Monday, September 24, 2018

Poll

Adviser Doubt on FSLAB Outcomes

The jury is well and truly out on whether the proposed FSLAB reforms will ultimately improve access to high-quality financial advice in New Zealand. As we go to press this week, only 24 percent of...

Online Opportunities For Advisers, Insurer’s SME Index Shows

Small to medium sized enterprise owners (SMEs) are very comfortable online, creating an opportunity for advisers to unitise online channels for a convenient client experience, Asteron Life's latest SME insurance index has found. The insurer's...

Industry Stakeholder Slams Biased Coverage of Insurance Claim

Well-known New Zealand life insurance industry contributor, Russell Hutchinson, has taken aim at what he sees as the unfair coverage of a life insurance claim issue by consumer affairs TV program, Fair Go: Was it...

Money Week Big Opportunity For Risk Advisers 

Sorted’s 2018 Money Week takes place next week from 3-9 September, powered by the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC). The annual public awareness campaign will run nationally, aiming to: Empower New Zealanders to manage their personal...

New Compliance Service Launched

A new compliance solutions firm, Compliance Refinery, has launched for financial advisers. The company provides solutions that fit with adviser businesses taking into account the technology they are using and scale sets within the business. Compliance...

Financial Advice NZ Readies New Campaign For Money Week

Financial Advice New Zealand has been preparing for Sorted’s Money Week next week, including a digital/social media campaign and a marketing pack for advisers. Financial Advice New Zealand CEO, Katrina Shanks, says financial advisers are...

New Exit Options Launched For Life Insurance Policies 

Niche financial service provider Life Insurance Policy Exchange has launched a new range of exit options for certain types of life insurance policies. The new offerings provide the option for owners of whole of life...

Competency Resources Released For Financial Advice NZ AFA Members

Financial Advice New Zealand has launched a range of competency resource documents for its AFA members. The resource materials include clarification commentary from David Ireland, Chair of the Code Committee, a summary Podcast, and a...

AMP Announces New Chief Executive

AMP has appointed long serving Credit Suisse executive, Francesco De Ferrari, as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will join AMP after 17 years with Credit Suisse where he was, most recently, the Chief Executive South East...

FMA to Prioritise Quality Advice Access

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has outlined its priorities for 2018/19, following the release of its Annual Corporate Plan. The Plan identified eight strategic priorities and associated outcomes the FMA is aiming for, with the first...