealand, it has been claimed.

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
AIA - Back My Build 6.19 - - -
AIA - Go Home Loans 8.74 7.14 6.75 6.39
ANZ 8.64 7.74 7.39 7.25
ANZ Blueprint to Build 7.39 - - -
ANZ Good Energy - - - 1.00
ANZ Special - 7.14 6.79 6.65
ASB Bank 8.64 7.14 6.75 6.39
ASB Better Homes Top Up - - - 1.00
Avanti Finance 9.15 - - -
Basecorp Finance 9.60 - - -
Bluestone 9.24 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
BNZ - Classic - 7.14 6.79 6.65
BNZ - Green Home Loan top-ups - - - 1.00
BNZ - Mortgage One 8.69 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 8.69 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 8.69 7.74 7.39 7.25
BNZ - TotalMoney 8.69 - - -
CFML Loans 9.45 - - -
China Construction Bank - 7.09 6.75 6.49
China Construction Bank Special - - - -
Co-operative Bank - First Home Special - 6.79 - -
Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 8.40 6.99 6.79 6.65
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Co-operative Bank - Standard 8.40 7.49 7.29 7.15
Credit Union Auckland 7.70 - - -
First Credit Union Special - 7.45 7.35 -
First Credit Union Standard 8.50 7.99 7.85 -
Heartland Bank - Online 7.99 6.89 6.55 6.35
Heartland Bank - Reverse Mortgage - - - -
Heretaunga Building Society 8.90 7.60 7.40 -
HSBC Premier 8.59 - - -
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 7.85 7.05 6.69 6.59
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Kainga Ora 8.64 7.79 7.39 7.25
Kainga Ora - First Home Buyer Special - - - -
Kiwibank 8.50 7.99 7.79 7.55
Kiwibank - Offset 8.50 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 6.99 6.79 6.65
Liberty 8.59 8.69 8.79 8.94
Nelson Building Society 9.00 7.75 7.35 -
Pepper Money Advantage 10.49 - - -
Pepper Money Easy 8.69 - - -
Pepper Money Essential 8.29 - - -
Resimac - LVR < 80% 8.84 8.09 7.59 7.29
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Resimac - LVR < 90% 9.84 9.09 8.59 8.29
Resimac - Specialist Clear (Alt Doc) - - 8.99 -
Resimac - Specialist Clear (Full Doc) - - 9.49 -
SBS Bank 8.74 7.74 7.29 6.59
SBS Bank Special - 7.14 6.69 5.99
SBS Construction lending for FHB - - - -
SBS FirstHome Combo 6.19 6.14 - -
SBS FirstHome Combo - - - -
SBS Unwind reverse equity 9.95 - - -
Select Home Loans 9.24 - - -
TSB Bank 9.44 7.79 7.55 7.45
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
TSB Special 8.64 6.99 6.75 6.65
Unity 8.64 6.99 6.79 -
Unity First Home Buyer special - 6.55 6.45 -
Wairarapa Building Society 8.60 6.95 6.85 -
Westpac 8.64 7.89 7.35 7.25
Westpac Choices Everyday 8.74 - - -
Westpac Offset 8.64 - - -
Westpac Special - 7.29 6.75 6.65
Median 8.64 7.21 7.29 6.65

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