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The Holiday Season – is your Estate Plan up to Date?

Dec 19 2019
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The Holiday Season – is your Estate Plan up to Date?

With Christmas and the beginning of a new year approaching, now is a great time to reflect on the year that’s been and the year ahead and ask yourself whether you need to make any changes to ensure your financial future is secure. Take some time this Christmas to discuss your estate planning with your loved ones.

Government Introduces Conduct Legislation for Financial Sector

Dec 19 2019
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Government Introduces Conduct Legislation for Financial Sector

Close on Christmas the Government has introduced the Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill.  Once the holiday season is out of the way the Bill will no doubt garner close attention from those affected within the financial services industry upon return to work.  The intent of the Bill is evidently far-reaching and will most likely attract many submissions as it goes through its Parliamentary stages to become law.

The Benefits of a Funeral Trust

Nov 08 2019
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The Benefits of a Funeral Trust

A bereavement and the funeral that goes with it will affect loved ones - both emotionally and financially. An overwhelming number of decisions need to be made quickly and often under a high level of stress. Even more difficult, is the added financial impact of having to pay for funeral arrangements - often at short notice.

a2 Milk - the Cream always Rises to the Top

Nov 08 2019
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a2 Milk - the Cream always Rises to the Top

In the space of less than 5 years, a2 has gone from little more than a rounding error in the NZX50 to one of the largest, fastest growing and most profitable companies. We wanted to give you an understanding of the company and why it has gathered so much attention.

Charitable Fraud is on the Rise

Nov 08 2019
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Charitable Fraud is on the Rise

Every day thousands of Kiwis work for charities or volunteer their time to support their local communities and make this country a better place. Unfortunately, the charitable sector can sometimes be viewed as an easy target for criminals. With fraud and cybercrime on the rise, International Charity Fraud Awareness week was observed from 21 October to 25 October 2019 aimed to promote greater honesty and awareness of fraud and financial crimes in the charitable sector and to share strategies for preventing it. 

Have you ever thought about leaving a Gift for Charity?

Nov 08 2019
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Have you ever thought about leaving a Gift for Charity?

Everyone has things they care about; a charity involving children, the elderly, animals, the environment, community services, health charities and many more. Perhaps you or your loved ones were supported by an amazing organisation, but you were unable to give back as generously as you would have liked in your lifetime. A bequest in your will is a great way to ensure their vital work carries on to support another person in times of need.