NEW to the INDUSTRY
Helping newbies to the industry find out what you need to know and what you have to do.
How TripleA can help
Congratulations on deciding to join the industry. As a ‘newbie’ it can be hard sometimes to find out exactly what you need to know and what you have to do. The TripleA website can be a great source of information and we, and the experts we partner with, can help make sure you find what you need.
Setting up your business
If you are considering purchasing a book and/or business, make sure you contact us. We are not business brokers and don’t get involved in the sale/purchase process but we may be able to help facilitate that initial contact with another TripleA member who is looking to sell. Books and/or businesses could include mortgage, risk, general insurance, KiwiSaver and investment.
If you are building your business from new, Strategi can help. Strategi offers a wide range of services online like business development manuals, and a fully integrated and customised solution for financial advice businesses.
Finding a mentor
Sometimes all you need is a sounding board to make sure you are on the right track. Other times you might need someone to review your advice or loan documentation, to make sure everything complies with the rules. Other TripleA members in your area may be able to help you. For more formal and/or in-depth arrangements, contact us at TripleA and we will try to point you in the right direction for the help you need.
Sources of advice
The following are some useful sources of information on the industry, your obligations and running your business:
FDR and IFSO
Your disputes resolution scheme can help with advice on client complaints, disputes, and guidance on how to avoid a client dispute escalating. Visit fdr.org.nz and ifso.nz
New Zealand’s leading provider of business growth solutions, compliance and best practice services and consulting services to the financial advisory industry. Visit strategi.co.nz
The only NZQA Category 1 provider of regulatory qualification training courses and continuing professional development solutions (CPD) for specifically for financial advisers, networks and QFEs. Visit strategi.co.nz
Financial Markets Authority
The regulator for enforcing securities, financial reporting and company law as they apply to financial services and securities markets. It also regulates securities exchanges, financial advisers and brokers, auditors, trustees and issuers – including issuers of KiwiSaver and superannuation schemes. This should be your first stop for guidance on the rules and regulations that govern how you do business. Visit fma.govt.nz
Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
Tools and advice from the government to save you time and help make your business a success.” A range of templates, calculators and business planning tools are provided – and they are free! Visit business.govt.nz
Worksafe: The work health and safety regulator provides plenty of information and templates for ensuring health and safety in the workplace. Visit worksafe.govt.nz