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Disclosure Requirements And Commencement Date Bring Certainty For Financial Advisers

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 12:00 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

Financial Advice New Zealand welcomes the announcement of the start of the new financial advice regime and the long-awaited disclosure requirements, released by MBIE today. Chief Executive Katrina Shanks says the announcement of 15th March 2021 as the start ... More >>

Three Licence Classes For Financial Advice Providers Welcomed

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 1:49 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

Financial Advice New Zealand welcomes the idea of having three classes of licence for financial advice providers, as proposed in the FMA’s consultation document on full licensing, released today. Chief Executive Katrina Shanks says having three ... More >>

Financial Conduct Bill Well Intended But Has Serious Flaws

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 3:37 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

The Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill is well intended in helping ensure customers have access to quality financial advice and products, but that won’t happen unless some serious flaws are addressed, Financial Advice ... More >>

New Resources A Timely Tool For KiwiSaver Investors

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 8:53 am | Financial Advice New Zealand

Everyone should perform regular financial health checks, says Financial Advice New Zealand as it welcomes new resources by the FMA to help people do a health check on their KiwiSaver savings plan. “This is a good time for a financial health check ... More >>

FMA Warning On Misleading Insurance Advice Welcomed By Financial Advice NZ

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 4:29 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

Financial Advice NZ welcomes warnings from the Financial Markets Authority around misleading advice that people need insurance to cover medical bills for COVID-19. “This is not the sort of thing that should be happening at this time and we support ... More >>

Financial Advice NZ Welcomes Delay To Transitional Licensing

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 10:18 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

Financial Advice NZ welcomes the delay of the new financial advice regulatory scheme till early next year. The transitional licensing application window, which is part of the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act, is expected to be extended to ... More >>

Financial Advice NZ Welcomes Delay Of Submissions On Conduct Of Institutions Bill

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 11:27 am | Financial Advice New Zealand

Yesterday’s decision by Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee to extend the time for submissions on the Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill is a very sensible one, says Financial Advice NZ. “This is the exactly the ... More >>

Benefits Of Changes To Default KiwiSaver Funds Will Be Significant, Says Financial Advice NZ

Sunday, 1 March 2020, 6:22 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

Financial Advice NZ welcomes rules changes to default KiwiSaver funds announced today by the Government. “These changes will make a significant difference to the retirement savings of the hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders who are in a default ... More >>

Retirement income review hits nail on head

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 1:05 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

The 2019 Review of Retirement Income Policies by the Commission for Financial Capability hits the nail on the head around KiwiSaver and NZ Superannuation, says Financial Advice NZ. More >>

Consumer NZ’s claims show lack of understanding

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 2:20 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

A claim by Consumer NZ that financial advisers suggest clients look at new life insurance policies just so they can boost their commissions is sensationalist and shows a total lack of understanding of how the sector works, says Financial Advice ... More >>

Financial advisers welcome bill to improve financial service

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:55 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

Financial Advice NZ welcomes the introduction of the Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill into Parliament. More >>

Insurance changes should make process easier for consumers

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 8:23 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

Government proposals to overhaul insurance contract laws should make the whole process of taking out insurance easier and simpler to understand for consumers, says Financial Advice New Zealand. More >>

Withdrawals for investment properties would dilute scheme

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 8:09 am | Financial Advice New Zealand

Relaxing KiwiSaver rules around first home withdrawals to include investment properties defeats the purpose of the scheme, says Financial Advice NZ. More >>

Financial Advisers support more transparency in draft bill

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 7:23 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

Financial Advice New Zealand welcomes the Government’s draft exposure bill that will set disclosure requirements in the new financial advice regime. More >>

Consumers big winners from new financial conduct regime

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 2:07 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

Consumers are the big winners from today’s moves by the Government to introduce a new regime to regulate financial conduct, says Financial Advice New Zealand Chief Executive Katrina Shanks. More >>

Grande Dame of Personal Finance Advice Honoured

Friday, 13 September 2019, 1:55 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

Marie Quinn, who runs her own boutique personal advisory service from her Parnell office, has been honoured by her peers in Financial Advice New Zealand after a 25 year career in the financial advisory industry. More >>

Talking about money matters

Friday, 6 September 2019, 4:42 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

As financial advisers, our members know all too well the positive impact that having a conversation about financial circumstances, goals and issues can have on the financial health, wealth and wellbeing of Kiwis. The simple act of taking the time to talk ... More >>

Financial Advice NZ applauds SOP on Kiwisaver Amendment Bill

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 4:01 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

Financial Advice New Zealand welcomes the Supplementary Order Paper on the KiwiSaver Amendment Bill, being debated in Parliament today. More >>

Consumer NZ Report Disappointing Says Financial Advice NZ

Monday, 24 June 2019, 10:44 am | Financial Advice New Zealand

The report - Fixing the Insurance Market - released today by Consumer NZ highlights the importance of seeking quality advice through an adviser who belongs to an Association committed to quality outcomes for New Zealanders, says Katrina Shanks, CEO of Financial ... More >>

Financial Confidence And Capacity Essential to Wellbeing

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 5:49 pm | Financial Advice New Zealand

Wellbeing must include financial wellbeing says Financial Advice New Zealand following the release of the 2019 Budget. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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