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FSCL told: Plan for succession, hold on to financial reserves

5 June 2020 - FSCL’s chief executive Susan Taylor has been identified as the scheme’s biggest risk – and biggest strength, in an independent review.

Concerns over commercial rent dispute plan

4 June 2020 - Too little, too late. That’s what commercial landlords’ advocates have to say about the Government’s newly announced $40 million commercial rent dispute package.

Supreme Court dismisses price-fixing appeal

2 April 2020 - Two Hamilton real estate agencies have lost their long-running battle with the Commerce Commission over allegations of price-fixing.

Failure to lodge bonds earns major penalty

6 March 2020 - A Tauranga property management company has been ordered to pay $16,417 for failing to lodge bonds within the required timeframe on multiple occasions.

On the brink of a crisis

3 March 2020 - Proposed tenancy law changes, which come in an environment of rental shortage, are on the brink of creating a low socioeconomic rental crisis.

The cost of overstaying tenants

26 February 2020 - Getting tenants to leave a rental property at the end of a tenancy can be problematic. Here’s a new Tenancy Tribunal ruling which serves as yet another example.

Rental contaminated, not damaged by meth

11 February 2020 - Establishing meth contamination of a rental property, and working out the penalties for any damage, can be a complex business these days - as a recent Tenancy Tribunal decision illustrates.

Threat to assault ends problem tenancy

21 January 2020 - Terminating the tenancy of badly behaving tenants can be a dangerous and difficult business as demonstrated by a recent Tenancy Tribunal case.

Evidence needed to support Tribunal claims

13 January 2020 - Landlord concerns about tenants angling for legal compensation for problems with their rental properties might be allayed a little by a recent Tenancy Tribunal ruling.

The perils of leaving insulation late

23 December 2019 - Leaving the insulation of a rental property for too long after the July deadline and then entering the premises without consent has earned some Auckland landlords a penalty of over $1,000.

Defining “clean and tidy”

10 December 2019 - The issue of exactly how clean and tidy rental properties should be when tenants vacate has long been a battleground but a recent Tenancy Tribunal decision provides some guidance.

SFO deception charges for investors

22 November 2019 - Four Auckland property investors have been charged with fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in home loans.

COMMENT: Removing 90-day notices - the impacts

20 November 2019 - Being a successful landlord is all about managing risk but getting rid of “no cause” 90-day’ notices means risk will skyrocket, argues NZ Property Investor Federation executive member Brian Kerr.

Key reform will only protect bad tenants

18 November 2019 - Getting rid of “no cause” termination notices only serves to protect bad tenants and will have a negative impact on the broader community, not just landlords, according to landlord advocates.

More than fair “wear and tear”

12 November 2019 - Proving tenant liability for damage has long been a major worry for landlords but a recent Tenancy Tribunal ruling shows that it can be done.

COMMENT: The truth about tenancy terminations

5 November 2019 - The Government wants to get rid of “no-cause” tenancy terminations. Auckland Property Investors Association vice president Peter Lewis explains why that is a bad idea.

Strong meth suspicions call for testing

21 October 2019 - Panic around the meth contamination of rentals has diminished, but a Tenancy Tribunal decision reinforces that landlords still have an obligation to test properties when contamination is suspected.

COMMENT: Getting to grips with tenancy disputes

7 October 2019 - Widespread ignorance of tenancy law is behind current representations of residential tenancy disputes which feature tenants as victims, writes Auckland Property Investors Association vice president Peter Lewis…

Airbnb room rental not bylaw violation

4 October 2019 - Renting a spare bedroom on Airbnb was a breach of the tenancy agreement but it did not constitute an unlawful act - under a local body by-law - by the tenant, the Tenancy Tribunal has found.

Lodge bonds or expect a penalty

23 September 2019 - Failure to lodge multiple tenancy bonds has earned another Auckland landlord a hefty penalty from the Tenancy Tribunal – and prompted a general warning to landlords.

New tenant damage, meth measures are only partial solutions

26 July 2019 - Changes to the legislation around tenant damage and meth contamination have been years in the making but now they are finally here are they any good for landlords?

EDRs want advisers to spread word

29 May 2019 - Advisers are being told they need to help their clients better understand the processes available to help them when problems arise.

The Big Read: FMA goes after adviser for alleged non-disclosure

26 March 2019 - Questions about what the professional responsibilities of advisers in a consumer protection regime are lie at the heart of the Financial Advisory Disciplinary Council (FADC)’s first non-disclosure case.

Desperately seeking answers

18 December 2018 - Looking for a straight answer from MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigation Team? If you are a landlord, don’t expect too much clarity.

Court of Appeal rules against price fixers

23 November 2018 - The Court of Appeal has found in favour of the Commerce Commission in a long-running price-fixing saga involving two Hamilton real estate agencies.

Litigation heals Mike Pero wounds

28 September 2018 - Just a few weeks ago they were at each other’s throats in court, but now Mike Pero and Mike Pero Mortgages (MPM) have kissed and made up.

Failed MPM relationship doesn’t mean deadlock

6 September 2018 - A communication breakdown and lack of trust between Mike Pero and his erstwhile business partners doesn’t constitute a deadlock, according to the lawyer representing Pero’s legal foes.

MPM Judge asks: What's the argument?

5 September 2018 - Mike Pero and the companies bearing his name are back in court this week – and it’s all due to disagreement over whether a $5 million dividend should be paid.

Advisers query EDR notice periods

29 August 2018 - Advisers shifting dispute scheme have been surprised to discover that, in many cases, they have to give a full year’s notice, but one provider says it gives protection to consumers.

No adjournment for Mike Pero case

28 August 2018 - Mike Pero Mortgages Ltd’s attempt to get proceedings in their legal dispute with Mike Pero adjourned has failed and the scheduled hearing will go ahead next month.

Advisers follow Slater to new EDR

22 May 2018 - Adviser groups are switching their dispute resolution schemes, following industry stalwart Trevor Slater. 

Schemes query disclosure requirement

21 May 2018 - Financial Disputes Resolution Service client director Trevor Slater says he’s willing to make a stand over the requirement that external disputes resolution schemes increase their reporting to regulators.

Adviser complaints up 70pc

26 July 2017 - A jump in the number of complaints about financial advisers has prompted Financial Services Complaints Ltd to warn advisers to take care with their record-keeping and communication with clients.

Slater to return to dispute resolutions

24 July 2017 - Trevor Slater is leaving IDS to take up a new role with one of the disputes resolution providers.

EDR costs fall for advisers

11 May 2017 - The cost of being a member of an external dispute resolution scheme is steadily dropping as providers compete for their share of the market – but not all providers are convinced the multiple-operator model is working.

Fisher Funds defends 'super-salary'

21 July 2016 - The offer of a so-called “super-salary” to a former Diversified Investment Strategies’ director was not intended to justify a lower sale price for the business, the purchaser has told the High Court.

Diversified battle continues

15 July 2016 - The sale of Diversified Investment Strategies Ltd (DISL) occurred for lower than the market rate and with greater risk for the vendors, according to an industry expert.

Diversified dispute hits court

12 July 2016 - Fractitious break down of Diversified Investment Strategies ends up in High Court, amid allegations of non-disclosure and breach of duty.

FSCL members split on court bid

9 May 2016 - [UPDATED] FSCL might serve its members better by cutting their membership fees, rather than funding a court bid to calls itself an ombudsman, it has been suggested.

FSCL mum on court bid funding

6 May 2016 - Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL) will not reveal how it is funding a court stoush with the Chief Ombudsman.

IDS to offer complaint service

13 April 2016 - Compliance firm IDS is to tap the skills of its newly-appointed general manager to offer a new service to help advisers manage complaints.

IFSO on membership drive

8 April 2016 - Communication between financial advisers and their clients is a recurring theme in complaints and complaint inquiries, the Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman Scheme says.

No plans to cull disputes schemes

27 November 2015 - External disputes resolution schemes are safe for now - the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has indicated no desire to cull them down to a single provider.

MTF case reaches Supreme Court

12 November 2015 - A long-running battle over what exactly lender credit fees should cover has hit the Supreme Court this week.

Little agreement on merits of multiple schemes

28 October 2015 - Whether having multiple dispute resolution schemes brings down participants' costs or not is up for debate among submitters to the Financial Advisers Act review issues paper.

Call for one dispute scheme

15 September 2015 - UPDATED All financial service providers should belong to one disputes resolution scheme, Partners Life has argued.

Ministry needs to better understand disputes schemes: FSCL

19 May 2015 - If financial advisers think that disputes about their work are going to go away and the four external resolution schemes will disappear, then they are mistaken.

ISO no longer?

29 April 2015 - The Insurance and Savings Ombudsman scheme is planning a name change.

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AIA 4.55 2.55 2.69 2.79
ANZ 4.44 3.15 3.25 3.39
ANZ Special - 2.55 2.69 2.79
ASB Bank 4.45 2.55 2.69 2.79
Bluestone 3.49 3.49 3.49 3.49
BNZ - Classic - 2.55 2.69 2.79
BNZ - Mortgage One 5.15 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 4.60 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 4.55 3.15 3.29 3.39
BNZ - TotalMoney 4.55 - - -
CFML Loans 4.95 - - -
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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 -
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First Credit Union Special 5.85 2.95 3.45 -
Heartland 3.95 2.89 2.97 3.39
Heartland Bank - Online - - - -
Heretaunga Building Society 4.99 3.85 3.95 -
HSBC Premier 4.49 2.45 2.60 2.65
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 3.69 ▼2.45 2.65 2.79
Kainga Ora 4.43 2.93 3.07 3.24
Kiwibank 3.40 3.30 3.54 3.54
Kiwibank - Offset 3.40 - - -
Kiwibank Special 3.40 2.55 2.79 2.79
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
SBS Bank 4.54 3.05 3.19 3.25
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
SBS Bank Special - 2.55 2.69 2.75
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 4.40 2.55 2.69 2.79
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 4.40 3.05 3.19 3.29
TSB Bank 5.34 3.29 3.45 3.59
TSB Special 4.54 2.49 2.65 2.79
Wairarapa Building Society 4.99 3.55 3.49 -
Westpac 4.59 3.15 3.29 3.39
Westpac - Offset 4.59 - - -
Westpac Special - 2.55 2.69 2.79
Median 4.55 3.00 3.13 3.02

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