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New Zealand life insurers set to continue delivering good return on equity to their shareholders, S&P Global Ratings says
9th Aug 21, 10:15am
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New Zealand life insurers set to continue delivering good return on equity to their shareholders, S&P Global Ratings says
Financial Markets Authority says life insurer AIA has admitted making false and/or misleading representations to customers and faces a paying a penalty of $700,000
29th Jul 21, 12:11pm
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Financial Markets Authority says life insurer AIA has admitted making false and/or misleading representations to customers and faces a paying a penalty of $700,000
Fidelity Life buying Westpac Life NZ in $400 million deal with the help of Ngāi Tahu Holdings
6th Jul 21, 10:49am
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Fidelity Life buying Westpac Life NZ in $400 million deal with the help of Ngāi Tahu Holdings
BNZ's parent National Australia Bank agrees to sell BNZ Life to Partners Life for NZ$290 million
16th Dec 20, 5:18pm
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BNZ's parent National Australia Bank agrees to sell BNZ Life to Partners Life for NZ$290 million
FMA's inability to have a say in the AMP Life sale prompts a push for a law change requiring it, as the conduct regulator, to be consulted on mergers/acquisitions 
2nd Jul 20, 2:00pm
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FMA's inability to have a say in the AMP Life sale prompts a push for a law change requiring it, as the conduct regulator, to be consulted on mergers/acquisitions 
Concerns raised over the RBNZ approving the sale of 200,000 AMP Life insurance policies to a Bermuda-based private equity firm
24th Jun 20, 5:00am
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Concerns raised over the RBNZ approving the sale of 200,000 AMP Life insurance policies to a Bermuda-based private equity firm
RBNZ signs off on sale of AMP Life after the would-be buyer agreed to put in place various measures to protect the 200,000 New Zealand policyholders
23rd Jun 20, 10:11am
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RBNZ signs off on sale of AMP Life after the would-be buyer agreed to put in place various measures to protect the 200,000 New Zealand policyholders
RBNZ under pressure to protect AMP Life's 200,000 policyholders, as it considers a A$3b proposal from a Bermuda-based firm to buy the policies, and a Bill to regulate insurers' conduct goes through Parliament 
24th Feb 20, 4:49pm
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RBNZ under pressure to protect AMP Life's 200,000 policyholders, as it considers a A$3b proposal from a Bermuda-based firm to buy the policies, and a Bill to regulate insurers' conduct goes through Parliament 
RBNZ review finds the life insurance industry is inefficient, suffers from high and soft commissions, generates high returns for shareholders, and has low solvency ratios
22nd Jan 20, 5:27pm
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RBNZ review finds the life insurance industry is inefficient, suffers from high and soft commissions, generates high returns for shareholders, and has low solvency ratios
Reserve Bank wants insurers' solvency buffers hiked by a yet-to-be-determined amount; Voices concern over 'material' impact low interest rates are having on life insurers in particular
28th Nov 19, 1:59pm
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Reserve Bank wants insurers' solvency buffers hiked by a yet-to-be-determined amount; Voices concern over 'material' impact low interest rates are having on life insurers in particular
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says he doesn't want to call a financial services royal commission but improvements to conduct and culture are needed
30th Sep 19, 8:41am
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Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says he doesn't want to call a financial services royal commission but improvements to conduct and culture are needed
Government's proposed conduct licensing regime for financial service providers will make them accountable for sales to consumers by contracted intermediaries & ban target-based sales incentives
25th Sep 19, 12:30pm
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Government's proposed conduct licensing regime for financial service providers will make them accountable for sales to consumers by contracted intermediaries & ban target-based sales incentives
Commerce & Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi pledges measures to improve financial services sector conduct shortly as regulators bemoan poor life insurer conduct and culture
17th Sep 19, 10:11am
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Commerce & Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi pledges measures to improve financial services sector conduct shortly as regulators bemoan poor life insurer conduct and culture
Financial Markets Authority considering prosecuting life insurers over sales tactics; says 'there will be more remediation, more repayments to consumers'; Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister warns NZ isn't immune from a royal commission
13th Sep 19, 10:58am
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Financial Markets Authority considering prosecuting life insurers over sales tactics; says 'there will be more remediation, more repayments to consumers'; Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister warns NZ isn't immune from a royal commission
AMP goes back to the RBNZ with a new A$3 billion proposal to sell its life insurance business; Announces A$650 million capital raise and plan to divest from its NZ wealth management business
8th Aug 19, 6:01pm
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AMP goes back to the RBNZ with a new A$3 billion proposal to sell its life insurance business; Announces A$650 million capital raise and plan to divest from its NZ wealth management business
The RBNZ defends its decision to block the sale of AMP Life, revealing the wannabe buyer only lodged an application with it 8 months after the proposed deal was announced 
19th Jul 19, 9:46am
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The RBNZ defends its decision to block the sale of AMP Life, revealing the wannabe buyer only lodged an application with it 8 months after the proposed deal was announced 
AMP share price hits rock bottom on news A$3.3 billion sale of AMP Life 'highly unlikely to proceed' due to RBNZ's disapproval 
15th Jul 19, 11:34am
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AMP share price hits rock bottom on news A$3.3 billion sale of AMP Life 'highly unlikely to proceed' due to RBNZ's disapproval 
RBNZ confirms it'll consider requiring insurers to hold more capital: Macquarie analysts expect life insurers to be hardest hit and warn stricter rules could scare companies off NZ
10th Jun 19, 12:57pm
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RBNZ confirms it'll consider requiring insurers to hold more capital: Macquarie analysts expect life insurers to be hardest hit and warn stricter rules could scare companies off NZ
A 'principles-based' approach towards regulating conduct and culture may sound flaky but it's the best option, say lawyer, ombudsman and consultant
6th May 19, 4:44pm
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A 'principles-based' approach towards regulating conduct and culture may sound flaky but it's the best option, say lawyer, ombudsman and consultant
David Hargreaves argues that the Government must take a more realistic approach than currently intended in its initiatives on financial conduct
1st May 19, 3:04pm
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David Hargreaves argues that the Government must take a more realistic approach than currently intended in its initiatives on financial conduct
Rip-off insurance products could be banned, banks made to get 'conduct' licences, insurers given time limits to settle claims, and bank/insurance managers held personally liable for misconduct under law changes being considered
27th Apr 19, 10:30am
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Rip-off insurance products could be banned, banks made to get 'conduct' licences, insurers given time limits to settle claims, and bank/insurance managers held personally liable for misconduct under law changes being considered
Amid ongoing activity around the FMA-Reserve Bank review of banks' conduct and culture, a Consumer NZ survey finds one in five bank customers being offered products they didn't request
24th Apr 19, 12:50pm
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Amid ongoing activity around the FMA-Reserve Bank review of banks' conduct and culture, a Consumer NZ survey finds one in five bank customers being offered products they didn't request
BNZ dismisses Australian media report it's negotiating a sale of its life insurance business to Partners Life, which is staying quiet
9th Apr 19, 7:51am
BNZ dismisses Australian media report it's negotiating a sale of its life insurance business to Partners Life, which is staying quiet
FMA and RBNZ say 'thorough' review of responses from 11 banks to conduct and culture review will take several weeks
2nd Apr 19, 9:43am
FMA and RBNZ say 'thorough' review of responses from 11 banks to conduct and culture review will take several weeks
A closer look at the pending commission crackdown Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi sees when he glances across the Tasman
6th Feb 19, 8:59am
A closer look at the pending commission crackdown Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi sees when he glances across the Tasman