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Unlocking the potential of New Zealand's financial front line

10 Feb 21 - New research from the Financial Services Council (FSC), “Unlocking the Potential of Professional Financial Advice,” has shown that the sector has remained resilient despite the challenges of Covid-19 and regulatory change and continues to provide ongoing value to Kiwis.

FSC CEO Richard Klipin said that last year the FSC conducted research that asked Kiwis for their views of the sector.

Read the media release and the full report, “Unlocking the Potential of Financial Advice - Resilience, Transformation, and Opportunity”.

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New Disclosure Guide released for advice community

9 Nov 20 -

As part of its Get in Shape series and its support for the advice community the Financial Services Council has developed a new Disclosure Guide to guide advisors through upcoming changes to disclosure requirements .

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Health Funds Association and FSC merged on 1 December 2020

1 Dec 20 - Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ) and the Financial Services Council (FSC) today announced a merger into one single organisation under the Financial Services Council banner from 1 December 2020, creating a membership association of close to 90 organisations.

Read the Media Release or find out more about the Health Funds Association of New Zealand.

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FSC Code of Conduct

FSC members have worked together to develop a code of conduct that promotes good conduct and a strong customer-focused culture.
 
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KiwiSaver

The KiwiSaver scheme is New Zealand’s voluntary long-term savings scheme and the FSC has made recommendations to make KiwiSaver work harder for Kiwi's.
 
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Life Insurance

There are a number of risks in life, such as natural disasters, loss of income, and sickness. Our members cover 95% of the life insurance market in New Zealand.
 
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See the submission we have made to the New Zealand Government and Regulators on topics as wide ranging as foster care to tax and insurance to conduct and culture.
 
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Make a real difference to the financial services sector and to the everyday lives of Kiwi's. Find out more about the benefits of being a member of the Financial Services Council.

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Financially challenged: Latest Money & You research released

2 Dec 20 - Financially challenged: Why we need advice more than ever before and why we’re not getting it

New research has revealed that despite a booming property market forcing many of us to take on record levels of debt, making financial advice more important than ever before, most New Zealanders are missing out on the benefits of it.

Read the Media Release and Money & You 3 - Breaking Through The Advice Barrier.

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Money & You - Financial Advice? The $1.5 Million Question

11 Aug 20 - New research commissioned by the Financial Services Council has found that New Zealanders’ reluctance to seek financial advice is coming at a significant financial and personal cost.

The second in a three part research series looking at New Zealanders’ relationship with money, ‘Money and You – Literacy, Insight & Advice’ surveyed 2000 Kiwis to understand why New Zealanders don’t seek help with their finances and to unlock the myths about what good support means and how it reduces financial stress.

Read the full report and the media release.

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It’s not about the money – Kiwis’ tricky relationship with their finances

16 Jun 20 - It’s not about the money – Kiwis’ tricky relationship with their finances revealed

New research commissioned by the Financial Services Council provides a unique look at New Zealanders’ relationship with money and how it affects their decisions and wellbeing. The first in a three part research series, we surveyed 2000 Kiwis to get a comprehensive understanding of how New Zealanders feel about money, their level of knowledge about it, and how it impacts key areas of their lives.

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