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Part 2: FSLAB & FADC and what it means for us RFAs

23 April 2019 - In the second part of his commentary on the recent FADC case, adviser Jon-Paul Hale says the requirements expected of advisers is likely to cause havoc.

FADC case shows RFAs face big challenges under new laws

11 April 2019 - While it has been no surprise with the passing of FSLAB, we now have confirmation that the light at the end of the tunnel is, in fact, the oncoming train.

[The Wrap] FARs just RFAs spelt differently; Invest responsibly

17 August 2018 - Advisers get a wake up call on regulation and given a date to make a decision by; Ignoring responsible investing isn't an option and a case of spinning numbers.

Dealer groups divided on Code

23 July 2018 - The three mortgage groups that made submissions on the Code Working Group's proposals offered opposing views on ethics and who should take responsibility for advice given.

Proposed commission model 'cross-subsidisation'

11 July 2018 - A new commission model proposed is a nice idea but won’t work, one former insurance company boss says.

It's time for RFAs to make some noise

18 June 2018 - If you are an RFA and you intend to be a business owner that's more than just a salesperson into the future, you need to make your voice heard, Jon-Paul Hale says.

Changes for RFAs nothing to worry about

6 June 2018 - Regulation and compliance. It is the talk of the town at the moment. However, adviser Jon-Paul Hale explains why he is deeply concerned with the continued attitudes between advisers within the financial services industry,

[Opinion] RFAs missing in action

18 April 2018 - The lack of RFAs at the recent Code Working Group roadshows should be a big concern for advisers.

Flight to big providers 'possible unintended consequence'

14 March 2018 - An option that will allow financial advice providers and their financial adviser or nominated representatives to achieve new competency requirements “in aggregate” could cause a flight to big dealer groups.

It's real; Financial adviser reforms are go

7 December 2017 - The Government has pushed the go button for significant reforms to how financial advice is delivered in New Zealand. This evening the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill has had its first reading in Parliament and now goes to Select Committee.  

Quality mark questions

9 November 2017 - A quality mark system is coming - but what will it mean, and how will it fit with the CFP designation?

Online offer 'more than quote and compare'

14 September 2017 - A new insurance advice firm is promising consumers a more in-depth online service.

FMA outlines plans - has eyes on advisers

30 August 2017 - The Financial Markets Authority is laying out how it plans to use its new, increase level of funding – and advisers can expect to receive its attention.

Under-active RFAs may drop out

29 August 2017 - A large number of advisers are not working full-time and may take the chance to drop out when new advice laws kick in.

Dale-Jones: Judge us on our transparency

9 August 2017 - The chairman of the working group set up to develop a new industry code of conduct has deflected criticism of a lack of adviser involvement.

Get basics right: Ballantyne (+ VIDEO)

9 August 2017 - Something as simple as producing a set of accounts to prove they have a financially viable business could be a significant challenge for some risk advisers, Partners Life chief executive Naomi Ballantyne says.

Milestone day for financial advice in New Zealand

3 August 2017 - A new bill to replace the Financial Advisers Act was to be introduced on Thursday, Commerce Minister Jacqui Dean announced at the National Advisers Conference.

Milestone day for financial advice in New Zealand

3 August 2017 - A new bill to replace the Financial Advisers Act was to be introduced on Thursday, Commerce Minister Jacqui Dean announced at the National Advisers Conference.

Advisers should be whistle-blowers

27 July 2017 - Advisers are blowing the whistle on each other – and industry commentators say that’s to be encouraged.

Review a resounding win for the 'big end of town'

19 July 2017 - Murray Weatherston, a founding member of SIFA, talks to us about the Financial Adviser Review Act, where it’s going and some of his thoughts on it.

Adviser in court

8 February 2017 - [UPDATED] Anthony Norman Wilson, a registered financial adviser, has appeared in court on charges laid by the Financial Markets Authority.

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
AIA 4.55 3.19 3.19 3.49
AIA Special - 2.69 2.69 2.99
ANZ 4.44 3.15 3.25 ▼3.39
ANZ Special - ▼2.55 ▼2.69 ▼2.79
ASB Bank 4.45 3.19 3.19 3.49
ASB Bank Special - 2.69 2.69 2.99
Bluestone 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.44
BNZ - Classic - 2.65 2.69 2.99
BNZ - Mortgage One 5.15 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 4.60 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 4.55 3.25 3.29 3.59
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
BNZ - TotalMoney 4.55 - - -
China Construction Bank 4.49 4.70 4.80 4.95
China Construction Bank Special - 2.65 2.65 2.80
Credit Union Auckland 5.45 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 5.65 4.75 4.75 -
Credit Union South 5.65 4.75 4.75 -
First Credit Union Special 5.85 3.35 3.85 -
Heartland 3.95 2.89 2.97 3.39
Heartland Bank - Online - - - -
Heretaunga Building Society 4.99 4.35 4.45 -
HSBC Premier 4.49 2.60 2.65 2.80
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 3.99 2.58 2.68 2.79
Kainga Ora 4.43 3.29 3.39 3.85
Kiwibank 3.40 3.40 3.54 4.00
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset - - - -
Kiwibank Special 3.40 2.65 2.79 3.25
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Nelson Building Society 4.95 3.45 3.49 -
Pepper Essential 4.79 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Resimac 3.49 3.45 3.39 3.69
SBS Bank 4.54 3.29 3.19 3.49
SBS Bank Special - 2.79 2.69 2.99
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 4.40 ▼2.69 ▼2.75 ▼2.99
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 4.40 ▼3.19 ▼3.25 ▼3.49
TSB Bank 5.34 ▼3.35 3.49 3.79
TSB Special 4.54 ▼2.55 2.69 2.99
Wairarapa Building Society 4.99 3.75 3.99 -
Westpac 4.59 4.15 4.09 4.49
Westpac - Offset 4.59 - - -
Westpac Special - ▼2.55 2.69 2.79
Median 4.55 3.19 3.22 3.39

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