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New Code of Professional Conduct

May 8, 2019

The long-awaited Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services (The Code) was approved by the Minister and published on 7 May 2019. This now sets the clock ticking and theoretically, in 9 months’ time (February 2020), all those providing regulated financial advice to retail clients will need to be abiding by the code plus the … Read More

CEO report

May 3, 2019

It seemed like just last week that I was welcoming everyone back to the New Year and already we are a third of the way through 2019! On the upside, the tsunami of legislative change is washing through and the landscape advisers will be working within is now fairly clear. The Reserve Bank/FMA reports on … Read More

CEO Report

March 8, 2019

It’s been a busy New Year already! Starting with what I said in the last newsletter, the Reserve Bank/FMA reports on major insurance companies were pretty critical of the industry, and small independent advisers have been swept up in the flak that has ensued. The TripleA has been meeting with FANZ, SIFA, The Association and … Read More

Dispute resolution coverage for members

January 17, 2019

Our role in life is simply to operate as a not-for-profit adviser association that tries to maximise the benefits we create for advisers and their businesses. One way we do that is by using our collective negotiating power to make savings for our members. For example, the TripleA has “group bulk deals” with two dispute … Read More

Membership subscription and dispute resolution invoicing

January 17, 2019

Heads up that invoices for membership subscriptions and FDR or IFSO dispute resolution costs will be out to you by mid-February. These cover: Membership subs. Financial year 1 April to 31 March. Dispute resolution service costs. Financial year 1 July to 30 June. Individual subscription levels remain at a low $300pa for 2019/20. Likewise dispute … Read More

Jeremy Cole – Board Bio

January 17, 2019

I was introduced to the life insurance industry by my brother Chris who was a tied agent with the then National Mutual. I was appointed an agent in Hastings with the same company in October 1990. Chris and I worked loosely together but kept individual agencies. National Mutual formed an alliance with mortgage broking company … Read More

Adviser annual confirmation
Yearly on date of original registration

National Certificate holders must have submitted their authorisation application to the FMA
01 November 2018