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Top fund managers recognised
The annual FundSource Awards recognise the top performing fund managers in New Zealand. Chief judge Darren Howlin tells Good Returns TV about this year’s competition.

Tipping point for responsible investing
Fund managers are increasingly having to consider the social impacts of their investing decisions but there is a challenge to get enough retail products in the market, the chief executive of the Responsible Investing Association of Australasia Simon O’Connor told Good Returns TV.

Cameron Marcroft talks about becoming a top adviser
Eighteen months after leaving dealer group NZFSG, Cameron Marcroft has been named new mortgage adviser of the year. Here's his story.

GRTV Ep3: Code working group; the value of opening up to your clients; and risk advice upheaval
In this latest episode of GRTV, Good Returns publisher Philip Macalister sat down with the chairman of the Code Working Group, Angus Dale-Jones, Dr. Philip M. Randall, managing partner of The Thorndyke Group and Partners Life chief executive Naomi Ballantyne.

Dale-Jones happy with Code Working Group
The chairman of the Code Working Group, Angus Dale-Jones, responds to criticism of the make up of the group and also outlines its plans.

Start dating your clients
Financial advisers are realising that the value in their businesses is the relationships they have with clients, not just the skills they offer, says Philip M. Randall, managing partner of The Thorndyke Group.

Get basics right: Ballantyne (+ VIDEO)
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.

The big reveal (VIDEO)
Financial Advice New Zealand reveals its establishment board and new brand.

Milestone day for financial advice in New Zealand
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
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.

Kiwi Company Attracts $200 Million Global Investment
Kiwi Company Attracts $200 Million Global Investment

GRTV: Code working group, active v passive and the rising cost of financial advice
In this latest episode of GRTV, Mike Newton of advice firm Newton Ross discusses the "scary" make up of the new code working group, Hobson Wealth Partners' Warren Couillault talks about the rising cost of providing financial advice and finally Paul Moore of PM Capital explains why passive managers’ luck just might run out.

Concerns aired over Code Working Group
There is a risk that a lack of independent advisers on the working group developing their new code of conduct will cost New Zealand its opportunity to provide a sensible framework for advice, one adviser says.

Active managers time is coming: Moore
Passive managers’ luck may run out over the coming years, one fund manager says.

Advice becoming more expensive
It now costs 50% to 100% more to provide financial advice than it did five years ago, says Warren Couillault, executive director of Hobson Wealth Partners.

It's payday for The Co-operative Bank customers
The Co-operative Bank has paid $2.1 million in rebate payments to its customers following the release of its annual results.

GRTV: All eyes on Europe
In the third part of our new Good Returns TV series, Julian McCormack, an investment specialist for Platinum Asset Management in Sydney, tells publisher Philip Macalister why a recovery in Europe is creating opportunities for investors.

GRTV: Welcome to Good Returns TV
Publisher Philip Macalister introduces Good Returns TV and his first guest on the show, Andrew Bascand from Harbour Asset Management. Bascand says investors should halve their return expectations in an increasingly volatile market.

GRTV: A voice for the little guys
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”.

The state of the housing market
CoreLogic head of research Jonno Ingerson says the Reserve Bank's lending restrictions are having an impact on the market but property investors are looking for ways around them.

RESIMAC makes important changes to rates and fees (+ VIDEO)
RESIMAC says it will continue lending up to 80% but it is making some changes to its products and pricing to help manage the mix of owner-occupied lending and property investment loans.

Young mortgage adviser of the year named (+ VIDEO)
Jeff Elias from Online Mortgage Brokers in Wellington has been named as the PAA's Young Mortgage Adviser of the Year.  

Nick Tuffley's interest rate update
ASB Bank chief economist Nick Tuffley talks to TMM publisher Philip Macalister about where interest rates are headed and what strategy borrowers should take in this low interest rate environment.

[VIDEO] Paul Fuller tells mortgage advisers what life's like as an AFA
In this video one of New Zealand's top mortgage advisers, Paul Fuller,  talks about giving mortgage advice as an AFA.

Full OCR cut should be passed on: McLachlan
Co-Operative Bank led the field in cutting its floating interest rate following the OCR announcement but it wasn't a planned move to be first off the block, chief executive Bruce McLachlan says.

[VIDEO] John Bolton talks to TMM Online
HIgh profile mortgage adviser John Bolton recently won a top award for the volume of business he wrote last year, here he talks to Philip Macalister about what's happening in the market.

Harbour takes top award
[UPDATED] Harbour Asset Management has taken out the top prize at this year’s Morningstar New Zealand Fund Manager of the Year awards.

Highest yielding shares not the best for income generation
[VIDEO] Harbour Asset Management chief executive Andrew Bascand says that the best income producing shares to have in a portfolio aren't necessarily the highest yielding ones.

[VIDEO] Where does money come from?
Apparently banks pull money out of thin air then lend it to borrowers for home loans. Here is what TVNZ reported.

Fidelity and nib team up
Fidelity Life and nib have formed a partnership that will enable advisers to cross-sell and bundle their market-leading life, risk and health products.

Why we are exiting annuities: Milton Jennings
Fidelity Life chief executive Milton Jennings outlines the company's experiences with annuities products in New Zealand.

Why New Zealand needs annuities
Susan St John outlines to a Financial Services Council conference why New Zealand needs a good annuities market to help people spend their KiwiSaver.

New-look annuity type product explained
Ralph Stewart outlines his plans for NZ Income Guarantee.

Yield play on sharemarket diminishing
[VIDEO] The New Zealand share market has been a good place for investors to earn income in the past year, but things are changing.

Prospects for the NZ sharemarket
The NZ sharemarket generated returns of more than 30% last year. AMP Capital head of investment strategy Keith Poore looks at the prospects for the next 12 months.

Christmas OCR rise predicted
[VIDEO] AMP NZ chief economist Bevan Graham is one expert who is picking an early OCR increase. In this video he explains why.

Get out of bonds and into shares: Pain
[VIDEO] Well-known investment commentator Jonathan Pain is far more upbeat about financial markets than he was a year ago. Here he explains why and what it means for asset allocation and portfolio construction.

Steps to mortgage broking success
Top mortgage broker Grant McFlinn shares his philosophy of what makes a good adviser. As he says it is not complicated, and probably not unique - but it works.

Hamish Douglass Unplugged - Latest Video from Adviser Briefing - August 2012
Hamish Douglass, CEO Magellan Global Fund candidly answers questions from the audience on portfolio management, macroeconomic concerns and the outlook for markets. This webcast recording was taken at our recent Adviser Briefing.

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ANZ 5.79 5.05 ▼5.19 ▼5.49
ANZ Special - 4.55 ▼4.69 4.99
ASB Bank 5.80 4.75 4.99 5.29
ASB Bank Special - 4.45 4.69 4.99
BNZ - Mortgage One 6.50 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 5.95 - - -
BNZ - Special - 4.59 ▲4.75 5.09
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.90 4.99 5.29 5.59
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.90 - - -
Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 6.15 5.45 5.50 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 6.45 - - -
Finance Direct - - - -
First Credit Union 5.85 - - -
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heartland Bank - Online - - - -
Heretaunga Building Society 5.75 5.00 5.20 -
Housing NZ Corp 5.79 ▼4.75 ▼4.99 ▼5.29
HSBC Premier 5.79 4.09 4.29 4.89
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ICBC 5.80 4.59 4.69 5.09
Kiwibank 5.80 4.95 5.15 5.59
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.80 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 4.55 4.65 5.09
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Napier Building Society - - - -
Nelson Building Society 6.10 5.10 5.45 -
Resimac 5.30 4.86 4.94 5.30
RESIMAC Special 5.00 - 4.75 -
SBS Bank 5.89 4.99 ▼5.19 5.59
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
SBS Bank Special - 4.59 ▼4.69 5.25
Sovereign 5.90 4.75 4.99 5.29
Sovereign Special - 4.45 4.69 4.99
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 5.75 4.55 ▼4.69 ▼4.99
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 5.75 5.05 ▼5.19 ▼5.49
TSB Bank 5.80 4.80 5.15 5.45
TSB Special - 4.55 4.69 4.99
Wairarapa Building Society 5.70 4.85 4.99 -
Westpac 5.95 4.99 5.19 5.59
Westpac - Capped rates - 5.26 5.36 -
Westpac - Offset 5.95 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac Special - 4.59 4.74 5.09
Median 5.82 4.78 4.99 5.29

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