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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 Life-Info.org.nz 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, MindTheGap.co.nz, 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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