Saturday, January 23, 2021

Polls

Australian Advisers Get Access to New Zealand

Following a period of consultation that ended in November, the FMA is soon to allow financial advisers based in Australia to service clients in...

Poll Result: NZI’s Professional Indemnity Restriction

Our last poll question of 2020 asked if the decision by NZI to limit its professional indemnity insurance to FAPs with three or more...

Latest Poll: NZI and PI Insurance

NZI is to restrict its professional indemnity insurance to FAPs with three or more advisers, says the firm. The announcement surprised Katrina Shanks of...

Poll Result: It’s Almost 50-50 On Merger Benefit

With October's merger of Kepa and NZFSG settled, and what with SHARE and Newpark Group joining forces recently, industry consolidation in New Zealand continues. With...

Are Mergers Good For You?

With the merger of Kepa and NZFSG now settled, and what with Share and Newpark Group joining forces, industry consolidation in New Zealand continues. While...

Poll Result: Good Support For Trusted Adviser Mark

The majority of respondents to our latest poll – asking if they plan to apply for the Trusted Adviser mark from Financial Advice NZ...

Will You Apply For The Trusted Adviser Mark?

Financial Advice NZ's Trusted Adviser mark opened for applications last month, the accreditation is available to members who meet its criteria. Katrina Shanks, CEO of...

Should The FMA Recognise Aussie Qualifications?

The FMA is looking for feedback on its proposal to recognise Australian adviser qualifications. If the idea is adopted it would mean suitably qualified advisers...

Advisers Split Over Insurance Company Operators

It seems advisers are split when it comes to deciding if there are too many insurance companies operating in New Zealand. Currently there are 17...