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Professional indemnity insurance: What advisers need to know

20 November 2020 - Good Returns spoke to industry insiders who believe that just because PI insurance isn’t compulsory, it is still crucial for advisers.

SiFA: CoFI needs complete rewrite

5 May 2020 - Adviser group SiFA has called for the Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill (CoFI)  to be completely rewritten – and warned that, in its current state, it could lead to adviser businesses being turned on their heads “with a stroke of a pen”.

More work needed on disclosure rules, SiFA says

14 November 2019 - More information is required on what conflict of interest disclosures will be required of advisers in vertically integrated organisations, adviser group SiFA says.

[GRTV] Code gets eight out of 10 from long-time critic

21 May 2019 - Adviser advocate Murray Weatherston says the new code is good for advisers - but there's an elephant in the room.

Associations hang back on Financial Advice NZ

1 April 2019 - Adviser associations are still not committing to joining forces with Financial Advice New Zealand.

Level five version two signed off

23 January 2019 - A new version of the New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services has been reviewed and signed off by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

C'mon Minister; Pass the Bill

12 November 2018 - Calls are increasing for Parliament to finally pass the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill so advisers can get on with the changes.

SiFA slams draft code

12 November 2018 - Financial adviser association SiFA says the working group developing a new code of conduct has abrogated its duty under the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill - and that's just one of its problems.  

Adviser associations band together to fix the Code

9 November 2018 - Five adviser associations have agreed on six points about the proposed Code of Professional Conduct for advisers and reported jointly to the working group.

SiFA: Drop competence standards for nominated reps

7 May 2018 - Nominated representatives working under the new financial advice regime should not be required to meet any qualification standards, one group representing independent advisers has argued.

Code proposals 'baloney'

12 April 2018 - Advisers working for small advice firms would be left with little time to advise if the code working group’s proposals are adopted, SiFA has argued.

[Opinion] Four simple steps to a new code

3 April 2018 - Lest anyone think we are always negative, the Board of SIFA wants to put forward a simple alternative framework for the Code development. It merges a submission SIFA has made to the Select Committee on FSLAB with a proposal we had made earlier at a Stakeholder Engagement Group meeting in Wellington.

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.

GRTV: A voice for the little guys

30 May 2017 - In the second part of our new Good Returns TV series, publisher Philip Macalister hears why financial adviser Murray Weatherston believes the review of the Financial Advisers Act has been resoundingly a win for the “big end of town”.

Higher standards for RFAs a must for financial advice 'profession'

21 March 2016 - Allowing registered financial advisers to avoid higher levels of regulation would be a step back for the professionalization of the industry, it has been claimed.

Where are the RFAs?

15 March 2016 - There’s a common piece of advice that gets handed around to people who write news stories or blogs online: Don’t read the comments. But in this case, especially if you are an RFA you should read them.

MBIE asked: What harm are RFAs doing?

7 March 2016 - The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has been asked: What problem is the Financial Advisers Act trying to fix?

Code Commitee changes criticised: 'Creating, not fixing problems'

26 February 2016 - The Code Committee may be creating more problems than it is solving with its new version of the Code of Professional Conduct for AFAs, a submission has warned.

Best way to solve FAA? Bin it and start afresh

24 September 2015 - One group representing financial advisers has told the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment that the best way to progress the Financial Advisers Act review is to destroy the legislation completely.

Submission slams FMA

7 August 2015 - SiFA has entered a searing submission in response to the Financial Advisers Act review issues paper.

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
AIA 4.55 2.55 2.69 2.79
ANZ 4.44 3.09 3.25 3.39
ANZ Special - 2.49 2.69 2.79
ASB Bank 4.45 2.49 2.59 2.65
Bluestone 3.49 ▼3.34 ▼2.99 ▼3.34
BNZ - Classic - 2.49 2.69 2.79
BNZ - Mortgage One 5.15 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 4.60 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 4.55 3.09 3.29 3.39
BNZ - TotalMoney 4.55 - - -
CFML Loans 4.95 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
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 3.95 3.85 -
Credit Union South 5.65 3.95 3.85 -
First Credit Union Special 5.85 2.95 3.45 -
Heartland 3.95 2.89 2.97 3.39
Heartland Bank - Online 2.50 1.99 2.35 2.45
Heretaunga Building Society 4.99 3.50 3.40 -
HSBC Premier 4.49 2.25 2.35 2.65
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 3.69 2.45 2.45 2.65
Kainga Ora 4.43 2.93 3.07 3.24
Kainga Ora - First Home Buyer Special - 2.25 - -
Kiwibank 3.40 3.30 3.50 3.50
Kiwibank - Offset 3.40 - - -
Kiwibank Special 3.40 2.55 2.65 2.65
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Nelson Building Society 4.95 3.45 3.49 -
Pepper Essential 4.79 - - -
Resimac 3.39 3.35 2.99 3.35
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
SBS Bank 4.54 2.99 3.09 3.15
SBS Bank Special - 2.49 2.59 2.65
Select Home Loans 3.49 3.34 2.99 3.34
The Co-operative Bank - First Home Special - - - -
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 4.40 2.49 2.69 2.79
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 4.40 2.99 3.19 3.29
TSB Bank 5.34 3.29 3.29 3.59
TSB Special 4.54 2.49 2.49 2.79
Wairarapa Building Society 4.99 3.55 3.49 -
Westpac 4.59 3.09 3.29 3.39
Westpac - Offset 4.59 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac Special - 2.49 2.69 2.79
Median 4.54 2.95 2.99 2.97

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