Sunday, September 19, 2021
Suncorp NZ donation to the Salvation Army Food bank.

Suncorp NZ Helping Those in Need

Suncorp New Zealand has given $150,000 to five community groups working to relieve the hardship caused by the government's alert level restrictions. The groups are The Cause Collective, Fair Food, The Salvation Army, Sikh Aware,...

FSC’s ReGenerations Conference Gets a Lockdown Make-Over

The FSC's annual conference has been re-organised to take account of potential disruptions caused by government lockdowns. Richard Klipin, CEO of the FSC says his team has worked through several alternative options and found what...

Challenges Ahead But Aussie Self-Licensees Optimistic – Survey

A survey of My Dealer Services' national network of self-licenced financial advice practices in Australia found that despite the upheavals and disruptions of the past few years the principals of these businesses are optimistic...
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Moderate Support for a Change to Dispute Resolution Schemes

Support for a single dispute resolution scheme (DSR) is high with 63% of voters in our latest poll favouring it over the status quo of four schemes. The remaining 38% prefer to see no...
Naomi Ballantyne, Managing Director, Partners Life.

Partners Life Takes Wait and See Approach to Lockdown Support

Amid calls from financial advisers and clients asking what Partners Life is offering to soften the blow of the current alert levels, the firm's Managing Director Naomi Ballantyne says it is analysing economic data...

First Month Free With New Policies at AIA

AIA NZ is waiving the first month’s premium on qualifying new policies to support financial advisers and customers. The firm's offer applies to any new eligible AIA policy placed between 1 September 2021 and 31...

Cigna NZ Doubles Servicing Commission

Cigna NZ is offering financial advisers twice the servicing commission for two months for all new business and increases sold during the company's just-launched Good things come in twos campaign. “This offer is just one...
Samantha Barrass, the new CEO of the FMA.

FMA Names New CEO

Samantha Barrass has been named as the new CEO of the FMA, replacing incumbent Rob Everett who announced his resignation earlier this year. Barrass will be based in Wellington and is to take up her...