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Modern risks of investing: Xinjiang, modern slavery and ESG concerns
Announcing the FSC. Awards winners 2022
FSC research shows financial confidence has risen – but is a perfect storm brewing?
Financial Services Council busts myths to encourage more advisers to get on board with new regime
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Regulatory keynote: Samantha Barrass at FSC. Conference 2022
Watch the life insurance session replays from FSC. Conference
Watch the investment and KiwiSaver session replays from FSC. Conference
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FSC Award Winners announced
The Financial Services Council Awards are a highlight of our conference and are an opportunity for the industry to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions and achievements of individuals, teams, and businesses across our community.
Research launch: Financial resilience trends in NZ
According to our latest research report, Financial resilience trends in New Zealand: Overconfidence and a perfect (savings) storm, 86% of New Zealanders are reasonably to extremely confident about their finances, an increase of 8% between 2020 and 2022. Yet we argued that this confidence is likely misplaced.
We bust myths about the new financial advice regime
In an effort to encourage more advisers to get on board, we released and busted ten top myths for financial advisers, coinciding with the 2022 FSC Conference, which was focused this year on growing financial confidence and wellbeing in Aotearoa.
FMA grants disclosure and reporting relief for restricted schemes
Following consultation with the FSC Workplace Savings Committee the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) granted exemption relief for restricted defined benefit retirement schemes in respect of annual fund updates and confirmation information; and for all restricted retirement schemes in respect of quarterly reporting to the FMA.
We responded to the Taxation Bill
We responded to the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2022–23, Platform Economy, and Remedial Matters) Bill introduced to Parliament on 30 August 2022, expressing our view that it has been a "suboptimal outcome" in the midst of a cost of living crisis.
Our initiative to help Kiwis grow their financial confidence and wellbeing.
Money and You is a resource for all New Zealanders with tips, insights and conversations designed to grow financial confidence and wellbeing. From getting a handle on your KiwiSaver to mental health and staying safe online, we cover it all. The content is grounded in FSC research and draws on experts from our member organisations and industry partners, but it's written in an accessible way – without the jargon.