Financial Advisers Act

17th May 18, 10:59am
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi disappointed life and health insurers spent $34m on soft commissions in two years, but won't commit to banning them
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi disappointed life and health insurers spent $34m on soft commissions in two years, but won't commit to banning them
17th May 18, 10:59am
16th May 18, 3:00pm
Life and health insurers spend 9% of their sales revenue on soft commissions for the advisers who sell their products; FMA warns of conflicts of interest
Life and health insurers spend 9% of their sales revenue on soft commissions for the advisers who sell their products; FMA warns of conflicts of interest
16th May 18, 3:00pm
11th May 18, 5:00am
Schemes that deal with complaints people make about their financial service providers urge the Government not to go too far in making them report all the misconduct they see to regulators 
Schemes that deal with complaints people make about their financial service providers urge the Government not to go too far in making them report all the misconduct they see to regulators 
11th May 18, 5:00am
9th May 18, 4:03pm
Questions raised over NZ's financial services consumer dispute resolution model with the four competing schemes incentivised to sell themselves to the industry
Questions raised over NZ's financial services consumer dispute resolution model with the four competing schemes incentivised to sell themselves to the industry
9th May 18, 4:03pm
11th Apr 18, 8:16am
Govt seeks feedback on what tough disclosure requirements to curb conflicted advice should look like in the absence of a ban of commissions
Govt seeks feedback on what tough disclosure requirements to curb conflicted advice should look like in the absence of a ban of commissions
11th Apr 18, 8:16am
22nd Mar 18, 1:17pm
FMA sounds alarm bells over commissions paid to financial advisers, but stops short of lobbying the Government to regulate these; says it first wants to try proposals before Parliament to tighten rules around conduct
FMA sounds alarm bells over commissions paid to financial advisers, but stops short of lobbying the Government to regulate these; says it first wants to try proposals before Parliament to tighten rules around conduct
22nd Mar 18, 1:17pm
4th Nov 17, 7:30am
The newly-minted Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister commits to championing open banking, capping payday lenders' interest rates, and writing a code of conduct for the supermarket industry
The newly-minted Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister commits to championing open banking, capping payday lenders' interest rates, and writing a code of conduct for the supermarket industry
4th Nov 17, 7:30am
18th Oct 17, 7:25am
FMA fast-tracks access to robo-advice at a rate slower than expected; Prioritises greater oversight at the expense of more red tape
FMA fast-tracks access to robo-advice at a rate slower than expected; Prioritises greater oversight at the expense of more red tape
18th Oct 17, 7:25am
29th Sep 17, 9:15am
Sovereign customers warned AIA takeover could give incentivised advisers an in to encourage them to switch policies
Sovereign customers warned AIA takeover could give incentivised advisers an in to encourage them to switch policies
29th Sep 17, 9:15am
11th Aug 17, 9:32am
Consumer credit contract providers celebrate successfully lobbying the Government to exempt them from new financial advice regulation 
Consumer credit contract providers celebrate successfully lobbying the Government to exempt them from new financial advice regulation 
11th Aug 17, 9:32am
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3rd Aug 17, 12:03pm
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister ready to introduce to Parliament new legislation regulating financial advice
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Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister ready to introduce to Parliament new legislation regulating financial advice
3rd Aug 17, 12:03pm
31st Jul 17, 3:30pm
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister dubs FMA's plan to fast-track the legalisation of robo-advice 'quite edgy' despite only learning what Blockchain is 6 weeks ago
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister dubs FMA's plan to fast-track the legalisation of robo-advice 'quite edgy' despite only learning what Blockchain is 6 weeks ago
31st Jul 17, 3:30pm
21st Jun 17, 4:04pm
FMA keen to see personalised robo-advice enabled in New Zealand sooner than the law would otherwise allow
FMA keen to see personalised robo-advice enabled in New Zealand sooner than the law would otherwise allow
21st Jun 17, 4:04pm
16th Jun 17, 12:04pm
Less 'would you like fries with that' and more 'needs-based conversations' expected from ANZ staff, as bank changes its remuneration structure
Less 'would you like fries with that' and more 'needs-based conversations' expected from ANZ staff, as bank changes its remuneration structure
16th Jun 17, 12:04pm
10th May 17, 10:12am
IMF calls for FMA to immediately fill cracks in the system so 'all aspects of the insurance product life cycle' are regulated
IMF calls for FMA to immediately fill cracks in the system so 'all aspects of the insurance product life cycle' are regulated
10th May 17, 10:12am
20th Apr 17, 9:36am
Major Aussie banks move quickly to act on recommendations they change how they pay retail banking staff, NZ banks 'support customer first obligations'
Major Aussie banks move quickly to act on recommendations they change how they pay retail banking staff, NZ banks 'support customer first obligations'
20th Apr 17, 9:36am
8th Mar 17, 7:38am
FMA criticised for compromising quality by trying to increase the quantity of KiwiSaver advice on offer
FMA criticised for compromising quality by trying to increase the quantity of KiwiSaver advice on offer
8th Mar 17, 7:38am
20th Feb 17, 4:12pm
Financial advisers' disclosure requirements to be dealt with by regulation not legislation; Govt seeks to remain flexible on the matter
Financial advisers' disclosure requirements to be dealt with by regulation not legislation; Govt seeks to remain flexible on the matter
20th Feb 17, 4:12pm
5th Oct 16, 12:51pm
Diane Maxwell on protecting retirees vulnerable due to renting, isolation, and not being able to recoup investment losses
Diane Maxwell on protecting retirees vulnerable due to renting, isolation, and not being able to recoup investment losses
5th Oct 16, 12:51pm
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14th Jul 16, 8:59am
Sovereign boss suggests the reviewed Financial Advisers Act could spark the creation of large multidisciplinary financial advice firms
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Sovereign boss suggests the reviewed Financial Advisers Act could spark the creation of large multidisciplinary financial advice firms
14th Jul 16, 8:59am

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