"Cutting financial red tape and unlocking the enormous potential of KiwiSaver is part of National’s broader plan to strengthen the economy so we can reduce the cost of living, lift incomes for all and deliver the public services New Zealanders…
https://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/what-national-led-government-means-for-financial-services-anthony-harper-1030x579-1.jpg5791030Adeline OConnorhttps://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/ahlogo_temp.pngAdeline OConnor2023-10-20 09:48:042023-10-20 09:48:04What a new Government means for financial services
The Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill took a major (and belated) step forward late last week with the release of the long awaited supplementary order paper (SOP) to amend the Bill.
This progress comes almost two years…
https://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Finance-Law.png5791030Megan Fromonthttps://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/ahlogo_temp.pngMegan Fromont2022-06-20 15:55:072022-06-20 15:55:07On the home straight … long awaited Conduct of Financial Institutions SOP released
Last week, Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced the Government's proposal for a universal income insurance scheme.
The "social insurance" would support New Zealanders who lose their job through no fault of their own, or need to stop…
https://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Untitled-design.png5791030Natalie Mcmullenhttps://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/ahlogo_temp.pngNatalie Mcmullen2022-02-10 07:39:352022-03-16 15:14:54The Government takes on the income protection insurance market
Earlier this week, the Government announced that mandatory climate-related financial disclosures will be introduced for large financial services entities. The announcement follows last year's consultation on the issue, and makes New Zealand…
https://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Climate-Finance.png5791030Natalie Mcmullenhttps://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/ahlogo_temp.pngNatalie Mcmullen2020-09-18 09:11:182022-05-17 12:19:45Climate change – reporting on a sleeper issue
Financial advertising is pretty depressing these days. A lot of it is helpful – banks proactively communicating hardship options, fund managers explaining market movements, advisers trying to help investors make the right decisions (or avoid…
https://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Piggy-Bank.png5791030Natalie Mcmullenhttps://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/ahlogo_temp.pngNatalie Mcmullen2020-04-21 17:24:332022-04-27 10:11:42How not to advertise financial products
On 25 September 2019, the Government announced conduct licensing and other conduct rules for banks, insurers, and non-bank deposit takers (like credit unions). What will the changes mean?
The conduct of financial institutions continues to…
https://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/AH-podcast-linkedin.jpg9001600Natalie Mcmullenhttps://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/ahlogo_temp.pngNatalie Mcmullen2019-09-26 12:29:102022-07-25 08:58:31Conduct of financial institutions… the Government hits back
"Social licence" in the financial services industry – the Hon Grant Robertson speaks to Jack Tame at the Financial Services Council "Towards Wellbeing" Conference 2019
The financial services sector needs to look at its social licence,…
https://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Untitled-design-26.png5791030Natalie Mcmullenhttps://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/ahlogo_temp.pngNatalie Mcmullen2019-09-18 10:52:552022-03-30 15:50:05“Social licence” in the financial services industry
The final report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was released in February. It highlights conduct by financial services entities "over many years" that has caused substantial…
https://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Untitled-design-26.png5791030Natalie Mcmullenhttps://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/ahlogo_temp.pngNatalie Mcmullen2019-04-04 03:30:322022-03-21 14:33:52What the Australian Royal Commission means for New Zealand
The final report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was released on 4 February 2019.
The report is bleak: it makes uncomfortable reading for anyone who participates in the…
https://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Untitled-design-26.png5791030Natalie Mcmullenhttps://anthonyharper.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/ahlogo_temp.pngNatalie Mcmullen2018-12-15 13:20:532022-04-01 15:44:28Final report of the Australian Royal Commission
Legal reform and the financial services sector go hand-in-hand, with almost constant regulatory change the norm. Looking ahead to 2019, there are two developments which will need particular attention – good conduct, and changes to financial…
The Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee has reported back on the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill (FSLAB).
FSLAB will amend New Zealand's financial advice laws, by replacing the current stand-alone Financial…
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