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.
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.
15 Oct 20 - The Financial Resilience Index is a tracking survey of New Zealanders’ views on five key financial resilience indicators carried out by CoreData. The first rounds of the Index looked at how these views changed from March 2020 to April 2020 and this third and final round was collected between 6-7 August 2020. A total of 1,000 valid complete responses were collected in the August round. The sample is representative of the New Zealand consumer population in terms of age, gender and income based on the latest Stats NZ data.
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.
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 .
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.