Thursday, May 6, 2021

Poll

Privacy Breaches Highlight Email Complacency

With 30% of all complaints to the Privacy Commissioner being blamed on the senders of emails, it's clear there's plenty of room for improvement when it comes to protecting the privacy of clients. The office...

How to Succeed as a New Adviser

Being an expert in insurance products is only part the story when it comes to being a successful adviser, says Ryan Edwards, managing director of The Adviser Platform. “What makes a successful adviser is good...

One Third of Privacy Breach Complaints Relate to Emails

Of all the privacy breaches reported to the office of the Privacy Commissioner in the past five months 30% relate to emails. Feilidh Dwyer, writing on the commissioner's website, says examples of a breach can...

Cut-and-Paste Answers to FAP Application Surprise Regulator

Cutting and pasting example answers from the FMA's website into an application for a full FAP license didn't cut any ice with the regulator when one adviser tried it. Anita Frazer, the FMA's Head of...

Life Expectancy Rises According to New Stats

New Zealanders are living longer with life expectancy at birth for the population as a whole now sitting at 80 years for men, and 83.5 years for women, based on death rates in 2017–2019. According...

First Days of New Regulatory Regime Debate

The new financial advice regime and how those in the industry are tracking will be discussed during a Financial Advice NZ webinar starting at 10am, Wednesday 28 April. Taking part will be the FMA’s John...

Tax Breaks Preferred by Aussie Advisers to Address Under-Insurance

Tax breaks continue to be the preferred option for financial advisers in Australia for correcting the country's under-insurance issue according to a poll being run by RiskinfoNZ's sister publication across the Ditch. As we go...