8 September 2010
Qualifying Financial Entity (QFE) status, like authorisation, will have a shelf life and renewal process come into play which implies a need for regulatory assurance says Commissioner for Financial Advisers David Mayhew. Speaking at the Workplace Savings conference he said QFE's must remain capable of delivering compliance with legislation.
13 August 2010
Commerce Minister Simon Power is urging people who provide financial services to register with the Financial Service Providers Register when it opens on Monday 16 August. "The opening of the register marks the start of the transition to full implementation of the Financial Advisers Act and the Financial Service Providers Act", Mr Power said.
23 June 2010
The Financial Service Providers (Pre-Implementation Adjustments) Act - which was released less than two weeks ago containing substantial changes to the way in which advisers will be regulated - has this morning been passed into law.
8 April 2010
Law firm Chapman Tripp is warning that legislation to regulate the financial services industry may inadvertently damage the country's international reputation by preventing corporate entities from providing financial advice here.
31 March 2010
The Code Committee has today released the draft Code of Professional Conduct for Authorised Financial Advisers (AFAs), and has called for submissions on the draft Code.
29 January 2010
The Securities Commission says it recognises that financial advisers are confused about the Financial Advisers Act definition of a "financial planning service" and it is working on giving the definition more clarity.
11 December 2009
The recent introduction to parliament of the Financial Service Providers Bill will offer more certainty to employers who assist their employees with retirement savings arrangements.
28 October 2009
Authorised financial advisers (AFAs) will have to pay a minimum of almost $3,000 to comply in the first year of regulation, according to figures compiled by the Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA).
13 October 2009
Commerce Minister Simon Power has proposed a range of "technical tweaks" around the incoming Qualifying Financial Entity (QFE) regime, in a bid to meet industry concerns.
22 September 2009
Annabel Cotton has finished her short reign as Commissioner of Financial Advisers and been replaced by a Kiwi who has been heavily involved in financial services regulation in the United Kingdom.